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Strategy Advisor

Req ID 95823BR Job category Strategic Planning Countries (State/Region) Istanbul Location Turkey - Istanbul - Istanbul Apply now

Role synopsis


This is a fantastic opportunity for a passionate Strategy Advisor to join our high performing strategy team. This role supports Strategy Manager for the development, revision, monitoring of the integrated Turkey, Austria and Switzerland Fuels Strategy and its relevant pieces in each work stream. The role will involve heavy and indebt analysis of the fuels business in Turkey and will actively lead the complex modeling needs that are required in the annual strategy review process as well as ad-hoc needs (new business developments, structural changes, valuation of different businesses and other strategic concepts). Therefore, a key component of this role would be the ability to model high-level strategic concepts into tangible & flexible models in order to test the viability of the options under various scenarios. The role is not limited by the modeling itself but is expected to include the interpretation of the results in a management summary/presentation form while articulating a consistent and simple storyline.

The nature of the role will require significant interaction with cross-functional stakeholders across different geographies in Europe. This is a key developmental role with very high level of exposure and high growth potential in the company.

Key accountabilities


  • Develop business and financial models as required to support annual strategic planning process and other strategic initiatives of the organisation.

  • Evaluate new business development and M&A opportunities including preparation of detailed relevant documentation (ie business case, FM, AtN).

  • Prepare presentations to senior management to share the outcomes from various analysis and models in a simple, concise and consistent manner.

  • Work closely with other departments to be aware of the developments in other parts of the business and embed them into the strategic concepts in hand.

  • Work closely with performance and planning departments to ensure overall connectivity between 5-year strategic plans and annual plans including the financial framework.

  • Support in year Capex planning and management

  • Closely monitor macro-economic trends, potential legislative changes and others which could have a significant impact on various strategic concepts.

  • Respond to ad-hoc analysis required by the senior management throughout the year.

  • Act as a center of expertise in terms of financial modelling and business case development in the overall organization.

Essential Education

The ideal candidate would hold a Bachelor's degree in business administration, engineering or economics from a reputable university with 4-6 years of work experience in strategy, corporate finance, consulting, financial modelling, business development or related fields. MBA preferred

Essential experience and job requirements

The individual should be able to demonstrate acquired skills in the following key areas:

  • Successful track record in business / financial modeling of high level concepts with many variables. Ability to process and convert mass information from multiple sources into meaningful management information and present the big picture with a bottom-up approach.

  • Solid knowledge of financial concepts such as financial statements, return calculations, valuation methods and group investment appraisal and assurance methodology (IRR, NPV, Payback, etc)

  • Highly organized and detail oriented, able to tackle multiple projects with varying scope

  • Strategic thinker with ability to perform under a very dynamic and ever changing external environment.

  • Demonstrated experience working in cross-functional teams across different geographies in Europe in a collaborative manner

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, including the ability to summarize and present findings clearly and succinctly

  • Self-Starter. Proactively owning and leading multiple topics with rigor until completion with a high degree of autonomy.

  • Advanced skills in MS Excel and Powerpoint,

  • Experience in or working knowledge of the other stages of the hydro-carbon value chain is a plus.

Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)


  • Reports to Strategy Manager Turkey, Austria and Switzerland

  • Relationship with ESA strategy and performance teams

  • Close working relationship with all members of the Fuels Turkey and Austria&Switzerland Leadership teams

  • Close relationship with in-country performance and planning teams

Desirable criteria & qualifications


  • Analytical thinking – Mastery

  • Quantitative skills - Mastery

  • Communication / presentation skills - Skilful

  • Business Development – Skilful

  • Financial and strategic modelling – Skilful

  • Financial skills - Skilful

  • Multitasking – Skilful

  • Effective team working – Skilful

  • Language Skills (English) - Skilful

Relocation available


Travel required


Is this a part time position?


About BP

We are a global energy business involved in every aspect of the energy system. We have 75,000 employees in 80 countries, working towards delivering light, heat and mobility to millions of people, every day. We are one of the very few companies equipped to solve some of the big complex challenges that matter for the future. We have a real contribution to make to the world's ambition of a low carbon future. Join us, and be part of what we can accomplish together.

The Downstream segment has global manufacturing and marketing operations. It is the product and service-led arm of BP, made up of three businesses (Fuels, Lubricants, and Petrochemicals).

We aim to run safe and reliable operations across all our businesses, supported by leading brands and technologies, to deliver high-quality products and services that meet our customers’ needs.

Disciplined execution of our strategy is helping improve our underlying performance, capture opportunities for further growth, generate attractive returns and create a more resilient business that is better able to withstand a range of market conditions; and create opportunities for future growth.

As one of BP’s three regional fuels businesses in Downstream, Fuels Europe & Southern Africa is delivering today, shaping tomorrow. Our industry is changing faster than at any time in our lifetime. The world is mobilising to make low carbon a reality. We will help drive this transition, leveraging digital technology to modernise the way we work and keeping our customers at the heart of what we do.

With nearly 7,500 employees operating in 14 different countries, we carry out refining, supply, sales and marketing activities to capture and sustain the most value from our fuels assets (including four refineries and 8000+ retail sites) and invest in our customer relationships. Along with support from functional teams providing specialist knowledge in the areas of safety, finance, information technology, procurement, strategy, communications, HR and legal, we also work closely with internal expert partners such as the Global Business Service (GBS), Integrated Supply & Trading (IST) and Global Fuels Technology (GFT). We are brand leaders with BP and Aral and also operate under our convenience brands Wild Bean Cafe and Petit Bistro as well as our partnership brands Marks & Spencer, Albert Heijn, Rewe, Pick n Pay and Piotr & Pawel.

In Fuels ESA we know that what we do is important for BP and for our customers. We safely manufacture, transport and market quality products, which fulfil everybody’s needs for warmth, light and mobility. As a market leader, we develop trendsetting offers and create convenient ways for customers to re-energise during a busy day. We care deeply about our people, creating a diverse and inclusive environment, where everybody can contribute and grow. And we are embracing digitalization and work towards a lower carbon energy future. Above all, our first priority is safe, reliable and compliant operations.



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