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Human Capital Consulting - Associate Cape Town

Location:  Cape Town
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  20 May 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1443605

People Consulting Services shapes and delivers the part of business strategy that depends on people. As a PAS professional, you will have the opportunity to work with global clients to understand and address some of their largest and most complex people related challenges, and ultimately improve and drive sustainable business results. We focus on engagements that relate to performance, talent, systems, reward, mobility and analytics.

In joining PAS - a global network, you’ll also gain valuable experiences and a wealth of knowledge by working across capabilities, service offerings, sectors and geographies. So whenever you join, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

Job summary:

As a member of the PAS team focused on HR and business performance, you will join a talented group of professionals that help support the design and implementation of HR operating models and organisational structures, improve HR process efficiency, manage people risks, support change efforts to help organisations to successfully transition to a future state, and advise organisations on a range of challenges that are associated with a merger, acquisition, divestiture and/or carve-out. Our key capabilities include:

  • Organisational Change Management
  • Organisational Design
  • HR Operating & Delivery Model
  • HR Process Efficiency & Policy
  • Transactions


Key responsibilities:

As a Consultant, you will be a key resource on business transformation projects. In this role, you should be able to deliver quality client service, analyse complex problems and deliver insightful solutions.  You will also be expected to have excellent communication skills, integrate into new teams and rapidly establish relationships. More specifically, the successful candidate should:

  • Demonstrate technical competence in our capabilities (Organisational Change Management, Organisational Design, HR Operating & Delivery Model, HR Process Efficiency & Policy and Transactions) and take a practical/business driven approach to solving complex client challenges
  • Clearly articulate key messages and information across a number of communication platforms
  • Rapidly establish personal credibility and work confidently with stakeholders
  • Contribute to business development and client pursuit activities, by preparing proposals and presentations for potential clients
  • Contribute to the development of thought leadership material, by conducting research to identify latest market trends
  • Be able to work through relevant details and facts and make connections in information identifying how different aspects of a problem are related and possible causes within the context of their role and function
  • Be able to adapt to new information and changing conditions and is able to demonstrate a willingness to change ideas or perceptions based on new information or contrary evidence
  • Be able to remain calm and composed in stressful situations and maintain a positive despite setbacks and does not give up prematurely


To qualify, candidates must have:

  • Relevant professional experience, including for example previous work with a Big 4, global management consultancy firm, niche consultancy or performed an in-house role in which you gained exposure to a large-scale project(s)
  • Around 1-2 years of prior experience in Organisational Change Management, Organisational Design, HR Operating & Delivery Model, HR Process Efficiency & Policy and Transactions
  • Personal success in current job with experience in one or more of our technical capabilities (see above)
  • Have a primary degree and relevant post-graduate qualification


Who we are:

At EY, we are 212,000 people based in 728 offices in 150 countries, organized into 28 Regions and four Areas. The vast majority of our people work in one of our four service lines – Assurance, Advisory, Tax, Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) – or in Core Business Services (CBS) which provides internal operational support such as HR and IT services. In joining People Advisory Services (PAS) however - a team which is jointly owned by Tax and Advisory, you will be provided with a unique experience of being exposed to two service lines.

 As a business advisor at EY, you’ll help many of the world’s leading companies and governments tackle their most pressing issues.  You’ll also have the opportunity to achieve your potential by being given professional development and experiences with clients across geographies, businesses and practices.

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and 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.


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