Senior Manager Strategy Risk & Quality PwC Dubai

  • Full time
  • Dubai, UAE
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • 20000-40000 AED / Month

Senior Manager Strategy Risk & Quality will be responsible to advise and support the Strategy & engagement teams and IFS on various risk and activities. Throughout the entire engagement lifecycle from bidding through contracting and on into delivery, taking a partnership approach to work alongside and collaborate with engagement partners and teams. Lead and manage the implementation of the Risk and quality policies and processes across Strategy. Deriving best practices and optimizing R&Q processes while continuously collaborating with central R&Q management team across all R&Q areas, in collaboration with the Head of Business Operations team.

Duties of Senior Manager Strategy Risk & Quality

Advise and support the Strategy & engagement teams and IFS on the various risk and quality activities

  • Act as the senior point of contact for all Strategy& R&Q related matters. Promptly advise and work with the engagement teams to resolve issues and escalate when appropriate.
  • Working in close collaboration with the Head of business operations team and the Strategy& LoS R&Q partner and central R&Q teams.
  • Attend and contribute to panels where Stategy& are leading as well as other LoS panels where Stategy& are supporting, by identifying the reputational, confidentiality, conflicts of interest, commercial risks and any potential risks and challenges associated with the proposal, the scope of work and/or the client and accordingly supporting the team on how to mitigate them.
  • Review and provide risk input to thought leadership pieces.
  • Provide approvals related to proposal submissions where R&Q processes have not been fully completed.
  • Consider the risks associated with accepting non-standard terms within client contracts as well as subcontractor agreements and provide relevant input, including suggested safeguards, and approvals.
  • Consider the risks associated with accepting unlimited liability contracts and provide relevant input to the engagement team on the risk mitigation matrix.
  • Build trusted relationships across client-facing teams and other IFS teams, acting as a dedicated R&Q business advisor to Partners and staff.
  • Conduct training sessions to partners, staff and business operations team to increase awareness on processes  including 1-2-1 briefing sessions with new Partners.
  • Facilitate workshops and trainings initiated by the central R&Q team, in close coordination with the Head of business operations team.
  • Provide R&Q support to acquisitions within Strategy & during due diligence in addition to preparing and implementing integration activities.

What You’ll Do More

Lead and manage the implementation of the Risk and quality policies and processes across Strategy

  • Engage with the various LoS R&Q representatives as well as the central R&Q teams on various topics: Independence, data protection, compliance, NIS, etc. 
  • Evaluate existing and newly launched R&Q processes and new systems. Closely work with central R&Q management team to streamline the workflow, system functionalities and processes for Strategy.
  • Act as the liaison between Strategy& IFS departments (Business Operations, Human Capital, MarkComms, others) and the central R&Q team on facilitating key risk processes, taking an active role in such conversations to clarify requirements/process.
  • Consider new requirements in relation to Risk & Quality for Strategy. Design the process/guidance, gain Strategy& R&Q Partner and CRO approval and implement.
  • Support the central R&Q team to deliver the annual Engagement Compliance Review (ECR) and Engagement Quality Review (EQR) programmes for Strategy. Spport on Business Reviews as well as any other audit managed by the central R&Q team.
  • Work with other R&Q teams on xLoS projects as needed.
  • Attend monthly R&Q team meetings and contribute to the agenda as needed.
  • Collaborate with Stategy & Head of business operations team to coordinate on yearly audits (ECR, EQR, Business reviews, etc.).

Requirements For Senior Manager Strategy Risk & Quality

The eligibility requirements for role of a Senior Manager Strategy Risk & Quality are as under:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in risk management.
  • 10 years+ of experience in management consulting or a professional services environment working in risk management in Big 4 companies.
  • Expertise in understanding the types of risks that management consulting faces reputationally, financially, the permissibility of services. And how these are mitigated or managed by the firm.

Knowledge & Skills Desired

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details with good project management skills. Able to handle effectively multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to provide pragmatic advice, whilst protecting the firm by understanding the importance of the firm’s ‘red lines.
  • Self-confident communicator who can adapt their style for different audiences and across multiple channels.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across teams. Build relationships with stakeholders at all levels, while being able to influence with self-confidence partners and senior teams.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively articulate complex ideas.
  • Proficiency in MS office and Google Suite productivity tools (drive, G-suite, etc…)
  • Proficient in English and Arabic.

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