Senior Executive - Restructuring (Corporate Turnaround) - London

London, UK
15 Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The Opportunity
In today's rapidly-changing market, businesses must be able to nimbly address challenges as they arise. Many organisations discover that losing key employees, facing critical customer or supply issues, and/or dealing with deteriorating margins and liquidity can cause otherwise healthy companies to quickly shift into stress or even distress. EY's market-leading Turnaround team helps our clients anticipate and address these types of challenges by providing situational interventions and pragmatic leadership at critical times. Whether our clients are companies, government organisations, or financial stakeholders, we work with urgency alongside them to jointly identify and deliver the practical solutions (strategic, financial and organisational) that are needed under the circumstances. Providing leadership in difficult and complex situations, EY's Restructuring team rapidly solves, executes and ultimately transforms the outcome for our clients.

Your Key Responsibilities

As a Corporate Turnaround Senior Executive, you will take a lead role in our full-time efforts on the ground with clients, working as a credible and visible member of joint EY-client teams. While the specific role on the ground may vary from one engagement to the next, as a Senior Executive, you should be prepared to pragmatically coordinate all turnaround activities as a programme manager or to serve as a leader on individual work streams. Above all, you will ensure all client work is delivered to a high standard of quality.
We also expect our Senior Executives to play a supporting role in Turnaround origination and new business development efforts by qualifying targets, helping to develop robust points of view on pursuits, "holding the pen" on critical pitches and preparing compelling go-to-market collateral. We expect you to establish, maintain and strengthen internal and external relationships to help build the profile of our team.
You will also help to establish the basic building blocks for the team to win and deliver Turnaround work in a consistent and compelling way, supporting the maturation of the team's turnaround proposition and supporting the Senior Management in creating rigour around the new opportunity pipeline.

As an influential member of the team, you'll help to create a positive learning culture and will coach and counsel junior team members and help them to develop [LA1] .
Skills and Attributes for Success
  • Strategic acumen to "get" big picture and solve problems
  • Desire to roll up sleeves to deliver
  • Strong (pragmatic) project management skills are essential
  • Excellent financial analysis skills
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Experience desirable in several of:
  • Rapid cost reduction
  • Liquidity forecasting and management
  • Strategic profit improvement
  • Business (financial) planning
  • Footprint optimisation
  • Crisis/stakeholder management

To qualify for the role you must have
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment, whether in professional services or elsewhere
  • Hands-on turnaround experience working in a turnaround boutique (ideal), with a Big 4, in PE, for a Strategy firm and/or in industry

You should also have
  • A hands-on approach and can get things done
  • A results-focused mindset (at pace)
  • Board credibility
  • An ability to influence and build consensus

What we look for
We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, driven, and have a passion to be part of a fast-paced, successful team. Being a strong team player is important as is the desire to work flexibly throughout a period a growth within the Corporate Turnaround Restructuring team.

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you'll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:
  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that's right for you

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we're using the finance products, expertise and systems we've developed to build a b etter working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we'll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
Join us in building a better working world.
Apply now.

Who we are

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

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