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EY- Parthenon Senior Consultant, Commercial strategy

Location:  Amsterdam
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  May 6, 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1405827

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 - What future are you building towards?

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.

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.


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?

  • 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


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

  • 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
  • Fluent in Dutch


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What we offer – Is everything that counts being counted?

    • Vitality: the choice is yours. An online session with an external vitality coach, practical tips on topics such as nutrition, energy, sleep, and mindset, a discount at Healthcity, and/or a voucher card to rent a padel court
    • 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 29 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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