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EY Manager, Performance - People Advisory - Auckland/Wellington in Auckland, New Zealand

Manager, Performance - People Advisory - Auckland/Wellington


Requisition # AUC000UE

Post Date Mar 14, 2019

As globalization, shifting demographics, digital technology, innovation and regulation continue to impact the world, organizations must adapt quickly and foster an agile people environment that responds to these disruptive forces.

EY’s People Advisory Services (PAS) branch believes we will achieve a better working world by helping our clients harness their people agenda — by getting the right people, with the right capabilities, in the right place, for the right cost, doing the right things. By focusing on our client’s talent and digital needs, we can provide exciting and innovative solutions for the workforce of the future, which is already here! If you believe collective purpose, innovation and empathy are key attributes for what digital global leadership needs to be successful, then EY is the right place to explore further.

We work globally and collaborate in professional teams to address complex issues in organization transformation, employee life cycles, effective talent deployment and mobility, gaining value from evolving and virtual work forces, and the changing role of HR in business strategy. As a member of PAS, you will be part of a supportive global team with a vast array of experiences, broad network, deep sector expertise and entrepreneurial spirit not always evident in a large organization. So whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

The better the question. The better the answer. The better the world works.

The opportunity

As a Manager in our People Advisory Services practice you will work with leading organisations to help them get the most out of their people and their information. With access to talented leaders, formal learning and a wide variety of practical experience, you will receive all the support you need to succeed. You will apply and improve your consulting capabilities as you work on high profile engagements and clients across NZ.

Your key responsibilities are to:

  • Create innovative insights to address the workforce needs of clients who are experiencing change after implementation of an HRIS or other enterprise business application.

  • Implement organisational change projects with strategy, communication and methodology to support a client’s change program. Design and deliver training, awareness and engagement activities including assessment of change readiness and change impact through analytics and consultation with key client stakeholders.

  • Help clients reshape how they operate, build the capabilities of their employees and effectively use their people and digital technology to achieve their stated goals.

  • Prepare and deliver client proposals and other supporting materials in a variety of formats.

  • Direct and conduct analysis and research using EY knowledge resources to rapidly develop client insights.

  • Oversee refinement of project findings into clear, concise, high-quality deliverables.

Your skills and attributes for success in this role will be:

  • Experience in change programs associated with system implementations and people-related implications, for example, organisational development, operating model design, or learning & development.

  • Project Management and oversight of project team to deliver high quality outcomes on time and on budget.

  • Understanding of business information needs, system implementations, organisational change theory with exposure to functions related organisational culture, people management, communications, business process change and business transformation.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse range of people at all levels (internal and external clients) – you enjoy meeting new people, can develop relationships and appreciate learning from others.

  • Excellent listening skills to fully understand the needs of clients and develop appropriate solutions that address their specific needs.

  • Ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal with a natural curiosity to adapt to new ways of working

  • Ability to work in ambiguous situations, being resilient and tenacious with a propensity to persevere

  • Ability to explain ideas and concepts clearly and deliver insights succinctly to ensure a broad audience can understand.

  • Well-developed written and oral skills (documents, presentations and group facilitation).

  • A creative and innovative outlook, with ability to produce new ideas and concepts

  • Flexibility - client environments change, you must be flexible and able to quickly adapt to your client’s needs

  • Ability to improvise – foresee and implement a range of solutions.

  • Ability to successfully work autonomously on multiple projects.

  • Ability to productively collaborate with others in cross-practice teams.

  • Willing to go the extra mile to meet and surpass client needs and expectations

  • Attention to detail and ability to produce high quality outcomes.

  • Competent in the Microsoft suite, Outlook and the Internet.

  • Effectively manage time by sharing knowledge and seeking advice from others.

To qualify for the role you must have:

  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in a technology or operational role with a focus on change management including working with an HRIS (e.g. SAP,)

  • A degree in technology, commerce, management, business

  • Ability to travel for work purposes

Ideally, you will also have

  • Experience working in a large/matrix organisation

  • An understanding of your role in helping EY build a better working world

What we look for

We are interested in people with a genuine creative vision and the confidence to make it happen. You can expect plenty of autonomy in this role, so you will also need the ability to take initiative and find opportunities to improve our current relationships and processes. If you are serious about working with People Advisory and ready to take on some of our clients’ most complex issues, this role is for you.

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you will be rewarded based on your performance and the value you bring. Our Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working, career development, and an extensive range of well-being and benefit offerings. We are happy to consider formal and informal flexible working arrangement. To find out how some of our people are using these arrangements to help them achieve a lifestyle balance, please click here at http://www.ey.com/au/en/careers/experienced/life-at-ey#fragment-6-na .

Who we are

EY is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer offering a vast range of internal networks including Unity, our LGBTI network and our Maori and Pasifika network. These provide our people with the opportunity to connect across offices and allow us all to embrace and value the diverse society we live within. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive work environment. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.

About EY

As a global leader in assurance at http://www.ey.com/au/en/careers/experienced/assurance , tax at http://www.ey.com/au/en/careers/experienced/tax , transaction at http://www.ey.com/au/en/careers/experienced/transactions and advisory services at http://www.ey.com/au/en/careers/experienced/advisory/experienced---advisory , we are using the finance products, knowledge and systems we have developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

Make your mark.

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