EY Operational Transaction Services - UKI - Senior Manager in Ireland

Operational Transaction Services - UKI - Senior Manager

Transaction Advisory Services

Requisition # IRE002AL

Post Date Jan 07, 2019

Associate Director (Senior Manager) – Operational Transaction Services – TAS


Transaction Advisory Services

Operational Transaction Services – Senior Manager

Who are we?

EY is a global leader in Assurance, Tax, Transaction and Advisory services. We make a difference by helping our people, our clients and our wider communities achieve their potential. Our vision is to become the leading global professional services organisation by building a better working world.

At EY our inclusive work environment means that everyone’s opinion is valued. This enables us to provide better advice and ideas to our clients, which in turn helps you develop as an individual to achieve your potential and make a difference.

Who are Operational Transaction Services?

At a time when the global business environment holds increasingly complex strategic challenges, we know that how organisations manage their capital agenda today will define their competitive position tomorrow. You will have the opportunity to work on global and high profile engagements as part of a market leading team, combined with significant development opportunities to step up and take early responsibility. Our projects are typically complex, integrated assignments that involve working with colleagues across a variety of disciplines, as well as other professional advisers, you'll work with the world’s largest organisations, fastest-growing companies and private equity firms on some of the biggest and most complex cross-border engagements in the global market.

Our Operational Transaction Services (OTS) team is a specialist service dedicated to guiding our clients through the Operational and IT challenges throughout the transaction lifecycle. 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 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.

What will I be doing?

Typical activities will include the following:

  • 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 (e.g. operational and IT due diligence, carve-out planning), and post-deal (e.g. integration planning, synergy tracking).

  • Lead programme workstreams comprising colleagues from our transactions and advisory practices as well as leading meetings with senior client stakeholders to advise, shape and drive the strategy and planning for integration, carve-out / separation and operational restructuring

  • Manage complex engagements, including commercials, resourcing and risk.

  • Lead on business origination, including developing internal and external networks through personal contacts 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

What do we look for?

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 Associate 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 lifecycle: ideally with a focus on pre-deal operational due diligence, carve-out or integrations experience

  • Programme Management: Managing and delivering large-scale transformation programmes and projects to time, cost and quality

  • Deep understanding of one or more core operational functions (e.g. procurement, finance, HR)

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. Ideally you will have an accounting qualification, or at least a sound grasp of financial accounting, combined with a high level of business awareness and a strong understanding of the factors that drive financial performance

  • 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.

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.