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Business Consulting - Strategic Transformation - Manager

Location:  Belfast
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Nov 19, 2021

Job description

Requisition ID:  233081

In today’s environment, our clients are experiencing constant and seismic change due to shifting stakeholder and customer expectations, significant events such as the public health pandemic and political change. Our clients are thinking about the now, next and beyond, and how to plan for a resilient and successful future.

EY believes a better working world means addressing big, complex issues to deliver outcomes that grow, optimise and protect our clients' businesses. Our team is typically in at the beginning, bringing design thinking and a strategic lens to the problem in hand.


We have a portfolio of offerings which serve to scope out and design an evidence-based growth trajectory for our client, for example growth planning (e.g. growth strategic plans & prioritisation; business model reinvention; operating model transformation), macro-strategic planning (e.g. macro-trend analysis; strategic outline case), commercial effectiveness (e.g. net revenue management, enterprise cost reduction, strategic pricing) and transformation design (e.g. transformation roadmap design; purpose-led transformation; strategic implementation planning).


The Opportunity

This is a leadership role, and you will be part of a talented team who will work closely with you to bring the best of EY to the market.

You will develop relationships with our key accounts in line with our Go to Market priorities. You will be client facing, scoping solutions based on client need and working in diverse teams to solve clients’ most complex of problems.  Most of your time will be spent embedded with our clients as you drive the best of our portfolio to market.

You will be sales-focused, experienced at developing business, and comfortable operating at scale. You will be part of the decision-making around leveraging key accounts, growing the Competency and developing our talented team.

EY works with high profile clients across the region, working to solve some of their most complex issues.  This is the perfect time to join a growing team and to make your mark across a wide variety of markets, sectors and industries. 

If you have a keen interest in being part of a growing Consulting team in Ireland as well as intellectual curiosity and energy, then EY could be exactly the right place for you.


Your key responsibilities

As a Manager in Strategic Transformation, you will:

  • Demonstrate strong commercial experience in your chosen industry environment e.g. Agri-food, Consumer goods, Construction, Technology, pharma/life sciences etc;
  • Continue to develop valued relationships by leveraging your own network of clients and EY’s network;
  • Be experienced in managing business development processes, from responding to RFPs to preparing for and presenting at pitches;
  • Create high-quality work products and act as a subject matter resource on one or more services, leveraging knowledge and experience to shape services to client problems;
  • Create innovative commercial insights for clients, adapt methods and practices to fit operational team and cultural needs;
  • Demonstrate excellent presentation and facilitation skills with an ability to succinctly and creatively present robust and evidence-based messages for complex projects or elements of highly complex projects, and provide subject matter insight to bids and proposals;
  • Be experienced in creating impactful thought leadership for use in business development, engagement delivery, as well as marketing to build EY’s profile;
  • Drive improvements in business processes, you will serve as a role model for Quality & Risk Management (Q&RM) and make sure that project teams understand and comply with our Q&RM guidelines.


Skills and attributes for success

  • At least 10-12 years within industry or a blue-chip consulting firm
  • You will be experienced in delivering in complex private sector environments e.g. Agri-food, Consumer goods, Construction, Technology, pharma/life sciences etc;
  • A proven track record in delivering a suite of strategic planning and business transformation consulting services;
  • A network of strong, trusted relationships in the Irish private sector
  • Senior stakeholder management (e.g. Board, C-Suite) and communication experience;
  • Proven track record in business development;
  • Strong academic record including a third level degree.

As a respected senior professional you will communicate effectively with EY engagement partners and managers and work to build, manage and motivate high-performing teams, and help key staff to build sustainable competencies.


Engagement responsibilities include:

  • Working comfortably at senior client levels, building 'trusted advisor' relationships;
  • Delivering engagements to time, cost and quality within appropriate governance frameworks;
  • Solving business and strategic issues through collaboration and teaming;
  • Applying knowledge and experience to shape services to clients and present project outputs via concise, high quality work products;
  • Managing the financial aspects of engagements by organising staffing, tracking fees and communicating issues to project leaders;
  • Leading and participating in business development initiatives;
  • Building strong internal relationships within Consulting and across other service lines.


People responsibilities include:

  • Role-modelling the EY values and being an advocate for people engagement in EY;
  • Developing people through effectively supervising, coaching, and mentoring staff;
  • Conducting performance reviews and contribute to performance feedback for staff;
  • Contributing to people initiatives including recruiting, retaining and training professionals;
  • Maintaining an educational program to continually develop personal skills;
  • Understanding and following workplace policies and procedures.


What we look for

We are looking for talented and committed individuals at senior manager level who are interested in joining our team. You are passionate about helping clients solve their toughest transformation/ strategic problems and experienced in delivering insightful recommendations that are rigorous in their grounding, creative in their selection, distinct to each client, and practical in their ability to be taken to market.


What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you


EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.


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. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.


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


Join us in building a better working world.


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