Advisory Manager | Portfolio and Programme Management | Dublin/Cork

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Job Description & Summary

A career within Project Portfolio Management services, will provide you with the opportunity to help organisations balance long term strategies and short term imperatives to optimise their investments and strategic activity required to achieve the organisation’s business objectives. We help enhance organisations project and programme performance by identifying alternative project approaches, consistently aligning projects with corporate strategy, setting the tone and pace of programmes from the outset, responding quickly and effectively to crisis situations, and extracting value from agile programme delivery.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Develop new skills outside of comfort zone.
  • Act to resolve issues which prevent the team working effectively.
  • Coach others, recognise their strengths, and encourage them to take ownership of their personal development.
  • Analyse complex ideas or proposals and build a range of meaningful recommendations.
  • Use multiple sources of information including broader stakeholder views to develop solutions and recommendations.
  • Address sub-standard work or work that does not meet firm's/client's expectations.
  • Use data and insights to inform conclusions and support decision-making.
  • Develop a point of view on key global trends, and how they impact clients.
  • Manage a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties.
  • Simplify complex messages, highlighting and summarising key points.
  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Leading complex change programmes / project delivery through managing outputs and deliverables, to engagement objectives, timelines and budgets

  • Manage client relationships through working confidently with clients and building trusted advisor relationships

  • Apply knowledge and experience to projects to produce high quality, value add outputs and deliverables

  • Solve problems through collaboration and teamwork

  • Build and foster relationships with external clients and internal colleagues to assist the firm and yourself in generating new growth opportunities

  • Member of the wider PPM management group, responsible for developing and delivering the PPM service proposition, along with internal team operations

  • Preparing and presenting proposals for new PPM opportunities

  • Leading Advisory-Consulting, Management Consulting (and PPM specific) business development initiatives

  • Preparing practical thought leadership articles and publications

Preferred skills

  • Strategic and analytical thinking:  Identifies issues and practical recommendations through sound analysis and application of business, commercial technical programme / project management acumen

  • Innovative: Contributes, promotes, and adopts new ideas and approaches

  • Teamwork and leadership: Creates, communicates and supports a common vision and direction

  • Planning and organisation: Displays initiative and manages up. Demonstrates the ability to prioritise tasks. Has the ability to multi task. Well organised, plans in advance

  • Goal orientation: Persistence, drive and energy directed to the achievement of well-defined goals

  • Industry knowledge: Exhibits and applies knowledge and thought leadership of the PPM field, and issues of a given industry

  • Business development: Proactively leverages PwC PPM Global collateral, methods and frameworks, insights and relationships to generate new and incremental business

  • Client relationships: Builds and constantly fosters an internal and external network of clients built on a trusted advisor foundation.


  • 5+ years in a PPM role with at least 2+ years’ experience in managing programmes / projects / consulting engagements (strong track record in Professional Service Consulting / Management Consulting is preferable)

  • Extensive experience of operating within a transformation / programme / project management life-cycle methodology /models with associated governance and processes

  • Extensive experience of managing or delivering projects / programmes

  • Experience of working in and / or with large scale organisations in a programme / project management role

  • Experience in a working in programme / project / PMO delivery (such as a programme manager, project manager, workstream lead, or PMO lead role)

  • Excellent understanding of commercial aspects of a professional services business

  • Comprehensive commercial and business acumen

  • Excellent leadership, management, communication and interpersonal skills

  • Experience in managing, coaching and mentoring staff

  • Experience in leading and managing teams

  • Polished presentation attributes / skills essential

  • Demonstrable track record of effective client and stakeholder communication and management

    Education (if blank, degree and/or field of study not specified)

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    Degrees/Field of Study preferred:

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    Required Skills

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    Travel Requirements

    Available for Work Visa Sponsorship?

    Government Clearance Required?

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    Firm: PwC

    Location: Dublin


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