Consulting - CIPS - Transportation & Logistics - Senior Manager - Riyadh - #29209


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Riyadh
Contract type: Full time


Established in the region for 40 years, PwC has around 8,000 people in 12 countries across the region: Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, the Palestinian territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Our regional team operates across the Middle East bringing international experience delivered within the context of the region and its culture. We can bring the collective knowledge and experience of more than 328,000 people across the entire global PwC network in advisory, assurance and tax to help you find the value you are looking for.

Business Unit Description

Why PwC

Established in the region for over 40 years, PwC Middle East employs over 6,000 people across 12 countries: Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Palestine and the United Arab Emirates. Complementing our depth of industry expertise and breadth of skills is our sound knowledge of local business environments across the Middle East region. Our tailored solutions help our clients meet the challenges and opportunities of doing business in the Middle East market, and beyond.

BU Description

Our growing Consumer Industrial Products & Services (CIPS) practice provides management consulting services in the areas of strategy and operations, aiming to help a diverse set of clients anticipate and address their most complex business challenges.
CIPS is comprised of five priority industry sectors: Retail & Consumer Products, Industrial Products – Industrial Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Construction and Real Estate, and Transportation and Logistics.

Within CIPS Consulting services, will provide you with the opportunity to help clients seize essential advantages by working alongside business leaders to solve their toughest problems and capture their greatest opportunities. We work with some of the world’s largest and most complex companies to understand their unique business issues and opportunities in an ever changing environment. We help create sustainable change by stimulating innovation, unlocking data possibilities, navigating risk and regulatory complexity, optimising deals, and aligning costs with business strategy to create a competitive advantage.

Job Summary

As a member of PwC’s Transport & Logistics practice you will have the opportunity to work closely with the best and brightest consultants across the industry.
Regionally, the Transport & Logistics sector is playing a pivotal role in both shaping and enabling ongoing national transformation programs through enhancing national infrastructure, intra and interconnectivity, service and safety levels and attraction of foreign direct investments. PwC is at the heart of this sector’s transformation. We boast a globally recognised practice that is 5000 professionals with strong roots in the Middle East region. Our regional practice brings deep multi-modal expertise.

Roles & Responsibilities

As a Senior Manager you would have experience in either of the following: ports, maritime, land transport, logistics and post, rail and metro within a consulting or strategy firm. We expect our Senior Managers to be thought leaders within their areas of expertise and have an incipient network within the railway operators, trucking companies, freight forwarders and logistics agents. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • 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 predominantly within the land transport sector, but could also include to the broader transport and logistics space
  • Perform hypothesis driven thinking, guide the team’s analyses and push their thinking to draw meaningful insights, and ensure credibility of analytical approaches, methodologies and conclusions.
  • 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.
  • 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 close out consulting assignments with the client.
  • 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 firm’s 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 land transport industry in the region, including the government agenda, players’ positioning and strategies, latest trends and developments.
  • Develop and maintain intellectual capital and publish thought leadership on aviation to enhance our brand.
  • Provide guidance and coaching to team members as needed and ensure a professional and productive team environment.
  • Mentor – formally and 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.
Additional Roles & Responsibilities Skills and Competencies
  • Experience in strategic planning, operational improvement, data analytics, operational transformation, junior team leadership, mid-tier client man
  • Demonstrated progression and advancement into positions of greater responsibility.
  • Demonstrated ability to impact top and/ or bottom line financial results.
  • Self-starter, eager to break new ground, and create opportunities for others.
  • Team-oriented and demonstrated success in delivering results and leading teams, significant management responsibility early in the career is a plus.
  • Exceptional analytical and quantitative problem solving skills.
  • 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.
Educational Qualifications & Certifications


Bachelor’s degree from a top-tier university with consistent outstanding academic record; advanced degree or MBA is preferred

Years of Experience:

8-12 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 rail and roads sector, preferably in the Middle East

Have worked on projects within Transport and Logistics Industries (Maritime & Ports / Railways and Railroads / Aviation or Airports)
Strong written and oral communication skills with a confident presence and the ability to effectively communicate complex ideas.
Ability and willingness to travel within the Middle East.

Job ID:6370

Industry:Industrial Manufacturing and Automotive (IMA)






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