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EY Data Strategy & Engineering - Private Equity Sector - Manager - Consulting - Location OPEN in Richmond, Virginia

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Private Equity Data and Analytics - Manager

Private equity (PE) firms, portfolio companies and investment funds are under pressure to deploy capital and create value amid unprecedented economic and geopolitical uncertainty, increased competition, and rising stakeholder expectations. Success depends on the ability to move faster, drive rapid and strategic growth and create greater value. 

The opportunity

EY professionals help unlock and cultivate value with fit-for-purpose solutions throughout the private equity investment life cycle, supporting stronger, more resilient companies to achieve their purpose and long-term value aspirations. Our Data and Analytics teams help organizations apply advanced analytics techniques to drive competitive advantage, use advanced learning algorithms to solve complex business problems and create differentiated value, and generate insights by capturing data from machines and devises in near real-time.

As a key member of our Private Equity sector team, you will help private equity backed companies and their Sponsors navigate the complex world of modern data management, data engineering, data science, analytics, and emerging technologies. We will look to you to bring cross-sector industry depth and knowledge about client’s data and analytics related problems, and help develop solutions, go-to-market strategy and plans solving the most critical business problems for our clients. This is a high growth, high visibility area with plenty of opportunities to enhance your skillset and build your career.

Your key responsibilities

You will work closely with our Strategy and Transactions and Consulting teams to understand the Private Equity Firm’s investment thesis and deal hypothesis to help create and deliver differentiated value for the portfolio company and its Sponsor. As a data and analytics PE sector Manager you will:

  • Be knowledgeable on the latest technologies, products and approaches related to modern data management (data fabric, data mesh, data products, etc…), data engineering practices and Analytics and AI execution

  • Lead project workstreams, support pursuit activities and coordinate with executives in translating business problems to analytical solutions and insights

  • Help our clients make data-driven decisions by leading teams utilizing structured and unstructured data to produce insights leveraging both basic and advanced analytics approaches

  • Lead teams in the execution of compelling sales materials, proposals, and presentations for presenting business focused data related solution to clients

  • Clearly communicate findings, recommendations and opportunities to improve data systems and solutions

  • Seek out information to learn about emerging methodologies and technologies

  • Collaborate, influence and build consensus through constructive relationships and effective listening across functional and sector teams

  • Support brainstorming sessions and workshops with business, technology, sector, industry, and executive teams on data related topics for developing data assessments, project execution plans, roadmaps, and action plans

  • Leverage a network of external partners and alliance partners for developing cutting edge solutions to solve our client’s business problems

Skills and attributes for success

  • Working knowledge of data acquisition, data modelling, data products and data governance in complex organizations

  • Strong working knowledge in applying data analysis algorithms (statistics, machine learning, natural language processing, sentiment analysis, text mining, etc.) to analyse large amounts of data and deliver value creation points of view and recommendations

  • Strong working knowledge of and experience with data dissemination, analysis, reporting, dashboarding, generating insights

  • Experience with mergers and acquisitions or in a private equity backed companies

  • Strong working knowledge in the design and development of client presentation decks to convey business value from data and analytics initiatives

  • Previous management consulting experience required

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • A bachelor’s degree or above in data and analytics, information systems, statistics, computer science, engineering, business/finance/accounting or related disciplines

  • Approximately 4-7 years in designing, developing, and implementing data and analytics strategies and solutions including data governance, data quality management, master data management, data architecture and modelling, data engineering, AI, ML, and other emerging technologies

  • Experience coordinating complex transformations across multiple workstreams and audiences encompassing the business and vendor partners

  • Willingness to travel to meet client obligations

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Experience working with a MBB, Big Four, Big Tech, technology consulting firm or extensive industry experience that includes consultative roles

  • Master’s degree in business administration with a Data and Analytics concentration

  • Experience working in a fast-paced transactions-oriented team environment and ability to adapt quickly to change

  • Experience and demonstratable results in professional services sales

  • Refined executive presentation skills focused on driving business outcomes

What we look for

  • Ability to develop relationships with Fund and portfolio key business, technical and client stakeholders to ensure the value creation strategy and customer satisfaction goals are met

  • Ability to seek expansion and improvements of existing data environments within your areas of expertise to create growth opportunities and sales

  • An inclusive mindset that consistently seeks to empower others and harness the value of diverse teams

  • Ability to embrace teaming with others to get to the best answers and outcomes for our clients and our people

  • Ability to react and strategize approaches and recommendations quickly and in a high-pressure environment


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 salary range for this job in most geographic locations in the US is $116,200 to $213,000. The salary range for New York City Metro Area, Washington State and California (excluding Sacramento) is $139,400 to $242,100. 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.

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