Leisure Consulting Senior Manager -Delivering Deal Value
About the team
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 Senior Manager in the Retail, Consumer & Leisure team, focussing primarily on the Leisure sector with a special interest in experienced travel and tourism.
This individual will ideally have
Held an operational line management or senior role in a travel or tourism related business OR within a significant restaurant business
The ability to quickly assess the performance of a business (or elements of it) and outline improvement opportunities based upon limited information and / or interactions with Management
Experience in M&A synergy, integration and/or carve-out, and/or on change projects, restructuring, business improvement
Experience running part or whole transformational programmes
Experience of managing operational performance and delivering change, sourcing and supplier management
Professional services experience, either as a consultant / advisor or as an internal consultant / advisor within a corporate
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.
About the role
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 & experience
Leisure industry experience from either a professional services role or an operational line management role
Direct operational or process improvement experience
Experience of developing internal/ external networks with an ability to quickly develop effective working relationships
Comfort around high level financial analysis and understanding of the key operational drivers
Experience of managing operational performance and delivering change, sourcing & supplier management
Desirable skills & experience:
- M&A, professional services or transformational project experience.
- MBA or other business management qualification
- Commercial exposure in negotiation and consultation
- Consulting experience (internal or external)
- Foreign language skills (oral and written