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Senior Director, Corporate Strategy

Location:  Toronto
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Aug 4, 2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  483662

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.


Senior Director – Corporate Strategy Canada 


EY's people in more than 150 countries are committed to operating with integrity, quality and professionalism in the provision of audit, tax and transaction advisory services. We strive to help all our people achieve their professional and personal goals through an inclusive environment that values everyone's contributions, appreciates diversity of thought, fosters growth, and provides continuous opportunities for development. Recognized as one of Canada's top employers, EY continually strives to be a great place to work.
Corporate Strategy (EY Parthenon) is EY’s executive strategy practice.  The EY-Parthenon brand is the home of our fast-growing global strategy capability. We advise corporate and private equity clients on strategic and commercial issues affecting their key investment choices. Areas of our work include:

  • Corporate and BU strategy
  • Strategy assessment
  • Market entry strategy and opportunity sizing
  • Product and business unit strategy development
  • Divestment options analysis
  • Purpose-led strategy and long-term value
  • Business model reinvention
  • Portfolio strategy
  • Digital strategy and innovation
  • Go-to-market strategy
  • Strategic cost evaluation
  • Commercial due diligence


You'll work with a high-performing, integrated team which focuses on a variety of global and local corporate, government, and private equity clients. You'll have a diverse range of stretching experiences which will give you continuous learning and development opportunities as well as a great sense of achievement.  The Canadian Practice is closely integrated with the Americas EY Parthenon organization. We bring the power of our deep global and local insights, client relationships and an informed, current perspective. 


We are looking for candidates to join as Senior Director in the Canadian Corporate Strategy (EY Parthenon) team.  Senior Director will play an integral role that involves working closely with other members of the rapidly growing Americas Corporate Strategy (EY Parthenon) team to deliver a variety of engagements and help develop our practice further. 


We are looking for candidates who can:

  • Lead a team, at times multiple teams, to deliver client impact while having a positive professional experience
  • Provide effective apprenticeship coaching to junior tenured colleagues 
  • Manage complexity and lead the engagement planning 
  • Lead the development of the ‘story’ – the output to narrate the solution to the client’s problem – including written output (slides)
  • Develop and sustain effective relationships with client stakeholders
  • Engage in / lead client development opportunities 
  • Foster an inclusive culture throughout the team and within engagements 
  • Develop a community within the team – volunteering to support to develop an offer, or other internal practice build initiatives such as Learning, Operations, Resourcing, Recruitment, etc.
  • Proactively build a personal network within the firm 
  • Be comfortable in a team environment that actively encourages members voicing different views to reach the optimal solution for clients  

Ideal qualifications for this position include:

  • 8 + years of management consulting, strategy function leadership, or private equity experience 
  • Proven effective team leadership experience
  • Entrepreneurism / initiative taking with demonstratable results 
  • Commerce, Engineering, Finance or Legal degree (MA, MBA, PhD an asset)
  • Excellent communication skills, able to convey complex concepts in an effective manner
  • Outstanding academic achievement from a top academic institution 
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills – analytical, quantitative and conceptual 
  • A passion for delivering impact, demonstrated initiative taking, high energy and the ability to adapt to new challenges and ideas
  • Comfort with ambiguity


What we look for


We’re interested in talented professionals with the ability to visualize our clients’ goals and think creatively to facilitate them - often in politically charged environments. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, and a genuine passion for taking on new challenges, this role is for you.


What we offer
At EY, our Total Rewards package supports our commitment to creating a leading people culture - built on high-performance teaming - where everyone can achieve their potential and contribute to building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities. It's one of the many reasons we repeatedly win awards for being a great place to work.


We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package allows you decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future.  Our Total Rewards package includes a comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plus firm paid days that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout the year, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry
  • Learning opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you


Diversity and Inclusion at EY

Diversity and inclusiveness are at the heart of who we are and how we work. We’re committed to fostering an environment where differences are valued, policies and practices are equitable, and our people feel a sense of belonging. From our actions to combat systemic racism and our advocacy for the LGBT+ community to our innovative Neurodiversity Centre of Excellence and Accessibility initiatives, we welcome and embrace the diverse experiences, abilities, backgrounds and perspectives that make our people unique and help guide us. Because when people feel free to be their authentic selves at work, they bring their best and are empowered to build a better working world.


EY Way of Work and your health and safety
EY Way of Work recognizes flexibility in the way we collaborate, innovate and deliver with the ability to work in-person and remotely.  To support a healthy and safe in-person working environment, EY has implemented various layers of health and safety controls while working in the office or at client or other locations.  A critical component of EY’s workplace safety program includes our COVID-19 vaccination policy which requires all personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless an accommodation based on a reason protected by human rights legislation is provided.  


EY | Building a better working world 


EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.


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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