Job Detail

Job Reference:
7-000016L -ijd
Date Posted:
25 October 2016
On Application
Corporate Finance
Job Type:
Work Hours:
Full Time
Ian Douglas

Job Description

Our client is a Big 4 firm looking to appoint a Senior Manager for its Carve Out / Merger Integration Advisory team in Riyadh.

 The role:

  •  Demonstrate an understanding of specific functional risks and challenges in one or two functional areas 

  • Recommend strategies to mitigate transaction planning and execution risk and opportunities to improve operations and extract value 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the interdependencies between functions. 
  • Develop presentations or articles that capture lessons learned about specific functions, and shares knowledge across the practice 
  • Develop an understanding of the practices and risks related to multiple functional areas
  • Keep abreast of trends and leading practices in a particular functional area to apply in client engagements 
  • Challenge the engagement scope and specific procedures and suggest modifications
  •  that will address the client’s needs and concerns better

  •  Identify issues, understand root cause and advise clients with pragmatic solutions 

  •  Assess value creation strategies and synergies 

  • Assess and provide productive suggestions to prepare for operational integration/carve-out and improve readiness to execute the transactions
  •  Recommend services, costing and pricing to be included in the Transaction Service Agreement (TSAs) including services required to be duplicated (buy vs. build)

  •  Advise the client throughout the transaction process, specifically on chartering, detailed transition planning, synergy capture, functional integration/carve-out, measuring monitoring, communication and other (supply chain, back office shared services)

  •  Analyze underlying assumptions to build synergy, cost (stand-alone, continuing and one-time estimates) 

  • Prepare clear, compelling work products summarizing our recommendations to the client
  •  Develop knowledge and substantial experience in relevant industry sectors

  • Build broad and deep internal and external networks and spot firm- wide sales opportunities 
  • Manage and build high performing teams and deliver exceptional client service


  • Strong track record in management consulting from a recognised consulting firm and/or big 4

  •  Transaction experience and strong technical skills in relevant areas such as pre-deal transaction support, commercial and operational due diligence, synergy identification and assessment, post - merger integration or carve-out support and benefits realisation

  •  Business development and client management skills

  •  Ability to adapt to a constantly changing and growing business environment 

  •  Experience in building and managing teams

  •  Experience in managing multiple engagement

Riyadh boasts the largest economy in the GCC. The city of Riyadh is the Kingdom’s decision making hub and home to some of the region’s largest financial institutions and most prestigious organisations. Our client has  named Riyadh as key strategic location in MENA due to the high volume of projects taking place in 2015 across a wide range of competencies and industries.

If this position interests you and you would like more information or a discreet telephone discussion please contact Ian Douglas at