Senior Consultant, Commercial strategy

You will support development of commercial strategies using tools such as market analysis, customer &  competitor research, macroeconomic forecasting and portfolio optimization

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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

Senior Consultants are the backbone of our case teams and are responsible for leading workstreams and contributing to overall engagements, translating client needs into project tasks and deliverables. Senior Consultants manage and execute day-to-day team analytical activities and serve as key liaisons between junior and senior team members and our clients. On any given day, you may conduct market research, interview industry participants, meet with company executives, conduct qualitative and quantitative analysis, or participate in client discussions.

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:

  • Support development of commercial strategies using tools such as market analysis, customer &  competitor research, macroeconomic forecasting and portfolio optimization
  • Review and manage deal documents to identify critical commercial issues and risks related to a proposed transaction
  • Work in project teams to deliver high quality output that addresses our client’s most pressing challenges and questions
  • Perform commercial analyses and translate findings into recommendations, being able to present outcomes to C-level executives and investment professionals
  • Contribute to business development by preparing project proposals

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 with the ability to adapt to changing requirements or deadlines in support of our clients’ goals

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Minimum three years of strategy consulting experience or equivalent with strong track record in commercial due diligence and growth strategy work
  • Master’s degree in Economics, Engineering or Business Administration with outstanding academic results and coursework relevant to the position
  • Demonstrated interest in strategy and M&A through internships, extracurricular activities or research on the subject
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a practical ability to dissect underlying market and company performance drivers
  • Ability to perform detailed commercial assessments of markets, competitors and customers by leveraging secondary and primary research tooling
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, in Dutch and English
  • Effective organization and time management skills with ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness and ability to travel, when necessary (approximately 0-20%)


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