Transaction Strategy & Execution Analyst

Ernst & Young

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ref: NP946-2151

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Are you building your tomorrow, today? If that sounds like you, think about pursuing a career with our Transaction Strategy and Execution (TSE) 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 is looking for high caliber individuals to join us at the Analyst (equivalent to Associate) level. We work on the most complex and high-profile global transactions across a broad portfolio of clients and industry sectors. Our team is made up 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, identify ideas and sources of value enhancement through synergy assessment, as well as advise on risk mitigation and the successful change of operations, functions, processes and people.

Your key responsibilities

As an Analyst in the TSE practice, you will spend your time working on executing operational focused projects across various sectors and supporting our client service team in developing and executing strategies for transactions. Part of your role will also involve developing experience across a range of different types of engagements, including pre-deal (e.g. operational and carve-out planning) and post-deal (e.g. integration planning, and tracking). Having a commercial mind-set is key to this consulting focused role.

Skills and attributes for success

As a TSE professional, you should be able to:

- Be part of project teams comprising colleagues from across the Strategy and Transactions (SaT) sub service lines.
- Have the business and commercial drive to work in a fast-paced, exciting environment to drive value for our clients.
- Assist in in engaging pursuits and pitches, including presentations and client meetings.
- Contribute to our practice development initiatives, supporting the continued focus on our team and firm as a great place to work.
- Learn and develop your technical and personal skills to support the achievement of your project and career goals, through a blend of structured learning, coaching and experiences.
- Build strong working relationships with clients, including the ability to influence, advise and support key decision makers.


To qualify for the role you must have

- A bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, Engineering, or Information Technology and a minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience; or a post-graduate degree and a minimum of 1 years of relevant work experience.
- Excellent analytical skills and the confidence to translate complex data into meaningful insights.
- Experience in business integrations, divestitures, and/or carve-outs with a demonstrated aptitude for quantitative and qualitative analysis.
- The ability to make detailed assessments of technology, operations or manufacturing infrastructure.
- The ability to synthesize approaches to complex integration/divestiture conflicts.
- 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.
- Must be willing and able to travel up to 80% on short notice

Ideally, you'll also have

- A proven record of excellence in a mergers or acquisitions transactions role.
- Experience gained within another large professional services organization.
- MBA or Masters from a reputable business school.

What we look for

We are 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 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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