2021- Manager, Private Equity/Merger & Acquisition Practice


Job Description

Private Equity and M&A Practice Manager

Who we are

As a global consulting partnership in more than 40 countries, our people make us who we are. We’re individuals with different passions and strengths who take as much joy in the work we do as from those we work with. Over the years we’ve fostered a culture in which we are united by shared values—passion, solidarity, generosity, curiosity and boldness—and these come alive in the work we do and how we do it. 

Together, we know our people are our difference—for our clients, our colleagues, and our communities.  That’s why we take pride in being individual and inclusive and create a place where everyone can bring their full self to work.

Kearney helps clients use mergers and acquisitions as a catalyst for driving transformation across their business. Additionally, we work collaboratively with private equity firms through the entire investment process Our consultants work throughout the entire end to end M&A cycle:  deal strategy and screening support, diligence (such as commercial operational and back office), preclose, day 1 and post close planning and execution, divestitures (from TSA creation through the entire carve out process.)  Our dedicated global team of industry experts has unparalleled depth of knowledge, experience, and a deep understanding of operational processes.

Mark your mark as a Manager at Kearney’s Private Equity and M&A practice

Are you ready to:

  • Lead a dedicated and diverse set of people as we offer honest advice and practical guidance to our clients?

  • Continue learning and growing by taking advantage of every opportunity available to you?

  • Own your ideas and contribute as member of core client and project teams?

  • Join a company which prides itself on its shared values and inclusive culture?

  • Be the difference and make it happen?


If so, we are ready to help you:

Discover. Collaborating with our clients across a range of industries and service practices, our people are always learning.  At Kearney, you can take advantage of various opportunities for specialized training to develop and broaden your industry, process, and product expertise.  Being rooted in expertise, we know our people deserve opportunities to go places and further their exposure to the business world. All managers participate in training and learning programs design specifically to build the increasingly complex skill set required for career development.

Grow. We believe in the power of apprenticeship. At Kearney, our goal is to involve you in all phases of the consulting process, helping your hone your professional skills.  Through both, our structured programs and apprenticeship model, you will continue to learn and develop every day.  After all, we are here to help you not just perform, but to thrive in your career.

Be yourself. At Kearney, we give you the freedom to contribute creatively and lead while you also pursue your dreams. We want you to bring your whole self to work and to find joy in what you do.  That’s why we support our people when they want to let their uniqueness show and offer personalized opportunities including flexible work programs and externships.


Who you are

If you’re reading this, you’re smart enough to already know what we’re looking for. Insightful, yes. Inquisitive, naturally. Collaborative, of course. But we’re also looking for problem-solvers who think further than that, who don’t accept the first thing in front of them, and who are always unapologetically themselves. You are also very good at working with ambiguous datasets and imperfect data to draw insights and recommendations.

This business is fundamentally about making connections—between facts, figures, insights, strategies, tools, technologies and above all, people. That’s why we expect you to:

  • Be analytically inclined and enjoy solving problems
  • Demonstrate subject matter expertise in your Private Equity/Merger & Acquisition
  • Be passionate about leading teams and mentoring colleagues
  • Have managed at least one major workstream of the business design and/or implementation oversight
  • Have experience managing proposal writing efforts; participating in pitches for consulting work; developing new business within existing accounts through client relationships
  • Hold an MBA degree, or experience working as a management consultant

In addition, the PEMA practice is seeking talented individuals who have:

Five to eight years of experience in private equity, investment banking, corporate business development, corporate strategy manufacturing, or supply chain operations (or similar)

Experience with performing due diligence (Commercial, Operational, and back office) and / or corporate merger integration and divestitures preferred

Experience in one or more of these priority industries, preferred:

  • Private Equity
  • Investment Banking
  • Consumer and Retail
  • Communication, Media & Technology
  • Financial Services
  • Industrials / Manufacturing

Apply now!

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates will receive an email if they meet the hiring criteria.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Non-Discrimination   

Kearney prides itself on providing a culture that allows employees to bring their best selves to work every day. Our people can feel comfortable, confident, and joyful to do great things for our firm, our colleagues, and our clients. That’s why, Kearney is committed to building a diverse, unbiased and inclusive workforce. Kearney is an equal opportunity employer; we recruit, hire, train, promote, develop, and provide other conditions of employment without regard to a person’s gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, pregnancy status, veteran status, genetic information or any other differences consistent with applicable laws. This includes providing reasonable accommodation for disabilities, or religious beliefs and practices. Members of communities historically underrepresented in consulting are encouraged to apply.

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