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EY Lead Strategic Talent Consultant - Enterprise Technology - Associate Director in Boston, Massachusetts

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

Transforming through technology and data: Technology and data are changing everything from how we create and deliver value to the ways we relate to each other and clients. Up to now we have used technology to make familiar processes faster and more efficient. Going forward we will use technology differently and provide services that allow us to extend our capabilities to deliver long-term value.

In EY Technology we:

  • enable market differentiation through asset-powered client technology solutions

  • drive forward excellence and innovation in solutions to support EY and our people

  • protect EY information and technology assets while enabling usability and speed

As such the Technology Talent Consultant will drive and support EY Technology’s transformation agenda including business specific projects from a talent perspective for their relevant BU. They will build a strong internal (EY) network across Executive, GDS and Region Talent leadership and interact with other Talent functions / COEs (Talent Development, Recruiting, D&I, Total Reward, HR Enablement), other senior business stakeholders, as well as non-talent functions (e.g. Finance, BMC, Partner Matters).

The opportunity

This Technology Talent Consultant role within the Executive Talent Team (ETT) serves as a valued business partner and trusted advisor to the business and is considered an extension of the global Technology Business Unit leadership team, responsible for translating the business strategy into talent solutions, in order to enable the business to grow and support its future talent needs. This role will partner with the Lead Talent Consultant and functional leadership on talent priorities that align with the EY NextWave strategy.

Your key responsibilities

This role provides a Talent Consultant service to specific groups within EY Technology including:

  • Partner with EYT BU Leaders to co-create a talent strategy that is aligned to the EYT BU priorities.

  • In addition to the day to day operational talent activities, including performance management (LEAD) and consulting on performance issues, Talent Reviews, Leadership Reviews, Succession Planning, Year End activities including promotional and compensation activities and NextWave Career Framework.

  • Understand future workforce needs to influence and support workforce planning, including succession planning of key roles, reductions in force and cross function people moves necessary to keep pace with a business changing and transforming constantly to best meet its clients’ needs.

  • Supporting complex technology transformations, organization design and workforce planning.

  • Provide direction to and collaborate with regional talent teams to ensure that the BU talent strategy is delivered across all functions and geographies that EYT BU employees sit in

  • Advise the business on developing a culture within the function that underpins our values, promotes high-performance teaming and enables the delivery of exceptional client service

  • Determine, consult and support D&I initiatives from a BU perspective, and advise the business on cultivating an inclusive and flexible work environment that values diversity and is in line with the global priorities.

  • Advise the business on ways to accelerate the engagement of our people and partner with them and other Talent Consultants to implement supporting actions

  • Encourage business leadership to adopt LEAD practices and embed the new way of delivering careers, development and performance in the business.

  • Collaborate with Talent Development to support the management of their long-term talent pipeline (e.g. PPEDD promotions, leadership program nominations etc.)

Skills and attributes for success

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Strong experience in multiple Talent disciplines inclusive of performance management, career development and employee engagement

  • Solid advanced interpersonal skills to engage, senior leaders, in cross business discussions within a matrixed, geographically dispersed organization and to build a solid network of people of influence. Uses these relationships to manage expectations, challenge insightfully and influence thinking.

  • Has experience of working across different geographies for an international organization across a broad spectrum of people & cultures and has an appreciation of global mindset in a global environment.

  • Well defined consultative skills to conduct effective questioning, hone in on key issues to gather appropriate information, formulate & present ideas clearly and concisely to all levels of the organization. Proposes all options and suggestions based on a solid understanding of people principles, firm and business objectives and needs analysis.

  • Strong analytical & problem-solving ability to escalate & negotiate complex, conflicting issues, handle multiple shifting priorities across a broad spectrum of people & cultures & to drive both decisions & solutions that are commercially sound & aligned to objectives.

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Advanced oral, presentation and written communication skills in the English language. Exhibits ability to adapt communication style to the style of others, developing rapport & staying calm under pressure.

  • Able to build and maintain strong relationships across all levels of the organization to support and sustain appropriate activities within an assigned deliverable.

  • Microsoft Office experience, predominantly Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Project and Time Management Skills.

What we offer

As part of this role, you'll work in a highly integrated, global team with the opportunity and tools to grow, develop and drive your career forward. Here, you can combine global opportunity with flexible working. The EY benefits package goes above and beyond too, focusing on your physical, emotional, financial and social well-being. Your recruiter can talk to you about the benefits available in your country. Here’s a snapshot of what we offer:

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.

  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.

  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.

  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

Please apply to this role only through the ‘Apply’ link (not through the local office). Your application will then be routed to the appropriate recruiting team.

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