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  • Posted: Sep 3, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • The Bank's history in South Africa dates back to 1862 from our previous shareholding in Standard Bank of British South Africa. In 1969 the Bank merged its two shareholdings in Standard Bank of South Africa and Chartered Bank of India to create the consolidated brand, 'Standard Chartered Bank'. In 1987 Standard Chartered divested from South Afr...
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    Strategy Manager

    Job Description & Summary

    A career in our Strategy and Transaction Services Deals Consulting practice, within General Consulting services, will provide you with the opportunity to help clients seize essential advantages by working alongside business leaders to solve their toughest problems and capture their greatest opportunities. We work with some of the world’s largest and most complex companies to understand their unique business issues and opportunities in an ever changing environment. We help create sustainable change by stimulating innovation, unlocking data possibilities, navigating risk and regulatory complexity, optimising deals, and aligning costs with business strategy to create a competitive advantage.

    Mergers and Acquisitions is a fundamental part of how companies seek to win in their markets and we help clients make the right decisions. With us, you’ll get to know a company from the inside out, and combine razor sharp analysis with creative problem solving. Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions go hand in hand, so while we are often assessing companies and markets in the context of a transaction, many of our projects go beyond Mergers & Acquisitions, helping clients develop innovative strategies to deliver revenue and profit growth.

    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.

    Job Profile Summary

    The digital era is driving demand for more efficient, faster and better national payment systems, with many countries looking to transform and modernise their payment systems. South Africa is striving towards a payments future that promotes financial inclusion, reduces costs and helps stimulate the economy.  To realise this, the country’s payment platforms will have to evolve from commoditised propositions into strategic solutions that complement and add value to people’s lives. PwC supports clients on this journey.

    Strategy& is PwC’s global strategy business and a part of the PwC network, working closely together with PwC colleagues, to build trust in society and solve complex problems.  Strategy& has several distinct characteristics including a unique career track, a world-class and globally defined training curriculum, structured mentorship programmes, and leading people processes.

    When you join Strategy&, you join a global team with a proud heritage of pioneering ideas and thought leadership. Strategy& focuses on the development of high impact and pragmatic strategies to solve complex problems and maximise market potential and differentiation.  This is achieved though leveraging and strengthening core capabilities within the business and driving sustainable shareholder/stakeholder value and bottom line/impact.  Our strategies incorporate detailed analytics, global and local leading practices and case studies, innovation, industry and domain SMEs, design business architecture and design of the journey.


    We invite you to contact us if you have strong capability in the energy and enjoy project based and diverse work which often includes travel.


    Job Description


    As a Manager, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Proactively assist in the management of a portfolio of clients, while reporting to Senior Managers and above:

    • Drive each assignment through to its natural conclusion

    • Direct the quantitative analysis, assess the depth required for each assignment, translate the analysis into useful findings and quality assure the results

    • Direct the source and level of data gathering necessary and judge the necessity of client interviews and the strategic content of those interviews

    • Knowledge of modeling and financial performance

    • Support clients to implement organisational change through various types of client engagement and use of change management processes

    • Manage clients’, internal leadership and other relevant stakeholder’s relationships.

    • Manage work steam risks, governance and project administration (including project profitability, scope and timelines)

    • Apply logical and creative thinking to drive fact-based insights

    • Demonstrate strong leadership and influence management skills, including the ability to challenge the status quo

    • Ability to work independently while simultaneously being able to forge productive team relationships

    • Build project deliverables in partnership with project leaders and do quality assurance on the junior team members’ deliverables

    • Maintain an external mind-set, including staying on top of consumer, competitive, and macroeconomic / geopolitical trends

    • Contribute to capability building for the Strategy& function (e.g. Recruiting, Training, Knowledge Management, etc.)

    • Be involved in the financial management of clients

    • Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients

    • Contribute to the development of your own and team’s technical acumen

    • Develop strategies to solve complex technical challenges

    • Assist in the management and delivering of large projects

    • Train, coach, and supervise staff

    • Keep up to date with local and national business and economic issues

    • Continue to develop internal relationships and your PwC brand


    Additional Job Description

    Preferred skills

    • Business-level fluency in English

    • Work cross functionally with PwC competencies in a seamless and cohesive manner

    • Be culturally and diversity aware and supportive of our South African and African contexts

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of management

    • Drive projects effectively in a cross-functional environment, including an ability to motivate and focus people and resources

    • Mastery in creating PowerPoint presentations, storylines, and executive summaries for external and internal stakeholders

    • Excellent technical skills to process large quantities of data in an error-free manner

    • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills to facilitate interaction across hierarchies and functions

    • Consider both client and financial implications when making decisions

    • Understand the broader service offerings to enable identification of business opportunities

    • Contribute to shaping proposals and propositions across countries, functions, sectors and accounts

    • Adhere to and promote quality and risk management standards

    • Display excellent project management skills to deliver high quality work on time and to budget

    • Review reports and analyses to be in line with client expectations and requirements



    • Strong leadership qualities, including an ability to manage people, drive change and accomplish challenging goals through and with others

    • Sales minded approach to identify opportunities

    • Good organisational, time management and planning skills

    • Self-motivated and capable of developing innovative approaches to difficult issues

    • Strategic mind-set and highly analytical thinker with sound business judgment and maturity, including the ability to develop a “big picture” view (intellectual curiosity)

    • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels within Strategy& and PwC

    • Global outlook with sensitivity and awareness of social and cultural differences

    • Positive outlook and contributor to a healthy team environment



    • MBA, honours or master’s degree from a leading university (preferred) in Engineering, Commerce, Mathematics and Science


    Minimum years’ experience required

    • Minimum 5 years’ relevant experience within industry or with a reputable consulting firm.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Standard Chartered Bank on to apply

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

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