EY- Parthenon Senior Manager / Director Private Equity Value Creation, Operational Excellence

As a Senior Manager/Director in Value Creation & Operational Excellence, you will execute value creation projects across the entire transaction lifecycle.

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Job description

The EY-Parthenon team in the Netherlands is uniquely positioned in the intersection of strategy and technology, offering Software Strategy, Emerging Technologies Strategy and Digital Transformation services. As an integrated team, we are exposed to the cutting-edge tech market dynamics and engage in truly creative and thought-provoking projects.
We are looking for colleagues to join us in Amsterdam as their home office. As a member of our vibrant and tech-savvy team, you’ll have a unique opportunity to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning.

The opportunity - What future are you building towards?

Today, successful M&A is about making intelligent, informed decisions and executing flawlessly. You will be a crucial part of our diverse and highly experienced team, working at the forefront of high-profile transactions. 

  • You will be part of our fast-growing, market-leading team which boasts an exciting mix of specialists from varied backgrounds.
  • You will work with and for private equity, target and portfolio companies, and assist in significant M&A transactions and transformations.
  • Today's deals are not just about ‘putting capital to work,’ but also about identifying smart performance improvement opportunities, creating value and transforming the business to develop attractive investment cases.
  • You will apply your strategic thinking and analytical skills within high-profile international projects.
  • You can expect support from excellent colleagues and a supervisor who will provide you continuous feedback and training opportunities.

Responsibilities – How can you make a lasting impact in a rapidly changing world?

As a Senior Manager/Director in Value Creation & Operational Excellence, you will execute value creation projects across the entire transaction lifecycle, including tasks like:

  • Analysing and evaluating value chains as part of large, complex transactions for our national and international clients.
  • Driving operational and financial analysis as part of multi-disciplinary, integrated due diligence teams to understand the target company's performance and uncover opportunity areas for value creation.
  • Realizing developed value creation cases post-deal together with Private Equity Investors and Management Teams of their portfolio companies (i.e., transforming business models, optimizing production footprints, supply chains, and corporate functions).
  • Managing projects and solving problems daily along with your team, coordinating multiple advisory engagements, and motivating your team to work together on shared challenges.
  • Interacting with senior client stakeholders to advise, shape and drive the strategy and planning for the acquisition opportunity.
  • Coaching and leading your team members' professional and personal development.
  • Managing pursuits, including delivering presentations and leading client meetings.
  • Contribute to our practice development initiatives, supporting the continued focus on our team as a great place to work.

Job requirements – Where do you start if you want to change the world?

  • A Master’s degree Postgraduate is preferred.
  • At least 7 years of working experience in consulting or private equity/corporate operational roles (COO Office) is necessary.
  • Significant experience in pre-deal scenarios (operational due diligence, synergy identification, and carve-out planning) and post-deal scenarios (integration/ carve-out planning and implementation) across a diverse range of clients is required.
  • Specific experience in Supply Chain Management/Operational Excellence is required, including significant experience in cost optimization (COGS optimization, Plant & Manufacturing Operations, Procurement improvements).
  • Specific experience and project leadership in a range of business-critical projects' such operational due diligence (with focus on EBITDA upside and operational risk), post-acquisition 100 day and value creation planning, ongoing performance improvement and exit readiness planning.
  • Excellent analytical skills and confidence to translate complex data into meaningful insights.
  • Willingness and ability to travel.
  • Being a strong team player is critical with the ability to adapt to changing requirements or deadlines in support of the clients we serve.

Already interested? Apply now! Please note that we will be able to respond by the end of January due to vacation.

What we offer – Is everything that counts being counted?

  • Flexible working: you decide where and when you work in consultation with your team. At home, at the office, at the client's location, or from another European country (up to 20 working days per year)
  • Salary: in addition to your fixed salary, depending on EY's financial performance, you may be eligible for a bonus. You are also entitled to an expense allowance (depending on the position) and an internet allowance of €40 net per month
  • Time off: you are entitled to 34 vacation days per year when full-time employed and you have the option to purchase additional days.
  • Sabbatical: the option to take unpaid leave after consultation
  • Birth leave: EY will pay 100% of the birth leave; in the case of additional birth leave, EY will pay 70% of the salary
  • Bicycle arrangement: finance the purchase cost of your new bicycle through a monthly deduction from your gross salary (the purchase cost is spread over 12 months) or from your non-statutory holiday entitlement
  • Pension scheme: you will start building a pension capital immediately upon joining EY. Each month, a premium is allocated to your pension account with our pension provider. You also have the option to voluntarily contribute additional funds to your pension

To learn more about working at EY, please visit the following link: What it's like to work here | EY - Netherlands

The office

Our office in Amsterdam is located in the Zuidas, a bustling area where many businesses are situated. In our Cross Towers, Anouchka and Lucia welcome up to 1.000 people every day upon arrival. Haven't had breakfast yet? Taib will make his special smoothie for you or simply a delicious cappuccino. During the lunch break, the team of Hans and Mehdi will be ready with a fresh lunch for you. For a breathtaking view of Amsterdam, head to the 22nd floor. Collaborating takes on a new meaning with the Wavespace. This high-tech environment brings clients and colleagues together virtually from all over the world!

Recruitment procedure – How can you prepare for a long life together?

Our hiring process consists of several key steps. After reviewing your CV, we will schedule an introductory call to get to know each other better and address practical matters. Next, you'll have the option to have an informal coffee chat with a team member, providing an opportunity to learn more about our organization. An online assessment will be administered to evaluate relevant skills and knowledge. Subsequently, a first interview will assess team fit and personality. If successful, a second interview will involve a case study. Finally, a Partner interview will take place, where you'll have the chance to engage with our leadership. Upon successful completion of the process, we will extend a formal offer to join our team.

Due to laws and regulations, and because EY (and in some cases its clients) has high demands on the reliability and integrity of its employees, every new employee will be screened. Depending on your rank the pre-employment screening could contain the following: Certificate of Conduct (in Dutch: VOG) or - if requesting a Dutch VOG is not possible - Criminal Background Check of the country you are currently living or have lived during the last five years, integrity questionnaire, verification of ID, diploma’s and/or work experience and consultation of the Dutch insolvency registry. 


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