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EY GDS Hungary - HR Location Lead

Location:  Budapest
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  May 26, 2023

Job description

Requisition ID:  1412741

EY GDS Hungary - HR Location Lead


If you are looking for a rewarding career experience as a HR Manager responsible for local team in a high-growth organization, we have a role here. At EY GDS we value wellbeing, curiosity, and agility as an individual. We create inspiring teams that foster belonging. We care for our people, society, and client. Our purpose is building a better working world. Does that resonate with you? We look forward to working with you.

The opportunity

As a trusted partner and advisor to the GDS Service Line/Functions, you are considered an extension of the business leaders, working closely with the leadership team to support growth objectives and help meet future talent needs.


You will build a deep understanding of both the business direction and HR/Talent priorities to ensure successful implementation of key high-touch people processes and initiatives.


You will also partner closely with the other Centers of Excellence within the talent function, such as Talent Attraction & Acquisition, Talent Development, Total Rewards, Talent Consultants (HR Business Partners), Mobility etc., to ensure seamless execution of talent initiatives across the organization.



Your key responsibilities

  • Translate the business strategy into practical and innovative talent solutions at a level of GDS Hungary location
  • Engage with global Talent team and local business Leaders to align business priorities with Talent priorities
  • Influence Talent COEs globally in the development of best-in-class models and programs and drive their local implementation, bring together local COEs in GDS Hungary in smooth processes
  • Cooperate closely with GDS Hungary location leadership in terms of Talent priorities, legal compliance, and risk management
  • Advise the business on developing a culture that underpins our values, promote high performance teaming, and enables the delivery of exceptional client service
  • Challenge and coach senior Management to drive change and support the implementation and successful adoption of projects and initiatives at EY Global/GDS level
  • Guide business leaders in effective change management strategies and the deployment of change (e.g., for restructuring, acquisitions). Act as a coach to leadership in relation to delivering people strategy agenda
  • Champion GDS D&I agenda and embed within strategy


Skills and attributes for success

  • Strong business acumen and commercial awareness, ability to develop clear, actionable plans in support of an overall business strategy
  • Strong client focus with the ability to build good relationships with multiple stakeholders across the organisation at all levels
  • Motivating team members through effective coaching, monitoring, counselling, and providing a positive working environment
  • Strong Employee Relations experience of complex disciplinary, grievance and performance management activities
  • Knowledge and experience in all of HR areas among others: Recruitment, Compensation and Benefits, Talent Development, Organizational changes and design, HR Operations and Labour law


To qualify for the role, you must have

  • Experience in a similar role
  • 10+ years of proven HR generalist experience (e.g., performance management, employee relations)
  • Experience in managing and mentoring teams in global organizations
  • Strong practical knowledge in Hungarian labour law
  • Excellent English


Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Graduate or a post graduate qualification in a Business or Human Resource discipline
  • Experience working in a consulting organization or in a similar professional services environment
  • Experience of working in a cross-border, virtual environment


What we look for

  • Be an enabler of high-performance Talent team, change manager type of mindset
  • Keen interest to invest time for self-learning, seeking opportunities to work on cross-functional HR projects
  • Working collaboratively in a team environment and matrix organization
  • A self-starter, independent-thinker, curious and creative person with desire and passion


What we offer

EY Global Delivery Services (GDS) is a dynamic and truly global delivery network. We work across nine locations – Argentina, China, India, the Philippines, Poland, UK, Spain, Mexico, Sri Lanka – and with teams from all EY service lines, geographies and sectors, playing a vital role in the delivery of the EY growth strategy. From accountants to coders to advisory consultants, we offer a wide variety of fulfilling career opportunities that span all business disciplines. In GDS, you will collaborate with EY teams on exciting projects and work with well-known brands from across the globe. We’ll introduce you to an ever-expanding ecosystem of people, learning, skills, and insights that will stay with you throughout your career.

  • 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.

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