Job Details




Belfast, Northern Ireland

Closing Date

2022-09-29 23:00:00


Executive, Transaction Strategy & Execution, Operations

  • Junior Manager, Operations - Transaction Strategy & Execution

    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. 

    Are you building your tomorrow, today? Then think about a career with our Transaction Strategy and Execution (TSE) team. The TSE team is the largest combined Operations and IT team in Europe. We have a market-leading proposition to create and maximise value for our clients, whether they are acquiring or divesting assets, or undertaking operational restructuring.

    The opportunity
    We work on the most complex and high profile global transactions, across a broad portfolio of clients and industry sectors. We are a group of experienced industry professionals with a background in IT and 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, as well as advise on risk mitigation and the successful change of operations, functions and people

    Key Responsibilities

    You'll advise clients across all sectors, supporting key decision makers in developing and executing strategies for transactions. Part of your role will also involve developing experience across a range of different type of engagements, including pre-deal (e.g. operational and IT due diligence, carve-out planning), post-deal (e.g. integration planning, tracking) and restructuring (e.g. rapid cost reduction). Having a commercial mind-set is key to this consulting based role.

    Skills and Attributes for success

    • Project Management – be part of project teams comprising colleagues from our transactions and advisory practices
    • Business and Commercially Driven – working in a fast-paced, exciting environment with strong business acumen to really help add value to our clients
    • Business Development - assist in aspects of business origination, including pitches and presentations, and attending meetings with clients to help sell work. Contribute to our practice development initiatives, supporting the continued focus on our team as a great place to work
    • Learning - Learn and develop technical and personal skills to support achievement of career goals, through a blend of structured learning, coaching and experiences
    • Building Relationships - Strong working relationships with senior clients, including influence, advice and support to key decision makers 

    To qualify for the role you must have

    Specialism in at least two of these areas:

    • Professional services / consulting;
    • Transactions: ideally due diligence, carve-out or integrations experience; or
    • Deep understanding of one or more core operational functions
    • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to link operational analysis to financial statements, and understand the implications of findings to client strategy 

    Ideally you’ll also have

    • Experience of delivering high-quality reports and presentations
    • Strong team participation skills, particularly teams with diverse skills and backgrounds, coupled with the ability to coach and mentor juniors
    • Excellent problem solving skills
    • Strong work initiative and the ability to adapt to new challenges and ideas
    • Professionalism and consistency in approach to client work, internal business and practice development projects

    What we are looking for

    We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, driven, and have a passion to be part of a fast-paced, successful transaction team. Being a strong team player is also important as well as someone who is happy to work flexibly over a number of client deals across the UK and Globally.

    About EY Parthenon

    EY-Parthenon teams work with clients to navigate complexity by helping them to reimagine their eco-systems, reshape their portfolios and reinvent themselves for a better future. With global connectivity and scale, EY-Parthenon teams focus on Strategy Realized — helping CEOs design and deliver strategies to better manage challenges while maximizing opportunities as they look to transform their businesses. From idea to implementation, EY-Parthenon teams help organizations to build a better working world by fostering long-term value. EY-Parthenon is a brand under which a number of EY member firms across the globe provide strategy consulting services. For more information, please visit

    What working at EY offer 

    We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. 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.