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Manager Business Transformation 1

Location:  Johannesburg
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  18-May-2023

Job description

Requisition ID:  1411572

Strategy & Transformation Manager - Business Design, CX Design & Complex Program Delivery

 The opportunity

Are you a growth accelerator? Are you passionate about helping some of the world’s largest and most successful companies achieve purposeful growth?

EY is helping our clients solve difficult problems and achieve their growth ambitions. We believe that our value doesn’t stop at strategy development; we help our clients implement our recommendations to transform the way they do business.

This is an opportunity to bring real meaning to your career by being involved in some of the most important transformative initiatives in our market. It is an opportunity to bring your strategic vision, your entrepreneurial and innovative spirit and your ability to reinvent business to our clients and contribute to building a better working world.

Our Strategy & Transformation team are seeking growth minded and solutions focused people who are passionate about truly making a difference. Based in South Africa, you will be working on high-profile engagements, with the brightest and best minds from across EY, finding innovative strategic solutions to some of the most complex and demanding problems.

You will be part of a high performing team committed to helping our biggest clients, and the teams who serve them, to define, design and deliver major transformation opportunities in their business. This team leads the way in conversations with the clients and the account teams who support them, leading EY’s approach to the market.

 The Role Description

As a manager in our Strategy & Transformation team you will work across Business Consulting and EY Parthenon Strategy to define and lead end to end transformation engagements.

You will work with client executive teams to design, define and establish large scale agile transformation programs that drive growth and deliver long term value. You will support business development, creating proposals and participating in solution development and helping delivering market leading ideas and proposals to clients.

You will manage high performing teams, coach junior team members and develop the careers of colleagues.


   Your Key Responsibilities

  • Assist leading organisations develop corporate or divisional strategies that accelerate growth and deliver long term value.
  • Define the roadmaps and strategic plans that will implement strategy.
  • Design, reinvent and innovate business models that will create long term value and disrupt markets.
  • Design and build operating models.
  • Define and advise on the business model portfolios in which organisations should invest to create sustainable, long term value.
  • Design, establish and operate innovation programs, including agile or lean approaches to developing new innovations in products, service, experiences or business models.
  • Lead and manage large scale cross functional projects and strategic transformations.
  • Analyze data and provide recommendations to client executives on strategic initiatives and transformations.
  • Enable the implementation of concepts, solutions and systems that have been defined through research, strategy, ideation and innovation.
  • Drive business development, build and grow the pipeline.
  • Build client relationships and establish the team as a trusted advisor in the market place.
  • Collaborate across EY service lines to increase value for our clients, contributing to building a better working world.

  Skills And Attributes For Success

  • A passion for people — our people are our greatest asset. We need you to be able to lead project teams to bring out the best in our people and help them to develop and grow.
  • Ability to build exceptional client relationships — our clients are at the centre of what we do. Through the delivery of engagements, you will be responsible for managing key client relationships to make sure that we deliver quality and value.
  • Ability to think strategically and to solve complex problems. You will demonstrate strong critical thinking skills focused on developing solutions, creating logical arguments or analysis, assimilating complex information, identifying or anticipating issues or challenges.
  • Ability to communicate, making complex systems and situations simple to understand. You’ll communicate visually, verbally and in written reports.
  • Ability to manage projects –we help our client solve their complex business challenges. Experience in managing transformation or innovation programs.
  • Ability to learn new ideas and capabilities rapidly through self–driven learning and research. You’ll need to be able to assimilate new ideas and information rapidly, making sense of the world around you and at clients.

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Leadership capabilities that accept responsibility, build high performing teams, scale through appropriate delegation and teamwork, share clear direction, gain support and commitment from others, provide feedback openly and learn from feedback from others whilst admitting mistakes in order to learn.
  • Knowledge of leading innovation, transformation and strategy frameworks or methods with practical experience in having developed or implemented projects using these frameworks.
  • Strong commercial awareness and proven ability to present technical information in a meaningful manner to executive stakeholders.
  • Experience in strategy, innovation or transformation consulting.
  • Experience working across multiple functions in an organisation or at clients to better understand the inter-related nature of solving complex challenges in an organisation.
  • Intellectual curiosity and passionate about solving complex problems. We are looking for people who are purpose driven and ask better questions to seek better answers
  • An entrepreneurial and growth-oriented mindset. What you know matters. We are looking for people who are innovative and can contribute to developing EY’s position and our team in the market
  • Enthusiasm and ability to collaborate well in teams. We are looking for inclusive people who value differences and have a real desire to both learn and coach others
  • Relevant certification from recognised institutions in project or program management, such as PMP, PgMP and Prince II is beneficial but not a pre-requisite.

 Your career at EY

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

What We Look For

We are looking for passionate leaders with strong vision and collaborative commitment to teamwork to bring deep transformation and innovation expertise to our clients. If you have a genuine desire to help businesses achieve their full potential and to drive real–world strategy, then this role is for you.

 What We Offer

  • Success as defined by you: we’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Build a business and develop teams: an empowering, entrepreneurial working environment in which you will be rapidly building and growing a Strategy & Transformation business that make a real impact in the market. You will inspire, coach and develop other team members to create a high performing business.
  • Continuous learning: personalised career development including coaching, experiences and formal learning so you’ll develop the mindset and skills you’ll need to thrive in the future.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others.

EY | Building a better working world

EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and to build trust in the market.

Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries help clients reimagine the future, reframe their strategies, grow, transform and operate. EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.

As a global leader in assurance, tax, strategy and transactions and consulting services, we’re focused on building 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, feedback is an essential part of what we do and this will be forthcoming in order for you to maximize your potential and be part of a dynamic team.

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

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