Manager: Operational Due Diligence, M&A

Warner Scott Recruitment Ltd
16 Apr 2017
16 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client are going through an exciting growth period within their Corporate Finance division, and are looking for exceptional individuals to manage and help lead a newly created Operational Deal team.

This is an ideal opportunity for anyone with M&A, operational due diligence and performance improvement skills to take on a fresh challenge and play a pivotal part towards the wider firm's success, with opportunities for excellent professional progression.

Operational Deal Services is a specialised national business unit sitting within their Transaction Advisory Services and is a key Advisory Services growth area within the firm. ODS provides practical operational insight and advice to private businesses, equity and debt providers and public organisations involved in transactions at all stages of the deal cycle, delivering a wide range of solutions to maximise and sustain value across all industry sectors. Key services offered include Integration, 100 day planning, Separation, Operational Due Diligence, Synergy case development and reporting.

A Manager will work as part of a project team, sometimes leading one or more Executives and involving other service lines such as TAS, Lead Advisory, Performance Improvement and Tax. A Manager will be responsible for leading smaller projects with minimal oversight from an Associate Director/Director/Partner and will interface directly with client management, financiers and other advisors, whilst taking responsibility for risk management, budgets and billing.

The role requires a combination of strong analytical skills and rounded inter-personal skills and will be based in London, but requires flexibility to travel throughout the UK, with the potential to travel overseas, depending on client requirements.

Essential skills required:
*Strong analytical skills
*Excellent written and verbal communication skills
*Organised with strong time management skills
*Developing experience of developing and mentoring staff
*Developing ability to build and maintain a network of contacts
*Budgeting and Billing
*Taking responsibility for risk management
*Excellent communication and relationship building skills
*Willingness to travel as per required (UK wide, and may be some overseas travel) depending on client requirements.
Desirable skills:
*Previous M&A experience - in-house or advisory, transaction support or corporate finance role.
*Previous Programme Management Office (PMO) experience
*Previous report writing experience