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Strategy and Transactions - EY Parthenon - Strategy - Financial Services - Senior Director

Ernst & Young, New York, New York

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Date Posted July 15, 2020
Industry Accounting
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Description:


Competitive business today is all about making intelligent, informed decisions. As a Senior Director 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

Senior Directors act as the primary client contacts on EY-Parthenon Strategy teams and are responsible for translating client needs into project tasks and deliverables. Senior Directors manage day-to-day problem-solving and team analytical activities and serve as key liaisons between consulting team members, EY-Parthenon partners, and our clients. Senior Directors are also responsible for mentoring, inspiring and developing team staff. Additionally, Senior Directors support the growth of the business by working alongside partners on new opportunities with potential clients, including preparing for and participating in pitch meetings, creating proposals and working on the sale process.

Our teams work on a variety of client issues. The range of assignments includes developing long-term strategies for organizations, evaluating the potential acquisition of businesses, improving educational achievement outcomes, developing new marketing channel strategies, reducing operating costs, and evaluating new business ventures.

Skills and attributes for success

· Play a leadership role in helping grow the EY-Parthenon Strategy business.

· Define the objective and scope of strategy engagements and client deliverables in consultation with the partner.

· Lead teams in the execution of both commercial due diligence and strategy engagements.

· Develop business strategies using tools such as market analysis, customer research, macroeconomic forecasting, and portfolio optimization.

· Drive business development activities in key sectors and internally across the broader EY and Strategy & Transactions organization.

· Manage, develop, and mentor junior team members at the Associate, Senior Associate, Consultant, and Director levels.

· Develop and maintain relationships with clients.

To qualify for the role you must have

· A bachelor's degree with outstanding academic performance and 8 years of related work experience; or a graduate degree and approximately 7 years of related work experience.

· Experience managing M&A strategic diligence projects in complex environments.

· Previous management consulting experience required.

· Sector expertise that aligns with one or more of EY-Parthenon’s practice areas.

· Demonstrated ability to lead teams on complex assignments and develop individual team members.

· Strong quantitative skills to supervise data analysis, interpret output and generate insights.

· Ability to make detailed assessments of industry, products, markets, competitors and customers to identify risks and opportunities.

· Proficient in the English language, including the ability to listen, understand, read and communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally, in a professional environment.

· Willingness and ability to travel, when necessary (approximately 25-50%).

Ideally, you’ll also have

· An MBA with three to six years of post-graduate-school experience in a consulting, operating or investment banking role, with a particular focus on client advisory or strategic planning within a professional services environment.

· Demonstrated ability to lead teams on complex assignments and develop individual team members.

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 working at EY offers

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, a minimum of 18 days of paid time off plus 12 observed holidays and a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
  • 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 hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

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

Make your mark. Apply today


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