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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

F/T - Competitive Intelligence Sr Associate - PWC (NYC)

Competitive Intelligence Senior Associate

Line of Service: IFS
Industry: Marketing & Sales
State & City: NY-New York
Travel Requirements: 0-20%
Position Type: Full Time
Auto req ID: 37565BR-0

PwC/LoS Overview:
Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading company that services Fortune 500 companies, and will give you the experience and exposure you need to build your career? If you are, then PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP ( is the firm for you. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC US) is well placed to help clients meet the challenges and opportunities of the US marketplace in the areas of assurance, tax, and advisory. We offer the perspective of being part of a global network of firms combined with detailed knowledge of local, state and US national issues. More than 169,000 people in over 158 countries across the PwC network are committed to deliver quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. People across the PwC network share knowledge, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and deliver practical advice.

At PwC US, you will be part of a learning culture, where teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity is respected and valued. We offer a flexible career progression model that allows for a variety of challenging opportunities throughout your career. We provide unparalleled coaching, mentoring, and career development programs; global opportunities; and state of the art technology-driven methodologies to help you provide quality service to our clients.

Job Description:
PwC's Marketing and Sales function is a client-focused, high-performing team, which is strategically aligned to the Firm's priorities and passionately focused on positioning a distinctive PwC brand in the marketplace and driving long-term revenue growth for the Firm.

The Market and Competitive Intelligence (M&CI) group gathers, analyzes, and reports intelligence on PwC's competitors, clients, and market dynamics to the US leadership team and LoS and sector leaders. The M&CI group's analytical products are integral to the firm's strategic planning and inform leadership's short and long term decision-making. M&CI also manages the due diligence and research program supporting the firm's inorganic growth.

The Assurance Intelligence function is a sub-set of the M&CI team. This function fulfills the following responsibilities (1). Project Management: scoping, designing, and executing CI projects. (2). CI Interviews: identifying appropriate information sources and conducting focused and productive interviews as needed (3). Managing Assurance Stakeholders: developing and sustaining relationships with key stakeholders in the Assurance Line of Service (LoS) in order to proactively identify CI needs and ensure outputs are aligned to LoS priorities.

Position/Program Requirements:
Knowledge Preferred:

Knowledge in primary intelligence collection sources and methods, and their application to both traditional competitive intelligence and the increasingly critical field of deal (non-financial) due diligence.
Understanding of the strategic intelligence cycle and relevant frameworks (i.e., Porter's Five Forces, etc.)
Understanding of the PwC organization, strategy, and culture (particularly Assurance) to develop and recommend solutions to proactively meet the strategic intelligence and due diligence needs of internal clients across the Firm.

Skills Preferred:

Demonstrated project management skills to develop and enhance competitive intelligence gathering processes.

Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel to provide focused, actionable analysis and communicate collection findings.

Demonstrated communication skills in order to identify and establish working relationships as appropriate.

Proven written and oral communication skills to provide insight and make recommendations for action.

Senior Associate will interact with all levels of Assurance leadership to facilitate development of information sources and to remain abreast of the LoS' priorities and objectives.

Prior competitive intelligence experience in professional services, particularly with a public accounting firm.

Minimum Years of Experience Necessary: 2

Minimum Degree(s) and Certification(s) Required: Undergraduate Degree (e.g., BA, BS)