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Vice President - EY Parthenon Strategy

EY's people in more than 150 countries are committed to operating with integrity, quality and professionalism in the provision of assurance, tax, strategy, transactions and consulting services. We strive to help all of 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.

EY Parthenon Strategy is EY's executive strategy practice. The team helps companies, private equity firms and governments better understand and identify their strategic objectives, assess how their current portfolio / commercial framework supports these objectives, identify what actions to take to optimize their business and to implement these actions.

The EY Parthenon Strategy team serves companies, private equity firms and governments in sectors that include Oil & Gas, Mining, Chemicals, Agriculture, Power & Utilities, Financial Services, Telecom/Media/Technology, Diversified Industrials and several others. The Canadian Practice is tightly integrated with the Global EY Parthenon organization We bring the power of our deep global and local insights and relationships and an informed, current perspective. Our strategic consulting is grounded in a technical quantitative and structured qualitative foundation.


We are looking for an experienced hire to join as a Vice President in the Canadian EY Parthenon Strategy team. It will fill an integral role that involves working closely across the full breadth of EY services.

We are looking for someone who can:
  • Support the EY Parthenon Strategy Leaders with building the Canadian practice
  • Deliver on complex client engagements taking an active role in creating financial and technical models, analyzing & visualizing data and synthesizing materials into final deliverables
  • Project manage complex assignments including taking a lead role in client relationship management when required
  • Provide direction and oversight on research information to be used in financial modeling, competitive analysis, industry analysis, negotiation support and various other applications
  • Support procurement activities (e.g. requests for proposals)
  • Oversee and contribute to the preparation and delivery of quality documents for, and presentations to, clients and prospects
  • Manage staff teams of 2-4 professionals and assume developmental responsibility for junior staff
  • Manage projects, creating and implementing timelines for project deliverables. Assign and follow-up on tasks, and manage sponsor/customer expectations
  • Advise clients on developing strategic opportunities by providing in-depth market, industry, competitors and customer insight
  • Help companies implement strategic plans by leveraging financial and operational perspectives
  • Understand the firm's business, organizational structure and operations
  • Use sound judgment and consistency in measuring results
  • Collaborate with other team members in identifying and exploring potential new business opportunities; contribute to develop and maintain a healthy funnel of opportunities; contribute to expand and grow the practice through proactive introductions of the firm's capabilities to target clients and by expanding service to existing clients.
  • Contribute to increase the practice's visibility in the marketplace by assuring its presence in key industry events, literature and discussions, especially in the Alberta region.
  • Contribute to attract, develop and motivate strong talent and engaging them towards attaining clearly defined objectives.
  • Espouse and model the firm's professional values by promoting collaboration and innovation; fostering creativity; and engendering an ethical approach to conducting business.

Ideal qualifications for this position include:
  • Consulting & consulting sales experience
  • Relevant sector experience (Micro-economic sector analysis) and local relationships
  • Engineering, Finance or Commerce undergrad (MBA an asset)
  • Value creation
  • Corporate and investment strategy
  • Transaction evaluation

Candidates must have:
  • Professional services and/or consulting engagement delivery experience with and at least 10 years of experience providing value added business advisory services for projects over lifecycle in the local market
  • Undergraduate degree (Business or Engineering); MBA/Master's degree an asset
  • Professional services sales and client development experience
  • Superior strategic thinking and deductive reasoning skills
  • Superior analytical and negotiation skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication/presentation skills
  • Enthusiastic, energetic attitude and a strong leader
  • Well versed technically; credible and economically knowledgeable across several sectors
  • Self-motivated, proactive, entrepreneurial and with an ability to work independently and communicate directly with clients and prospects when necessary, while being collaborative enough to bring a strong contribution as a key member of the National team
  • Flexibility to travel regionally or globally (COVID permitting)

What we look for

We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, analytical, logical thinkers with a passion for Strategy and Transactions and have a very strong attention to detail. Being a strong team player is critical with the ability to adapt to changing requirements or deadlines in support of our client's goals.

What working at EY offers

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

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, strategy, transactions and consulting services, we're using the finance products, expertise and systems we've developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Make your mark. Apply today.

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