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Consultant in Strategy & Transactions (SaT) - Transaction Strategy & Execution (TSE)

Location:  Zurich
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Sep 9, 2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  47961

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. 



In our Strategy and Transactions (SaT) practice, we help our clients look beyond and position themselves to fulfill their growth objectives through corporate strategy, capital allocation and M&A transactions. We help our clients navigate through complexity to reimagine their eco-systems, reshape their portfolios, stabilize their businesses, manage downturn scenarios and reinvent themselves for a better future. Together with our clients, we make well-founded, strategic decisions for businesses. If you’re looking to develop your skills and grow your career in a fast-paced environment whilst working with cross-functional and multicultural teams, come join us!


Within Strategy and Transactions, our Transaction Strategy and Execution (TS&E) team of EY Parthenon provides a full range of operationally focused services including M&A Integration, Carve-Out, Operational and IT Due Diligence and Operational Restructuring. Transaction Strategy and Execution works with cross-functional teams made up of members of both the acquiring and acquired organizations. 

The opportunity

  • Highly motivated, multicultural and dedicated team where you can expect new challenges every day that will allow you to build on your knowledge and expertise
  • Each team member draws upon their unique operational, IT and technical skills to support both private equity and corporate clients, spanning a wide range of industries

Your key responsibilities

  • In your role as Consultant, you will work on integrations, carve-outs, corporate restructuring and other types of M&A transactional engagements in project teams directly with our clients
  • You will be exposed to a variety of industries (e.g. lifescience, consumer products and retail, industrial products) and functional areas (e.g. finance, supply chain, HR, IT, legal, etc.)
  • You will be working on a wide range of strategy and M&A transactions topics (e.g. exit readiness, synergy assessment, IT / operational due diligence, operating model design, integration blueprint design, legal entity setup, day 1 and 100 readiness, transitional service agreement (TSA), etc.)
  • You will play a key role in gathering / assessing information and communicating recommendations
  • You will compile and present information verbally, visually and in writing
  • You will implement and execute client recommendation in collaboration with the project teams to fulfill project goals
  • You will help maintain professional relationship with our clients at appropriate levels
  • You will help build an open and inclusive work environment

Skills and attributes for success

To qualify for the role you must have

  • A degree in business, engineering, computer science or related field
  • At least 1-2 years of applicable industry and/or consulting experience
  • Strong record of leadership in an academic, professional or extracurricular setting
  • Sharp logical thinking and exceptional problem-solving skills
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills, both verbally and in writing, in English and German or French. 
  • Ability and willingness to travel 


Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Readiness to learn and develop new skills
  • Solid project management skills, strong presentation skills and client-oriented attitude
  • Strong team player mentality to proactively drive solutions within highly motivated and diverse teams across functions, countries and regions

What we offer

  • International multi-cultural team of highly motivated professionals
  • Continuous personal development with a steep learning curve – a system of trainings, mentoring, counselling and on-the-job learning
  • Modern working environment and equipment, fostering mobile working flexibility
  • Transparent performance-based recognition and progression system
  • Acquire a fully accredited corporate MBA (EY Tech MBA) from Hult International Business School, whilst working with EY, completely free*

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible. Make the next step and apply for this position online. For further information please contact our recruitment team ( / +41 58 286 33 66).

The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.

* exception of EY contractors, interns and alumni.



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