Senior Principal, Corporate Transformation Group (Finance) at West Monroe
At West Monroe, our people are our business.
We pride ourselves on bringing a different mindset to consulting—and that takes a different approach: highly collaborative, flexible, and tenacious.
Our people-first, highly collaborative culture is core to our identity. It’s something we care about, and something we strive to enrich and preserve. No hierarchies. No siloes. No egos. Just smart ideas, and the drive to make an impact for our clients.
Every day our clients rely on us to help them tackle their greatest challenges, by strategically deploying technology through a business-focused and industry-specific lens. We bring together both the right knowledge and the right approach, so that they can capitalize on opportunities and deliver real results. That takes the right team. And that’s where you come in.
Ready for the next step on your career journey?
West Monroe is seeking a successful, ambitious team member to join its Corporate Transformation Group as an experienced Sr. Principal. The primary focus of this role will be to support c-suite client business leaders achieve their firmwide value creation objectives. The role is based in Chicago and offers an exciting career track for high performers.
West Monroe is a national advisory firm that was born in technology, and built for business. Our people-first, highly collaborative culture is core to our identity. It’s something we care about, and something we strive to enrich and preserve. Just smart ideas, and the drive to make an impact for our clients. We partner with successful business leaders who want to drive value-creation and deliver results. We are 100% employee owned, and thus we’re all responsible for success. Every time.
Corporate Transformation Group
Corporate Transformation is a unique West Monroe offering that focuses on supporting CEOs and business leaders to identify and drive near-term financial and operational results, while strengthening and positioning the business to win in the years to come. We advise successful leaders who are proactively seeking transformation or require a full reset (turnaround and/or restructuring). We do so by assuming leadership of the businesses’ transformation office. A such, we ensure end-to-end delivery on the value/ transformation plan. We work side by side with management, boards (and investors) to design all viable paths to create substantial value. We have an investor mindset. We leverage West Monroe’s deep industry expertise and heritage driving technology and operational transformation. Our team brings senior experience to all projects... the team you hire, is who you will see from start to successful finish.
The role has two primary focuses: (1) ownership, in partnership with the client CFO, of the full value plan (2) partnering with the leader of the CT practice regarding client development.
Business transformation efforts with be varied in time and nature and are likely to include: Supporting senior management to develop and drive the execution of strategic plans; leading short-term projects with management teams; program management; and potentially interim roles leading specific projects. Sample projects may include evaluating and implementing company expansion into new product and geographic markets, evaluating cost structures and capital allocation, optimizing and improving company supply chains and operations, evaluating and modeling pricing strategies, driving complex analytics and analyzing business cases for M&A opportunities. These will be hands-on roles, drawing on problem solving skills and the ability to influence senior managers.
Client development support will include: Meeting with private-equity sponsors, business leadership and working seamlessly with the CT team and broader West Monroe to highlight the firm’s core capabilities.
- Minimum of 4 years of Investment Banking experience
- Comfort and experience with financial statements and valuation
- Strong communication skills to be able to work with C-level clients
- Functional skills – General strategy/ operational experience
- Track record of strong data analytic skills (knowledge of Alteryx or SQL is a plus
- Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills
- Interest and familiarity with private equity
- In-depth knowledge of project planning methodologies
- Ability to travel regularly to client locations
Key personal attributes:
- Unique ability to engage people
- Role model for behavioral change at clients
- Flexibility and resilience
- A root cause mindset, and intuitive prioritization skills
Ready to get started? Join our team and make an impact.