About the job
Job Title: Senior Manager, Consulting – Maritime & Ports (Dubai / Riyadh)
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates / Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
As a member of PwCs Transport & Logistics Practice, you will have the opportunity to work closely with the best and brightest consultants across the industry.
Regionally, the ports and maritime sector is playing a pivotal role in both shaping and enabling ongoing national transformation programs through enhancing sea transport infrastructure, enabling global supply chains and attracting foreign direct investments. PwC is at the heart of this sectors transformation. We boast a globally recognised practice that is 5,000 professionals with strong roots in the Middle East region. As part of our regional practice, you will be a member of a wider community of multi-modal experts that provide a one-stop business advisory solution to tier-1 organizations.
As a Senior Manager you would combine a long track record of strategy consulting, with a proven portfolio of projects in the ports & maritime sector, coped with industry knowledge, preferably in the Middle East region. We expect our Senior Managers to be thought leaders within their areas of expertise and have an incipient network within the ports and maritime sector.
Responsibilities as a Senior Manager:
Lead and deliver consulting assignments develop content, project plans, distribute work to team members and oversee day-to-day delivery. Assignments are expected to be dominantly within the ports and maritime sector, but could be widen up to the broader transportation and logistics.
Review work produced by the team to ensure highest quality levels output aligned with the scope of work, delivered on time and within budget to the expectations of the client.
Perform hypothesis driven thinking, guide the teams analyses and push their thinking to draw meaningful insights.
Ensure credibility of analytical approaches, methodologies and conclusions.
Engage client counterpart(s) to align with them on the work plans and interim and final recommendations.
Ensure smooth handover of project deliverables and results and effectively closes on consulting assignments with the client Clients, Business Development, and Industry Leadership.
Build strong, trusted advisor relationships with your clients beyond the immediate consulting assignment and identify and contribute to follow-on work, and maintain an emerging network of contacts and relationships inside and outside the firms network.
Proactively lead the drafting of proposals and marketing efforts and participate in proposal pitches with a focus on converting pipelines into secured mandates .
Stay up to date on the maritime market in the region, players positioning and strategies, latest trends and developments.
Develop and maintain intellectual capital and publish thought leadership on the port and maritime sector to enhance our brand.
Provide guidance and coaching to team members as needed and ensure a professional and productive team environment.
Mentor formally or informally – other members in your team/ business unit in order to foster a high performance team environment.
Manage internal requirements for quality, compliance, policies, procedures and systems and related.
8-15 years of professional work experience out of which at least 4-6 are in consulting with a leading global consulting firm, with a proven portfolio of projects in the port and maritime sector, preferably in the Middle East, advising tier-1 organization.
Work experience in shipping lines, port operators, investment funds active in port concessions and vessel leasing domains, port authorities or governmental entities in the sector will also be considered.
Deep understanding of the global supply chains for key commodities transported by sea, and the national and public sector priorities across the GCC to enhance ports competitiveness and hub positioning. Strong understanding of the latest plans and policies across governments and regulatory authorities
Experience in Ports Operations and Ports Infrastructure Planning is a plus.
Key areas of functional expertise include, but are not limited to, strategy development, strategic transformations, capability led transformations, strategy implementation, corporate governance, operating models, etc.
Strong acumen for problem solving and using first principle thinking to frame issues. Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, validate, structure and analyze all types of data (such as Financial, Operational, Market).
Output focused and resilient with the ability to rally resources and maintain momentum within a fast paced and high energy team.
Able to work independently and effectively within a team.
Strong communication skills with the ability to operate in a multi-stakeholder environment.
Ability and willingness for frequent travel within the GCC and Middle East.
Education: Masters degree, ideally an MBA from a reputable business school.
Language Skills: Proficient in written and spoken English. Arabic is a plus