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  • Location:

    Washington D.C.

  • Salary:

    Competitive w/ Year-end Bonus and Profit sharing

  • Contact:

    Michael Fritz

  • Specialism:

    Operations / Change / Transformation

Our client is a large, global private equity firm looking to add a Director of Transformation to one of their Portfolio companies in the Aerospace & Defense vertical. 


This Director of Transformation will play a pivotal part in the execution of the value creation strategy for the organization. Reporting directly to the Chief Transformation Officer this person will be responsible for driving company-wide transformation initiatives, manage top level strategic stakeholders, support ad hoc operational and strategic analysis, and support transformation initiatives across a number of potential areas of the business.

The successful candidate will be someone with a proven track record in large-scale transformation as a consultant, with a preference for experience within industrials, aerospace, defense, and or tech/software businesses. 

  • Support a company-wide transformation program that ensures the execution of the strategy and achieves performance goals.
  • Thoroughly dissect and deploy the strategy as executable deliverables.
  • Maintains a system of reviews and accountability that provide real-time insight into the performance of the initiatives and projects supported. 
  • Coordinate root cause analysis of performance issues and ensure action intervention.
  • Supports a healthy change management approach that engages people and develops talent.

  • Provide hands-on execution leadership of strategic initiatives.
  • Use data-driven analytics and root-cause analysis to build fact-based decision models while coaching others to do the same.
  • Apply professional project management techniques, within the frame of the governance process.
  • Build/ apply project management tools and methods that are repeatable across the organization and establish a network of internal experts to support the spread of their use.
  • Establish measurable KPIs and OKRs for each deliverable; provide regular reports and scorecards on progress against initiatives and targeted results for each.


  • 6+ years of consulting experience, industry experience post-consulting is a plus
  • Looking for a general athlete within transformation and change – current or post Bain, McKinsey, BCG
  • Experience operating in the Aerospace & Defense, Industrials, software/technology sectors preferred.
  • Experience leading enterprise-wide initiatives, including broad programs requiring change management via a systematic approach or governance process.
  • Track record of successfully managing multiple work streams in parallel and delivering results against time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Expert financial, quantitative, and analytical skills; able to baseline and track operational KPIs.
  • Exhibits a high level of initiative; challenges and explores new ideas while understanding and communicating the risks to the organization. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, business, engineering, or related discipline required; MBA preferred. 
  • Ability to travel domestically (~25-50%) and internationally as required.


  • Work for a newly acquired business with excellent brand reputation, backed by a leading global Private Equity Firm
  • Exposure the PE firm’s Portfolio Support Group as well as executives within the business
  • Chance to work in a fast-paced and high-performing business with a ton of responsibility. 
  • Gain blue chip Private Equity experience and build expertise in the sector.