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Operational Transaction Services (OTS) Manager / Senior Manager

Ernst & Young

Manama, Bahrain

Ref: NP946-853

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Are you building your tomorrow, today? Then think about a career with our Operational Transaction Services (OTS) team. We have 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

Our team in Manama, Bahrain, is looking for high caliber individuals to join us at a Manager / Senior Manager level. We are looking for a seasoned professional with an in-depth understanding of a wide range of operational aspects of a transaction, including merger integrations, carve-outs, joint venture establishments, operational re-structuring, operational & technology diligence, and synergy assessments.

We work on the most complex and high profile global transactions, across a broad portfolio of clients and industry sectors, assisting the clients to identify, capture and protect value in their transactions. As a team, we prepare and execute separation and integration plans, identify ideas and sources of value enhancement, as well as advise on risk mitigation and the successful change of operations, functions and people. We cover

Your key responsibilities

• As a Manager / Senior Manager in OTS, you will be a vital member of the team advising clients across all sectors and supporting key decision makers in developing and executing strategies for transactions.
• You will work in a transaction environment operating under tight M&A timeframes and demands.
• You will also assist in aspects of business origination, including pitches and presentations, and attending meetings with clients to generate new business opportunities.

Skills and attributes for success

Develop experience of a range of different type of engagements, including pre-deal (e.g. operational due diligence, carve-out planning), post-deal (e.g. integration planning, tracking) and restructuring (e.g. rapid cost reduction).
• Lead work-streams comprising members of the client and colleagues from our transactions and advisory practices.
• Lead meetings with senior client stakeholders to advise, shape and drive the strategy and planning for integration, carve-out / separation and operational restructuring.
• Contribute to management of each engagement, including commercials and risks.
• Contribute to our practice development initiatives, supporting the continued focus on our team as a great place to work.
• Act as a role model and support development of junior team members, coupled with the recruitment and training responsibilities.
• Be familiar working in a large-scale consulting environment or industry role where you can demonstrate the ability to perform and summarize analysis into management insights and recommended actions at pace.
• Be flexible to support on broader IT & Operational transaction work


To qualify for the role you must have

• A bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, Engineering, or Information Technology and at least 6 to 7 years of related work experience.
• Excellent analytical skills and the confidence to translate complex data into meaningful insights.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills and experience of producing and reviewing high caliber reports, papers, presentations and thought leadership.
• Experience in business optimizations, integrations, divestitures, and/or carve-outs with a demonstrated aptitude for quantitative and qualitative analysis
• A track record of successful project delivery in corporate businesses where you are responsible for managing project team members and vendors.
• Excellent negotiation and influencing skills, and the ability to develop long-lasting relationships both internally and externally.
• Must be willing and able to travel up to 80% on short notice.

Ideally, you’ll also have

• M&A management consulting experience.
• Experience in building strong working relationships with senior clients, including influence, advice and support to key decision makers.
• Experience gained within another large professional services organization
• Experience in supporting sales and business development processes for professional services projects in a large-scale consulting environment.
• MBA from a reputed university.

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 you.

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. In addition, we have a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:

• Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career within a dedicated financial due diligence practice in a Big 4 firm.
• A clear unified strategic focus across the team, with emphasis on taking an entrepreneurial approach to work.
•Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most recognized and engaging colleagues in the industry.
•The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you.

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better.

Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Join us in building a better working world.

Apply now.

Permanent Role, Full Time

About the Company

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

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The MENA practice of EY has been operating in the region since 1923. For over 95 years, we have grown to over 7,500 people united across 21 offices and 16 countries, sharing the same values and an unwavering commitment to quality. As an organization, we continue to develop outstanding leaders who deliver exceptional services to our clients and who contribute to our communities. We are proud of our accomplishments over the years, reaffirming our position as the largest and most established professional services organization in the region

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