Director, Transaction Advisory Services

Director, Transaction Advisory Services (Operations) In a world of disruption and increasingly complex business challenges, our professionals bring truth into focus with the Kroll Lens. Our sharp analytical skills, paired with the latest technology, allow us to give our clients clarity—not just answers—in all areas of business.We embrace diverse backgrounds and global perspectives, and we cultivate diversity by respecting, including, and valuing one another. As part of One team, One Kroll, you’ll contribute to a supportive and collaborative work environment that empowers you to excel.  Kroll's’ transaction Advisory Services (TAS) practice provides seamless analytical advisory through the deal continuum, from transaction origination to closing. At Kroll, your work will help deliver clarity to our clients’ most complex governance, risk, and transparency challenges. Apply now to join One team, One Kroll.  Background and objectivesOperating from more than 28 countries and 70 offices, Duff & Phelps helps clients realise business goals across M&A, restructuring, financing and other corporate transactions.  Complementing its existing Global TAS practice and focused on rapid market share gain, Duff & Phelps is in the process of expanding the team in London and is offering the rare opportunity to join a team that is in ‘high growth’ with unmatched benefits and challenges:Key role in shaping and driving the growth of the Duff & Phelps TAS business in the UK, Europe and Global markets;High levels of responsibility and autonomy;Work-winning, client development and execution opportunities based on an issues-lead approach across a range of sectors - variety and stretch;Opportunities to work alongside colleagues on multi-disciplinary projects as part of a collegiate and entrepreneurial group;Flexible and performance-based reward structure that is based on a “one-firm” approach and not constrained by territorial/personal boundaries; andReal opportunity for accelerated progression to Managing Director RESPONSIBILITIES: The strategic objective for TAS is to expand into the corporate and private equity markets where work-winning is based more on a combination of content-lead account management and delivery rather than the traditional execution-only role with work-winning being primarily a Partner responsibility.  The successful implementation of this go-to-market route requires a senior team that has the experience and appetite to challenge traditional models.  Key responsibilities include:Work seamlessly with the Managing Director(s) to position Duff & Phelps on all relevant private equity and selected corporate transaction deal flows;Identify new business opportunities and develop long-term business relationships;Assume responsibility for the development of key client accounts and ensure that all “insights” are taken to market;Manage the execution of buy-side and sell-side operational due diligence, carveout and integration engagements for private equity, lender, and corporate clients;Advise clients on post-acquisition steps and value creation to achieve anticipated earnings/cash flow improvement;Work closely with the broader Duff & Phelps team to ensure the application of sound project management principles and quality assurance at all stages and phases of projects;Manage key operational team metrics;Understand the capabilities of our wider firm and identify opportunities to cross-sell additional services to our clients; andPlay an active role in people initiatives, including recruiting, developing and retaining staffREQUIREMENTS:Ambitious;Considerable deal experience including operational due diligence, carveout and integration projects working with other service lines and well versed in the concept and practice of “content-lead” account management;Demonstrable leadership experience - able to engender trust and work collaboratively;Proven ability to build and maintain a network of industry contacts;Demonstrated superior analytical and problem-solving skills;Demonstrated interpersonal and client relationships skills;Proven written and verbal communication skills;Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office, with focus on PowerPoint and Excel; andFlexibility to travel, as neededNecessarily successful candidates will have a set of characteristics and attributes that can thrive in this challenging and dynamic environment.  We value the ability to operate with flexibility and autonomy whilst being part of a tight-knit, collaborative team who have fun working hard.  We don’t support a parochial, “eat-what-you-kill” culture and are looking for strong team players who will absolutely buy-in to the longer-term strategic ambitions of the wider business. In order to be considered for a position, you must formally apply via is committed to equal opportunity and diversity, and recruits people based on merit.

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