Media Consulting Manager, Delivering Deals
Our Delivering Deal Value (DDV) team, within Consulting, assists both Corporate and Private Equity (PE) clients in a wide range of business critical operational and transformational challenges, driven by Merger and Acquisition (M&A) activity. We advise our clients on deals with values ranging from £50 million to over £5 billion.
We currently have a vacancy for a Manager in the Media team
This individual will ideally have held an operational line management role with proven experience in delivering quantifiable benefits from M&As or transformational projects
Whilst primarily London based, our deal involvement is global in nature and candidates must be prepared to travel widely and frequently as and when required.
DDV focuses on providing support for potential/actual transactions and assists clients in all operational aspects of the transaction, pre and post completion, including:
- Buy and sell side operational due diligence
- Synergy development and review
- Carve out and divestment support
- Taking control and 100 day planning
- Mergers & Acquisitions Integration
- Post-acquisition performance improvement
As part of the transaction process, the DDV team develops a rapid understanding of the target/client business in order to quickly assimilate the key operational issues, synergies, risks and upsides around a transaction. We report our findings real time to the client, but typically we will produce clear written reports articulating our findings for any purchaser or vendor. We may also help with post deal implementation advising on synergies, cost reduction opportunities & programme management
As well as consulting expertise, our team members have considerable industry experience in running businesses and implementing change. Due to continued success and increased demand for our services, DDV is seeking to enhance this team.
Essential skills and experience
Held an operational management or professional services role or with significant experience within the Media industry
Experience of leading change projects & business improvement
Comfort around high level financial analysis and ability to rapidly develop an understanding of key business operational drivers
Experience of managing operational performance and delivering change
Desirable skills and experience:
MBA or Accounting qualification
Experience gained from mergers and acquisitions - M&A transformation or divestiture experience, ideally synergy, integration and/or carve-out, and/or change projects
Professional services experience either as a consultant advisor or as an internal consultant /advisor within a corporate
Commercial exposure in negotiation and consultation