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EY Deal Origination Associate Director or Director, Strategy and Transactions in Melbourne, Australia

Deal Origination Associate Director or Director, Strategy and Transactions

Strategy and Transactions

Requisition # MEL002HW

Post Date Sep 15, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic is creating seismic challenges around the world. Our purpose, to build a better working world, has never been more important. Life at EY has been transformed dramatically but our strong culture of flexible and remote working has helped EY people navigate new ways of working and remain connected with each other and our clients.

A better working world truly starts with the people at EY who are building it every day. Now more than ever we need talented people from diverse backgrounds to help our clients navigate the complexities of this Transformative Age: people with the passion, curiosity and drive to make things better.

Our Strategy and Transactions (SaT) service line works with clients to manage their capital agenda to drive competitive advantage and increased returns. As part of a global team of 10,000 professionals in 100 countries you will assist private equity and corporate clients preserve, optimise, raise and invest capital. The Oceania Deal Origination Team (DOH) is a dedicated team within SaT focused on identifying unique and proprietary deals and investment trends for EY’s client base comprising Australia’s most respected private equity and corporate investors across all major market segments.

The opportunity

We are looking for an Associate Director or Director within the Deal Origination Team in ourMelbourne office.

This role is offered on a full time or part time, flexible basis. We welcome applications from individuals wishing to work less than 5 days a week.

The DOH works closely with the major sub-service lines within SaT including M&A Lead Advisory, Transaction Diligence, Strategy Consulting, Restructuring Services and Operational Transaction Services. The DOH is a market facing team focused on delivering innovative insights on potential transactions and unique angles for upcoming deals in the market.

Join our Melbourne-based team for a fantastic opportunity to be part of one of the fastest growing, market-leading origination teams in Oceania. We are looking for a Director or Associate Director in Melbourne with a passion for corporate strategy, M&A, private equity and value creation in a deal environment. As part of our team, you will help clients develop their growth strategies, evaluate potential transactions, determine the best way to raise, invest, optimise and preserve their capital.

Your key responsibilities

  • Lead and manage client projects related to acquisitions by private equity investors and strategic corporate buyers including comprehensive target searches and the development of value creation investment theses

  • Actively build and maintain relationships with the investment teams in our key PE and corporate clients

  • Identify potential transactions and develop unique and proprietary investment trends in the market working closely with our market segment teams, EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year community as well as utilising your own ingenuity and personal networks

  • Actively contribute to the ongoing development and implementation of DOH’s strategy and interaction with sub-service lines across SaT and the broader Oceania firm

  • Manage and develop DOH’s dedicated research team, and

  • Support the personal and professional development of junior staff

Skills and attributes for success

  • Self-driven, creative and intellectually curious with a passion for complex problem solving

  • Outstanding communicator (written and verbal communication skills) in both formal and informal/social settings

  • Talented relationship builder

  • Related work experience in M&A (in-house or advisory), private equity, strategy/management consulting, transaction services and/or restructuring

  • Strong analytical skills and proven intellectual agility to drive the ‘big-picture’ whilst still getting the details right

  • Experience in leading and developing small teams of ambitious, highly capable professionals

  • A strong work ethic and the ability to adapt to new challenges and ideas in a collaborative team environment

Ideally you will also have

  • A bachelors or master’s degree in accounting, business,finance or economics

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your performance. In addition, our comprehensivepackage can be tailored to your individual needs, to give you the freedom to manage your role in a way that’s right for you. This includes:

  • a variety of flexible working and leave arrangements

  • personalisedincluding coaching and support to help you build your career and access to formal learning so you can develop the skills you’ll need to thrive in the future

  • a range of tools and benefits to guide and support your health and wellbeing throughout your entire EY career

About EY

At EY, we hold a collective commitment to foster an environment where all differences are valued and respected, practices are equitable and everyone experiences a sense of belonging. Through our inclusive leadership behaviours, a variety of internal networks, flexible working and mentoring programs, you will have the support and flexibility to build an exceptional career.

contactrecruitment@au.ey.com or phone+61 3 8650 7788.

We understand the importance of social distancing at this time so our recruitment and onboarding process will be managed virtually so we can continue to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of EY people, clients, guests and the broader public.

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

Apply now.

The preferred applicant will be subject to employment screening by EY or by their external third party provider.

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