Manager, Mergers and Acquisitions (IT)

West Monroe Partners   •  

Dallas, TX

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 33 days ago

Our Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) practice is seeking a Manager to join our rapidly growing team. In this dynamic role, you will work with our national M&A practice servicing both corporate and private equity clients, which includes leading operational and technology assessments during the due diligence phase, planning as part of the carve-out or merger integration transactions, and post-close execution management (e.g. IMO).

Managers in our Mergers & Acquisitions practice have these primary responsibilities:

  • Lead teams serving clients across industries (with specific capabilities in mergers & acquisitions), while demonstrating executive presence with C-level client counterparts
  • Facilitate due diligence site visits focused on identifying operational and technology strategy, organizational structures, and current state business processes and supporting technology
  • Assess operational and technology investment strategies and compare respective operating models and organizational structures against leading practices and industry benchmarks
  • Lead engagements teams on transaction advisory, guiding the team to prepare focused request lists and agenda, facilitating on-site reviews, and providing leadership over deliverables
  • Work with engagement leadership to implement operational processes and technology that support value creation and process efficiency across functions
  • Manage project economics including: track project budgets, create and deliver invoices, and manage collection process
  • Drive the development/enhancement of WMP’s M&A methodologies (diligence, planning, carve-out, etc.) and approaches to client delivery
  • Coach and manage other consultants and actively participate in the performance review process
  • Understand client strategy and investment priorities and turn those goals into concrete engagements and detailed proposals.
  • Create work plans, pricing estimates, and risk assessments for prospects


  • Big 4 or similar consulting background
  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline (e.g. Operations Management, Management Information Systems, Information Technology)
  • Consulting “athlete” (i.e. diversity in project experience, comfortable with new subject matter/industries)
  • Strong knowledge of business process / operational consulting in Healthcare, Manufacturing & Distribution, and technology/tech-enabled companies
  • ERP or supply chain applications implementation experience; functional expertise in IT and supporting front/back office operations preferred
  • Knowledge and experienceworking with private equity buyout and/or strategic mergers and acquisitions focused in software/hi-tech, healthcare, and manufacturing & distribution is preferred.
  • Deal execution management and leadership including carve-outs and merger integrations.
  • Experience managing or analyzing P&L statements, and financial modeling skills to build and manage complex synergy and cash flow models related to M&A transactions
  • Direct operational and technology experience in software/hi-tech, healthcare, and/or manufacturing & distribution organizations, as well as IT carve-out and merger integration leadership experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years participating on business consulting and IT project based work / teams
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of managing complex operational and/or IT projects / people
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of consulting experience with a specific industry domain expertise in one or more of the following: manufacturing & distribution, software, or healthcare
  • Strong project management methodology background, including schedule, scope, issue and risk management experience, change management, strategic planning and analysis
  • Candidates must be eligible to work permanently in the United States without sponsorship
  • Ability to travel 50%