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EY Talent Project Manager/Business Consultant - Assistant Director in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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.

Strategic Talent Projects Assistant Director JD

As the world continues to be impacted by globalization, demographics, technology, innovation, and regulation, we need to adapt quickly and build agile people cultures that respond to these disruptive forces that “future-proof” EY. Delivering transformation on a global scale is complex but the Strategic Talent Projects team navigates this complexity to ensure that both Talent and the business achieve their goals.

We work and collaborate globally to address complex business issues and our solutions include a focus on digital Talent transformation, large scale global initiatives focused on innovations, cultural change, efficiencies, process improvements and enabling a better employee experience. In addition, we also focus on changes to Talent operating models, Talent strategy, and advising on the people aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

We are driven by three priorities:

  • Provide tangible value to the business through enhanced experience, increased efficiency, and reduced costs

  • Bring the best of EY together to drive change – including Talent, consulting, external vendors, and suppliers

  • Put agile in the heart of everything we do

Our team asks better questions and works with our stakeholders to create holistic, innovative answers that deliver quality results.

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

The opportunity

In this role, you'll be part of a global team with a vast array of experiences, broad networks, deep expertise, and an entrepreneurial spirit. You'll discover opportunities to take your career aspirations and purpose to the next level.

As an Assistant Director, you will manage projects/workstreams that help Talent deliver better experiences for employees and candidates, develop workforce strategies, design compelling employee value propositions, and identify and help manage people risks. Most of these projects will be enabled through the implementation or enhancement of a technology and will focus on enhancing our workforce potential to support business objectives more effectively.

Your key responsibilities

  • Manage the delivery of complex global projects or project workstreams, working with teams across functions and geographies to achieve the project objectives

  • Understand business needs, advise on project objectives and scope and shape the project approach and plan

  • Manage delivery of required project outputs or work packages, deliver the product to cost, quality and time expectations

  • Communicate with the stakeholder throughout the project lifecycle and maintain the highest standards of client service throughout

  • Perform analysis to understand underlying business performance issues and propose recommendations for change

  • Ensure key project documentation are in place and understood (e.g. charter and plan, business case)

  • Create and deliver clear, concise, high-quality work products.

  • Demonstrate system thinking by recognizing the integration of process, organization and people, technology, and data and to achieve intended outcomes and to articulate change impacts to existing solutions and/or efforts to stakeholders

  • Manage stakeholder relationships to ensure they are engaged, informed, and consulted as appropriate throughout the project lifecycle; articulate project impacts

  • Support the management of budget, risks and issues, team management, reporting, timing, etc.

  • Proactively participate in the development of the Strategic Talent Projects team (e.g. participate in a Community of Practice to help develop methodologies and/or tools in: critical thinking/problem solving, business analysis, project management, design thinking, process design, change management, organization design, etc.)

  • Build and maintain collaborative relationships across the Talent eco-system and with EY delivery partners.

  • Demonstrate high levels of teaming and agility. Work effectively as ‘one team’ with Talent project colleagues

Skills and attributes for success

You will be expected to have excellent written and oral communication skills, manage work, and rapidly establish relationships. More specifically, the following skills and attributes are needed:

  • Demonstrate technical competence in agile people environments and take a practical/business driven approach to solving complex challenges

  • Strategic and critical thinking; problem solving

  • Ability to educate and hold a certain level of influence to achieve stakeholder buy-in

  • Capability to analyze client and business requirements and develop compelling business cases

  • Enthusiasm, proactive approach, and result orientation

  • Strong consulting skills

  • Ability to work with/manage a team spread across multiple geographies

  • Creative and innovative mindset

  • Teamwork

  • Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple / conflicting priorities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

To qualify for the role, you ideally will have

  • Educated to degree level

  • Ideally have a background working in either Big 4 or a global management consultancy firm with an appropriate management consulting background.

  • Strong project management/business consulting skills and knowledge and proven experience with utilizing standard project methodologies.

  • Ability to establish and maintain credibility and excellent client relationships across many different functions and organization levels.

  • Background managing projects/workstreams on a global level to a dispersed client base, ideally with experience across both emerging and developed markets

  • Experience with participating in the embedding of change initiatives in global, matrix organizations (such as EY)

  • Experience with working in fast-paced, ambiguous, complex environments to deliver required results

  • Due to the global nature of the role, willingness to work alternative hours as well as English language skills - excellent written and verbal communication - will be required

What we look for

Highly motivated individuals with excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize shifting workloads in a rapidly changing environment. An effective communicator and ability to make things happen in a dynamic organization. You should enjoy learning new things and have the ability to thrive with competing priorities and stakeholders. If you're ready to take on a wide range of responsibilities and are committed to seeking out new ways to make a difference, this role is for you.

What working at EY offers

In addition to offering a competitive remuneration package:

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

  • 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.

  • We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service while allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities.

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve 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.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us.

Join us in building a better working world. Apply now.

EY provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

It’s owning your career, shaping your future and becoming the leader you want to be.

It’s how together we build a better working world, because better begins with you.

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