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Manager - Strategy and Transactions (Human Services)

Location:  Wellington
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  20-May-2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  130402

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. 



About the opportunity - Auckland or Wellington 


As a Manager within the Strategy & Transactions team, you will work in a high-performing team to help our clients navigate a wide range of challenges and opportunities, from strategy, policy and business case development through to the design and implementation of service and operating model improvements.


We are looking for people with a strong knowledge of communities, who are passionate about solving New Zealand’s most complex social issues and inequities, and who understand how policy and social and economic infrastructure can be used to catalyse social change, uplift people and build community resilience.


This role is available in Auckland or Wellington and is offered on a full-time basis with flexible working arrangements.


Your key responsibilities


  • Lead the planning and delivery of high-quality work drawing on team members talent and expertise to meet client and project needs
  • Undertake research and analysis of information to provide actionable insights and to help solve complex problems
  • Leverage your knowledge of communities, people and diverse populations to provide trusted advice to our clients 
  • Build and proactively maintain effective relationships with EY’s existing clients 
  • Support business development opportunities, including building new relationships and the development of proposals 
  • Support the team to achieve revenue growth
  • Mentor and develop staff


Skills and attributes for success


  • Experience working on projects in an advisory or delivery role, ideally within a consultancy, Government, Māori sector or social sector environment
  • Expertise in formulating, hypothesising, analysing, evaluating, conceptualising and integrating information – for example, experience in research, policy analysis, evaluation or outcomes monitoring
  • Experience in developing new strategies, policies and practices
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a track record of undertaking insightful collection and analysis of insights using qualitative and/or quantitative methods
  • Effective interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate and collaborate at all levels 
  • A commitment to a strong positive team culture and enthusiasm for working in a flexible and diverse team environment
  • Demonstrated staff management and leadership skills, an ability to work effectively in project teams, and a commitment to growing and developing our people
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and 5-8 years professional experience in a relevant role or sector


Ideally, you’ll also have


  • A passion for working on some of New Zealand’s largest and most transformative social sector projects
  • An understanding of New Zealand communities and what it takes at the system level to effect grass roots change
  • An ability to work with and for Māori stakeholders and communities
  • A good understanding of New Zealand public sector dynamics, including the workings of Government, the Better Business Case framework and broad policy knowledge
  • Core values of integrity and professionalism
  • A willingness to travel domestically


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 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 or via phone (+61 3 8650 7788, option 4).


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.


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 build trust in the capital markets.  
Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.  
Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.  


The preferred applicant will be subject to employment screening by EY or by their external third-party provider.



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