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People in Deals (Pensions) Senior Manager

London (Greater)
Closing date
17 Feb 2023

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Full Time
Where will they be working
Hybrid - mostly office

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We help our clients stay ahead of changes that impact their businesses, navigating complexity and risk. We deliver deep tax technical, people and legal expertise, while providing the critical context to make informed and compliant decisions. With clients ranging from multinational organisations and public sector bodies to entrepreneurs and family businesses, the work we do is diverse.

Our PwC People in Deals team supports clients by deploying pension and broader HR expertise in an M&A environment. We deliver end-to-end pension and HR services, across the entire deals lifecycle, delivering value through Mergers & Acquisitions, Carve-Outs/Separations, Integrations and Restructuring.

Our team’s experts cover:

  • Pensions - A range of advice including due diligence, supporting M&A buyers and sellers with counterparty and trustee negotiations, and ongoing corporate pension advice post-transaction. 

  • HR - Focus on due diligence in areas such as equity and cash incentive plans, compensation & benefits, labour law compliance, employee transfers, organisational design, retention, employee relations, and HR systems and processes.

As deals experts we have supported our clients in executing hundreds of successful transactions, supporting clients from the early stage due diligence phase through to ensuring that the deal is implemented seamlessly. Our clients include Private Equity and corporates from various industries and the deals we advise on vary from small domestic to global multi-billion pounds transactions.


As a Senior Manager in the pre-deal People in Deals team you will be critical in leading the delivery of pension and HR advice in a M&A environment. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Management of our internal and external networks, while reporting to Directors and/or Partners

  • Demonstrate subject matter expertise and lead delivery of technical pension work to assist clients in valuing pension plans as part of business valuation, and support clients in negotiations with other parties

  • With our support, develop subject matter expertise and lead delivery of broader HR due diligence work (e.g. to assist clients in valuing equity and incentive plans, benefit plan changes, redundancy costs)

  • Ownership of day to day financial management of work including scoping and budget management

  • Develop impactful and ongoing internal and external client relationships and use your knowledge of the transaction lifecycle to develop sell-on opportunities

  • Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities to expand our propositions

  • Contribute to the development of your own and team’s technical acumen and continue to develop as an expert on global pensions and HR issues

  • Actively coach and develop others, recognising their strengths and encouraging them to take ownership of their personal development

  • Be prepared to lead in the context of complex challenges in a fast paced environment, maintaining positive energy, remaining resilient and staying calm when dealing with uncertainty and complexity

Key experience

We are looking for ambitious, talented and intellectually curious individuals with a desire to apply existing pension expertise in an exciting Deals environment, while developing broader HR expertise. The experience that would enable you to succeed in the Senior Manager role in the People in Deals team includes the following (experience in all areas is not required):

  • Significant experience of working on defined benefit pension schemes (e.g. accounting, funding negotiations, long-term journey planning, employer covenant discussions)

  • Experience of assessing defined benefit pension schemes as part of M&A transactions 

  • Professional services experience including a strong pension (in industry or consulting) background and understanding of the pension agenda

  • Track record of working effectively within teams and leading complex advice / projects as the subject matter expert 

  • Experience being a people leader / performance manager and / or coaching and developing client or internal teams to improve performance

Not the role for you?
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The skills we look for
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The Deal
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Our commitment to you
We’re committed to building a culture that empowers all of our people to thrive and feel a sense of belonging at PwC. Learn more.

Application support
If you’re a person with a disability, if you’re neurodivergent, or if you have a condition that you believe may affect your performance during our selection process, we’ll be happy to make reasonable adjustments to our processes for you. Learn more.


Our values define how we do things. And our purpose is why we exist - now more than ever - to build trust in society and solve important problems for our clients and our communities. In a world we no longer recognise, we need to rely on the strength and agility of our people to help us to navigate these uncertain times.

We're committed to ensuring that care and our people's wellbeing remains central to our culture. While we may not know what’s ahead, we can do all we can to help shape the future. As we continue to navigate this unprecedented time, it’s important that we support our people, to help them take care of themselves and to ensure the right support is available when it’s needed.

For now, we ask you to join our talent network and stay in touch with what’s happening in real time, including new possibilities as they arise. Visit our website for more information on how we’re responding to this pandemic and what changes we’re making to our recruitment process. 

Stay safe and stay connected in this rapidly changing world.


Opportunities are at the heart of a career with us.   Opportunities for you to sharpen your skills, collaborate with experts, build lasting relationships and make an impact in a place where people, quality and value mean everything.

Our offer to you...

·         Be part of the world’s leading professional services network and enjoy the benefits that come with that.

·         Meet and collaborate with highly talented people from diverse backgrounds, developing new ways of thinking, creating value for you, for PwC and for our clients.

·         Work in a challenging and stimulating environment where you’ll be inspired to reach your full potential.

·         Identify and develop your skills, build on your existing strengths and discover new ones you didn’t know you had. Watch your expertise and influence grow with us.


The PwC deal

No matter which area of the business you choose to join, all offer the same deal.  The opportunity to grow as an individual, to meet new people, and build lasting relationships that will stay with you for life.  All whilst making an impact in a place where people, quality, and value, mean everything.  Your hard work will be rewarded with a competitive salary and a personally tailored benefits package.


What you need to bring to us

Your intellect, willingness to learn, ability to build relationships, put yourself in others’ shoes, while always making a positive impact with our clients and each other.

The skills, insights and connections you develop at PwC are career defining wherever your career may take you. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime. Take it.



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