Careers at CSP

CSP sees more deal flow in the aerospace, defense, and government markets than any other advisor. We seek experienced professionals with the domain knowledge, analytical skills, and superior productivity required to succeed in our varied and fast-paced environment. We are highly selective because a career at CSP is not for everyone and our clients’ expectations are as high as our own.

Our ideal candidate will have prior experience in our served markets at a consulting firm, private equity sponsor, investment bank, or in a strategy and corporate development function. He or she will be highly motivated and articulate, verbally and in writing, and strongly proficient in Powerpoint and Excel. Compensation and benefits are competitive, with significant opportunity for advancement.

Prospective applicants should submit a letter of interest and a current CV to: careers@cspassociates.com.
Open Positions

Director

As a Director your role will include leading the execution of client strategic and transaction advisory engagements including, among other tasks: conducting primary research and analysis; structuring, constructing, and managing client deliverable products; participating in and leading meetings and teleconferences with clients, target company management teams and customer representatives; coordinating and managing small teams of CSP personnel in the execution of CSP engagements; coaching and mentoring junior consultants to develop their skills and expertise, and providing related support as necessary to produce and deliver high-quality client work products on a timely basis.  The ideal candidate will bring relevant subject matter expertise (commercial aerospace, defense, space, and government services), a strong multidisciplinary analytical approach to research and problem solving, and the ability to manage (and execute) multiple client deliverables in a fast-paced, multi-tasking work environment.

Successful applicants must demonstrate:

  • Experience, strong interest, and understanding of supply chain and M&A dynamics in relevant industries: commercial aviation, defense, space, and government services
  • Prior consulting or advisory experience in the sector, especially in leading the execution of strategy engagements and providing transaction advisory services
  • Strong analytical skills and comfort with complex quantitative analysis
  • Skills in creating presentation deliverables, designing and implementing Excel-based financial and market models
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to interact and build relationships with clients and target management teams
  • Ability to identify key questions and issues, generate hypotheses, design and conduct research and synthesize and present conclusions
  • Ability to manage complex client engagements within a demanding but rewarding work environment

Required Qualifications

  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
  • A four year degree from a top-tier institution in Economics, Engineering, Finance, Business, Political Science, or Public Policy
  • Advanced proficiency in PowerPoint and Excel
  • Master’s degree (MBA, MA, MS etc.) and/or 5-8 years of relevant professional experience (consulting, investment banking, private equity), with at least three years in target industry sectors

Compensation

Compensation is highly competitive and the work is both very challenging and professionally rewarding. Compensation is performance-based (reflected in the firm’s bonus structure) and can run higher than industry average for high-performing team members.

Senior Associate

This position is an integral element of the Cambridge, Massachusetts professional staff, responsible for the development and production of finished analysis in support of CSP’s strategy and transaction advisory practices. The ideal candidate will bring relevant subject matter knowledge and experience, a strong, multidisciplinary analytical approach to research and problem solving, and the ability to be productive in a fast-paced, multi-task environment.

Candidates *must* possess the following:

  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
  • 2-5 years of related work experience
  • graduate degree in relevant domain (MBA, International Relations, Security Studies) from a top-tier institution
  • significant knowledge of the aerospace, defense, and/or Federal technology services markets
  • demonstrated track record of professional and academic achievement
  • ability to work both individually and in a small team to meet strict deadlines
  • ability to execute rapidly multiple tasks with significant attention to detail
  • experience managing complex analytical assignments
  • moderate to advanced PowerPoint and Excel skills
  • advanced Internet research skills
  • ability to communicate effectively in all forms