Strategy& Deals Manager - Health & Pharma -
London, GB
1d ago

Job description

Who we are looking for

Are you from a Strategy Consulting or Corporate Strategy background with a focus on Healthcare or Pharma? Do you have Commercial Due Diligence experience?

PwC’s Strategy& Deals practice is growing quickly and we are looking for strategy professionals to join us through the next phase of our journey.

The Strategy& Deals Healthcare and Pharma team is looking for Managers to join the team. The ideal candidate will be an experienced healthcare and / or pharma strategy consultant from a recognised firm or has experience in the strategy department, and specifically in conducting commercial due diligence, in a corporate environment.

About the Strategy& Deals Team more broadly :

PwC’s Strategy& Deals practice is comprised of approximately 170 consultants in London with strong international practices across the PwC & Strategy& network.

Our teams work with a wide variety of corporate clients and investors, with a mix of transaction-related work (commercial due diligence, synergy assessment, pre and post-deal value creation) and strategy development (growth strategy, market entry, initiative prioritisation, policy assessment).

We support private equity firms, investment funds and corporate clients through their toughest decisions including group and business unit strategy, investment trade-offs, M&A and much more.

In all of these cases we provide detailed evaluation of the target or our client’s proposition and market need, and help identify opportunities or constraints to be addressed.

About the Strategy& Deals Healthcare and Pharma team :

You would be joining a multi-award winning team that consistently works with market-leading UK and international healthcare and pharma businesses and private equity investors.

Our team works with four key types of clients :

  • Private equity investors and banks;
  • Pharmaceutical and life sciences companies;
  • Independent sector health and social care providers; and

  • Public sector health and social care organisations including NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts, NHS commissioners, Local Authorities and government Departments;
  • The strategy professional we are looking to recruit may have the opportunity to work for all four client types but your primary focus would be on private equity investors and banks, and corporate clients.

    You may be required, from time to time, to work in other sectors as per business need.

    About the role

    Our projects are typically short and sharp, providing the opportunity to gain a variety of experience across sectors and / or engagement types, whilst continuously learning and developing.

    You'll work on client projects in teams of varying sizes, coaching less experienced team members. You will be interacting with clients and operating closely with senior members of the team, this combination of responsibility and senior support provides individuals with significant development opportunities.

    Typical duties include :

    Leading a team of consultants and taking responsibility for project delivery

    Running projects on a day-to-day basis, structuring and managing the work streams and supervising delivery

    Coordinating with key project stakeholders including clients and other internal teams

    Managing appropriate senior team input and ensuring progress and risks are effectively communicated to senior team members throughout the project

    Planning initial hypotheses and analysis; formulating initial hypotheses based on previous experience, knowledge of the sector and understanding of the scope of work

    Storyboarding to present a compelling narrative to the client

    Developing the approach to address the project brief, and driving research and analysis with appropriate tools and techniques

    Contributing to conclusions and supporting senior team members in presenting back to the client

    Contributing to the wider business through business development, knowledge sharing, coaching and mentoring junior team members and other activities

    Our team is primarily based in the London Bridge office, with c. 10-20% of time spent on client sites, typically throughout the UK and Europe.

    Requirements :

    Previous strategy consulting experience from either a strategy consulting firm or the strategy or business development function of a healthcare, pharma or life sciences company

    Experience of working in, or an understanding of, healthcare, pharma or life sciences company sector practice globally

    Direct experience of managing strategy and commercial due diligence assignments for private equity or corporate clients, with the ability to act independently

  • Strong technical skills in;
  • Market and competitor analysis (market sizing, drivers and dynamics, competitive intensity, etc.)

    Customer analysis (segmentation, customer journeys)

    Internal analysis (capabilities, business model review, financial assessment)

    An ability to multi-task effectively and balance time between project delivery and business development support effectively

    Good client management skills, including an understanding of how to communicate with clients of different backgrounds and opinions

    Proven experience of coaching junior team members

    Evidence of contributing to the wider team and leading on business development opportunities

    We expect candidates to have an outstanding academic track record and have demonstrated a pattern of exceptional achievement

    A postgraduate qualification is not necessarily required, but is considered an asset

    Fluency in another (European) language is an asset

    You’ll be joining a driven and diverse team that’s welcoming of your opinions and enables you to develop within one of the world’s leading professional organisations.

    With an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working requirements where appropriate and have many successful arrangements currently in place.

    Please apply if you have a keen interest in the work we do.


    Our Deals business is an exciting, fast-paced and an ever-growing business that focuses on deals and crisis situations for our clients.

    Collectively, we deal with the types of situations you hear about regularly in the news and we provide support, insight and analysis to the management, shareholders and financiers of business.

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    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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