EY Advisory Manager in Azerbaijan

Title: Advisory Manager

Location: Azerbaijan

Job Number: AZE00041

Manager, Performance Improvement and Finance, Advisory Services

Today’s competitive business is all about making intelligent and informed decisions. Our Performance Improvement and Finance practice sits within our wider Advisory Services team and is growing significantly due to financial services organizations aiming to address infrastructure weaknesses and adapt to the changing market environment. Consequently, we are seeing our clients undertaking a wide range of projects. As a Performance Improvement and Finance Manager you will work with our Partners to deliver for our clients.

The opportunity

With rapid growth across the area, we are looking for individuals in a wide range of focused areas. So, if you are interested in consulting we have a role for you. Upon joining our team, you will be at the heart of high-profile professionals to build your reputation as a trusted Advisory Manager.

Your key responsibilities

You are likely to spend most of your time building relationships with our colleagues from different departments, developing a keen understanding of their unique strengths and requirements. It is all about demonstrating a strong commitment to further developing Baku Advisory Practice and its client basis. Active participation in establishing and expanding professional network and marketing activities both outside and within EY global Advisory team to identify the expertise required for potential advisory engagements are considered core at this level. Diverse range of tasks will also include:

  • Leading the process of promoting EY advisory services on the market, developing business with new clients (including taking part in negotiations, preparing proposals and contracts, and performing related internal procedures), as well as expanding the engagements portfolio;

  • Performing the role of project manager throughout engagements;

  • Managing staffing, budgeting and negotiation of engagement scopes, running engagements on a day-to-day basis, communicating with clients during engagements, reviewing and signing off deliverables, mentoring and coaching engagement team members, billing and ensuring cash collection, and executing engagements in a high-quality manner to achieve the set targets while meeting the agreed timeframe and budget;

  • Preparing project work plans, determining project goals and responsibilities of team members, and coordinating their work.

Skills and attributes for success

  • An ability to quickly learn new processes and uncover new offerings that may assist the current customer base;

  • An ability to mentor and motivate diverse client engagement teams by delivering constructive on-the-job coaching to team members while fostering an innovative and inclusive team-oriented working environment;

  • An ability to drive high-quality work within the expected timeframes and on budget. Monitor progress, manage risk, and ensure clients are kept informed about progress and expected outcomes;

  • Build relationships with client personnel and deliver quality client services. Strive to assist our clients uncover additional areas of opportunity and manage the business development process.


To qualify for the role you must have

  • Coordination and managing of best out of group members, knowledge sharing and ensuring a positive working environment for the group;

  • Close participation in the adaption and implementation both existing and new solutions, procedures and tools within your selected specialization;

  • A key role in sales (including identification of clients’ needs and sales opportunities, meetings with potential clients);

  • Effective multitasking and switch focus when required.

Ideally, you will also have

  • University degree focusing on engineering, supply chain, business, finance;

  • About 8 years of experience in industry and or a consulting environment;

  • Expertise in manufacturing and operations, to assist clients build a fully optimized value chain;

  • The ability to apply PI-Finance related methodologies, standards, and tools;

  • Deep knowledge in one or more of the following areas: continuous improvement, manufacturing strategy, contract manufacturing management, and cost optimization;

  • Proficiency in English and Russian. Proficiency in Azerbaijani is an advantage

What we look for

We are looking for flexible professionals who have the ability to work in shifting workloads in a rapidly changing industry. You will need the strategic skills and executive presence to give authoritative, realistic advice every time. If you are a team-player with strong communication skills and ready to pivot between familiar responsibilities and bold new initiatives, this role is definitely for you.

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive compensation package where you will be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, a minimum of three weeks of vacation, and a range of 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 around

  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career

  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that is right for you

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we are using the finance products, expertise and systems we have 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. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we will make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

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

Join us in building a better working world.

Apply now.

The deadline for submission of applications is 5 August, 2017.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.