Manager, Life Sciences, Healthcare Mergers & Acquisitions at West Monroe

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Ready to thrive in the next step on your career journey?

As a Manager in the Healthcare and Life Sciences – Mergers & Acquisitions practice at West Monroe, you will join a team that will challenge you and invest in your success. You will have the opportunity to work with interdisciplinary teams to solve complex problems applying innovative and diverse solutions.

This role will give you the opportunity to lead and collaborate on projects serving our Private Equity and Strategic clients investing in and acquiring technology-enabled Life Sciences companies across the transaction lifecycle. This team leads projects related to our core offerings, including platform acquisitions, mergers/integrations, corporate divestiture/carve-outs, sell-side readiness, Day 1 readiness planning, and post-close value creation and execution management.

Qualifications

  • 6+ years of experience in Healthcare in at least one of the following: M&A, Consulting. Prior experience in Healthcare IT preferred
  • 4+ years of experience in one of the following processes: organizational transformation, system implementation, healthcare investment banking, M&A advisory, finance & accounting, life  sciences
  • Experience managing multiple projects and workstreams simultaneously
  • Experience developing and supporting internal team objectives (e.g. operations, strategy, performance, thought leadership)
  • Experience managing teams and projects from initiation through execution with demonstrable value and quantifiable results 
  • Exceptional analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast paced, team-oriented environment 
  • Moderate to deep understanding of new and existing technologies and the ability to leverage and apply to client solutions 
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively 

Position Expectations & Responsibilities 

Client Delivery

  • Work directly with clients and the Targets they are/have invested in to define how technology supports business functions and creates value, illustrate how data is generated and commoditized, identify opportunities for improvement, highlight investment risks and associated tactics to mitigate identified risk
  • Facilitate interviews and workshops to understand Targets’ business models, issues they are facing, and initiatives they have implemented to address challenges and support growth
  • Evaluate the technology systems and operations of a business and be able to identify compliance, operations, revenue, and growth opportunities and risks 
  • Develop client-ready communications and deliverables that support our clients’ investment theses, facilitate decision making, communicate status, identify and mitigate risk, and resolve issues 
  • Lead creation of project-related deliverables such as project plans, implementation plans, communication plans, and financial models 
  • Play a key role in technology planning, strategy, and post-close engagements in complex transactions (e.g. post-merger integration and carve-out/divestitures) focused on product strategy, target operating model development, cloud migration, digital transformation, and other value-based initiatives 
  • Work closely with members of WMP as well as our clients to quickly establish highly functioning joint project teams
  • Lead evaluations against best practices in the Healthcare & Life Sciences industry 
  • Be accountable for project deliverables validated for completeness and appropriateness
  • Interface with all levels of management both internally and with clients/Targets

Practice Development

  • Participate in the practice development process by leading in the development of tools, templates, frameworks, methodologies, trainings, and other collateral used by West Monroe on client assignments and internal initiatives 
  • Contribute to the growth of the practice through supporting and leading development of the Healthcare & Life Sciences –  Mergers & Acquisition team’s core offerings and client delivery capabilities 
  • Actively participate in the performance management process
  • Actively participate in recruiting and retaining top quality consultants
  • Assist with company campus and experienced recruiting

Business Development

  • Participate in the business development process by understanding business needs and driving development of project approaches, proposals, and statements of work 
  • Develop work plans, pricing estimates, and risk assessments for prospects
  • Actively build a professional network and affiliate network in the local community
  • Actively participate in Technology M&A industry events
  • Understand client investment needs/constraints and help tailor proposals appropriately to meet their needs
  • Actively build and leverage professional network and affiliate network in the local community, and participate in networking events

Additional Qualifications:

  • Strong understanding of Life Science value chain, including R&D, clinical operations, supply chain & manufacturing, medical affairs, commercial execution, and pricing and market access
  • Experience with technology strategy and/or implementations in life science or healthcare organizations, including operational systems (ERP, CRM, CMS, etc.) and analytics and data solutions
  • Knowledge of key industry trends and developments, including technology disruption, evolution of therapies and services, and business transformation across R&D, medical affairs, and commercial organizations
  • Ability to travel up to 50%; Travel is short term (1-2 days on-site per diligence project, 50-75% during post-close engagements)
  • Strong communication skills to be able to work with clients and present to C-level executives 
  • Experience managing client relationships
  • In depth knowledge of project planning methodologies and software development lifecycles
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and quality assurance experience
  • Good presentation skills and business development skills; able to assist in selling work to clients
  • Good interpersonal, written, and oral communications skills, and ability to work with C-level clients
  • Ability to work permanently in the United States without limitation
  • Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and openness to new ideas and perspectives 

Ready to get started? Join our team and make an impact.

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 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, unique perspectives, and the drive to make an impact for our clients.

We also know that the best outcomes for both our people and our clients result from including diverse perspectives at the table. That’s why inclusion & diversity is one of our core values.

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.

West Monroe Partners is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer 
We believe in treating each employee and applicant for employment fairly and with dignity. We base our employment decisions on merit, experience, and potential, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, religion, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. To learn more about inclusion and diversity at West Monroe, visit www.westmonroe.com/inclusion.

If you are based in California, we encourage you to read West Monroe’s Notice at Collection for California residents, provided pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and linked here. 

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Location

Chicago is our headquarters, our largest office, and where it all started. Located in the Loop, you’ll find representation across all practices and industries. As our first office, Chicago remains one of the firm’s main hubs for technology and innovation, relying on top talent from the area.

An Insider's view of West Monroe

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

West Monroe's collaborative culture allows you to grow professionally by working across practices, industries and offices - all while creating value for the client.

Kirsten

Manager, Mergers & Acquisitions

What makes someone successful on your team?

If you refuse to shy away from a challenge and enjoy working with an intelligent group of people that genuinely care about those around them, your success will be imminent at West Monroe.

Adam

Manager, Technology

What are West Monroe Perks + Benefits

West Monroe Benefits Overview

Choosing where to build your career is an important decision. Should you choose to build it with West Monroe, we take that commitment seriously.

We believe that when people get the support they need to thrive, they care more, do more, and achieve more. In fact, that’s our whole business strategy. So we strive to provide a total rewards model that illustrates our commitment to our people and their growth, creating value today, tomorrow, and well into the future. We invest in you through an attractive package of rewards that promotes your health and well-being, your financial future, your development, and your satisfaction and enjoyment at work.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our Chiefs Program allows any employee to create a CXO (Chief “Something” Officer) role that is outside of their daily client service role such as Chief Outdoor Officer or Chief Snack Officer.
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
West Monroe has six ERGs: Black Employee Network, Interfaith, Pan-Asian Network, SOMOS, WMPride, and Women's Leadership Network.
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Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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