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Deloitte M&A IT Due Diligence Senior Consultant in Houston, Texas

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 Consultant, you will serve as a trusted advisor to corporate and private equity clients. Senior Consultants will deliver complex client engagements that help refine the client's IT strategy with a focus on inorganic growth by conducting IT diligence, divestiture support and post-merger support for clients as they assess JVs, Partnerships, Acquisitions, or potential sales. Senior Consultant level responsibilities include:

  • Synthesize overall technology strategy by analyzing a wide variety of solutions, selecting the most relevant tools/techniques to meet specific client requirements such as business case, pricing, or complex financial and technical analysis, and interpreting and reporting on outputs.

  • Participate in setting engagement objectives and scope.

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

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

  • Valuate technology systems and operations of a company.

  • Identify potential risks.

  • Help ensure IT is a successful enabler for a transaction.

    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.

  • 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.

  • Proven ability to be resourceful 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.

  • Proven 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 one of the two following experiences:

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

  • Strong written 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.

  • Collaborating with practitioners in other practices and businesses.

  • Delivery of at least 10+ IT diligence projects for strategic or financial clients.

  • OR Experience leading an IT tower as a Manager, Director or lead with a corporate environment including experience with acquisition, merger or divestiture transactions while in this role.

  • Responsiveness including the ability to respond to emails / calls within a reasonable turnaround based on client situation and needs.

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree and 4+ years consulting and/or industry experience; alternatively, an MBA with 2+ years relevant work experience is acceptable.

  • Ability to travel up to 50% (While up to 50% travel is a requirement of the role, due to COVID-19, non-essential travel has been suspended until further notice).

    Preferred

  • MBA or technology-related advanced degree with 5+ years relevant work experience with at least 2+ years of consulting experience and at least 2+ years of practical IT operational experience.

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

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills (MS Visio, MS PowerPoint).

  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills with the ability to exercise mature judgment.

  • Eagerness to mentor junior staff.

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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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