Senior Manager - Business Consulting - Sustainable Finance

Ernst & Young

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ref: NP946-2265

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Sustainability is at the heart of our EY brand. It is at the heart of our strategy, what we value and measure and what we do every day with our clients and within our own business. We are proud to be advocates of change to make businesses across the world more sustainable because we believe in long-term value.

Delivering sustainable long-term value in Financial Services means new strategies, a new approach to managing risk, new products and services, and new ways of engaging stakeholders. In MENA, we are committed to working closely with our clients in the region to deliver on this.


EY is currently working across the capital markets globally with institutional investors, banking, private equity and insurance clients, developing strategies, designing and building innovative solutions to move forward on sustainable finance, meeting regulatory requirements and positioning for success in this rapidly evolving market.

In MENA, you will join a growing team of sustainable finance and ESG professionals in our Consulting Service Line, presenting a unique opportunity to make a real difference. You will be working on market-leading projects, building networks, consulting on key strategic issues in sustainable finance and ESG, as well as driving the delivery and implementation of these projects.

There are a wide range of exciting projects that you will be able to get involved in, across banking, insurance, wealth and asset management and private equity. You will work with clients at all levels to help them navigate the ESG agenda. Topics we cover include:

- Sustainable finance and net zero strategies for financial services
- Climate change metrics and targets, including SBTi
- Sustainable Finance regulatory developments relevant and applicable to MENA
- ESG governance and broader risk management
- Climate change risk modeling and scenario analysis
- Responsible, sustainable and impact investment strategies and implementation
- Reporting and disclosure, including the application of TCFD, SASB and other frameworks
- Net zero technology solutions

Key Responsibilities :

- Deliver key projects for our clients on the wide range of topics that we work on in the sustainable finance and ESG space.
- Create innovative and commercial insights and solutions for clients, adapt methods and practices to fit operational team and cultural needs, and contribute to thought leadership.
- Support and drive the preparation of proposals in relation to our sustainable finance and ESG offerings to financial services clients.
- Actively contribute to improving operational efficiency on projects and internal initiatives, consistently driving projects to completion making sure that the work delivered is industry leading.
- Work with the project heads to lead teams or parts of teams on engagements, keeping a clear focus on anticipating and identifying risks, and escalate issues as appropriate.
- Working closely with colleagues, create a positive learning culture and coach and counsel junior team members and help them to develop.
- Contribute to the development of EY capabilities in technical areas and engage with clients regarding the application of these methodologies to their businesses.
- Collaborate with colleagues outside of Sustainable Finance to deliver multi-disciplinary and cross-geographical work.


Skills and attributes for success

As a Senior Manager, you would be expected to manage projects and teams as part of a range of projects, as well as playing a key role in the delivery of technical work. It is essential that you bring the competencies that will allow you to do this, such as

- Intellectual curiosity
- Strong problem-solving skills
- Strong communication skills, verbal, written but also active listening
- Ability to lead and inspire junior staff
- Commercial awareness of market opportunities


- We welcome applicants from a wide range of backgrounds, but are particularly interested in individuals that have the following qualifications:
- Track record of success and relevant experience in sustainability / ESG at a top-tier consultancy, financial institution or other relevant organization.
- A keen interest in, and understanding of ESG as it relates to financial services (banking, wealth and asset management, insurance, and/or private equity).
- A strong understanding of any, or a combination of the topics that we cover in our team as listed above.
- Strong academic record including a relevant degree.
- Experience of running, as well as, contributing to a range of projects.

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you'll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, in addition to:

- 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.

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

About the Company

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. Information about how EY collects and uses personal data and a description of the rights individuals have under data protection legislation are available on our site.

The MENA practice of EY has been operating in the region since 1923. For over 95 years, we have grown to over 7,500 people united across 21 offices and 16 countries, sharing the same values and an unwavering commitment to quality. As an organization, we continue to develop outstanding leaders who deliver exceptional services to our clients and who contribute to our communities. We are proud of our accomplishments over the years, reaffirming our position as the largest and most established professional services organization in the region

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Senior Manager salaries in Saudi Arabia

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SAR 29,000

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