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EY- Parthenon Manager, Commercial strategy

Location:  Amsterdam
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  May 30, 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1405818

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.


The opportunity - What future are you building towards?

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


Our team - Do great minds always think alike?

Within the Strategy department of EY-Parthenon, we focus on developing strategies for growth, digitalization, M&A, and transformation, to help organizations achieve their long-term goals. We work with organizations in the private equity, energy, financial services, healthcare and life sciences, retail, FMCG, technology, media, and telecom sectors.


Responsibilities – How can you make a lasting impact in a rapidly changing world?

  • 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.
  • 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.


Job requirements – Where do you start if you want to change the world?

  • Experience in managing strategy projects for private equity and corporate clients.
  • Minimum five years of strategy consulting experience or equivalent with strong track record in commercial due diligence and growth strategy work.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, in Dutch and English.
  • Willingness and ability to travel, when necessary (approximately 0-20%).
  • 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.


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What we offer – Is everything that counts being counted?

    • Flexible working: you decide where and when you work in consultation with your team. At home, at the office, at the client's location, or from another European country (up to 20 working days per year)
    • Salary: in addition to your fixed salary, depending on EY's financial performance, you may be eligible for a bonus. You are also entitled to an expense allowance (depending on the position) and an internet allowance of €40 net per month
    • Time off: you are entitled to 34 vacation days per year when full-time employed and you have the option to purchase additional days.
    • Sabbatical: the option to take unpaid leave after consultation
    • Birth leave: EY will pay 100% of the birth leave; in the case of additional birth leave, EY will pay 70% of the salary
    • Bicycle arrangement: finance the purchase cost of your new bicycle through a monthly deduction from your gross salary (the purchase cost is spread over 12 months) or from your non-statutory holiday entitlement
    • Pension scheme: you will start building a pension capital immediately upon joining EY. Each month, a premium is allocated to your pension account with our pension provider. You also have the option to voluntarily contribute additional funds to your pension

To learn more about working at EY, please visit the following link: What it's like to work here | EY - Netherlands

The office

Our office in Amsterdam is located in the Zuidas, a bustling area where many businesses are situated. Haven't had breakfast yet? Taib will make his special smoothie for you or simply a delicious cappuccino. During the lunch break, the team of Hans and Mehdi will be ready with a fresh lunch for you. For a breathtaking view of Amsterdam, head to the 22nd floor. Collaborating takes on a new meaning with the Wavespace. This high-tech environment brings clients and colleagues together virtually from all over the world!

Recruitment procedure – How can you prepare for a long life together?

Our hiring process consists of several key steps. After reviewing your CV, we will schedule an introductory call to get to know each other better and address practical matters. Next, you'll have the option to have an informal coffee chat with a team member, providing an opportunity to learn more about our organization. An online assessment will be administered to evaluate relevant skills and knowledge. Subsequently, a first interview will assess team fit and personality. If successful, a second interview will involve a case study. Finally, a Partner interview will take place, where you'll have the chance to engage with our leadership. Upon successful completion of the process, we will extend a formal offer to join our team.


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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