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Requirements

  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Chicago

Description

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Competitive business today is all about making intelligent, informed decisions. As a Consultant within Parthenon-EY you will help make that happen. Parthenon is a leading advisory organization focused on strategy consulting. We are committed to combining our unconventional thinking with our clients’ smarts to deliver actionable strategies.
The opportunity
In today’s complex business landscape, creativity has become a necessary ingredient for sustained success. Parthenon-EY has an ideal balance of strengths - deep and concentrated skills with broad executional capabilities, intimate client relationships with larger networks of support, and proven processes along with a progressive spirit to unlock opportunity for our clients, amplify the impact of our strategies, and make Parthenon the global advisor of choice for business leaders. You have the opportunity to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. That’s how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities
Your key responsibilities
Consultants identify and analyze the client’s most strategic issues. They are generally the primary contact for our clients, responsible for developing work plans, designing and conducting analyses, synthesizing conclusions and managing other case team members. Consultants work on a variety of client issues, such as developing growth strategies for organizations, performing due diligence on acquisition candidates, assessing attractiveness of potential targets, understanding new markets, turning around underperforming institutions, reducing operating costs and implementing change, and have the opportunity to assume immediate management responsibility.
Our teams work on a variety of client issues. The range of assignments includes developing long-term strategies for organizations, evaluating the potential acquisition of businesses, improving educational achievement outcomes, developing new marketing channel strategies, reducing operating costs, and evaluating new business ventures.
Skills and attributes for success
Perform secondary research using a variety of sources (e.g., analyst reports, market research reports, news articles)..
Executing various analyses (e.g., customer segmentation, market sizing, competitor analysis, macroeconomic forecasting) to support the strategic recommendations..
Designing and executing in-depth interview guides with key organizational stakeholders, industry experts and customers..
Analyzing business plans and pro-forma financial models to help identify key assumptions and drivers..
Managing and directing the analytical efforts of junior team members at the Associate level on a daily basis..
To qualify for the role you must have
At a minimum, a bachelor's degree in a life science discipline with outstanding academic performance and at least three years of related work experience..
Experience in strategy consulting, private equity, investment banking, market research, or a quantitative type of research function..
Ability to make detailed assessments of industry, products, markets, competitors and customers to identify risks and opportunities in pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, device or life sciences tools..
Proficient in the English language, including the ability to listen, understand, read and communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally, in a professional environment..
Effective organization and time management skills with ability to work under pressure and adhere to project deadlines..
Willingness and ability to travel, when necessary (approximately 25-50%).
Ideally, you’ll also have
MBA or graduate degree with at least one year of related work experience.
Excellent problem solving, project management, facilitation and interpersonal skills..
Commitment to staying at the cutting edge of knowledge in the life sciences industry..
What we look for
We are looking for candidates who have a strong aptitude for quantitative and qualitative analysis and the ability to link business strategy to performance. Being a strong team player is critical with the ability to adapt to changing requirements or deadlines in support of our clients’ goals.
What working at EY offers
We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your

About the company

A multinational professional services firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is one of the "Big Four" audit firms and is the third largest professional services firm in the world by aggregated revenue in 2014.

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