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EY Strategy and Transactions - EY Parthenon - Strategy - Private Equity - Associate in Chicago, Illinois

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

Competitive business today is all about making intelligent, informed decisions. As an Associate within EY-Parthenon you will help make that happen. You will be an important part of our diversely talented, highly experienced team and work at the forefront of high-profile transactions. The EY-Parthenon sub-service line comprises three competencies: Strategy; Transaction Strategy and Execution; and Turnaround and Restructuring Strategy. EY-Parthenon Strategy is a leading advisory organization focused on strategy consulting. We are committed to combining our unconventional thinking with our clients’ smarts to deliver actionable strategies.

The opportunity

In today’s complex business landscape, creativity has become a necessary ingredient for sustained success. EY-Parthenon Strategy has an ideal balance of strengths – deep and concentrated skills with broad executional capabilities, intimate client relationships with larger networks of support, and proven processes along with a progressive spirit to unlock opportunity for our clients, amplify the impact of our strategies, and make EY-Parthenon Strategy the global advisor of choice for business leaders. You have the opportunity to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. That’s how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities

Your key responsibilities

EY-Parthenon Associates participate as valued members of case teams helping clients address their most pressing strategic challenges. As team members, they receive significant responsibility for identifying information sources, assembling data, performing analyses, structuring hypotheses and developing presentations. Training is given in key business concepts and analytical methods immediately upon joining the firm and throughout their EY-Parthenon career. Due to the nature of our work and team structure within Strategy & Operations, EY-Parthenon Associates typically gain responsibility more quickly than in other consulting organizations, often serving as primary contacts for clients and managing junior case team members.

Skills and attributes for success

· Performing secondary research using a variety of sources (e.g., analyst reports, market research reports, news articles)

· Executing various analyses (e.g., customer segmentation, market sizing, competitor analysis, macroeconomic forecasting) to support the strategic recommendations

· Designing and executing in-depth interview guides with key organizational stakeholders, industry experts and customers

· Reviewing business plans and pro-forma financial models to identify key assumptions and drivers

· Maintaining relationships with junior clients

To qualify for the role, you must have

· A bachelor’s degree and 1 year of related work experience; or a graduate degree and some related work experience.

· Outstanding academic performance, including coursework relevant to the position, preferably including quantitative courses in mathematics, business, economics, biologic sciences or engineering

· Demonstrated interest in related fields through internships, coursework or extracurricular activities

· A strong aptitude for quantitative and qualitative research and analysis

· Proficient in the English language, including the ability to listen, understand, read and communicate effectively both in writing and verbally in a professional environment

Ideally, you’ll also have

· Excellent problem solving, project management, facilitation and interpersonal skills.

· Willing and able to learn and work independently with minimal supervision

· Effective organization and time management skills with ability to work under pressure and adhere to project deadlines

· Able to multitask and work efficiently in a fast-paced environment

What we look for We are looking for candidates who have a strong aptitude for quantitative and qualitative analysis and the ability to link business strategy to performance. Being a strong team player is critical with the ability to adapt to changing requirements or deadlines in support of our clients’ goals.

Competitive business today is all about making intelligent, informed decisions. As an Associate within EY-Parthenon you will help make that happen. You will be an important part of our diversely talented, highly experienced team and work at the forefront of high-profile transactions. The EY-Parthenon sub-service line comprises three competencies: Strategy; Transaction Strategy and Execution; and Turnaround and Restructuring Strategy. EY-Parthenon Strategy is a leading advisory organization focused on strategy consulting. We are committed to combining our unconventional thinking with our clients’ smarts to deliver actionable strategies.

The opportunity

In today’s complex business landscape, creativity has become a necessary ingredient for sustained success. EY-Parthenon Strategy has an ideal balance of strengths – deep and concentrated skills with broad executional capabilities, intimate client relationships with larger networks of support, and proven processes along with a progressive spirit to unlock opportunity for our clients, amplify the impact of our strategies, and make EY-Parthenon Strategy the global advisor of choice for business leaders. You have the opportunity to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. That’s how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities

Your key responsibilities

EY-Parthenon Associates participate as valued members of case teams helping clients address their most pressing strategic challenges. As team members, they receive significant responsibility for identifying information sources, assembling data, performing analyses, structuring hypotheses and developing presentations. Training is given in key business concepts and analytical methods immediately upon joining the firm and throughout their EY-Parthenon career. Due to the nature of our work and team structure within Strategy & Operations, EY-Parthenon Associates typically gain responsibility more quickly than in other consulting organizations, often serving as primary contacts for clients and managing junior case team members.

Skills and attributes for success

· Performing secondary research using a variety of sources (e.g., analyst reports, market research reports, news articles)

· Executing various analyses (e.g., customer segmentation, market sizing, competitor analysis, macroeconomic forecasting) to support the strategic recommendations

· Designing and executing in-depth interview guides with key organizational stakeholders, industry experts and customers

· Reviewing business plans and pro-forma financial models to identify key assumptions and drivers

· Maintaining relationships with junior clients

To qualify for the role, you must have

· A bachelor’s degree and 1 year of related work experience; or a graduate degree and some related work experience.

· Outstanding academic performance, including coursework relevant to the position, preferably including quantitative courses in mathematics, business, economics, biologic sciences or engineering

· Demonstrated interest in related fields through internships, coursework or extracurricular activities

· A strong aptitude for quantitative and qualitative research and analysis

· Proficient in the English language, including the ability to listen, understand, read and communicate effectively both in writing and verbally in a professional environment

Ideally, you’ll also have

· Excellent problem solving, project management, facilitation and interpersonal skills.

· Willing and able to learn and work independently with minimal supervision

· Effective organization and time management skills with ability to work under pressure and adhere to project deadlines

· Able to multitask and work efficiently in a fast-paced environment

What we look for We are looking for candidates who have a strong aptitude for quantitative and qualitative analysis and the ability to link business strategy to performance. Being a strong team player is critical with the ability to adapt to changing requirements or deadlines in support of our clients’ goals.

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