Account Driver

Firm
PwC
Location
Riyadh
Benefits
Competive

Line of Service

Internal Firm Services

Industry/Sector

Not Applicable

Specialism

IFS - Clients & Markets

Management Level

Senior Associate

Job Description & Summary

Business & Client Development Unit, Clients & Markets - ME

- PwC Global Overview 

At PwC, we measure success by our ability to create the value that our clients and our people are looking for.
 Our reputation lies in building lasting relationships with our clients and a focus on delivering value in all we do.
 We’re a network of firms in 152 countries with more than 328,000 people who are committed to delivering world-class capabilities and quality in assurance, tax and advisory services.
 

- PwC Middle East Overview

Established in the region for over 40 years, PwC Middle East employs around 7,500 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.


- Line of Service Overview

Internal Firm Services (IFS), is a network of specialist support professionals and includes Clients & Markets (Pursuit & Proposals, Business & Client Development, Inbounds, Industries and Markets & Insights), Recruitment, Marketing & Communications, Human Capital, Finance, Technology, Learning and Development and Procurement, to name but a few.
 Each team plays a vital role in making sure we have all the right resources, services and technology across our business.


- Business Unit Overview - [Business & Client Development]

PwC’s Business & Client Development function includes Business Development,  Account Driver and GRP support (Center of Excellence) teams.
  

The Account Driver team is both inwardly focused (helping our Relationship Partners manage our largest and most complex accounts), as well as client-facing in terms of building strategic relationships with certain teams from the client(s).
 Account Drivers are responsible for helping drive account management excellence internally (strategic planning, pursuit lifecycle support, knowledge capture, account rhythm) as well as building key relationships with relevant client teams.
 They support the Relationship Partners and the different teams working on an account to bring the best of the firm to the client and to support in ensuring we go to clients as one firm.
 The Account Driver team is accountable for a comprehensive account management role.


- Account Drivers - Position summary

The current position is for an Account Driver, across territories.


As an account driver, you will support the largest accounts for PwC in the ME region.
 This will involve working with the account’s Global Relationship Partner, Engagement Partners active on the account, as well as their teams from across our different Lines of Service.


The role combines two priorities:
1) Functioning as a strategic advisor on the account by building a powerful organizational memory of our clients as well as related insights.

2) Playing a key operational role to drive best practice in the account’s management.


An Account Driver is a person who brings strong networking & relationship building skills (both internally and externally), as well as comes from a strong account management background.
  Prior experience in a Big4, strategy house, or large multinational company is not necessary, but is a plus.


They are responsible for driving best practice in their accounts, and so will have to bring an inclusive mindset as well as the technical skills and dedication needed to succeed.
 

- Key Responsibilities: 

Driving the annual account planning process
Establishing a regular account rhythm, including touchpoints between the teams
Helping the firm capture, analyze, and redistribute knowledge and intelligence
Driving the full pursuit lifecycle, from the moment an RFP is released all the way to it’s post-decision analysis
Building strategic relationships with key departments at the client (for example procurement, finance, compliance, etc)
Manage internal & external stakeholders, build the needed knowledge about the firm, services and offerings.
 Drive xLos engagement.
 
Understand key trends across the industry across the Middle East markets and use insights to anticipate new business opportunities
Manage team members and projects across accounts

- Requirements: 

The candidate will be a highly motivated and a high performing individual with the ability to be flexible and adaptive on a daily basis
Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent
Years of experience: 4-6 years in an account management or BD role - preferably within a professional services environment
Strong project management skills and experience managing team members.
 
Fluency in spoken and written English and Arabic is preferred (with some exceptions)
Previous experience in strategy consulting or management consulting is a plus
Strong capability in Excel/Google Sheets and PowerPoint/Google Slides skills, as well as more generally, being proficient in Microsoft office and G-Suite

- Knowledge and Skills: 

Strong problem solving and analytical skills
Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills
Excellent organizational, time management, quality management, and project management skills with the ability to prioritize workload, work with senior stakeholders and perform under pressure
Knowledge of the Professional Services Industry is a plus
Proficiency in Salesforce is an advantage
Proficiency in PowerBi is an advantage

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Travel Requirements

Up to 20%

Available for Work Visa Sponsorship?

No

Government Clearance Required?

No

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Firm: PwC

Location: Riyadh

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