Senior Consultant, Carve-Out and Merger

West Monroe isn’t a start-up consulting firm, but we act like one. 

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

If you are looking to be a “behind the scenes” technologist, this isn’t the place for you. 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 West Monroe Partners just might be the place for you. 

Think you’re up to the challenge? 

West Monroe Partners is seeking a Senior Consultant with prior experience in business and technology consulting, private equity, or corporate M&A experience to join our Chicago office and National M&A practice.  Our Chicago office serves an array of interesting and exciting clients across the nation.

 As Senior Consultant in our M&A practice, you will serve Private Equity and Corporate clients with a focus on corporate divestiture/carve-out transactions and post-merger integration leadership roles, including, sell-side readiness, pre-close IT and operations carve-out due diligence, Day 1 readiness planning, and post-close program leadership.

In addition to client delivery, you will have the opportunity to assist with business development (hunting new clients and building relationship with existing), along with contributing to internal practice development leadership.

Senior Consultants at West Monroe Partners have three primary responsibilities:

Client Delivery:

  • Execute IT and operational carve-out / merger strategy and due diligence projects (both sell-side and buy-side) – manage client relationships, startup and plan diligence, lead discovery workshops, assess the operating model environment (people, processes, and technology), develop recommendations for one-time transition costs, and go-forward operating model (run rate costs)
  • Program manage and lead multiple work streams for IT and operational transaction execution initiatives including Day 1 readiness and longer-term transition projects – interfacing to Client and/or PE Executive sponsors
  • Apply functional knowledge in key shared services (e.g. finance & accounting, human resources, IT) and/or supply chain including standalone benchmarking and separation considerations
  • Interface with all levels of management both internally and at client sites
  • Manage project economics including project budget tracking, client invoicing, and receivables management.     

Practice Development:

  • Contribute to the development/enhancement of WMP’s market-leading methodologies, artifacts and practice strategy
  • Actively participate in recruiting and retaining top quality consultants
  • Create and publish content to increase personal and company brand
  • Assist with company campus and experienced recruiting 

Business Development:

  • Assist in business development meetings with prospective Private Equity and M&A corporate clients, lead preparation of proposals and statements of work for pre and post-close opportunities
  • As appropriate, begin to drive and cultivate your own business development contacts such that you can originate and close new client engagements
  • Understand investment needs and requirements and help turn those goals into concrete engagements and detailed proposals
  • Create work plans, pricing estimates, and risk assessments for prospects
  • Actively build a professional and affiliate network in the local community
  • Attend networking events and business-related social events in the M&A community  

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline (e.g., Engineering, MIS, Finance etc.)
  • Minimum of 4 years participating in team-based, client-facing management or technology consulting or IT M&A experience at corporate strategic client
  • Minimum of 2+ years executing IT application (e.g. ERP) or infrastructure implementation projects
  • Proven contributor with extensive ability to build solid and collaborative relationships with team members, foster a productive team environment, and coach staff
  • Industry experience in Manufacturing, Distribution, Healthcare, or High-Tech/Technology companies is preferred, but not mandatory
  • Strong project management methodology background, including schedule, scope, issue and risk management experience
  • Proven ability to lead others in official (mentor) responsibilities as well as informal coaching
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and creative experience
  • Strong organizational skills, detail oriented with the ability to handle multiple projects and priorities concurrently
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently, work productively in a fast-paced, team oriented environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications and customer relations skills
  • Ability to work permanently in the United States without sponsorship
  • Ability to travel up to 50% but with limited notice 

Think you've got what it takes? Join our team and make us better.

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Location

222 West Adams Street , Chicago, IL 60606

An Insider's view of West Monroe Partners

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

Senior Consultant, 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, Advanced Analytics

What are West Monroe Partners Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
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
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

Where you decide to build your career is one of the most important decisions you will make. Our hope is you see the value of building it here at West Monroe Partners. As a firm, 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. At West Monroe Partners, we don't just give lip service to the philosophy that people matter. We invest in it, 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.

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