Strategy and Transactions - EY Parthenon - Transaction Strategy and Execution - Deal Technology - Director
Ernst & Young Global
 Tampa, FL

Competitive business today is all about making intelligent, informed decisions. As a 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 – Transaction Strategy and Execution has a market-leading proposition to create and maximize value for our clients, whether they are acquiring or divesting assets, or undertaking operational restructuring.

The opportunity

Transaction Strategy and Execution - IT works 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 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.

Your key responsibilities

As a Director in Transaction Strategy and Execution – IT, you will be a vital member of the team managing and executing IT focused projects. You'll execute and manage projects across all sectors, supporting our client service team in developing and executing strategies for transactions. Part of your role will also involve developing experience across a range of different type of engagements, including pre-deal (e.g. operational and carve-out planning) and post-deal (e.g. integration planning, tracking). Having a commercial mind-set is key to this consulting-based role.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Project Management – be part of project teams comprising colleagues from across the Strategy & Transactions sub service lines
  • Business and Commercially Driven – working in a fast-paced, exciting environment with strong business acumen to drive value to our clients
  • Business Development - assist in aspects of pursuits, including presentations and client meetings. Contribute to our practice development initiatives, supporting the continued focus on our team as a great place to work
  • Learning - Learn and develop technical and personal skills to support achievement of career goals, through a blend of structured learning, coaching and experiences
  • Building Relationships - Strong working relationships with senior clients, including influence, advice and support to key decision makers

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • A bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, Engineering, Computer Science, or Analytics and 5 years of related work experience; or a graduate degree and approximately 3 years of related work experience.
  • MBA is preferred.
  • Significant management consulting experience.
  • Excellent analytical skills and the confidence to translate complex data into meaningful insights.
  • Experience in business integrations, divestitures, and/or carve-outs with a demonstrated aptitude for quantitative and qualitative analysis.
  • Experience leading and managing in complex business environments.
  • The ability to synthesize approaches to complex integration/divestiture conflicts.
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills, and the ability to develop long-lasting relationships both internally and externally.
  • Expertise in a minimum of 4 of the following IT skillsets:
    • IT strategy
    • Enterprise architecture
    • Digital Technology Strategy
    • Digital IT operating model transformation
    • IT cost reduction
    • IT security
    • IT shared services
    • IT organization transformation
    • ERP implementation
    • Digital business enablement using digital technology enablers (i.e. advanced analytics, robotic process automation, virtual reality)
    • Cloud SaaS/PaaS strategy and delivery
    • Cloud IaaS migration planning and execution
    • IT service management and TSA development
    • IT finance management
    • IT infrastructure management
    • IT outsourcing / off-shoring
    • IT contract management
    • IT Diligence
    • IT synergy identification
    • Data separation and transition
  • Experience with and demonstrated success in at least one key business process such as Procurement to pay, Record to report, Order to cash, Plan to make, Hire to retire.
  • Certifications in Agile, ITIL, PMP, Six Sigma, CISSP or CISA highly desired.
  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 80% on short notice.

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • A proven record of excellence in an IT mergers or acquisitions transactions role.
  • Experience gained within another large professional services organization.
  • Established networking skills in a relevant industry.

What we look for

We’re interested in talented professionals with the ability to visualize our clients’ goals and think creatively to facilitate them – often in politically charged environments. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, and a genuine passion for taking on new challenges, this role is for you.

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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