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Consulting – Government – Defense – Senior Manager (Riyadh)

Line of Service



Not Applicable


Advisory – Other

Management Level

Senior Manager

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 157 countries with more than 208,000 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 close to 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.

Line of Service Overview 

In Consulting, you will have the opportunity to work closely with the best across industry and professional functional advisory services. We focus on helping solve client problems by offering both strategic and operational deep industry expertise. We pride ourselves on building long-lasting relationships with companies and organizations, always ensuring that we are able to bring the best insights and solutions to help them tackle whatever critical issues they may face. Our Consulting practice currently focuses on several core sectors including Consumer and Industrial Products & Services, Energy, Utilities & Mining, Financial Services, Government, Health Industries, Finance Function, People and Organisations and Technology.

Business Unit Overview – Defence Practice

This is an exciting opportunity to work within a high growth Consulting team, where you will play a key role in developing and delivering strategy based projects, to clients in the Government and public sector. You will be part of PwC’s Middle East Defence Practice.  The Middle East Defence Practice works with defence clients in both the government and industrial facets of defence consulting.  The team offers clients a wide range of consulting expertise including, but not limited to:

– Acquisition and procurement

– Education and Training

– Industrial Development

– Organisational set up, transformation and development

– Operational excellence including finance, HR and other operational functions

– Supply chain development and logistics transformation

– Cost reduction and efficiency optimization

– Commercial support inclusive of mergers and joint ventures

– Strategy development and capability enhancement


The Middle East Defence Practice is looking for a Senior Manager to lead the establishment and expansion of defence opportunities in the country.  The role will include:

– Supporting our market expansion strategy taking into account market needs, client requirements and pulling on existing PwC Defense Technology and innovation capabilities.

– Establishing effective client relationships with key client organisations, across both the government and industrial markets.

– Identifying and shaping opportunities for projects for the Middle East defence practice.

– Delivering quality solutions to clients across the defence environment.

– Working with the wider Middle East Defence Practice to bring the best regional and global solutions to clients.

– Develop and implement a market establishment and expansion strategy for the country, with a particular focus on PwC’s technology, digital and innovation capabilities.


– 9-13 years of experience working in the defence environment, either in government or industry.

– Expert in areas related to Homeland Security and Defence Policy

– Previous (current preferable) experience working in the Middle East in a security/consulting background, with proven capability of building relationships and teams in the Middle East cultural environment

– Proven leadership capabilities for both direct reporting personnel and wider programme teams.

– Internationally recognised qualifications relating to subject expertise

– Knowledge of the Middle East Defence market

– Proven experience in the delivery of defence programmes, especially large scale, transformative and strategic

– Big 4 consulting or leading strategy consulting house experience with proven sales capability

– Proven experience of building teams from relative scratch, with ability to develop and implement market expansion strategies

– Proficiency in Arabic is desirable but not essential

Travel Requirements

Up to 60%

Available for Work Visa Sponsorship?


Government Clearance Required?


PwC firms help organizations and individuals to create the value they’re looking for.

We’re a network of firms in 158 countries with close to 169,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. PwC is the brand under which member firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited (PwCIL) operate and provide services. Together, these firms form the global PwC network.

In our 3 key areas of business or Lines of Service Assurance, Tax, and Advisory we work with our clients from business start ups to the worlds leading organizations to measure, protect and enhance the things that matter most to them.

We help our own people to learn, discover, develop and make a real difference all the way through their working lives. And we have big ambitions to grow.

PwC Middle East Region is part of what we call the Central Cluster and includes the UK, Europe and Africa as well as the Middle East. The region consists of 12 markets – UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Libya, Iraq and Palestine.

PwC has been established in the region for over 40 years, we already employ over 4500 people and we are on course to become the Middle East number one professional service firm.

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