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Human Capital Consulting - Manager (Cape Town)

Location:  Cape Town
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  31 Mar 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1434427

The Opportunity

As a member of the People Consulting Services 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.


Key Responsibilities

As a Manager, you will be a key resource on business transformation projects. In this role, you should be able to deliver quality client service, deliver insightful solutions and balance multiple priorities.  You will also be expected to have excellent communication skills, integrate into and lead new teams, and rapidly establish relationships. More specifically, you 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. Contribute to generating profitable revenue through identifying follow-on engagement opportunities and developing lasting relationships with clients. Lead project workstreams from planning through to implementation – managing project resources and budgets effectively. Be able to influence and persuade clients and stakeholders to gain support for any major change initiatives and/or decisions. Take a practical approach to solving issues and gaining client agreement. Encourage and facilitate collaboration amongst team members and promote an inclusive working environment. Identify and effectively manage and mitigate any risks and issues. Contribute to business development and client pursuit activities by preparing proposals and delivering presentations for potential clients. Provide coaching and development opportunities for junior resources and peers, and act as a visible role model for our people.


Skills and Attributes for success

  • Strong commitment to professional and client service excellence                                                               
  • Strong consulting background is an advantage
  • You must have strong communication, presentation and influencing skills
  • Possess good interpersonal and communication skills


To qualify for the role, you 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 6-9 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 capabilities
  • Have a primary degree and relevant post-graduate qualification


What we look for:

We are looking for a trusted business advisor who appreciates a collaborative culture by nurturing team members through mentoring and coaching, knowledge sharing and adapting relevant ideas from previous projects or experiences. We are interested in a specialist with a strong commitment to professional and client service excellence who comes from a consulting background and exudes strong communication, presentation and influencing skills


What working at EY offers:

As one of our valued employees in EY, you get to work with inspiring, meaningful and challenging projects. Our focus is education and coaching alongside practical experience to ensure your personal development. At EY we value our employees and you will be able to control your own development with an individual progression plan. You will quickly grow into a responsible role with challenging and stimulating assignments. In addition to these, you will be part of an interdisciplinary environment that encourages high quality and knowledge exchange. Furthermore, we offer excellent working conditions, in a stimulating, inclusive and enjoyable environment. 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


About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, consulting, strategy and transaction services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.


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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