Competitive Intelligence Advisor

BP Plc.
London, United Kingdom
15 Nov 2018
01 Jan 2019
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

Key accountabilities
The role will be involved in all aspects of the CI team's activity, including:

•Producing a quarterly summary of performance, strategy and portfolio developments;
•Providing competitive analysis in support of the development and execution of BP's strategy, including analysis of companies and business models;
•Analysing potential business models and competitors in support of BP's transformation and new business agend(s). This will include building relationships and working closely with, amongst others, the Downstream Taskforce, Low Carbon Power taskforce and the Upstream modernisation and transformation project;
•Very strong communication skills across all levels of the BP organisation.  In particular, confidence in presenting analysis to the Group and Segment leadership teams;
•Strive to continuously improve the analytical capability and quality of output from the CI team.
 The successful candidate is expected to:

•Identify and execute insightful analysis, synthesising a diverse range of sources and objectively forming and testing hypotheses based on an interpretation of the data;
•Produce excellent written reports and presentations. Distilling the interpretation of highly complex data into a simple and well-structured report or verbal presentation that tells a compelling story, whilst remaining faithful to the objective limitations of the data.
•Undertake detailed understanding of financial statements. Interpreting financial statements and accounts (as externally reported);
•Build strong and enduring working relationships across the stakeholder community;
•Taking responsibility for data accuracy and for the quality of insights that will be communicated to the senior executive teams.
•Use experience, skills and knowledge to enable coaching and guidance to segment customers when identifying scope, focus and use of competitive analysis

Essential Education
Degree level or equivalent in Economics, Accounting, Engineering or similar.
Essential experience and job requirements

•Significant experience in roles that involve financial analysis of company performance;
•Able to build and collaborate effectively with a wide internal network, across segment and senior leadership;
•Strong numeracy skills, being fluent in excel and data manipulation;
•Familiarity with external company disclosures to investors for this peer group is a preferred skill;
•Very strong presentation skills - both prepared work and delivery of the material to senior leadership teams;
•High level of self-sufficiency and experience of meeting tight deadlines for senior management.
•Teamwork - advancing the brand and reputation of the team output, rather than that of the individual, and to fully collaborate with and support other team members in that spirit;
• Attention to detail - checking for errors, understanding differences in disclosure and definitions, version control;
•Highly self-motivated.

Desirable criteria and qualifications
•Strong Oil and Gas industry knowledge preferred
•CFA preferred


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