Manager, M&A (IT)

Location: Chicago, IL
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $120,000.00 - $150,000.00
Date: 11/21/2017
Job ID: 02503030
Job Description
Consulting Firm—Downtown Chicago—Salary Commensurate with Experience
 
The Sizzle
  • Included on Chicago Tribune’s list of “Top Workplaces” from 2010-2016.
  • Company provides a career model that offers multiple career paths and opportunities to find your passion.
  • Company offers competitive pay and benefits!
 
Position Summary
Seeking Consulting Manager to serve Private Equity and Strategic clients with a focus on corporate divestitures/carve-out transactions from sell-side readiness, pre-close IT and operations due diligence, Day 1 readiness planning, and post-close carve-out IT separation execution. This role will also have the opportunity to assist with business development and contribute to internal practice development leadership.
 
Minimum Education & Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant discipline (Engineering, MIS, etc.) and 6+ years’ participating in team-based, client-facing management or technology consulting OR IT M&A experience at corporate strategic client.
  • 3+ years’ experience executing IT application (i.e. ERP) or infrastructure implementation projects.
  • Proven contributor with extensive ability to build solid and collaborative relationships with team members, foster a productive environment, and coach staff.
  • Industry experience in manufacturing, distribution, healthcare, or high-tech/technology companies preferred.
  • Strong project management methodology background, including schedule, scope, issue and risk experience.
  • Proven ability to lead others in official responsibilities as well as informal coaching.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, problem solving, and creative skills along with strong attention to details and ability to handle multiple projects and priorities at once.
  • Ability to work productively in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills and customer relation skills.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% (travel is short-term, 2-3 days onsite per diligence project, 50-75% during post-close carve-out execution).
 
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Execute IT and operational carve-out strategy and due diligence projects (both sell-side and buy-side), manage client relationships, startup and plan diligence.
  • Lead site visit workshops, assess underlying IT environment, develop recommendations for one-time separation costs and standalone operating model (operating costs).
  • Program, manage, and lead work streams for IT and operational carve-out execution initiatives, including Day 1 readiness and longer-term Day S separation projects; interface to Client and/or PE Executive sponsors.
  • Apply functional knowledge in key shared services (e.g. finance & accounting, human resources, IT) and/or supply chain, including standalone benchmarking and separation considerations.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of management both internally and at client sites.
  • Manage project economics, i.e. project budget tracking, client invoicing, and receivables management.
  • Contribute to the development/enhancement of methodologies, artifacts, and practice strategy.
  • Mentor and develop staff on the job and through formal feedback.
  • Coach and manage other consultants and actively participate in the performance management process.
  • Actively participate in recruiting and retaining top quality consultants.
  • Create and publish content to increase personal and company brand.
  • Assist in business development meetings with prospective PE and M&A strategic clients and lead preparation of proposals and statements of work for pre- and post-close opportunities.
  • Drive and cultivate business development contacts to originate and close new client engagements.
  • Understand investment needs and requirements and turn goals into concrete engagements and detailed proposals.
  • Create work plans, pricing estimates, and risk assessments for prospects.
  • Attend networking events and business-related social events in the M&A community.