EY Strategic Talent Consultant – EY Africa, India and Middle East Advisory in All, United Arab Emirates

Title: Strategic Talent Consultant – EY Africa, India and Middle East Advisory

Location: AE-All-Dubai

Job Number: DUB0031X

EY AIM Advisory is a newly established region that offers borderless Advisory services to our clients across Africa, India and the Middle East. These borderless services will help EY clients benefit from streamlined, cross-border sector specific advice, facilitating greater growth and efficiency across these three markets.

We have created a leadership team that will provide our clients’ access to over 7,000 consultants and 280 Partners in EY member firms, based in 50 countries. As a part of this diverse and talented group of individuals, you’ll play a vital role in EY’s success on creating a sense of identity for the combined AIM business and shaping a team-driven culture.

The Opportunity

As member of the AIM Executive team, you will drive the alignment, integration and co-ordination of AIM Talent initiatives in conjunction with the Regions and Service Lines (Global and EMEIA). You will provide commercial people-related advice and guidance to leadership and management, focusing on the core Talent building blocks to ensure future AIM success from a commercial and culture perspective.

Your key responsibilities

  • Identify and implement cross-Region change efforts to actively shape the AIM culture, including the development of a people engagement strategy that emphasizes the AIM purpose and objectives;

  • Actively manage stakeholder relationships with Global and EMEIA Advisory in order to secure the AIM Advisory seat at the table (which is essentially a combined emerging markets view);

  • Oversight of the Talent lifecycle deployed through Advisory Talent Leaders in the Regions in order to drive consistency of experience for our people and avoid duplication where possible;

  • Work with Global Mobility to shape the mobility strategy, proposition and costing model for AIM Advisory in order for Regions to implement;

  • Develop strong working relationships with the Regional Talent Leaders to influence the Advisory agenda in conjunction with their Regional plans;

  • With the Executive team, create a sense of identity for the combined AIM business;

  • Influence partner behaviors and, with the AIM Leader, establish the spirit of partnership and teaming across the c.280 partners ;

  • With Brand Marketing Communications team, develop and implement a change and communications plan across AIM that helps our people to find a sense of belonging and recognize their career opportunities ;

  • Assist Region Leaders and Talent Leaders in the adoption of upcoming Talent initiatives that can be used to positively impact the AIM culture ;

  • Roll-up discussion of Regional activities that may be impacted by the creation of AIM (e.g. GPS; succession planning; independent career reviews; etc) with the intention of ensuring consistency of experience– implementation and initiation of the activity remains at Region level

  • With the AIM Talent Sponsor, establish and help them to lead the way on a team-driven culture within the Executive Team;

  • Work with Global/EMEIA Area/Advisory Learning to develop a strategy and future state for AIM Learning that works in service of the emerging markets and the AIM culture;

  • Shape and influence Talent budget spend at an individual Region level to maximize impact of Talent initiatives across AIM.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Strong HR technical skills that have been honed and proven through practical application.

  • Ability to cope with a role that involves the transactional and operational as well as bigger picture thinking.

  • Commercial and pragmatic approach balanced with a high degree of sensitivity and discretion.

  • Ability to be resilient, practical and a self-starter, comfortable with working on own and with teams.

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Previous experience working in a senior level role for a consulting firm or cross-border professional services organization;

  • Expertise in all Human Resources domains;

  • Exceptional communication skills to influence without authority; engage with senior stakeholders across countries and create a strong collaboration culture;

  • Proven track record of effectively managing projects and multiple stakeholders simultaneously;

  • Willingness to travel across the Africa, India and the Middle East as needed.

Ideally, you’ll also have

• Experience in working in or with Africa, India and the Middle East

• Detailed understanding of the consulting environment and the way the business operates

• Large-scale change management experience in the Human Resources field

What we look for

We are interested in people who can combine problem solving and the ability to consult with senior stakeholders from a number of diverse cultures and backgrounds.

What working for 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.

We also offer:

• Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues

• Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career

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


About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please complete the online application as soon as possible.

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