Senior Manager Strategy Consulting - Aerospace & Defence - London

Postgraduate degree
Functional areas
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About Strategy&

Welcome to Strategy&, part of the PwC network.

We serve the world’s top institutions and they are increasingly demanding practical strategies. They don’t just want ideas – they want ideas brought to life that help them gain advantage in fiercely competitive global markets. Today, we are the only firm that is truly equipped to devise the right strategy and seamlessly execute it on a global scale – delivering value to our clients with speed, certainty, and impact.

By joining Strategy&, you get the best of both worlds a proud, combined 250-year consulting legacy and the chance to build a new kind of consulting firm from the ground up – one that is disrupting the entire advisory industry.

If you have bold ideas and a pioneering spirit, if you want to join a high-growth environment, and if you want to build something great – Strategy& is exactly the right place for you.

Key Role and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Partner team, key responsibilities would include

  • Managing individual work-streams on client assignments, structure the work schedule and support driving each assignment to a successful conclusion
  • Producing clear, persuasive and concise documents for senior audiences
  • Planning and managing the delivery of quality work as part of the project team
  • Directing the quantitative analysis, assessing the depth required for an individual work-stream on each assignment, translating the analysis into useful findings and quality assuring the results in conjunction with project leadership
  • Working with project leadership to define the source and level of data gathering necessary and judge the necessity of client interviews and the strategic content of those interviews
  • Responsibility for managing the development of junior team members (internal and client) during the length of each project and identifying opportunities for them to grow and build their skills
  • Building productive and lasting client relationships at all levels
  • Building productive and lasting relationships within the PwC Network at all levels and be seen as a valued member of the office community –contributing to internal, firm-building activities proactively


We are seeking to recruit a highly experienced Aerospace & Defence strategy professional with a clear record of achievement and progression in a leading consulting firm, possibly alongside experience gained working within industry.

The Consultant must be intellectually curious, demonstrate strong problem solving skills, feel comfortable working with large amounts of quantitative data taking a structured, hypothesis driven approach and be able to lead consulting teams and assignments

Candidates must have extensive Aerospace & Defence industry experience in Business Strategy teams, and will be expected to demonstrate functional expertise across a range of industry topics with a deep focus on one or more of the following;

  • Fit for Growth
  • Business Market Growth Strategy
  • Operating Transformation
  • Capabilities Development
  • Strategic Cost Reduction
  • Digital Disruption

Skills & Experience required

  • Security cleared with extensive Aerospace and Defence industry experience in Business Strategy and Operations teams.
  • Deep focus on one or more of Fit for Growth, Business Market Growth Strategy, Operating Transformation, Capabilities Development, Strategic Cost Reduction and Digital Disruption.
  • Clear record of achievement and progression in a leading consulting firm, and possibly within Aerospace & Defence sector government or blue chip industry roles.
  • Excellent client handling skills with experience of leading external client projects and/ or large scale strategy and operations change programmes
  • Intellectually curious, demonstrate strong problem solving skills
  • Significant international experience including Europe, North America, Middle East
  • Strong change and people leadership skills, track record of successful change execution and an exemplary track record in providing client satisfaction
  • A strong team player with empathy, humility and dedication to joint success and shared development
  • Educated to post-graduate level in Economics, Mathematics, Business, Science or Engineering, you must be highly numerate and a highly motivated self-starter.
  • Thought leader in Aerospace & Defence strategy and operations processes / practices; viewed by clients as an expert who they turn to for help and advice on their most difficult issues
  • Exceptional analytical skills with documented experience of the ability to solve unstructured problems involving large amounts of quantitative data with a structured and hypothesis driven approach
  • Candidates must demonstrate strong leadership skills and experience of managing functionally, geographically and culturally diverse teams
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, with ability and flexibility to operate successfully with peers or clients at all levels.


In Consulting we deliver practical, far-sighted advice that gets straight to the heart of clients’ business issues and delivers amazing results by helping our clients improve the way they operate, reduce costs, manage risks, leverage talent or fundamentally change the way they do business, the work you do will be all about helping organisations of all shapes and sizes work smarter and grow faster. You could find yourself working with household names in a diverse range of industries – everyone from big-name broadcasters and high-street banks to multinational telecoms operators and energy companies.

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

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We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

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Job information

Firm: PwC

Location: London

Education: Postgraduate degree

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