Manager, Commercial strategy

As a manager you will have a leading role in the development and execution of commercial strategy engagements.

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Competitive business today is all about making intelligent, informed decisions. As a consultant within EY-Parthenon you will help make that happen. EY-Parthenon is a leading advisory organization focused on strategy consulting. We are committed to combining our unconventional thinking with our clients’ smarts to deliver actionable strategies. Commercial strategy team is the specialized practice within EY-Parthenon, serving local and international private equity clients, their portfolio companies, and corporate clients from commercial due diligence to go-to-market and long-term growth strategies.

The opportunity

EY-Parthenon Commercial strategy practice provides investment and acquisition guidance through commercial due diligence work and strategic advice to companies and investors across such sectors as Technology, Media & Telecom, Retail & Consumer Goods, Healthcare, Energy and Financial Services. We support our clients realize their growth ambitions. You can expect to work on such strategy projects as commercial due diligence, growth strategy, new market entry, pricing and commercial excellence. Our team in the Netherlands is part of a global network with offices in Germany, UK, Nordics and the US.

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.

What you’ll do

As a manager you will have a leading role in the development and execution of commercial strategy engagements.

Our teams work on a variety of client issues. The assignments range from development of long-term growth, go-to-market and digital-focused strategies to evaluation of potential acquisitions of businesses through commercial due diligence. You will gain experience in creating data-backed analysis and insights, hone your ability to craft a compelling narrative and present findings to senior executives, and manage and mentor others on your team. You will have a seat at the table with CEOs and investors, helping these clients make more informed decisions and gaining first-hand insights into how investors and management teams operate and make decisions.

You will:

  • Manage projects and day-to-day problem solving together with your team, coordinate multiple advisory  engagements and motivate your team to work together on common challenges
  • Interact with senior client stakeholders to advise, shape, and drive the strategy and planning
  • Deliver a high degree of client satisfaction throughout the engagement cycle and uphold high-quality deliverables to drive recurring engagements
  • Perform commercial and financial analysis to understand market and company’s performance to assess acquisition opportunities and design growth strategies  
  • Develop and realize commercial excellence propositions and business models with a tech-enabled component
  • Coach and lead the professional and personal development of your team members
  • Be exposed to C-level, investment professionals and EY-Parthenon experts
  • Contribute to our practice development initiatives, supporting the continued focus on our team as a great place to work

What Working At EY-Parthenon Offers

We offer a diverse, ambitious, international and fun team. A competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. Plus, we offer:

  • Unmatched opportunity to further develop your strategic thinking, sector knowledge and international network. You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next
  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
  • Working in the champions league of deals with the world's leading companies – our clients
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you
  • Opportunity to contribute to the next growth wave of our fast-growing business

Skills and attributes for success

  • Interest in strategy consulting with focus on M&A related topics
  • Goal-oriented with strong aptitude for quantitative and qualitative analysis and determination to deliver exceptional results
  • Curious team player who is eager to learn and able to coach others
  • Ability to manage client demands and effectively build a network

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Minimum five years of strategy consulting experience or equivalent with strong track record in commercial due diligence and growth strategy work
  • Experience in managing strategy projects for private equity and corporate clients
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills with a practical ability to shape business agenda and define strategic roadmaps
  • Experience in managing client demands and business development acumen
  • People and leadership skills, including cross-functional collaboration, team management and people development & coaching
  • Master’s degree in Economics, Engineering or Business Administration with outstanding academic results
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, in Dutch and English
  • Willingness and ability to travel, when necessary (approximately 0-20%)

There is flexibility to hire at more junior and more senior roles, depending on experience.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please feel free to contact us.

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