Senior Manager - Strategy And Transactions - Strategy & Operations

  • Zürich
  • Ey (ernst E Young Ag)

The opportunity

In our Strategy and Transactions (SaT) practice, we help our clients look beyond and position themselves to fulfill their growth objectives through corporate strategy, capital allocation and M&A transactions. We help our clients navigate through complexity to reimagine their eco-systems, reshape their portfolios, stabilize their businesses, manage downturn scenarios and reinvent themselves for a better future. Together with our clients, we make well-founded, strategic decisions for businesses. If you're looking to develop your skills and grow your career in a fast-paced environment whilst working with cross-functional and multicultural teams, come join us!

Within SaT, our Strategy&Operations group provides a full range of strategic consulting services  including corporate and growth strategy,  M&A integrations, separations, transformations, Private Equity value creation, Operational/HR/IT Due Diligence, and Operational Restructuring. Our Strategy&Operations team works cross-functionally  and across the entire transaction lifecycle . Kick-start a purposeful career and join our unique Strategy&Operations team to help solve exciting problems on a daily basis!


Your key responsibilities  

  • You will work on projects that span the entire lifecycle of a transaction, from technology due-diligence, IT carve-out and integration planning, day-1 readiness and IT exit readiness  

  • You will lead projects developing IT strategies in the context of performance improvement initiatives or value creation plans

  • You will effectively link business strategy and technology, define recommendations, impact and actionable plans

  • As a Senior Manager you will be responsible for project management including commercials and risk, client relationship and thought leadership in your area of expertise

  • You will develop excellent client relationships with senior clients and be responsible for a high degree of client satisfaction with the engagement process and work products 

  • You will lead business development activities including answering to proposal requests, upselling on existing engagements, opening up new relationships and manage / attend pursuit meetings with clients to sell work

  • You will lead practice development initiatives, supporting the continued focus on our team as a great place to work

  • You would act as a role model and develop junior team members, coupled with the recruitment and training responsibilities.


Skills and attributes for success

  • Applicable industry and/or consulting experience related to transactions, M&A or IT strategy and transformation projects

  • Have a broad range of IT experience including, infrastructure, applications, databases and networks or a deep understanding of one or more core aspects of a typical IT function

  • Program and project management expertise and a familiarity with industry standards such as e.g., ITIL or TOGAF

  • Excellent analytical skills and the confidence to translate complex data into meaningful insights  

  • A track record of successful project delivery in corporate businesses where you are responsible for managing project team members and vendors

  • Experience in building strong working relationships with senior clients, including influence, advice and support to key decision makers.

  • Experience in supporting sales and business development processes for professional services projects in a large-scale consulting environment

  • Demonstrated aptitude for quantitative and qualitative analysis

  • Bachelor's degree and approximately 10 years of related work experience; or a Master's/MBA degree and approximately 10 years of related work experience 

  • A degree in business, accounting, finance, engineering, computer science or related field

  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills, both verbally and in writing, in English and German / French

  • Ability and willingness to travel.


Strategy&Operations includes the following suite of domains:

  • (Strategy) Corporate/Business Unit/Digital Business Building, Commercial/Customer Strategy, Operations Strategy/Supply Chain, Corporate Due Diligence, Operational Due Diligence, Economic Advisory;

  • (Operations) Working Capital, Transaction Tech, Deal Management & Execution, Deal HR, Value Creation/Cost Takeout, IT/Tech/Cybersecurity Due Diligence.


What we offer

EY Switzerland offers you to work in a diverse and inclusive environment with around 3,000 employees from 64 different countries. You will collaborate with the best, learn from the best and continually grow, as we invest a significant portion of our annual turnover in the personal development and training of our .

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Have we sparked your interest? We look forward to receiving your complete application with CV, cover letter, certificates.

For more information, please contact our recruitment team ( / +41 58 286 33 66).


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