Senior Consultant, Operating Model Design and Value Creation, M&A Consulting, London


Job Description

Your opportunity
Are you passionate about Mergers & Acquisitions?
Are you motivated to make a direct impact in an ambitious and growing team? The Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Consulting Services (MACS) team is looking for driven, forward-thinking individuals to support the design and delivery of our client's inorganic Corporate Strategies. Specifically, we are looking for candidates with experience in M&A strategy or corporate strategy divisions of leading companies.

Our MACS offering combines leading acquisition and divestiture experience with deep industry and functional expertise. Our team prides itself on addressing the objectives of our clients' senior decision-makers, and we always seek to serve our clients holistically. Accordingly, in MACS we draw upon and work collaboratively with other parts of Deloitte - from areas as diverse as advisory, operations, technology, risk, corporate finance or tax - in order to deliver an unmatched client service capability.

Strategy, Analytics and M&AHow do you make intelligent, future-proof decisions in a world where change is the one constant? That's exactly what you'll help our clients to do. You'll build trusted relationships with business stakeholders - and use the most exciting new technologies available - to create data-driven programmes that transform their organisations. Your advice will help clients position their organisations to succeed in an ever-evolving marketplace.

We encourage consideration of flexible ways of working, both formal and informal arrangements that allow for the best outcomes for our people and our clients. If this opportunity is of interest to you with some flexibility, please do discuss with us.

Your roleOur M&A Operations Consulting team is looking for a M&A-focused Senior Consultant with experience in integration and separation operating model design. You will have an operations background and an understanding of how to optimise business models to create sustainable operational and commercial value in deal situations. You will act as the bridge between the upfront M&A strategy and executable operational plans pre and post transaction close to deliver business outcomes. If you are passionate about working with COO, CSO and CFO functions of FTSE 100 and equivalent organisations to share in the execution and transformation of the most iconic and complex deals, read on!

We bring a systematic and process led approach to our clients, utilising human-centered design, analytics and digital capabilities to help our clients solve the challenges they face today and design the future needs of their businesses. You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, ranging from strategy to technology and including operations, programme leadership, organisational design and change expertise from across Deloitte.

Our approach is to work collaboratively with our clients to understand the forces that are driving transactional and transformational change, identify opportunities and develop solutions that are appropriate for the new organisation as a whole. This, coupled with our industry expertise, enables us to deliver meaningful and contextually relevant recommendations to our clients.


  • Support clients on the future design of their combined or separated business to meet strategic and operational objectives, working into client stakeholders as a workstream or small-scale engagement lead
  • Be able to develop and create hypotheses about how to create commercial and operational value through changes to their future operating models (e.g. customer, people, process, technology)
  • Have an understanding of business functions (both front-end and back-end) and be able to articulate how they collectively interact and work together across the business
  • Work closely with functional teams e.g. Sales, Marketing, HR, Finance and Supply Chain to ensure seamless integration/separation and business transformation in deal situations
  • Support clients on the impact of Digital on their future combined or separated business, and how they can look to embrace emerging technologies and ways of working to improve customer experience, operational efficiency and team performance
  • Be able to recognise and effectively manage project risk, hypothesis generation, data analysis, stakeholder management and ensure high quality delivery of outputs
  • Deliver in a dynamic and time-sensitive programme environment, managing multiple tasks, requirements and stakeholders
  • Manage diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised for their contribution
  • Partnering with the full Deloitte network to deliver our business
Your work, your choiceAt Deloitte we believe the best impact is the value we add, not the hours we sit at our desk. We carefully consider agile ways of working, both formal and informal, that allow for the best impact for our people and our clients. Please speak to your recruiter about the working pattern that works best for you.

You will be based in a Deloitte London office, however travel will be required for client based projects. Whilst some clients are London based, we do spend time on site with regional and international clients. We specify full mobility for our consulting roles but we make arrangements respectfully.

Work pattern:
This is a permanent contract opportunity. The role can be worked on a full-time basis.

Your professional experience

  • Experience of delivering the integration or separation business design and value creation elements of a M&A transaction, either as an external consultant or in an in-house corporate strategy role
  • An ability to think innovatively about solving complex business problems, leveraging emerging technologies, data analysis and design-led thinking to shape solutions and drive commercial and operational value
  • Experience leading project teams and being responsible for delivering business critical outcomes in a time-pressured environment
  • Knowledge of service design, customer journey mapping, process definition and process mapping, requirements gathering and prioritisation built through project work
  • A high level of Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel and report writing skills, as well as broad consulting skills which should include interviewing, data analysis and facilitation of client workshops
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel (principally within the UK)
Your service line: ConsultingOur people and the way we work are the two things that set us apart in the consulting universe. For us, collaboration is fundamental to success, along with an unrivalled depth and breadth of expertise. We work closely with our clients and each other, at every stage of every project, solving our clients' trickiest problems with a mix of knowledge, creativity and intellectual rigour. A hugely diverse range of clients rely on us to deliver the kind of change that adds genuine, lasting value to their business.

Personal independence

Regulation and controls are standard practice in our industry and Deloitte is no exception. These controls provide important legal protection for both you and the firm. We are subject to a number of audit regulations, one of which requires that certain colleagues abide by specific personal independence constraints. This can mean that you and your "Immediate Family Members" are not permitted to hold certain financial interests (shares, funds, bonds etc.) with audit clients of the firm. The recruitment team will provide further detail as you progress through the recruitment process.

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