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Senior Consultant Software Strategy Group - EY

Location: Amsterdam
Employment: Full-time

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. The Software Strategy Group (SSG) is the specialized software economy practice within EY-Parthenon, serving private equity investors and their portfolio companies from due diligence through strategy and execution.

The opportunity

EY-Parthenon SSG provides investment and acquisition guidance (including commercial, product and technology diligence), strategy/value creation, and transaction advisory services to companies and investors in the software economy. We define “software economy” as companies that sell or license software, SaaS, or business services enabled by software – where software is a key competitive differentiator. SSG in the Netherlands is part of a global network with offices in the US, Japan, Australia, UK, Nordics and Germany. The Dutch team has completed hundreds of successful projects and provides a unique capability to help software investors make strategic decisions and complete successful transactions.


  • Product and technology diligence SSG provides market-leading product and technology diligence of software-driven companies. This entails an “inside-out” assessment of product capabilities, product roadmaps, software architecture, technical debt, and both the organization and processes associated with a software organization.
  • Integrated diligence EY-Parthenon teams combine product and technology diligence with leading commercial due diligence “outside-in” capabilities. We assess market segments and size, competition, purchasing dynamics and pricing & packaging to provide clients with a cohesive view of their target investment’s growth potential. 


  • Product strategy and roadmap EY-Parthenon teams analyze  product roadmaps and provide recommendations for improving commercial positioning, packaging and pricing based on market and competitive research.
  • Technology strategy and roadmap To meet growth targets, we help companies identify and build a suitable technology strategy and architecture roadmap — sometimes building on internal efforts and sometimes on brand-new ideas.
  • Software development effectiveness EY-Parthenon teams assess a company’s software development organization for capacity, talent and process. The team provides actionable recommendations to improve productivity, timeliness, predictability, quality and overall alignment with the corporate strategy.  

Your Key Responsibilities

Consultants are the backbone of our case teams. On any given day, you may conduct market research, interview industry participants, meet with technology company executives, conduct qualitative and quantitative analysis, or participate in client discussions.

You will rapidly build a mix of hard and soft skills during our consultant program. You will gain experience creating data-backed analysis and insights, learn what makes software companies tick, 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.

Skills And Attributes For Success

  • Support the development of  business strategies using tools such as market analysis, customer research, macroeconomic forecasting and portfolio optimization
  • Review and manage deal documents to identify critical business issues and risks relating to a proposed transaction
  • Support workstreams and teams with planning, reporting and setting up meetings and working sessions
  • Perform technical analysis and translate findings into financial implications, being able to present outcomes to a non-technical audience

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Outstanding academic performance, including coursework relevant to the position, preferably with quantitative courses in computer science or engineering
  • Demonstrated interest in the technology industry through start-up experience, internships, coursework, extracurricular activities, or research and writing on the subject
  • Ability to make detailed assessments of software products, markets, competitors and customers by using research tooling and market information
  • Excellent problem solving, project coordination, facilitation and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multitask and work efficiently in a fast-paced environment
  • Effective organization and time management skills with ability to work under pressure and adhere to project deadlines
  • Proficient in the English language, including the ability to listen, understand, read and communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally, in a professional environment. Dutch language skills are not a prerequisite but are appreciated
  • Willingness and ability to travel, when necessary (approximately 0-20%)
  • A passion for technology!

What We Look For

We are looking for candidates who have a strong aptitude for quantitative and qualitative analysis and the ability to link business strategy to performance. Being a strong team player is critical with the ability to adapt to changing requirements or deadlines in support of our clients’ goals.

What Working At EY-Parthenon Offers

We offer 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:

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
  • 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

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

The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build. 

EY | Building a better working world 
EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.  
Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.  
Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today. 

An (online) assessment and a pre employment screening are part of the application procedure. 
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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19 januari 2023
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