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EY Senior Manager - HR M&A Transactions People Advisory Services in Zurich in Zurich, Switzerland

Senior Manager - HR M&A Transactions People Advisory Services in Zurich


Requisition # ZUR001LR

Post Date Jun 03, 2021

In a world that’s changing faster than ever, our purpose acts as our ‘North Star’ guiding our more than 300,000 people – providing the context and meaning for the work we do every day. In doing so, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, clients and communities. Thanks to our innovative services in auditing, tax consulting as well as transaction and management consulting, we proudly drive our clients into the future.

Our People Advisory Services business (PAS) is focused on people management and our vision is to help our clients get it right in all its facets. PAS has three key pillars: Transformation (Workforce Advisory), mobile talent and workforce enablement (Integrated Mobility) and transactions (Reward and HR M&A).

The opportunity

In the HR M&A Transactions team we focus on advising and supporting clients through the complete deal life-cycle, providing a range of sell-side and buy-side HR/People related services to clients. We contribute to and validate the deal price pre-deal and the assist in the realisation of the deal synergies post-deal.

Our services range from complex HR due diligence, day one readiness, post-merger integration and post deal value enhancement such as organisation design, consultation planning and execution and culture change initiatives. We also support clients to plan and implement the HR/People elements for organisational restructuring programmes at both strategic and operational levels. The team works on engagements for Swiss, European & Global organisations and private equity houses across the deal and restructuring life-cycle.

These engagements are often complex and fast-paced due to the nature of the deal timelines in ensuring adherence to statutory and anti-trust regulations.

What you can expect – enriching experiences that will last a lifetime

  • Support the project in addressing HR Transactions/People related matters through all stages of acquisition, divestiture and merger, including pre-transaction and post deal

  • Structure and manage projects of work which meet and exceed client expectations

  • Be confident and effective in recognising and managing potential issues during client assignments

  • Review and perform report writing, project planning, data analysis, and development of presentation material

  • Analyse data and present high quality, risk-managed reports/conclusions including client and executive presentations in various formats

  • Work with key project leader to manage and maintain client relationship

  • Ensure that all client work is delivered consistently, complying with EYs Q&RM guidelines

  • Working collaboratively with other M&A service lines in EY

What you can contribute – skills for shaping the future

  • Experience of transactions, ideally in performance of HR Due Diligence / HR post-deal integration / corporate restructuring assignments

  • Experience in industry of advising clients on a range of large scale transformation programmes and business change projects gained working in a professional services firm, global consultancy firm and/or large private and/or public sector organisation

  • Experience of HR advisory and consulting within a professional services environment or as an internal consultant within a corporate

  • Line HR experience with experience of employee and/or industrial relations

  • Qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills and data manipulation and presentation, such as through MS Excel tools

  • Team player; ability to integrate with new teams quickly

  • Collaborative, good at building relationships

  • Ability to analyse complex problems and to deliver insightful, practical and sustainable solutions

  • Able to manage difficult client relationships

  • Strong written and verbal English and German communication skills and experience of producing high calibre reports, papers, presentations

  • Frequently and effectively leverage internal and external knowledge, experience and relationships to identify new opportunities

  • Regularly brings ideas and insights to clients that provide value, help address risk

Stick to your plans and realize your goals with us! Design your career with EY in a culture that promotes diversity and education.

  • Internationalteam of highly motivated professionals

  • Continuous personal development with a steep learning curve – a system of trainings, mentoring, counselling and on-the-job learning

  • Modern working environment and equipment, fostering mobile working flexibility

  • Transparent performance-based recognition and progression system

  • Acquire a fully accredited corporate MBA (EY Tech MBA) from Hult International Business School, whilst working with EY, completely free*

Your ambition is as bold as ours. As part of our high-performing teams, you’ll build the tech skillsets and growth mindsets to become the leader you want to be. The leader the world needs. Harness our scale, our tech, our teams and our culture to realize your potential. Learn from the best, surround yourself with the curious, ask better questions to seek better answers. The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.

Make the next step and apply for this position. Ref. No: ZUR001LR. For further information please contact our recruitment team (/ +41 58 286 33 66).

* exception of EY contractors, interns and alumni.