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Senior Consultant, IT (Manufacturing & Distribution)

Location : Chicago, IL
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 2+ years minimum
Required Education : Bachelor's Degree Required, MBA is a plus
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

Senior Consultant, IT (Manufacturing & Distribution) - Chicago

Our client isn’t a start-up consulting firm, but they act like one.

From day one, their people have the opportunity to make a definitive personal impact for their clients and their careers. What does this mean? It means they seek out the best of the best, and then challenge them to make them better.


Think you’re up to the challenge?


Our Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) practice is seeking a Manager to join our rapidly growing team. In this dynamic role, you will work with our national M&A practice servicing both corporate and private equity clients, which includes leading operational and technology assessments during the due diligence phase, planning as part of the carve-out or merger integration transactions, and post-close execution management (e.g. IMO).

What will you be doing?

Senior Consultants in our practice have these primary responsibilities. 

  • Participate on teams serving clients across industries (with specific capabilities in mergers & acquisitions), while demonstrating executive presence with C-level client counterparts

  • Facilitate due diligence site visits focused on identifying operational and technology strategy, organizational structures, and current state business processes and supporting technology

  • Assess operational and technology investment strategies and compare respective operating models and organizational structures against leading practices and industry benchmarks

  • Lead engagement teams on transaction advisory, guiding the team to prepare focused request lists and agenda, facilitating on-site reviews, and providing leadership over deliverables

  • Work with engagement leadership to implement operational processes and technology that support value creation and process efficiency across functions

  • Manage project economics including: track project budgets, create and deliver invoices, and manage collection process

  • Drive the development/enhancement of M&A methodologies (diligence, planning, carve-out, etc.) and approaches to client delivery

  • Coach and manage other consultants and actively participate in the performance review process

  • Understand client strategy and investment priorities and turn those goals into concrete engagements and detailed proposals.

  • Create work plans, pricing estimates, and risk assessments for prospects

Required Qualifications :


  • Big 4 or similar consulting background

  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline (e.g. Operations Management, Management Information Systems, Information Technology)

  • Consulting "athlete" (i.e. diversity in project experience, comfortable with new subject matter/industries)

  • Strong knowledge of business process / operational consulting in Healthcare, Manufacturing & Distribution, and technology/tech-enabled companies

  • ERP or supply chain applications implementation experience; functional expertise in IT and supporting front/back office operations preferred

  • Knowledge and experience working with private equity buyout and/or strategic mergers and acquisitions focused in software/hi-tech, healthcare, and manufacturing & distribution is preferred.

  • Deal execution management and leadership including carve-outs and merger integrations.

  • Experience managing or analyzing P&L statements, and financial modeling skills to build and manage complex synergy and cash flow models related to M&A transactions

  • Direct operational and technology experience in software/hi-tech, healthcare, and/or manufacturing & distribution organizations, as well as IT carve-out and merger integration leadership experience.

  • 3-5 years participating on business consulting and IT project based work / teams

  • Minimum of 1-2 years of managing complex operational and/or IT projects / people

  • Minimum of 1-2 years of consulting experience with a specific industry domain expertise in one or more of the following: manufacturing & distribution, software, or healthcare

  • Strong project management methodology background, including schedule, scope, issue and risk management experience, change management, strategic planning and analysis

  • Candidates must be eligible to work permanently in the United States without sponsorship

  • Ability to travel 50-70%

We celebrate driven professionals who thrive in a collaborative environment. Our consultants work on front lines – partnering with clients to deliver game changing solutions in the most dynamic industries. Sound interesting? Then this just might be the place for you.

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