EY-Parthenon Software Strategy Group, Vice President - San Francisco

EY - San Francisco, CA4.0

Full-timeEstimated: $130,000 - $170,000 a year
Competitive business today is all about making intelligent, informed decisions. As a Vice President within EY-Parthenon, you will help make that happen. EY-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 EY-Parthenon, serving private equity investors and their portfolio companies from diligence through strategy and execution.

The opportunity

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 EY-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.

Your key 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. SSG is in high growth mode and is looking for smart and driven individuals to help us grow our team 3-fold in the next 12-24 months.

Vice Presidents act as the primary client contacts on EY-Parthenon SSG teams and are responsible for translating client needs into project tasks and deliverables. Vice Presidents manage day-to-day problem-solving and team analytical activities and serve as key liaisons between consulting team members, EY-Parthenon managing directors and our clients. Vice Presidents are also responsible for mentoring, inspiring and developing team staff. Additionally, Vice Presidents support the growth of the business by working alongside Managing Directors on new opportunities with potential clients, including preparing for and participating in pitch meetings, creating proposals and working on the sale process.

Skills and attributes for success
Play a leadership role in helping grow the SSG practice
Define the objective and scope of strategy engagements and client deliverables in consultation with the Managing Director
Lead teams in the execution of both due diligence and value creation engagements
Lead and perform product and technology assessments and develop executive-level communications regarding findings, recommendations, and value creation levers
Possess a combination of client-oriented consulting skills, product and software economy centric industry experience, and quantitative analysis and finance expertise required to execute sophisticated engagements
Drive business development activities in key sectors and internally across the broader EY and Transaction Advisory Services organization
Manage, develop, and mentor junior team members at the Associate, Senior Associate, Consultant, and Senior Consultant levels
Foster and mature client relationships; develop and maintain contact with top decision makers at key clients
To qualify for the role, you must have

At a minimum, a bachelor’s degree (computer science or engineering degree is a plus) with outstanding academic performance and at least eight years of related work experience in a consulting firm, preferably with technology-oriented clients, or experience in a software or technology company in a product or R&D focused role
Experience managing both project teams and direct reports and a history of providing ongoing professional development
Strong quantitative skills to supervise data analysis, interpret output and generate insights.
Ability to make detailed assessments of industry, products, markets, competitors and customers to identify risks and opportunities
Proficient in the English language, including the ability to listen, understand, read and communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally, in a professional environment
Willingness and ability to travel, when necessary (approximately 25-50%)
Ideally, you’ll also have

An MBA, with three to six years of post-graduate-school experience in a consulting firm, preferably with technology-oriented clients, or experience in a software or technology company in a product or R&D focused role.
Expertise in one or more software sectors (ERP, CRM, digital media, mobile, etc.)
What we look for

We are looking for candidates who have a strong aptitude 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.

What working 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 ten 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:

Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you
About EY

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, please contact us as soon as possible.

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