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EY Assistant Director (Senior Manager) - Transaction Strategy and Execution (Ops) - EY Parthenon in London, United Kingdom

Assistant Director (Senior Manager) - Transaction Strategy and Execution (Ops) - EY Parthenon

Strategy and Transactions

Requisition # LON00J8B

Post Date Feb 04, 2021

Assistant Director (Ops) Transaction Strategy and Execution – EY Parthenon

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.

EY’s market leading Transaction Strategy and Execution (TSE) team provides IT & Operations advice to corporate and private equity firms who intend to acquire, divest or restructure businesses. The team comprises advisors with specialist commercial, operations, IT and deal / transaction experience from industry, advisory and audit backgrounds.

The Opportunity

Are you building your tomorrow, today? Then think about a career with our Transaction Strategy and Execution team. The TSE team is the largest combined Operations and IT team in Europe. We have a market-leading proposition to create and maximise value for our clients, whether they are acquiring or divesting assets, or undertaking operational restructuring. We work on the most complex and high profile global transactions, across a broad portfolio of clients and industry sectors. We are a group of experienced industry professionals with a background in IT and Operations who are serial transaction advisers, which enables us to bring a wealth of deep sector and functional knowledge to our clients. As a team, we prepare and execute separation and integration plans, identify ideas and sources of value enhancement, as well as advise on risk mitigation and the successful change of operations, functions and people

Key Responsibilities

  • Advise senior clients across all sectors, supporting key decision makers in developing and executing strategies for transactions.

  • Sell, lead and deliver different types of engagements, including pre-deal (eg, operational and IT due diligence, carve-out planning), post-deal (eg, integration planning, synergy tracking) and restructuring (eg, rapid cost reduction).

  • Lead blended project teams comprising colleagues from our transactions and advisory practices.

  • Manage complex engagements, including commercials, resourcing and risk.

  • Lead on business origination, including leverage of networks and delivery of pitches and presentations to senior clients.

  • Lead on practice development initiatives and training programmes, supporting the continued focus on our team as a great place to work.

  • Act as a role model and support development of team members, coupled with the recruitment and training responsibilities.

  • Learn and develop technical and personal skills to support achievement of career goals, through a blend of structured learning, coaching and experiences.

Skills and Attributes for success

  • Adept at building strong working relationships with senior clients, including influence, advice and support to key decision makers.

  • Demonstrated aptitude for quantitative and qualitative analysis.

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.

  • Experience of delivering high-quality reports and presentations.

  • Experience of leading large, complex, global delivery programmes.

  • Strong team leadership skills, particularly teams with diverse skills and backgrounds, coupled with the ability to manage and develop juniors.

  • Excellent problem solving skills.

  • Experience leading practice development initiatives and training programmes.

  • Track record in business development, with strong external networks.

  • Ability to act as an inspiring leader in a particular sector / industry.

To qualify for the role you’ll have

  • Professional services / consulting: from a management consultancy, corporate finance firm or as an internal consultant in a corporate environment

  • Transactions: ideally due diligence, carve-out or integrations experience;

  • Deep understanding of one or more core operational functions.

  • Analytically strong, with the ability to link operational analysis to financial statements, and understand the implications of findings to client strategy.

Ideally you’ll also have

  • Experience of delivering high-quality reports and presentations.

  • Strong team participation skills, particularly teams with diverse skills and backgrounds, coupled with the ability to coach and mentor juniors.

  • Excellent problem solving skills.

  • Strong work initiative and the ability to adapt to new challenges and ideas.

  • Professionalism and consistency in approach to client work, internal business and practice development projects

What we are looking for

We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, driven, and have a passion to be part of a fast-paced, successful transaction team. Being a strong team player is also important as well as someone who is happy to work flexibly over a number of client deals across the UK and Globally.

About EY Parthenon

EY-Parthenon teams work with clients to navigate complexity by helping them to reimagine their eco-systems, reshape their portfolios and reinvent themselves for a better future. With global connectivity and scale, EY-Parthenon teams focus on Strategy Realized — helping CEOs design and deliver strategies to better manage challenges while maximizing opportunities as they look to transform their businesses. From idea to implementation, EY-Parthenon teams help organizations to build a better working world by fostering long-term value. EY-Parthenon is a brand under which a number of EY member firms across the globe provide strategy consulting services. For more information, please visit.

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • 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.

Please note: Prior to finalizing your application, you will be asked to provide personal information across several dimensions of diversity and inclusiveness. The information you provide is kept entirely confidential and will not be used to evaluate your candidacy. We collect this data to help us analyse our recruitment process holistically and implement actions that promote diversity and inclusiveness. While optional, we encourage you to provide this information to hold us accountable towards our goal of building a better working world. We ask because it matters!

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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Who we are

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

About EY

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