EY Strategy and Transactions - EY Parthenon - Turnaround and Restructuring Strategy - Value Creation - Director in Chicago, Illinois
Strategy and Transactions - EY Parthenon - Turnaround and Restructuring Strategy - Value Creation - Director
Strategy and Transactions
Requisition # CHI009D4
Post Date 4 days ago
Competitive business today is all about making intelligent, informed decisions. As a Director 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. In Turnaround and Restructuring Strategy, our team of strategic advisors sits at the heart of a global team of restructuring specialists who deliver high quality advice to our clients.
EY’s Turnaround & Restructuring Strategy - Value Creation team helps PE firms, their portfolio companies, and corporate companies realize better returns by unlocking value and accelerating time to money through targeted operational improvements. We rapidly define, quantify and help realize significant incremental and sustainable value through revenue enhancement, cost and margin improvement and working capital reduction.
Your key responsibilities
As a Director in Value Creation you will be a vital member of the team managing and executing operational focused projects. You will work on projects that span the entire lifecycle of a transaction, including operational due diligence where we focus on EBITDA upside and operational risk; buy side carve out and integration planning to ensure a newly spun out business can stand alone and a merger quickly realize and grow anticipated synergies; post acquisition 100 day and value creation planning; ongoing performance improvement; and exit readiness planning to inform an optimal strategy for maximizing returns and ensuring the buyer is well positioned to continue to enhance value.
Skills and attributes for success
Project Management - be part of project teams comprising colleagues from across the Strategy and Transactions sub service lines.
Business and Commercially Driven - working in a fast-paced, exciting environment with strong business acumen to drive value to our clients.
Business Development - assist in aspects of pursuits, including presentations and client meetings. Contribute to our practice development initiatives, supporting the continued focus on our team as a great place to work.
Learning - Learn and develop technical and personal skills to support achievement of career goals, through a blend of structured learning, coaching and experiences.
Building Relationships - Strong working relationships with senior clients, including influence, advice and support to key decision makers.
To qualify for the role you must have
A bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, Engineering, or related field and 5 years of related work experience; or a graduate degree and approximately 3 years of related work experience.
MBA is preferred.
Significant management consulting experience.
Excellent analytical skills and the confidence to translate complex data into meaningful insights.
Experience in operational due diligence, operational restructuring, and performance improvement.
Experience in business integrations, divestitures, and/or carve-outs with a demonstrated aptitude for quantitative and qualitative analysis.
Deep understanding of financial statements and operational performance metrics.
Experience leading and managing in complex business environments.
The ability to prioritize effectively on projects and the skills to adapt quickly to new challenges and concepts.
Excellent negotiation and influencing skills, and the ability to develop long-lasting relationships both internally and externally.
Must be willing and able to travel up to 80% on short notice.
Ideally, you’ll also have
A proven record of excellence in a mergers or acquisitions transactions role.
Experience gained within another large professional services organization.
Established networking skills in a relevant industry.
What we look for
We’re interested in talented professionals with the ability to visualize our clients’ goals and think creatively to facilitate them - often in politically charged environments. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, and a genuine passion for taking on new challenges, this role is for you.
What working at EY offers
We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, a minimum of 18 days of paid time off plus 12 observed holidays and a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:
Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry.
Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career.
The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you.
As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.
If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
Make your mark. Apply today.
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