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EY Parthenon Türkiye - Strategy Director

Location:  Istanbul
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Jul 5, 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1474365

EY-Parthenon is a strategy consultancy, committed to bringing unconventional yet pragmatic thinking together with our clients’ smarts to deliver actionable strategies for real impact in today’s complex business landscape. It is part of a global network comprising entities in 120 countries with 9,000+ professionals. Being part of EY-Parthenon offers unique career opportunities and incredible possibilities in terms of growth and international experience.

EY-Parthenon Türkiye is recently established and fast growing. This is providing new team members broader responsibilities, more exposure to clients, and overall, a significant opportunity for personal growth and development. Therefore EY-Parthenon is searching for professionals for our office in Istanbul, and as part of our EMEIA team, who are looking for entrepreneurship and responsibilities in a fast-paced environment on different levels.


The opportunity

We are looking for seasoned strategy professionals to join our team in Turkey at the Senior Manager/Director level in any of these sectors: generalist, energy, utility, financial services, telecommunications, automotive, retail, chemicals, transportation & logistics, industrial manufacturing.

As part of EY Parthenon Strategy, you will have a leading role in the development and execution of the strategy services in Turkey.

You will work with a high-performing, integrated team which focuses on a variety of global and local corporate clients and private equity clients.


Your key responsibilities


In this role you will advise clients on developing strategic opportunities by providing in-depth industry, market, competitor and customer insights. Together with a wider team, you will help them implement their strategic plans by leveraging business, financial, operational and technology perspectives across their organization. In addition, you will contribute to the development of a team that can provide board level strategic advice and winning large strategy and transformation engagements that leverage the wider competencies of EY as well as raise EY's profile in the market.


As a Senior Manager/Director, you’ll typically be responsible for leading clients, workstreams and engagements, translating client needs into project tasks and deliverables, manage day-to-day problem-solving and team analytical activities, and serve as key liaisons between consulting team members, EY-Parthenon Senior Directors and Partners, and our clients.


You’ll also be involved in developing proposals and bids, and actively contribute to EY-Parthenon thought leadership and internal operational initiatives.


This will include:


  • Build and maintain long term relationships with senior clients
  • Develop the business and acquire new clients and engagements
  • Lead client projects and engagement teams to deliver high quality outputs
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of all phases and aspects of strategy development and implementation
  • Identify opportunities for other EY service lines
  • Successfully supervise, coach, and mentor all levels of staff


What we look for 


We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, driven, and have a passion to be part of a fast-paced, successful team. Being a strong team player is also important as well as someone who is happy to work flexibly over several client deals across Turkey and Globally.

The ideal candidates are curious, and purpose driven. We’re looking for people, who see opportunities instead of challenges, who ask better questions to seek better answers that build a better working world.


Skills and attributes for success

  • At minimum, a bachelor's degree from a top-ranking school in Turkey, Europe or US with outstanding academic performance, preferably in the field of Engineering, Economics, Business Administration
  • Past or recent consulting experience at a strategy consulting house is key
  • At least 8+ years working experience in a strategy advisory company and/or in a corporate strategy department
  • Experience with managing multiple complex business projects in parallel
  • Experience in practice development and management, including staffing, learning, performance management, offering/topic development, etc.
  • Strong internal and external business development/commercial acumen - track record in business development and sales of consulting services
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, team player and excellent networker - ability to connect with the EY Global network
  • Experience in a thought leadership role, demonstrated through writing (blog, white paper, etc.) and/or speaking engagements
  • Strong people and leadership skills (incl. cross-functional collaboration, team management and people development & coaching)
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, in Turkish and English


What we offer


We offer a competitive remuneration package including fringe benefits, the opportunity to develop in a truly global environment, and an entrepreneurial opportunity to help drive the growth of EY-Parthenon in Turkey.  

We offer extensive support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around, the freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that is right for you, a value-driven environment where team spirit, respect and integrity are important key words. 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.

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