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Deloitte M&A IT Due Diligence Senior Manager in Chicago, Illinois

M&A IT Due Diligence Senior Manager

The US M&A and Restructuring (M&A/R) Offering Portfolio enables our client's ability to grow, shrink, and fundamentally change the nature of their business and competitive position in a dynamic market full of change and disruption. By providing M&A and restructuring services from beginning to end, we bring a large scope of capabilities to the market and opportunity for our practice and firm. The US M&A/R Offering Portfolio works with Industry teams to identify trends that could lead to M&A or restructuring and enables us to sell front-end strategic work creating pull through for transformative services.

Work you'll do

As an IT Strategy Senior Manager, you will lead and deliver large, complex client engagements that help refine the client's IT strategy with a focus on inorganic growth by conducting operational diligence, divestiture support and post-merger support for clients as they assess JVs, Partnerships, Acquisitions, or potential sales.

Senior Manager level responsibilities include:

  • Facilitate M&A IT diligence discussions with clients and target companies across a broad set of industries with a focus on identifying risks and value creation opportunities across IT organization, IT processes, applications (custom-developed and off-the-shelf), infrastructure, cloud technology, and cyber-security; and demonstrate a keen understanding of how technology enables business strategy and key business capabilities.

  • Identify gaps and risk associated with IT enablement, IT maturity and IT technical debt and provide recommendations on how to mitigate the risks in the M&A context.

  • Demonstrate a keen understanding of IT costs and financials and able to quickly conduct cost transformation and cost estimation analysis through a combination of 3rd party benchmark and proprietary data and tools.

  • Assess technology architecture from data, infrastructure and integration standpoint to provide comments on reliability and scalability of IT environment.

  • Absorb multiple streams of information, quickly synthesize data, and draw directionally correct conclusions about the assessed target company.

  • Develop key diligence artifacts including agendas, data request lists, interview guides, high-level roadmaps, one time and recurring cost analysis models, benchmark analysis, synergy analysis, contract analysis, IT-related transition service agreement schedules, high-level integration, divestiture and/or standup roadmaps, client deliverables and other related artifacts.

  • Serve as the primary day-to-day contact for client executives.

  • Identify and collaborate with appropriate subject matter advisors to best serve clients with excellence.

  • Proven ability to work effectively as the leader of a team and as an individual.

  • Lead engagement planning and budgeting; mobilize and manage engagement teams; define deliverable structure and content; facilitate buy-in of proposed solutions from top management levels at the client; direct on-time, quality delivery of work products; manage engagement economics; manage engagement risk.

  • Participate in Business Development, develop and maintain contact with top decision makers at key clients, organize and lead pursuit teams, participate and lead aspects of the proposal development process, contribute to the development of proposal pricing strategies.

  • Develop practical solutions and methodologies, develop "thoughtware" and "point- of-view" documents, participate in public speaking events, get published in industry periodicals.

  • Perform the role of counselor and coach, provide input and guidance into the staffing process, actively participate in staff recruitment and retention activities, provide leadership and support for delivery teams and staff in local offices.

  • You will be expected to produce and oversee the quality of deliverables and effectively manage the team to ensure exceptional performance.

    The Team

M&A Strategy advises clients regarding the inorganic growth, portfolio rationalization, and associated risk profiles that serve as a catalyst for a transaction, restructuring and cost transformation event.

Our professionals assist clients to:

  • Optimize their portfolio

  • Identify if target companies fit strategic objectives

  • Work with senior executives-in alignment with their corporate strategy-to drive profitable growth and enable them to compete effectively in their industry. This is provided through corporate strategy, organic and inorganic growth paths, target profiles and investment thesis

  • Test the information that informs a client's M&A deal valuation and post-merger acquisition plan

  • Develop hypotheses for value creation and transformation creatively; Assess value, costs, timing and risks for opportunities through strategic and operational diligence. Our professionals assist clients with critically evaluating a target's attractiveness through operational assessments and risk mitigation strategies. We link these findings to deal value for informed transaction decision-making, negotiations, and eventual strategic and financial value realization.

    Qualifications:

  • Self-starter who is comfortable in an energetic and dynamic "roll-up-your-sleeves" culture.

  • Substantial technology experience in the majority of the following areas: IT organization, IT processes, applications (custom-developed and off-the-shelf), infrastructure, cloud technology, and cyber-security; and has a keen understanding of how technology enables business strategy and operational capabilities.

  • Proven ability to be resourceful in the event candidate is not familiar with certain subject matter areas that arise during diligence activities.

  • Proven ability to synthesize data, identify risks and value-creation opportunities, and develop perspectives and implications as part of an overall concrete assessment of the subject company.

  • This candidate will have the ability to present a coherent perspective in verbal, written and analytical formats, as part of a broader M&A diligence effort.

  • A candidate must have IT M&A due diligence or M&A IT Service Delivery Experience in the following areas:

  • Participating in setting engagement objectives and scope.

  • Framing issues and developing high level approaches to resolve same.

  • Developing work plans for components of engagements, coordinate activities between work streams and identify changes in scope.

  • Strong writing and communication skills, including designing deliverable content.

  • Ability to work towards meeting tight timelines, as needed.

  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple task assignments.

  • Managing teams to precisely reflect the engagement contract and client needs and strive to improve deliverable quality through verification and validation of results.

  • Collaborating with practitioners in other practices and businesses.

  • Partnering with senior executives to define how they employ M&A - in alignment with their corporate strategy - to drive profitable growth and enable them to compete effectively in their industry.

  • Managing service excellence by identifying key client business issues, determining client needs by supplementing the standard assessment techniques and tools with innovative approaches, evaluating and validating analysis and developing recommendations for the client in the context of the overall engagement.

  • Managing day-to-day interactions with executive clients and sponsors; develop and maintain contact with top decision makers at key clients.

  • Participating and leading aspects of the proposal development process; contributing to the development of proposal pricing strategies.

  • Identifying and developing add-on sales opportunities, including developing new and entrepreneurial services and paths to market.

  • Performing role of counselor and coach; actively participate in staff recruitment and retention activities; provide leadership and support for delivery teams and staff in local offices.

  • Improving internal processes, and promote knowledge sharing in the team, by contributing to the community of practice, blogs, and other forms of market eminence.

  • Had lead responsibility for the delivery of at least 50 IT diligence projects for strategic or financial clients.

  • Responsiveness including the ability to respond to emails / calls within a reasonable turnaround as required by the client situation.

  • Bachelor's degree and 8+ years consulting and/or industry experience; alternatively an MBA with 6+ years relevant work experience is acceptable.

  • Ability to travel up to 50% on average, based on the work you do and the clients and industries/sectors you serve.

  • Limited immigration sponsorship may be available.

    Preferred:

  • MBA or technology-related advanced degree with 9+ years relevant work experience with at least 5+ years of consulting experience and at least 4+ years of practical IT operational experience.

  • Experience leading digital transformation efforts across ERP, cloud, infrastructure, custom-developed technologies, etc.

  • Experience leading pre- and post- merger M&A IT activities.

  • Had lead responsibility for the delivery of at least 50+ IT diligence projects for strategic or financial clients or has equivalent experience from other industry or consulting roles.

  • Experience with staff development and eagerness to mentor junior practitioners.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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