Are you building your tomorrow, today? Then think about a career with our Operational Transaction Services (OTS) team. The OTS team 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 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
· Advise senior clients across all sectors, supporting key decision makers in developing and executing strategies for transactions. · Sell, lead and deliver different types of engagements, including pre-deal (eg, operational and IT due diligence, carve-out planning), post-deal (eg, integration planning, synergy tracking) and restructuring (eg, rapid cost reduction). · Lead blended project teams comprising colleagues from our transactions and advisory practices. · Manage complex engagements, including commercials, resourcing and risk. · Lead on business origination, including leverage of networks and delivery of pitches and presentations to senior clients. · Lead on practice development initiatives and training programmes, supporting the continued focus on our team as a great place to work. · Act as a role model and support development of team members, coupled with the recruitment and training responsibilities. · Learn and develop technical and personal skills to support achievement of career goals, through a blend of structured learning, coaching and experiences.
Skills and Attributes for success
· Adept at building strong working relationships with senior clients, including influence, advice and support to key decision makers. · Demonstrated aptitude for quantitative and qualitative analysis. · Effective written and verbal communication skills. · Experience of delivering high-quality reports and presentations. · Experience of leading large, complex, global delivery programmes. · Strong team leadership skills, particularly teams with diverse skills and backgrounds, coupled with the ability to manage and develop juniors. · Excellent problem solving skills. · Experience leading practice development initiatives and training programmes. · Track record in business development, with strong external networks. · Ability to act as an inspiring leader in a particular sector / industry.
To qualify for the role you must have
As an Assistant Director in Operational Transaction Services you will require knowledge and experience in the below: · Professional services / consulting: from a management consultancy, corporate finance firm or as an 'internal consultant' in a corporate environment · Transactions: ideally due diligence, carve-out or integrations experience; · Deep understanding of one or more core operational functions.
Ideally you’ll also have
· Analytically strong, with the ability to link operational analysis to financial statements, and understand the implications of findings to client strategy. · Experience of delivering high-quality reports and presentations. · Strong team participation skills, particularly teams with diverse skills and backgrounds, coupled with the ability to coach and mentor juniors. · Excellent problem solving skills. · Strong work initiative and the ability to adapt to new challenges and ideas. · Professionalism and consistency in approach to client work, internal business and practice development projects
What we are looking for
We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, driven, and have a passion to be part of a fast-paced, successful transaction team. Being a strong team player is also important as well as someone who is happy to work flexibly over a number of client deals across the UK and Globally. 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, coaching and feedback 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 a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY 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. Apply now.
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.