Risk isn’t going to disappear and the complex, ever changing environment makes it much harder to predict where newchallenges will come from. But it represents an opportunity for businesses to transform and innovate, and discoverhidden value. From the boardroom to back office, we work to protect and strengthen every aspect of business; frompeople to performance, systems to strategy. Through our invaluable insights and independent assurance we helpdiscover and unlock real value.There is a huge amount of business change caused by disruption, including technology, regulation, or a factor in thebroader environment such as Brexit and that gives rise to risk and uncertainty. Helping our clients identify and addressthose risks to give them and their stakeholders confidence in their business is the purpose of our new Risk AssuranceLine of Service. As a business, we have been providing services related to risk within our wider Assurance practice. On1 July 2020, we established this new Line of Service to better use the scale and breadth of our practice including manyof the firm’s experts in areas such as regulation, cyber security, listings, actuarial, accounting, controls and internalaudit.
About Technology Data & Analytics A career in our Technology Effectiveness practice, within Data and Analytics Technology services, will provide you with the opportunity to help organisations navigate the increasingly complex landscape of technology spend and strategic sourcing, to enable clients to increase the value derived from their technology investments.
The shift to Cloud is resulting in hybrid IT environments where our clients are faced with trying to reduce technology debt, and control cost of ownership of existing legacy infrastructure, while simultaneously seeking to effectively manage the consumption and total cost of ownership (TCO) of Cloud services. Our team helps clients navigate this complexity through a combination of driving greater transparency over spend, identifying opportunities to increase the value of investments, and implementing the required governance and controls to more effectively aggregate demand, helping to manage IT spend across the organisation.
The role We are seeking experienced Technology Cost Optimisation Managers to join a fast-growing team focused on this rapidly growing market. Your focus will be on supporting clients through the cost optimisation lifecycle, from driving transparency over existing spend, benchmarking against industry peers, and using data analytics capability to provide clients with insight into their current spend, and value creation opportunities.
Support the delivery of complex Technology Cost Optimisation projects and programmes
Manage matrixed teams made up of people from PwC, our clients and other third parties Identify and prioritise cost optimisation projects with our clients
Own and ensure quality in the end to end project lifecycle from ideation through to benefits realisation Deliver value for our clients through helping them solve their biggest problems using data analytics and visualisation.
Effectively engage and communicate with senior stakeholders including C-level executives.
Support the production of industry thought leadership in this domain.
This role will give the right candidate senior exposure at PwC and will present excellent opportunities for progression.
Experience of spend analysis and IT benchmarking
Solid understanding of technology sourcing strategies and vendor landscape
Ability to effectively categories spend data and generate insight to support opportunity identification
Demonstrable technology background
Ability to manage projects from ideation through to benefits realisation
Strong stakeholder management skills
Ability to lead and motivate teams
Solid understanding of technology vendor licensing and service charging mechanisms
Experience in translating spend insight and analysis into measurable benefit
Experience in supporting complex IT procurements and/or software audits.