Operational Restructuring Senior Manager - #336911


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Johannesburg, Gauteng
Contract type: Full time

Line of Service



Not Applicable


Business Recovery Services

Management Level

Senior Manager

Job Description & Summary

A career within Deals Business Recovery Services, will provide you with the opportunity to support our clients survive an imminent crisis or simply fix gaps in their organisation. We help clients, reduce balance sheet stress, generate cash and reduce costs or refinance to find the best source of capital to support their business objectives. Whatever the solution, we help them manage challenges until the job is done.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Senior Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Encourage everyone to have a voice and invite opinion from all, including quieter members of the team.
  • Deal effectively with ambiguous and unstructured problems and situations.
  • Initiate open and candid coaching conversations at all levels.
  • Move easily between big picture thinking and managing relevant detail.
  • Anticipate stakeholder needs, and develop and discuss potential solutions, even before the stakeholder realises they are required.
  • Contribute technical knowledge in area of specialism.
  • Contribute to an environment where people and technology thrive together to accomplish more than they could apart.
  • Navigate the complexities of cross-border and/or diverse teams and engagements.
  • Initiate and lead open conversations with teams, clients and stakeholders to build trust.
  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Role Summary:

As a member of the PwC CARS (Capital Advisory and Restructuring Services) team, you will be involved in a variety of restructuring and performance improvement projects across a diverse range of industries and will gain exposure to a wide range of clients. PwC CARS services a wide spectrum of clients ranging from large, listed multinationals through to entrepreneurial, owner managed businesses, covering both domestic and cross Africa border work.

We are looking for a Senior Manager to join our growing team to work on high-profile clients experiencing stress / distress to their business model and who require turnaround or transformation with a financial, and/ or an operational restructuring lens, spanning a broad range of industry sectors. You’ll provide advice and assistance around restructuring and/or turnaround.

Qualifications / Certifications required:

  • Bachelor of Business Science with Honours in Finance / CA (SA);

  • Bachelor of Commerce with Honours in Accounting with CA (SA);

  • Engineer or relevant professional qualification (e.g. MBA, APICS, CPIM); or

  • CFA, CIMA or other relevant related degree / professional designation.

Experience required:

  • Experience of operational improvement programmes across one or more sectors: engineering, financial services, retail, industrial, consumer, high tech, utilities, logistics, telecoms and energy

  • Advisory experience from a management consultancy, advisory firm or as an 'internal consultant' in a corporate

  • Competent with spreadsheets, financial and operational KPIs. Comfortable with financial analysis

  • Track record in business development

  • Project management

  • Stakeholder Engagement

Responsibilities of role:

Typically you will work with clients to identify and implement rapid, tactical and sustainable operational restructuring measures, for example you will advise on:

  • Independent business reviews,

  • Turnaround strategies, with specific performance intervention measures and targets,

  • Strategic options analysis,

  • Contingency planning reviews,

  • Cost out and EBITDA optimisation initiatives

  • Short-term cash flow reviews and forecasting, helping clients see and control their cash positions

  • Cash levers to smooth cash flow/ conserve cash

  • Working capital improvement plans;

  • Restructuring Office services - helping client management develop and implement turnaround programs

Education (if blank, degree and/or field of study not specified)

Degrees/Field of Study required:

Degrees/Field of Study preferred:

Certifications (if blank, certifications not specified)

Required Skills

Optional Skills

Desired Languages (If blank, desired languages not specified)

Travel Requirements

Up to 20%

Available for Work Visa Sponsorship?


Government Clearance Required?


Job Posting End Date

April 9, 2024

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