EY Senior Executive (Manager) - Operational Transaction Services (Ops) - TAS - London in London, United Kingdom

Senior Executive (Manager) - Operational Transaction Services (Ops) - TAS - London

Transaction Advisory Services

Requisition # LON00BS8

Post Date Feb 12, 2018

EY’s market leading Operational Transaction Services (OTS) team provides Operations & IT 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.


Operational Transaction Services (OTS) 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 part of our 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

The opportunity

We are seeking to further expand our team with consultants who work across a range of sectors that include Private Equity, Digital and Telecoms. As a Senior Executive in our team, you’ll advise clients across all sectors, supporting key decision makers in developing and executing strategies for transactions use your intellectual guile and enthusiasm to apply your technical skills across the M&A transaction lifecycle; including pre-deal diligence, portfolio review and corporate carve-outs & integrations.

Your key responsibilities

As a Senior Executive within our Operational Transaction Services team, you’d assist in aspects of business origination, including pitches and presentations, and attending meetings with clients to help sell work and work in a transaction environment operating under tight M&A timeframes and demands and be familiar working in a large-scale consulting environment or industry role. As a consultant you’ll advise clients across all sectors, supporting key decision makers in developing and executing strategies for transactions.

Skills & Attributes for Success

  • Develop experience of a range of different type of engagements, including pre-deal (e.g operational due diligence, carve-out planning), post-deal (e.g integration planning, tracking) and restructuring (e.g rapid cost reduction).

  • Project Work - Lead blended project teams comprising colleagues from our transactions and advisory practices as well as leading meetings with senior client stakeholders to advise, shape and drive the strategy and planning for integration, carve-out / separation and operational restructuring

  • Contribute to management of each engagement, including commercials and risk.

  • Contribute to our practice development initiatives, supporting the continued focus on our team as a great place to work.

  • Role Model - You would act as a role model and support development of junior team members, coupled with the recruitment and training responsibilities.

  • Be familiar working in a large-scale consulting environment or industry role where you can demonstrate the ability to perform and summarise analysis into management insights and recommended actions at pace

  • Flexibility - Be flexible to support on broader IT & Operational transaction work

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and experience of producing and reviewing high calibre reports, papers, presentations and thought leadership.

  • A track record of successful project delivery in corporate businesses where you are responsible for managing project team members and vendors

  • Have a broad range of IT experience including, infrastructure, applications, databases and networks

  • Professional services / consulting experience within Transactions: ideally due diligence, carve-out or integrations experience;

Ideally, you’ll also have

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

  • Demonstrated aptitude for quantitative and qualitative analysis.

  • Experience in supporting sales and business development processes for professional services projects in a large-scale consulting environment

What we are looking for

You’ll be a trusted business consultant to our clients and use yourdeep knowledge of multiple IT technologies to work closely to their needs. Your proven project management and stakeholder management experience will be key to the role.If you’re ready to take on a wide range of responsibilities, and are committed to seeking out new ways to make a difference, this role is for you.

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:

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues around

  • 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

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build abetter working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities andcreativefreedom to make things better.Whenever you join, however long you stay, theexceptionalEY experience lasts a lifetime.And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

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

Join us in building a better working world.

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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.