EY People/Talent Consultant (HR Manager/Consultant) - Assistant Director in United States

People/Talent Consultant (HR Manager/Consultant) - Assistant Director

Core Business Services

Requisition # GLO000RE

Post Date 5 days ago

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.

We call our human resources group the Talent Team, and this reflects how important our people are to the success of the EY organization. Working with the Talent Team, you’ll help develop and execute our people strategy, which provides the programs, measures and tools that help our EY member firms' employees achieve their goals. You might develop and implement strategies for performance management, leadership development, learning, training tools, compensation, recruiting, new joiner orientation, reporting processes or other initiatives.

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:

The Executive Talent Team (ETT) provides talent support to the Executive Leadership and nearly 30 different functions that form the Executive, each of which are at various stages of globalization and transformation. The approximately 14,000 people within the Executive are employed in member firms throughout the world (in 100+ countries). Our mission is to create the highest performing teams, delivering exceptional client service worldwide to this complex virtual organization. We do this by working closely with the function leaders on a number of priority initiatives and standard talent activities (e.g., performance management, talent management). We also work closely with the Regional Talent Teams through our distributed model to ensure that local processes such as employee relations support are available, as required, to our leaders and people.

This role acts as a Talent Consultant for several of our functions within Global Markets, including our Global Business Development teams. This role is the interface between the functional leadership teams and the Talent Team (ETT and Regional teams) and supports the leadership team with the global implementation of their business strategy. It provides strategic-level consultation on HR related programs and processes in-line with the Executive Talent strategy. This role has global reach and will be responsible for coordinating talent initiatives with Regional Talent teams around the world.

This role requires a deep understanding of both the business direction and HR/Talent related topics/issues to ensure successful implementation of key, high-touch people processes and initiatives on a global scale. The role partners closely with the other specialisms within the ETT (such as L&D, Reward, Recruiting) to ensure seamless execution of talent initiatives across the Executive.

This position must be able to manage virtual stakeholder expectations and communications. It will be essential to build effective working relationships within the talent organization globally, and with sponsors and stakeholders to deliver timely, high quality initiatives to meet objectives.

Essential Functions of the Job:

  • Serves as primary contact point for designated senior leaders within Global Markets

  • Provides coaching and counseling to senior leadership team on global talent issues and initiatives

  • Analyzes information, makes recommendations and helps implement global plans and change initiatives that will drive business results.

  • Makes key decisions and suggestions based on a solid understanding of talent principles, business objectives and needs analysis.

  • Supports talent processes, including but not limited to:

  • Performance management

  • Career development, coaching, and mentoring

  • Integration of global processes and programs

  • Partner, Director and staff promotions

  • Succession planning

  • Workforce planning

  • Develop and maintain relationships with sponsors and stakeholders; manage their expectations; negotiate with and influence them to overcome any issues that arise within specific talent initiatives

  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of the EY organization

  • Play active role and establishes solid relationships within the ETT on projects, initiatives and team activities.

Analytical/Decision Making Responsibilities:

  • Makes key decisions and suggestions based on a solid understanding of talent principles

  • Assesses situations to determine risk mitigation and escalates to appropriate parties (e.g. General Counsel Office (GCO), Risk Management, etc.)

  • May provide input on organizational restructuring, staffing, leadership assessments or other key business/talent initiatives

  • Interpretation of data related to headcount, salary, budgets, etc. to provide insight on trends and potential issues (e.g. attrition)

Knowledge and Skills Requirements:

  • Excellent project, stakeholder and change management skills

  • Relationship building skills; ability to interact with all levels credibly

  • Ability to influence multiple constituents

  • Good listening and communication skills (writing, speaking, presenting, listening, responding)

  • Ability to work both independently and within teams, including virtual teams, with a focus on our culture and values

  • Proactive in dealing with issues and opportunities

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Influencing skills; ability to work with ambiguity, and build consensus across diverse, often global, groups

  • Fluent in written and spoken English.

Other Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel; some limited international travel may be required

Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent work experience; Advanced degree preferred


  • 7-10 years proven HR generalist/business partnering experience (e.g., performance management, employee relations)

  • Relevant experience, e.g. involved in / delivering / managing talent initiatives

  • Experience working in a consulting organization or in professional services

  • Prior experience working in a cross-border, virtual environment

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.