Mergers and Acquisition Senior Manager/Director

Ernst & Young

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ref: NP946-2237

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Our clients are increasingly looking for our advise and help in implementing their inorganic growth and exit strategies. When you join our experienced M&A Energy & Resources team, you'll be at the heart of that challenge, guiding clients through every stage of their transaction lifecycle, be it acquisitions, disposals, management buy-outs, buy-ins, fundraising, initial public offerings, takeovers, mergers and strategic reviews.

The Opportunity

We are looking for an experienced M&A professional to join our high performing team. As a M&A Senior Manager/Director, you will play an integral role in providing end-to-end Transaction execution. You will leverage off an extensive global network, empowering you to provide credible and insightful advice on the sale process from strategic positioning to close, and help execute acquisitions, alliances and mergers.

Key Responsibilities

You will lead the execution of transactions across their different stages. You will take an active role in deals origination and broader business development activities including involvement in the preparation of pitch books, discussion documents and other marketing materials, and meeting with existing / prospective clients. You will also be responsible for the following, among others:

- Originate and deliver transaction ideas, identifying opportunities, opening and leveraging relationships;
- Project manage the transactions, drive the target timetable / milestones, ensure quality on client deliverables, as well as managing counterparties and other advisers;
- Manage the overall Transaction risks and proactively put in place actional mitigations to ensure successful closure of the Transaction; and
- Lead, develop and counsel junior colleagues, share knowledge, and take an active role in the growth and development of the whole team


Skills & Attributes for Success

- Experience of M&A, corporate finance, capital markets, and fund raising in an investment bank, professional services firm or boutique with a track record of working on both the buy-side and sell-side transactions.
- The role would require strong numerical, financial and critical thinking skills.
- You will have sound judgement and an ability to generate creative solutions to Transaction issues

To qualify you must have

- Bachelor's degree ideally in a finance or related specialization from a reputable University
- At least 7-8 years' experience in a M&A environment, including experience playing a key role in executing transactions
- Strong communication, presentation and project management skills
- Proven ability to produce high quality and impactful professional documents for clients and internal use
- Flexibility to travel (approx. 25% to 75%)

Ideally, you will also have

- MBA or Master's degree in finance (or related field) from a reputable University
- CFA Qualification
- Energy & Resources experience is preferred, but not a must
- Transactions experience in a client facing role within a professional services, investment bank or similar organization(s)
- GCC experience or working in one of the mature markets

What we look for

We are interested in highly motivated individuals with excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize shifting workloads in a rapidly changing industry. An effective communicator, you'll be a confident leader equipped with strong people management skills and a genuine passion to make things happen in a dynamic organization.

What we offer

We offer a competitive compensation package where you'll be rewarded based on performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. Plus, we offer:

- 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.

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