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Cyber Security Consulting Senior Manager, Private Sector

  • Location

    London

  • Sector:

    Accountant Practice

  • Job ref:

    205944WD-int

  • Published:

    11 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    06-07-2021

  • Client:

    PwC

A career in our Security Architecture practice, within Cybersecurity and Privacy services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients implement an effective cybersecurity programme that protects against threats, propels transformation, and drives growth. As companies pivot toward a digital business model, exponentially more data is generated and shared among organisations, partners and customers. You’ll play an integral role in helping our clients ensure they are protected by developing transformation strategies focused on security, efficiently integrate and manage new or existing technology systems to deliver continuous operational improvements and increase their cybersecurity investment, and detect, respond, and remediate threats.In joining, you’ll be a part of a team that helps organisations design and create sustainable security solutions to provide foundational capabilities and operational discipline through a focus on enterprise requirements and prioritisation, Information Technology security architecture, and the software development lifecycle.

Cyber security is one of the defining topics of our age, and cyber risk represents one of the most significant strategic risks to PwC’s clients.  In a recent PwC survey it remains the top risk in the minds of CEO’s globally, with 91% of UK CEOs rating it as a significant concern.   Businesses are changing rapidly, facing disrupted supply chains, rapidly changing workforces and accelerating digital transformation on an unprecedented scale.

At PwC we help our clients transform, and our cyber security practice enables them to execute that transformation securely and to become more resilient to cyber security threats.  Our cyber security practice operates nationally, and serves clients holistically with both strategy, risk and governance advice, and with deep technical implementation and assurance expertise. 

As one of the largest cyber security specialist consulting practices in the UK, we have over 250 practitioners who range from business risk advisors who work with CEOs, CFOs and boards, to transformation specialists who execute major change programmes, to deep technical SMEs who help clients implement controls to secure their businesses from attack, and support them to respond when an attack occurs. 

Our practice is experiencing significant growth which is driven by demand from our clients for greater assistance in dealing with increasingly complex cyber security risks, and support in executing their change and growth agendas securely.  We believe helping our clients gain confidence in their digital future is essential to their growth, and as a result our cyber security practice is one of the key growth priorities of our firm. 

The Role

We are seeking a number of experienced consulting Senior Managers to join our “Commercial private sector” advisory vertical in cyber security, to respond to strong demand-led growth.  The cyber security advisory team helps clients to understand their cyber risks and define and execute a strategy which enables the business to deliver its objectives within their desired risk envelope.   

We support client leadership teams to define their risk appetite and a proportionate target state of cyber capability and maturity to deliver it; we define operating and governance models to make cyber security a sustainable capability which responds to evolving business priorities; we deliver complex multi-year transformation programmes both uplifting clients’ cyber security capability, and baking cyber security in to other transformation agendas.   We also help clients define and assure complex control solutions to help them manage their risks.

The “Commercial private sector” vertical in this team works with clients across industries (excluding financial services), including:

  • Retailers and Consumer Goods Manufacturers

  • Industrial Manufacturing and Automotive

  • Technology, Media and Telecoms operators

  • Pharma, Life Sciences and Medtech 

  • Energy, Utilities and Resources

You may have worked across multiple industries, or have developed a deep specialism in a particular sector. Whichever of these describes you, you will be developing a strong track record of credibility as a trusted advisor to senior business stakeholders on cyber security, and you must be experienced and comfortable working with stakeholders up CxO level in FTSE350-scale companies.

You will also have strong relationship building skills and you will be starting to demonstrate a track record of identifying opportunities to serve clients, develop new business and you’ll be keen to support our practice senior leaders to respond to client needs and win new work.

Responsibilities

Client service

  • Managing and delivering cyber security and cyber risk assignments, including producing documentation and reports, and quality assuring the work produced by junior team members.

  • Working as a subject matter expert in your particular field to support a team, and/or managing a larger team in delivering engagements at scale.

  • Maintaining awareness of key business and industry trends, and understanding how they impact responses to cyber risk.

  • Providing our clients with trusted advice, rooted in a pragmatic understanding of their business situation and objectives, to help them navigate complex, risk-driven Cyber decisions. 

Business and practice development

  • Building client relationships and establishing credibility by demonstrating knowledge of various aspects of cyber security, and identify opportunities where PwC can assist.

  • Identifying client issues and qualifying opportunities for PwC to respond to those challenges, and working with senior members of the team in developing client proposals and solution offerings.

  • Driving the development of toolkits, methodologies and accelerators.

  • Helping recruit, retain and develop other cyber security team members.

Skills & Experience

  • Excellent communication skills – both oral (for interviews/meetings, presentations) and written (for designing and writing engaging reports which communicate recommendations and actions succinctly and clearly convey the message in a way which is appropriate for the audience, and rooted in the client’s needs).

  • A keen eye for detail and strong focus on encouraging quality work by all team members, and a constructive approach to developing and mentoring colleagues with those goals in mind.

  • Experience of business development or sales, including leading bid teams, and experience of writing winning proposals and RFP responses.

  • Experience in  helping clients effect substantial and complex business change, and experience of assuring or enabling change at scale is essential.

  • Experience providing expert strategy, risk and technical advice, guidance and support on cyber security, both in business-as-usual and for live and planned projects within our clients’ business.

We welcome applications from candidates who have spent some time working “in-house” in a relevant organisation, but it is likely that you will have gained at least some of your experience working in a business-oriented consulting environment where you have faced off to clients’ senior business leaders, and relationship-based business development experience is essential.