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Strategy Advisor (12 months contract/maternity leave)

Strategy Advisor (12 months contract/maternity leave)

  • Location United Kingdom - South East - Sunbury
  • Travel required Yes - up to 10%
  • Job category Strategic Planning & Business Development Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 136062BR
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary

Aviation's vision is to be the the energy partner of choice for sustainable aviation. We are on a journey to transform our business to become more customer centric, higher performing and to play a key role in bp's net zero ambition.

The role is responsible for supporting the strategy and business development activities working within Aviation and the wider bp.

Key Accountabilities
  • Strategic reviews and option development– provide analytical support incl. financial modelling to underpin strategic choices in regional or global context. Help design and facilitate strategy workshops.
  • Business development and M&A – support BD (new geographic or new business offer) and M&A activities including setting up data room working with each workstream lead, reviewing contracts, and identifying any risk or opportunities. Develop financial model for projects as required.
  • Competitor intelligence - execute market analysis on competitors and the industry (with CVP&E and S&S) to shape our future strategy utilising quarterly reports and other sources such as tender debriefs etc.
  • Market intelligence and margin pool modelling – enhance the margin pool model using bp Economics, Demand D2050 outputs to articulate long-term aviation trends supporting new business opportunities and portfolio choices


Job Holder Requirements (Minimum education, experience & capabilities)
  • Bachelor or Masters in business or science related subjects
  • Experience in Aviation incl. Airport / Energy incl. Renewables / Industrial B2B
  • Analytical skills – strong experience gained in operational, commercial, financial, or consulting roles.
  • Systems – expertise in using tools such as Power BI, Excel, PowerPoint, EP2 etc.
  • Commercial mindset – ability to triangulate the market developments and business performance to generate insights
  • Investment review / assurance – experience in developing business cases and performing EEM
  • Communication and presentation – good interpersonal skills and ability to present insights with simplicity. Builds networks to enhance effectiveness and share knowledge.
  • Good business judgment in handling sensitive issues
  • Ability to manage multiple/conflicting priorities and anticipating future situations and plans to meet them

Skills & Competencies
  • Strategy development
  • Commercial business development and M&A
  • Project management
  • Financial management

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