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EY Parthenon Strategy Consultant - Financial Services_Jordan

Location:  Amman
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Jul 10, 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1504781

Competitive business today is all about making intelligent, informed decisions. EY-Parthenon Strategy is a leading advisory organization focused on big-picture strategy consulting, spanning areas that include coming up with long-term strategy roadmaps, market entry & expansion strategy, and growth strategy. We are committed to combining our unconventional thinking with our clients’ smarts to deliver actionable strategies.


The Opportunity 


In today’s complex business landscape, creativity has become a necessary ingredient for sustained success. EY-Parthenon has an ideal balance of strengths that combines deep sector and local expertise with top notch analytical and executional capabilities in addition to intimate client relationships, proven processes, and a progressive spirit.


We are looking for ambitious professionals to join our rapidly growing team in MENA at the Consultant level, focusing on the Financial Service industry. As part of EY Parthenon Strategy, you will have the opportunity to deliver projects that make a strong impact on the region and develop your career through a broad scope of engagements across Financial Services, mentoring and formal learning.


Your key responsibilities

As a consultant in the strategy consulting practice, you will be a key participant in work streams and engagements as you translate client needs into project tasks and deliverables.  You will work closely with financial services clients to define the objective and scope of the engagements and deliverables in consultation with your seniors. You can expect to spend most of your time working on strategy-related projects which include (but not limited to): long-term strategy roadmaps, growth strategy, market entry & expansion strategy, go-to-market strategy, business-wide digital transformation projects, commercial due diligence, and greenfield projects.


Your clients may include global corporates in the financial services industry, governments and public entities, family conglomerates, and sovereign wealth funds. The EY-Parthenon Strategy team typically works directly with C-Suite executives on their strategic and transaction decisions.


Skills and attributes for success


As a strategy consulting professional, you should be able to:


  • Develop business strategies using tools such as market analysis, customer research, macroeconomic forecasting, and portfolio optimization.
  • Review transaction rationale and/or deal documents to identify critical business issues and risks relating to a proposed transaction.
  • Collect, analyze, and translate large amounts of qualitative and quantitative data into realistic plans, goals, and actionables.
  • Motivate and counsel junior team members with diverse skills and backgrounds.


To qualify for the role, you must have:


  • A bachelor's degree from a top-ranking school with outstanding academic performance.
  • A minimum of 2 years of work experience, ideally within consulting or strategy-related work.
  • Exposure to the financial services industry, either as a consultant, or working in a financial services firm
  • Expertise in one or more sectors of the financial services industry, including banking, insurance, wealth and asset management, FinTech, and payments
  • Ability to make detailed assessments of industries, products, markets, competitors and customers to identify risks and opportunities.
  • Proficiency in the English language, including the ability to listen, understand, read and communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally, in a professional environment.
  • Effective organization and time management skills with the ability to work under pressure and adhere to project deadlines.
  • Willingness and ability to travel within the MENA region, when necessary (approximately 25-50% of time).


Ideally, you’ll also have:


  • MBA or Masters from a top tier business school.
  • Prior strategy consulting or in-house strategy experience.
  • Prior experience with a particular focus on client advisory or strategic planning within a professional services or similar environment.
  • Excellent problem solving, project management, facilitation and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to multitask and work efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Full fluency in Arabic, both written and spoken.


What we look for


We are interested in highly motivated individuals with excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize shifting workloads in a rapidly changing industry. An effective communicator, you’ll be a confident leader equipped with strong people management skills and a genuine passion to make things happen in a dynamic organization.  


What we offer 

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. Plus, we offer:  


  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.  
  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.  
  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.  
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.  


The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.  

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Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.  


Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.

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