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In Deals we solve the important problems that stand in the way of value being created, sustained, realised or protected for our clients – working together to aid responsible recovery and growth.

Working on iconic deals with national and global clients, we put together major mergers and acquisitions and resolve business crises – from international take-over bids to financial crime investigations and cases of insolvency.

We draw upon our deals experience across many industries to support and partner with our clients, to positively impact society and the communities in which we operate.

About The Team

Mergers & Acquisitions Integration (M&AI) is a specialist team sitting within PwC’s Delivering Deal Value (DDV) business unit, focused on assisting Corporate and Private Equity clients realise value in their acquisitions through a wide range of pre and post deal integration offerings. Our team works across sectors and we regularly go to market with our colleagues in Transaction Services and Strategy&. The deals we work on range in size from £50m to over £5bn and our clients include several of the most well-known brands and businesses in the world.

The DDV team is one of the most profitable, highly utilised and high growth business units in Consulting, exceeding challenging budgets for a number of years. The team has seen double digit growth, year on year and are market leaders in a number of high growth areas. Our M&AI team has grown rapidly over the last few years to become a strategic priority for the DDV practice.

To continue this success, we are looking for an outstanding Senior Manager who has demonstrated experience in leading integration projects to join our team. This role would be well suited to a driven person who is looking for a combination of high profile, meaningful work in a high impact and fast-paced environment.


As a Senior Manager, you have responsibility for leading and delivering M&A integration projects. This involves helping clients focus on the right things at the right time and managing a team to support operational integration across all business functions to realise deal value. You will make a meaningful, hands-on contribution and engage at a deep level, to help our clients define their integration strategy and operating model to deliver sustainable value.

In this exciting, collaborative culture, your work will include:

  • Bring deep integration expertise to our engagements through end-to-end support to our clients to maximise and protect the value of their acquisitions along the whole deal lifecycle (from pre-deal to post-deal)
  • Work with clients to set up, run and drive their integration programmes, including integration strategy definition, target operating design, value creation (inc. synergy) assessment, integration planning (Day 1 / “100-Day”), and integration execution (post-acquisition).
  • Manage day-to-day client interactions working with C-suite executives and their management teams, acting as a coach / trusted advisor and delivering work to high quality standards.
  • Project manage engagements and team including producing / overseeing high quality deliverables.
  • Identify and lead business development opportunities
  • Create proposals and client presentations in collaboration with other PwC’s functional and sector teams, drawing out insights, recommendations and points of view to present to the client.
  • Develop internal relationships with deals colleagues and account teams.
  • Drive M&A integration growth and forge strong business relationships with clients.
  • Build our M&A Integration practice and refining our approach as part of the Value Creation in Deals strategic priority
  • Collaborate with our team to build and share knowledge, continuously and proactively develop our best practices, and bring relevant new ideas.
  • Lead on practice development initiatives and support development of team members.

Desired Skills

Innovation and excellence are at the heart of PwC; therefore we need talented and ambitious people who inspire and deliver change. The successful candidate will demonstrate the following attributes:

Technical competencies and experience:

  • Proven experience in M&A integration and/or performance improvement or business transformation projects in an M&A context
  • Professional services experience, either as a consultant/ advisor or as an internal consultant/ advisor within a corporate
  • Strong track record and knowledge in M&A integration, business transformation including strategy, operational transformation and performance improvement (value creation)
  • Experience leading and coordinating projects/programmes and project teams, overseeing integration team activities and presenting updates and insights to c-suite executive teams
  • Understanding of operations across all functions within a business
  • Comfort around high level financial analysis and understanding of the key operational drivers
  • Previous experience in a major advisory or management consultancy firm is a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel and PowerPoint) required; Advanced software knowledge (e.g. Alteryx, Power BI, Tableau) is a plus

Soft skills:

  • Hands-on and non-hierarchical team player who is equally effective in managing up and down and relates well at all levels and cultures
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, confident and impactful presenter
  • Strong facilitation skills, forging consensus around credible, executable solutions
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the gravitas and experience to successfully engage and manage a multiple stakeholder environment, and lead by example
  • Objective, fact-based approach to problem solving
  • High energy and capacity to thrive in a fast-paced, challenging, and uncertain environment
  • Willingness to travel is required

If you are interested, please apply by submitting your CV (2 pages maximum) and your Cover Letter.


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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