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Senior Consultant/Manager Software Strategy - EY Parthenon

Location:  Amsterdam
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  26-Jan-2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  137226

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 a specialized advisory software practice within EY-Parthenon serving private equity investors and their portfolio companies from diligence through strategy and execution.


The opportunity
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. EY-Parthenon SSG teams have completed hundreds of successful projects and provide a unique capability to help companies make critical decisions and complete successful transactions.


Your Key Responsibilities
Consultants are responsible for leading workstreams and engagements, translating client needs into project tasks and deliverables. They manage day-to-day problem solving and team analytical activities, and serve as key liaisons among consulting team members, SSG VPs and Partners, and our clients.

As a Senior Consultant / Manager you lead teams through on a variety of client issues, ranging from diligence to strategy assignments.



  • Product and technology diligence SSG provides market-leading product and technology diligence of companies in the Software Economy. This entails an “inside-out” assessment of product capabilities, product road maps, 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 provide clients with a cohesive view of their target investment from both a market and an operational perspective. 



  • 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. 
  • Technology strategy and road map By analyzing clients’ technology road maps and potential alternatives, as well as assessing cost, risk and alignment with strategic objectives, we help companies identify and build a suitable technology strategy and architecture road map — sometimes building on internal efforts and sometimes on brand-new ideas. 
  • Product strategy and road map EY-Parthenon teams analyze a company’s product road map and provide recommendations for improvement in product strategy and a road map based on market and competitive research, team capabilities, development cost and risk and technology underpinnings. 


Skills And Attributes For Success

  • Develop business strategies using tools such as market analysis, customer research, macroeconomic forecasting and portfolio optimization
  • Review transaction rationale and/or deal documents to identify critical business issues and risks relating to a proposed transaction
  • Manage workstreams and motivate teams with diverse skills and backgrounds
  • Develop, manage and mentor junior team members


To qualify for the role you must have

  • A Master’s degree with outstanding academic performance and at least four years of software-related work experience (strategy consulting work experience is a plus)
  • Experience managing business strategy and/or M&A strategic diligence projects in complex environments
  • Ability to make detailed assessments of industry, products, markets, competitors and customers to identify risks and opportunities
  • Excellent problem solving, project management, 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 software!

Responsibilities, Qualifications, Certifications - External


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 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 contact us as soon as possible.


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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