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Private Equity Transaction to Transformation: Supply Chain & Operations - Senior Manager
Private equity (PE) firms, portfolio companies and investment funds are under pressure to deploy capital and create value amid unprecedented economic and geopolitical uncertainty, increased competition, and rising stakeholder expectations.?Success depends on moving faster, driving rapid and strategic growth and creating greater value.?EY?professionals?unlock and cultivate value with fit-for-purpose solutions throughout the investment life?cycle,?supporting strong, resilient companies to achieve their purpose and long-term value aspirations.?
PE firms and their portfolio companies face complex challenges. Successful deals depend on the ability to move faster, drive rapid strategic growth, and create greater value throughout the transaction lifecycle. Working as an integral team member of PE Transaction to Transformation, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with our Strategy, Transactions, Value Creation and Consulting teams to build value creation hypotheses, strategies, and execution plans for the PE Firm and its portfolio companies. You will bring knowledge and insight related to your specific area of functional expertise to develop differentiated points of view, develop pursuit strategies, and deliver solutions to execute on those strategies.
You have the opportunity to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. 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
As a Senior Manager within PE Transaction to Transformation, you will develop and operate the playbook from which our Strategy and Transactions and Consulting teams build and execute strategies to support our PE Sponsors to create value during the hold period of their investments. You will manage day-to-day problem solving, lead research and analytics teams, and act as a key liaison to identify and bring the best-fit subject matter resources from your field of play / function to support projects. You will help architect and deliver fit-for-purpose solutions for PE, specific to Supply Chain. You will lead projects pursuant to the Firm’s quality standards. You will develop high-performing people and teams, leading and supporting them to make an impact that matters and setting the direction to deliver exceptional client service. Additionally, you will support the growth of the business by working alongside partners on new opportunities, including preparing for and participating in pitch meetings, creating proposals and working on the sale process.
As the Supply Chain & Operations functional Senior Manager, you will be responsible for leading and delivering projects that bring data to life and new, more efficient operations through connected assets and products. You will have the opportunity to create experiences and solutions that enable companies to fully leverage new capabilities to drive supply chain efficiency, network optimization, and improved planning to reduce costs, reduce capital and inventory, improve service, and improve flexibility and resiliency. You will leverage the broader EY network of subject matter experts and alliance partners to architect and deliver fit-for-purpose solutions for portfolio companies in one or more of the following areas:
+ Supply chain operations excellence
+ Sourcing & Procurement Management
+ Supply Chain & Network Operations
+ Supply Chain Analytics
+ Logistics & Fulfilment
+ Manufacturing Excellence
Skills and attributes for success
+ Enjoys working in a fast-paced work environment aligned to the speed at which PE Sponsors typically identify, diligence, close and drive value creation (the “deal lifecycle”)
+ Understands and has experience delivering services to PE backed companies
+ Has proven ability to lead and deliver cross-functional pursuits and engagements
+ Is relationship focused and credible with PE deal professionals
+ Demonstrates a strong ability to build and leverage a strong network of EY team members and alliance partners
+ Has experience working in multiple sectors
To qualify for the role, you must have
+ A bachelor’s degree and approximately 8 years of related work experience; or a master’s degree and approximately 7 years of related work experience
+ A minimum of 5 years of consulting or industry experiences in supply chain operations and a solid understanding of the supply chain technologies
+ Experience leading teams, managing engagement economics and business development
+ Experience in an M&A environment, with preference for leading significant M&A activities and/or projects
+ Strong analytical and communication skills with the ability to connect data and actionable business insights
+ Willingness and ability to travel, when necessary (approximately 25-50%)
Ideally, you’ll also have
+ Experience applying digital technologies to improve supply chain performance
+ Experience in cross portfolio synergy work
+ Ability to lead teams on complex assignments and develop individual team members
What we look for
We are looking for candidates with a strong aptitude for quantitative and qualitative analysis and the ability to link business strategy to performance. Adapting to changing requirements or deadlines in support of our clients’ goals is critical to being a strong team player.
What we offer
We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to the business. The salary range for this job in most geographic locations in the US is $146,000 to $333,500. The salary range for New York City Metro Area, Washington State and California (excluding Sacramento) is $175,200 to $379,000. Individual salaries within those ranges are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge, skills and geography. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.
+ Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
+ Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
+ Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
+ Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.
If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
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