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  • Posted: Aug 31, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • PwC - Biggest provider of audit, accounting and tax services to the companies listed in the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Also provides internal audit, forensic audit, corporate finance, corporate governance services, sustainable assurance services and others.
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    Data Analytics Transformation Senior Manager

    Job Description & Summary

    A career in our Business Operations - Practice Support practice, within New Business Ventures, will provide you with the opportunity to invest in new business models that leverage our knowledge and build solutions for the growing digital market. New Business Ventures identifies, develops, and commercialises technology-enabled solutions that deliver PwC value, knowledge, and experience to our clients. Each new solution focuses on data-driven platforms or other intellectual property based solutions that leverage emerging technologies and new business models. Through the process of building new solutions, we foster a culture of innovation within PwC, extend brand relevance in the market, and generate new revenue.

    Our team is responsible for resource planning, forecasting and budgeting; and the management of venture contracts and billing of our portfolio of products

    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 Senior 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:

    • Encourage everyone to have a voice and invite opinion from all, including quieter members of the team.

    • Deal effectively with ambiguous and unstructured problems and situations.

    • Initiate open and candid coaching conversations at all levels.

    • Move easily between big picture thinking and managing relevant detail.

    • Anticipate stakeholder needs, and develop and discuss potential solutions, even before the stakeholder realises they are required.

    • Contribute technical knowledge in area of specialism.

    • Contribute to an environment where people and technology thrive together to accomplish more than they could apart.

    • Navigate the complexities of cross-border and/or diverse teams and engagements.

    • Initiate and lead open conversations with teams, clients and stakeholders to build trust.

    • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

    About the role

    Full time internal data and analytics project manager. An internal data analytics transformation role reporting to the Africa Chief Digital Officer (CDO). The candidate will be involved in and support the execution of a number of strategic data analytics transformation projects plus driving the adoption of certain data technology products. The candidate will also be involved in the design and implementation of various aspects of the data analytics transformation strategy working with business unit leaders across the Africa Territory. A smaller percentage of the role requires the candidate to support the operations (finance, people matters) of the digital team.

    Project /product management responsibilities

    • Manage the setup, initiation and planning of projects

    • Coordinate project support staff to execute the projects

    • Drive weekly meetings with relevant stakeholders to track and execute project tasks

    • Manage completion deadlines for all project deliverables

    • Manage relationships with relevant stakeholders

    • Monitor and report back to leadership on progress of projects

    • Where relevant, manage and support hand over of completed projects to supporting business teams

    • Build awareness around the value of select data analytics products

    • Support the growth of a virtual community around a product

    • Research and test new features for the core data analytics tools

    Digital team operations responsibilities

    • Support the operations of the digital team with a focus on finance and people related matters. This will include:

      • Helping coordinate and set annual budgets

      • Tracking budgets on a regular basis

      • Coordination of people related matters such as tracking completion of team training, people surveys, annual performance reviews

      • Helping senior team members with research and preparation for presentations

    Skills required for the role

    A fast paced digital environment that will require the candidate to:

    • Have the ability to operate in a rapidly changing environment often working with  frequently changing project scope and timelines

    • Have a high digital acumen, an interest to explore and experiment with new technologies, support others with digital innovation and present on digital technologies - a technical background is preferred, while systems thinking and a solution mindset are required

    • Digital product management skills would be valued

    • A passion for business transformation and strategic change

    • Change management certification (PROSCI) highly recommended

    • Strong organisational and project management skills

    • Strong relationship skills with the ability to build a network across the business

    • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to deliver different messages to a wide range of audiences

    Technology experience

    • Microsoft O365 (Power Point, Excel, Word, Outlook)

    • Advanced Excel data transformation skills

    • Power BI + Power Query editor + DAX skills

    • Alteryx fundamentals preferred

    • SQL knowledge preferred

    • Azure fundamentals preferred

    • Workday, Oracle, Salesforce basics

    Additional information

    • Remote working - a balance of office and remote work available

    • Amount of time client based (0% as this is an internal PwC role)

    • Need to travel/overnight stays away from home – ad hoc occasional

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to PwC on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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