Manager - Private Equity Consulting

Postgraduate degree
Functional areas

Who are we?

DSS is a world-class operations management consulting firm in the business of saving lives and improving operations. With our DuPont heritage and deep subject matter expertise in capital-intensive sectors and hazardous environments, we help our clients protect their employees and assets, realize operational efficiencies and innovate more rapidly by focusing on cultural transformation, digital insights and workforce capability.

What will we offer?

The role is highly entrepreneurial - a one-off opportunity to build a new practice. It’s a chance to shape our services and proposition in a fast moving, high-growth environment. Focusing on Environment Social & Governance (ESG), safety and operations, you’ll have the opportunity to develop your skills in multiple sectors and geographies. Additionally, as a firm that both advises and implements, you’ll be able to see the positive impacts and value that your work delivers for the client.

What will you do?

You’ll drive both pre-acquisition due diligence and post-acquisition integration services. You’ll lead projects and manage key client relationships. You’ll use your strong consulting experience and knowledge of the Private Equity market to ensure excellent delivery and drive growth. You’ll build long-term relationships, lead significant cross-team initiatives and develop talent. You’ll help shape our value proposition, develop capability and build brand awareness.

More specifically, you will:

  • Lead the delivery of operations management consulting across private equity backed firms through due diligence, post-merger integration /carve out / restructuring support services
  • Manage private equity portfolio clients through operations and risk management consulting and establish a framework to improve operational performance in PE firms
  • Lead the primary relationships with multiple PE firms and their associated portfolios
  • Create awareness, understanding and pull for our PE focused propositions across the DSS business.

Job requirements

Who are you?

You’re a Manager or Senior Consultant in a professional services organisation with a successful track record with Private Equity clients. You understand the dynamics of a PE portfolio company lifecycle, the intense demands placed on CxOs and the outstanding needs of PE Operating Partners. You’re delivery-focused with strong project management capability. You’re able to build long term client relationships.


To be successful, you’ll have:

  • At least 6 years’ experience within Management Consulting
  • Experience with PE business models: from due diligence to post merge-integration and performance improvements
  • Proven-track record of developing and delivering high impact engagements in a PE-backed environment
  • An understanding of ESG, EHS and operations management value drivers
  • Long-standing ability to build relationships, deepen agenda, and counsel clients
  • Above all, you’ll thrive in a fast paced, rapidly growing consulting environment
  • You’re comfortable with a degree of travel
  • You’ll speak English fluently and ideally at least one additional European language.

The role is remote based and could be based in either France, UK, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Germany or Belgium.

Job information

Firm: dss+

Location: Europe-wide

Education: Postgraduate degree