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About The Team

Delivering Deal Value (DDV) is a market leading team sitting within PwC’s Consulting business, assisting both Corporate and Private Equity (PE) clients in a wide range of high impact business situations. Most of our work is in the Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) space, preparing businesses for sale, advising during the transaction process or implementing post deal value creation plans. We regularly go to market with our colleagues in Transaction Services.

The M&A deals we work on range in size from £50m to over £5bn and our clients include the most well-known brands and businesses in the world. Our team comprises over 220 dynamic and friendly people from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines. We recruit proactively from industry, consulting, private equity and audit to create a great blend of experience on each project. This diverse mix of backgrounds helps us learn from each other and stay at the top of the market delivering fantastic results for our clients.

About The Role

The Retail, Consumer and Leisure team within DDV is fast-growing and supportive, working on a wide range of client engagements. We often work on high profile deals with top tier firms across the deals cycle, from pre-deal diligence, synergy development and separation planning through Day 1 and on into implementation support. We routinely collaborate with PwC’s wider Retail, Consumer and Leisure team practice (Strategy consulting and Financial Due Diligence) as part of our go to market.

We comprise both career-consultants and Managers from industry, and actively seek diversity of experience in our new team members. Our team includes individuals with experience gained in industry in retail, leisure (i.e. Travel, Hospitality, Gaming, Health & Fitness, Visitor Attractions), manufacturing, engineering, R&D, marketing and sales.

The job will require a degree of travel, though our clients are more and more accustomed to working remotely. As a team we are committed to PwC’s New Deal, which is built on two-way flexibility and trust.

As a Manager, responsibilities will include;

  • Pre-deal value creation advisory looking for value in a deal on behalf of our clients, and exploring whether full value potential has been both identified and accurately quantified
  • Providing operational due diligence on both the buy and sell side of a transaction
  • Identifying or reviewing synergies available as the result of a transaction and assessing plans for their realisation
  • Supporting divestment of subsidiary businesses and planning to ensure the carved-out entity can continue to operate on day 1
  • Assisting the purchaser with 100 day planning, taking control of the new entity and delivering quick wins
  • Supporting our clients on the integration of their acquisition, in order to deliver the value identified pre-deal, reduce risk and successfully merge the two organisations

Managers lead either smaller projects or individual workstreams within larger programmes. You will be expected to take a leading role on engagements and manage project team members within 6-12 months of joining, whilst contributing to business development efforts in a manner appropriate to your project responsibilities.

What we are looking for

Successful candidates typically have experience from:

  • Operational management/leadership or business transformation experience in a corporate environment, as a line manager or in an internal consulting role Or
  • Experience providing professional services to Retail, Consumer and Leisure team industries

As well as the following attributes;

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, with the ability to engage and communicate with senior business leaders
  • Excellent quantitative and written skills, able to build analyses or an evidence base to support a position, often in situations with imperfect or incomplete information
  • A healthy curiosity, coupled with a disciplined approach to understanding and solving problems
  • Able to work from first-principles and stay focused on the ‘why’ when performing analyses or reviewing documentation
  • Comfortable under pressure and managing through ambiguity to deliver tasks in an environment where there are many unknowns
  • Adaptable, and up for the challenge of mastering new industries and developing experience in a wide variety of product types
  • Capability or willingness to develop skill in data analytics e.g. Alteryx, PowerBI, Tableau


In Consulting we deliver practical, far-sighted advice that gets straight to the heart of clients’ business issues and delivers amazing results by helping our clients improve the way they operate, reduce costs, manage risks, leverage talent or fundamentally change the way they do business, the work you do will be all about helping organisations of all shapes and sizes work smarter and grow faster. You could find yourself working with household names in a diverse range of industries – everyone from big-name broadcasters and high-street banks to multinational telecoms operators and energy companies.

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