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Senior Consultant / Manager - HR Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestments

Location:  Brisbane
Other locations:  Anywhere in Country
Salary: Competitive
Date:  19 Sep 2023

Job description

Requisition ID:  104221

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. 



The opportunity 


Due to continued success and growth, an exciting opportunity exists for a Transactions professional to join our highly regarded People Advisory Services – HR Transactions team. Our People Advisory Services Transactions practice supports clients in Australia and across the world deliver successful mergers, acquisitions, divestments and transformations. With increasing demand, we are building our team with professionals who have experience delivering HR and workforce programs on deals and large transformation projects.


Typical assignments involve planning for workforce integration or separation, workstream project management and governance, supporting workforce transition activities, day one readiness planning and execution, developing of change management and communication strategies to support deals, undertaking organisational design or restructure and advising clients on other activities as part of post-merger integration.  This role will deliver large and small, complex client engagements that identify, design and implement merger & integration services for a wide variety of organisations. 

Who are People Advisory Services?


EY’s People Advisory Services (PAS) believes a better working world is helping our clients harness their people agenda — the right people, with the right capabilities, in the right place, for the right cost. Our professionals focus on strategic talent initiatives connected to Transformations, Mobile Talent, Transactions & Workforce Enablement with companies of all sizes, life cycles, and complexities.

Learn more about PAS here -


Your key responsibilities


  • Be part of and manage teams to deliver projects for clients;
  • Develop and execute workforce integration or separation plans, including transition strategies, employee communication, change management planning and execution and culture integration planning;
  • Project manage the HR work stream including various HR sub-teams, identification and resolution of workforce issues and issues to deliver transaction integration milestones;
  • Work closely with multi-disciplinary teams including the EY Strategy and Transactions team to deliver integrated transaction services, analysis and insights;
  • Build client relationships and identify opportunities in the market to continue growing the practice;
  • Provide technical advice on workforce issues that arise in mergers, acquisitions and divestments.


Skills and attributes for success


  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting, law, business/commerce, finance, human resources;
  • Extensive HR experience delivering projects and advising businesses in a consulting or strategic business partnering role (at least 3 years for senior consultant or between 5 to 7 years for manager);
  • Have been part of or managed HR / workforce streams in M&A projects;
  • Understanding of Australian HR regulations and market practice;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Project management skills in large deals and restructures across one or many industries;
  • Ability to remain focused and productive in a fast paced environment; 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team.


Ideally, you’ll also have


  • Good interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to manage high performing individuals;
  • Consulting experience.


Responsibilities, Qualifications, Certifications - External


What we offer 


  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.   
  • 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 find theirs. 


At EY, you’ll be rewarded and recognised based on your performance and our comprehensive benefits package can be tailored to your individual needs.  


We hold a collective commitment to foster an environment where all differences are valued and respected, practices are equitable, and everyone experiences a sense of belonging. If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process in order to equitably participate, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application via or  phone +61 3 8650 7788 (option 2). 


We understand the importance of social distancing at this time so our recruitment and onboarding process may be managed virtually so we can continue to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of EY people, clients, guests and the broader public.   


The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.  


The minimum salary for this role is AUD93,500, inclusive of superannuation, and dependent on skills and experience.



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