EY-Parthenon Software Strategy Group, Senior Consultant - Boston Transaction Advisory Services Requisition # BOS003G8 Post Date Aug 29, 2019 Competitive business today is all about making intelligent, informed decisions. As a Senior Consultant within EY-Parthenon, you will help make that happen.Parthenon is a leading advisory organization focused on strategy consulting. We are committed to combining our unconventional thinking with our clients’ smarts to deliver actionable strategies. The Software Strategy Group (SSG) is a specialized advisory software practice within Parthenon serving private equity investors and their portfolio companies from diligence through strategy and execution. **Theopportunity** In today’s complex business landscape, creativity has become a necessary ingredient for sustained success. EY-Parthenon has an ideal balance of strengths – deep and concentrated skills with broad executional capabilities, intimate client relationships with larger networks of support, and proven processes along with a progressive spirit to unlock opportunity for our clients, amplify the impact of our strategies, and make Parthenon the global advisor of choice for business leaders.You have the opportunity to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. That’s how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. **Yourkey responsibilities** SSG provides investment and acquisition guidance (including commercial, product and technology diligence), strategy/value creation and transaction advisory services to companies and investors in the Software Economy. EY-Parthenon Software Strategy Group teams have completed hundreds of successful projects and provide a unique capability to help companies make critical decisions and complete successful transactions. Senior Consultants are responsible for leading work streams and engagements, translating client needs into project tasks and deliverables. Senior Consultants manage day-to-day problem-solving and team analytical activities, and serve as key liaisons between consulting team members, VPs and Partners, and our clients. Our Senior Consultant lead teams on a variety of client issues, ranging from diligence to value creation engagements: _Diligence_ + **Product and technology diligence** : The Software Strategy Group providesmarket-leading product and technology diligence of companies in the SoftwareEconomy, an “inside-out” assessment of product capabilities, product road map,software architecture, technical debt, and the organization and processesassociated with a software organization. + **Integrated diligence** : When EY-Parthenon teams combine productand technology diligence with leading commercial due diligence “outside-in”capabilities, we provide clients with a cohesive view of their targetinvestment from both a market and an operational perspective, providinginsights that each diligence work stream may not uncover independently. We area leader and innovator in this integrated offering and bring unrivaledcapabilities to the marketplace. _Value creation_ + **Software development effectiveness** : EY-Parthenon teams provide an assessmentof a company’s software development organization for capacity, talent andprocess, and actionable recommendations to improve productivity, timeliness,predictability, quality and overall alignment with the corporate strategy. Thisassessment is conducted through site visits, interviews, data analysis,hands-on evaluation, primary research and benchmarking. EY-Parthenon provides adetailed strategy on how to improve internal and external integration,communication and governance. + **Technology strategy and road map** : By analyzing clients’ technology road mapsand potential alternatives, as well as assessing cost, risk and alignment withstrategic objectives, we help companies identify and build a suitabletechnology strategy and architecture road map — sometimes building on internalefforts and sometimes on brand-new ideas. This type of engagement includes thepotential re-platforming initiative or a major transformational effort — suchas a substantial acquisition or a software-as-a-service transformation. + **Product strategy and road map** : EY-Parthenon teams analyze a company’sproduct road map and provide recommendations for improvement in productstrategy and road map based on market and competitive research, team capabilities,development cost and risk, and technology underpinnings. This type ofengagement typically includes primary research on the competitive landscape andmarket greenspace. It may also entail post-merger consolidation orrationalization of a product portfolio. Like other engagements, it leveragesthe combination of capabilities in understanding and assessing competitivemarketplaces and deep knowledge of software technologies. **Skillsand attributes for success** + Develop business strategies using tools such as market analysis,customer research, macroeconomic forecasting, and portfolio optimization. + Review transaction rationale and/or deal documents to identifycritical business issues and risks relating to a proposed transaction. + Manage work streams and motivate teams with diverse skills andbackgrounds. + Develop, manage and mentor junior team members. **Toqualify for the role, you must have** + At aminimum, a bachelor's degree withoutstanding academic performance and at + Experience managing business strategyand/or M&A strategic diligence projects in complex environments + Ability to make detailed assessmentsof industry, products, markets,competitors and customers to identify risks and opportunities + Ability to multitask and workefficiently in a fast-paced environment + Excellent problem-solving, projectmanagement, facilitation and interpersonal skills + Proficiency in the English language,including the ability to listen, understand, read and communicateeffectively, both in writing and verbally, in a professional environment + Effective organization and time management skills with the abilityto work under pressure and adhere to project deadlines + Willingness and ability to travel, when necessary (approximately 20-40%) + A passion for software! **Ideally,you’ll also have** + An MBA or related graduate degree withat least three years of post-graduate-school related work experiencein a consulting firm,preferably with technology-oriented clients, or experience in a softwareor technology company in a product or R&D-focused role + Expertise in one or more softwaresectors (ERP, CRM, Digital Media, Mobile, etc.) + A demonstrated ability to lead teamson complex assignments and develop individual team members **Whatwe look for** We are looking for candidates who have a strongaptitude for quantitative and qualitative analysis and the ability to link business strategy to performance.Being a strong team player is critical, with the ability to adapt to changing requirements or deadlines in support of our clients’ goals. **Whatworking at EY offers** We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, a minimum of three weeks of vacation plus thirteen observed holidays and three paid personal days, and a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer: + Supportand coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in theindustry + Opportunitiesto develop new skills and progress your career + Thefreedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’sright for you **AboutEY** As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. **If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, pleasecontact us as soon as possible.** **Make your mark. Apply today.** EY provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. .