Senior Analyst/Manager - Chicago

CIL Management Consultants

Location Chicago
Salary Competitive
  • Closing: 9:44am, 12th May 2023 CDT

Job Description

About CIL:

CIL is a consulting firm with a market-leading position within our niche. Most of our engagements involve an M&A element, primarily to advise private equity firms who are looking to invest in high growth businesses in the US, Europe and the UK. We also provide strategy consulting to a variety of companies, from global blue chips to some of the most successful smaller businesses. We work across a wide range of sectors, including healthcare, IT, financial services, energy, manufacturing, leisure, business services and many others.

Although we work in structured project teams, we are socially very equal, lively and inclusive. There are no corner offices, no cliques – we work in open-plan offices and are not political. We think ‘a culture’ is something larger firms have to invent. Ours is the product of the people we employ.

We launched our Chicago office in 2018 and have been growing strongly since then. Our team of ~30 is dynamic and entrepreneurial, and our employees enjoy the support of our over 130 colleagues in the UK. This is an opportunity to have a real impact on shaping its direction and growth over the coming years.

Key responsibilities of experienced hires:

Most experienced hires join CIL as Managers or Senior Analysts.

The Manager role is a great opportunity to lead teams and projects of all shapes and sizes. In this role, you'll support investors in understanding how and why businesses grow, while also growing more junior team members to reach their full potential. We will expect a lot of you in this role, and will support you with a two week induction process, proprietary training tailored to where you are in your career, and a network of supportive colleagues. We also like to fit in the odd social, so we're looking for someone who likes to get to know people as well.

The Manager role focuses primarily on project management, though coaching more junior colleagues and helping with sales is also key. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Managing complex projects, which includes conducting rigorous analysis and helping your team overcome challenges.

  • Stakeholder management (with clients, management teams, and your CIL team).

  • Providing strategic advice to clients.

  • Contributing to business development by attending formal pitches and developing your own professional networks.

  • Supporting and developing junior staff as a career manager.

The Senior Analyst role is where you will learn the tools & techniques needed to be an effective Manager. As a Senior Analyst, you are more likely to be responsible for specific workstreams within a project under guidance from a more experienced Manager or Senior Manager.

Candidate requirements:

We have a team of over 200 highly qualified, highly skilled people across our five offices. Successful CIL people share some key attributes – we are supportive, non-hierarchical, hard-working, unpretentious and direct. We don’t take ourselves too seriously. The successful candidate for this role will have:

  • Prior experience with commercial due diligence and managing projects.

  • An outstanding academic record from a top university, any discipline.

  • Motivation and ambition, able to stand on your own two feet.

  • Strong team working and people skills.

  • Outstanding numeracy, written and verbal communication skills.

  • Impeccable attention to detail.

  • Humility and quiet self-confidence – we are not an ‘alpha’ environment.

  • A keen sense of humour and broad shoulders.

We also encourage our people to pursue activities outside of work and keep their hobbies & interests going.


We are committed to being the best consultancy to work for in our field. As well as the benefits below, we pride ourselves on being flexible to the needs and personal circumstances of every single employee. The main benefits we offer include:

  • Rapid, meritocratic progression, with exposure to investors and management teams right from the start.

  • Outstanding remuneration.

  • Option to join company private healthcare insurance.

  • Matched 401(k) contributions with no vesting period.

  • Generous holiday entitlement (17 days + 9 federal holidays) with option to purchase 12 additional days each year.

  • Flexible working options, with little travel and the potential to work from home.

  • Initiatives to limit weekend working and to give time back in lieu of long hours worked.

  • Regular company events & socials, as well as post-project team meals.

  • An incredible company culture, with encouragement to pursue activities & interests outside of work.

  • Sabbatical and secondment opportunities to our international offices as you progress through the company.

We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. CIL commits to creating and maintaining a culture where every employee feels included and respected; to countering discrimination through our recruitment and training processes and our interaction with other stakeholders; and to celebrating the diverse contributions of all our employees and stakeholders.

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Fri 12th May 2023


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Fri 12th May 2023