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EY SaT Support - Business Operations - Associate - Multiple Locations in Cleveland, Ohio

EY focuses on high-ethical standards and integrity among its employees and expects all candidates to demonstrate these qualities. 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.

Location: Dallas, Cleveland, Salt Lake City, Denver, Chicago

Business Operations Associate

Strategy and Transactions - EY-Parthenon – Strategy – Associate

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

The Business Operations Associate (OA) is an entry level position that plays a vital role in driving the success of our client engagements by providing critical administrative project support to our client-serving teams to help them deliver outstanding results to our clients. The primary focus of the OA is to collaborate with our senior professionals and support them and their engagements on all matters related to engagement administration. As an OA you will become an expert in the engagement lifecycle within a leading client-focused professional services firm.

The OA will provide support to our Partners and Senior Managers in Business Development and Engagement Administration and will collaborate with engagement teams to play a vital role in success by ensuring process quality standards are followed.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Provide support with engagement-level administration including client acceptance, Mercury (ERP) & CRM maintenance, conflict checks, engagement economics, billing & invoicing, and other engagement-related activities

  • Develop and facilitate negotiation of legal documentation on key engagement-related documents, (e.g., engagement agreement, statement of work, non-disclosure agreement, non-reliance letter, etc.)

  • Ensure agreements, engagement proposals, and other engagement-related documents are executed and completed with a high degree of accuracy and timeliness

  • Provide proposal and credential support through research and knowledge management

  • Ensure all SaT Quality excellence standards and compliance requirements are adhered to

  • Facilitate pipeline management and reporting at both a Partner and sector level

  • Work with your Ops colleagues and practice partners on strategic efforts such as new automations and improvements to enhance and streamline our engagement administration processes

  • Liaise and collaborate with the offshore Engagement Management Services team

  • Provide support with staffing and resource allocation and other related staffing activities

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Bachelor's degree preferred with a preference towards a business concentration

  • Preferably one to five years of work experience – experience working with senior professionals preferred

  • Experience with standard business tools such as MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and CRM systems

  • Willingness to travel to meet client obligations

Ideally, you'll also have

  • Detail-oriented with strong planning skills and consistent follow-through

  • Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to interact with all levels of an organization

  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities and manage time, multiple tasks, and deadlines effectively

  • A strong team player with the ability to adapt to changing requirements or deadlines in support of our clients' goals

  • Experience with standard business tools such as MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and CRM systems

  • A self-starter who possesses the intellectual curiosity to be a problem solver

  • A good collaborator who also can work independently when needed

  • An analytical, data-driven mindset

  • Follows clear guidelines, procedures and instructions requiring minimal judgement. Seeks direction from more senior members to solve problems.

  • Ability to apply basic technical and business skills required to execute standardized processes and procedures.

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.

What we offer

We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to the business. The base salary range for this job in all geographic locations in the US is $58,000 to $95,800. Individual salaries within those ranges are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge, skills and geography. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.

  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.

  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.

  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.

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