EY HR Transformation Management Consultant (US East Coast or London) in United States

HR Transformation Management Consultant (US East Coast or London)

Core Business Services

Requisition # GLO000RF

Post Date Jan 18, 2019

Join our Core Business Services (CBS) team and you will help support the important business enablement functions that keep our organization running strong. As a CBS professional, you will work across teams to provide the knowledge, resources and tools that help EY deliver exceptional quality service to our clients, win in the marketplace and support EY’s growth and profitability. Major teams within CBS include Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, Enterprise Support Services, Brand Marketing and Communications, Business Development, Knowledge and Risk Management.

With so many offerings, you have the opportunity to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. That’s how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. Sound interesting? Well this is just the beginning. Because whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

Job Summary:

Are you interested in joining an established internal consulting team to work on one of the largest global transformation programs in the world? Are you motivated by working on cutting edge technology projects?

HR Projects is an established team in EY Global Services that delivers strategic transformation projects for EY. The outcomes of our projects are clear – to provide a better experience to 280,000 EY colleagues worldwide across 5 service lines and 150 countries; to better enable our HR colleagues and to better support our business leaders with leading edge HR advice.

As an HR Transformation Management Consultant in our team, you will be responsible for delivering strategic HR projects often with leading edge technology as the catalyst for change. Your remit will include people, process and organization change management as well as project management to deliver the project outcomes. And you’ll be working with a global team, with the occasional need for international travel.

Purpose of the Job:

  • Understand the business needs; advise, scope and shape projects.

  • Develop the initial business case and benefits for a project/initiative.

  • Manage/contribute to the delivery of large complex global projects, leading teams across geographies to achieve the project objectives.

  • Create and deliver clear, concise, high-quality work products and act as an HR subject matter resource on one or more projects.

  • Manage/support stakeholders to ensure they are engaged, informed and consulted as appropriate throughout the lifecycle of the project lifecycle.

  • Contribute to the development of our project methodologies and tools, actively knowledge sharing across the team and acting as a visible role model.

  • Deliver value to the project by demonstrating anunderstanding of the integration of process, service delivery model, data and technology; articulate project impacts to existing solutions and/or efforts to stakeholders.

  • Actively manage project risks and issues and recommend solutions to effectively overcome these.

  • Manage project budget and ensure timely and accurate reporting and overall governance.

  • Build and maintain collaborative relationships across our internal EY organization and strategic partnerships.

Analytical/Decision Making Responsibilities:

  • Ability to analyze complex problems and deliver insightful and practical solutions.

  • Ability to influence and achieve stakeholder buy in.

  • Ability to analyze client and business requirements, develop compelling business cases.

  • Ability to motivate and manage a team spread across multiple geographies.

Knowledge and Skills Requirements:

  • Experience of external client service and HR project delivery in a management consulting or ‘Advisory’ business.

  • Strong project management skills and knowledge gained on HR projects, including proven experience utilizing standard project methodologies.

  • Experience of delivering projects in any of the following areas:

  • HR Process Improvement

  • HR Technology including the project management of technology deployment and associated changes to HR process and HR operating models

  • HR Service Delivery including the design and delivery of manager and employee self-serve, HR shared services

  • Proven ability to work on cross-functional project teams and translate complex business analysis into actionable recommendations through to implementation.

  • Highly organized self-starter with exceptional client service, strategic thinking, communication, analytical, and people management skills

  • Ability to work independently with little direction, including the ability to manage ambiguity and the political aspects of change.

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

  • Experience of partnering with key stakeholders to communicate, influence and bring innovative solutions to challenging problems.

Other Requirements:

  • From time to time, international travel will be required.

  • Flexible approach to working on a global scale and across time zones.

  • Responsible for leading teams, coaching and developing colleagues

Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent area of study)


  • Experienced project manager with at least 5 to 10 years of proven HR related project experience.

  • Ideally currently working in either: Big 4, global management consultancy firm or blue chip organization - with an appropriate management consulting background.

  • Experience of delivering complex HR projects on a global scale.

  • Experience of Software as a Service project delivery and SAP SuccessFactors would be an advantage.

Certification Requirements:

  • Appropriate project management or process improvement certification would be an advantage e.g. Prince 2; Lean; Six Sigma.

  • Likely to be a member of recognized HR institutions e.g. CIPD, SHRM and may have recognized HR certifications e.g. GPHR, CHRM.

Ernst & Young LLP, an equal employment opportunity employer (Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Disabled), values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people.