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Strategy and Transactions - EY Parthenon - Manager/Director - Ops. Analytics - Multiple Locations

Location:  Boston
Other locations:  Anywhere in Region
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Jan 4, 2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  174221

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.



Boston, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Detroit, Charlotte, Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco


Competitive business today is all about making intelligent, informed decisions. As a Director within EY-Parthenon you will help make that happen.  You will be an important part of our diversely talented, highly experienced team and work at the forefront of high-profile transactions.  The EY-Parthenon sub-service line comprises three competencies:  Strategy; Transaction Strategy and Execution; and Turnaround and Restructuring Strategy.  EY-Parthenon – Transaction Strategy and Execution has a market-leading proposition to create and maximize value for our clients, whether they are acquiring or divesting assets, or undertaking operational restructuring. 


The opportunity

Transaction Strategy and Execution – Operational Analytics works on the most complex and high-profile global transactions, across a broad portfolio of clients and industry sectors. We are a group of experienced industry professionals with a background in operations who are serial transaction advisers, which enables us to bring a wealth of deep sector and functional knowledge to our clients. As a team, we prepare and execute separation and integration plans by solving business problems at the intersection of operations research and data science in a broad range of analytics disciplines, including:

  • Operations decision support and scenario analysis
  • Mathematical programming and statistical modelling
  • Optimization, Forecasting and Simulation
  • Big data integration and homogenization
  • Business case development
  • Risk assessment & remediation
  • Transportation and logistics analytics
  • Multi-echelon inventory optimization
  • Network modelling and footprint optimization
  • Sourcing, spend, and procurement analytics
  • Discrete event and continuous flow simulation


Your key responsibilities

As a Director in Operational Analytics you will be a vital member of the team managing and executing operational focused projects supported by advanced analytics and insights. You'll execute and manage projects across all sectors and various operational functions, supporting our clients in developing and executing strategies for transactions.


Skills and attributes for success

  • Experience in managing and/or supervising a team of analytics professionals through all phases of the engagement lifecycle, including requirements definition, design, development, testing and post-delivery support.
  • Demonstrate high levels of technical and professional knowledge and quickly assimilate new knowledge.
  • Demonstrate quality project execution and delivery by successfully monitoring project/program team economics, performance against the job arrangement and budget.
  • The ability to team and collaborate for the purposes of effectively designing and implementing engagement objectives, strategies and solutions that addresses client needs.  
  • The ability to manage engagements in a rigorous, time sensitive environment while deliver high-quality solutions through the management of cross functional teams and remote resources.
  • The ability to foster an innovative and team-oriented work environment committed to developing knowledge, continuing to learn and share knowledge with clients and team members alike.
  • Excellent industry knowledge staying abreast of current business and industry developments relevant to the client's business, and act as a leader in adopting new tools and techniques.
  • The ability to use current technology and tools to enhance the effectiveness of services provided.


To qualify for the role, you must have

  • A bachelor’s degree in statistics, mathematics, engineering, computer science, operations research, industrial/systems engineering, business analytics or related data science and 5 years of related work experience; or a graduate degree and approximately 3 years of related work experience.
  • Experience in using data, programming and mathematical techniques to solve business issues related to supply chain optimization, operations effectiveness, cost transformation, working capital improvements and other types of operational improvements, (e.g., Machine Learning, AI).
  • Prior experience with one of more advanced data mining tools (e.g. SQL, Hadoop, Alteryx), programming language (e.g. Python, R, Java), visualization application (e.g. Tableau, Spotfire, Power BI), and decision modelling tool (e.g. SC Guru, JDA, SASS, AIMMS, GAMS, Arena).
  • Working knowledge of data management, data structures and analytic models.
  • Experience leading and managing in complex business environments.
  • The ability to prioritize effectively on projects and the skills to adapt quickly to new challenges and concepts.
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills, and the ability to develop long-lasting relationships both internally and externally.
  • Experience in strategy, operations research, supply chain, procurement and/or logistics roles
  • PC proficiency including MS Word, Access, PowerPoint, VBA and MS Excel.
  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 50% on short notice.


Ideally you’ll also have

  • A proven record of excellence in a mergers & acquisitions transactions role.
  • Experience gained within another consulting services organization.
  • Established networking skills in a relevant industry.


What we look for

We’re interested in talented professionals with the ability to visualize our clients’ goals and think creatively to facilitate them – often in politically charged environments. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, and a genuine passion for taking on new challenges, this role is for

What we offer

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. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.


•    Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
•    Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
•    Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
•    Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

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.


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Nearest Major Market: Boston

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