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EY People Advisory Services - Organizational Design - Manager in Houston, Texas

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.

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Managing global workforces is increasingly complex. People Advisory Services (PAS) builds and improves organizational and individual performance, delivering a highly complex and challenging mission, especially in an ever changing working environment.  As a member of PAS you’ll be part of a team with a wide variety of experiences and a supportive environment. When you join us you’ll gain unique experiences and valuable knowledge working across capabilities, sectors and geographies and have the opportunity to take your career in the direction you want.

The opportunity

We are uniquely and strategically positioned to advise industry leaders in the face of increasing disruptions, an ever changing workforce and evolving business landscape. Progress in the area of automation, including RPA, chatbots and cognitive computing, is also driving change as roles previously held by ‘humans’ are increasingly being supplemented or replaced by software – software that needs to interact with humans as part of the integrated organizational construct. Our clients need a solid, focused plan for designing their future organization – whether that be employees, contingent workers, robots or a combination there of.  

Looking at people as part of an integrated business strategy, organizations are able to gain a competitive people advantage. We help our clients harness their people agenda – the right people, with the right capabilities, in the right place, for the right cost, doing the right things. We help our clients solve their most complex people-related organizational, compliance and behavioral challenges. We help HR, fostering their role in contributing to the business strategy and the strategic deployment of talent.

We cultivate innovation and purpose in our pursuit to be integrated in our clients’ larger organizational change programs – encompassing adjustments to organization and governance models, role definition, capability assessment and the transition of significant numbers of employees to new organizational models.

Key responsibilities

Our approach to organizational design helps guide our clients from assessment through to implementation. You’ll lead large-scale organizational design projects and advise stakeholders while building relationships with colleagues and clients. You’ll also work collaboratively to deliver innovative and insightful solutions for a range of challenges, from how to best structure teams to deliver on the organization’s strategy to how the organization’s structure can allow for more agile ways of working.

Skills and attributes for success

Some key capabilities you should be prepared to bring to client facing and internal initiative teams include:

  • You’ll be expected to lead project workstreams, from planning through implementation – including managing project resources and budgets effectively, and identify and effectively manage and mitigate any risks and issues

  • Understanding of using organizational design, strategic workforce planning and change management as integral components of transformational initiatives focused on accelerating business performance. Understanding of the opportunities and risks associated with acquisitions, divestures, mergers and the organizational design implications

  • Demonstrate technical competence in our key capabilities and take a practical/business driven approach to solving complex client challenges

  • Contribute to generate profitable revenue by identifying additional engagement opportunities and building lasting relationships with clients

  • Influence and persuade clients and stakeholders to gain support for any major change initiatives and/or decisions

  • Encourage and facilitate collaboration amongst team members, and promote an inclusive working environment

  • Understanding of human resources opportunities, challenges and issues in at least one of the sectors we serve (e.g., Oil & Gas, Health, Telecommunications, Power & Utilities, Insurance, Media & Entertainment)

  • Contribute to business development and client pursuit activities by preparing proposals and delivering presentations for potential clients

  • Passionate about advancing the PAS practice by leading the development of thought leadership and EY approaches, tools and methodologies in organization design

  • Coach and develop teams and colleagues, and act as a visible role model for our people

To qualify for the role, you must have:

  • Relevant professional service experience, with a global management consultancy firm, or niche consultancy in which you gained exposure to a large-scale project(s)

  • Around 6-9 years of prior experience in Operating Model Development, Organizational Structure and Design, Strategic Workforce Planning, Capability Mapping, Organizational Assessment, and Organizational Governance, with success in current job applying one or more of these capabilities

  • Experience of leading org. design engagements in one or more of the following functional domains – supply chain, IT, finance, customer, sales & marketing. Should have worked in large multi-disciplinary teams as part of functional and enterprise-wide transformation engagements

  • Proven track record in managing and analysing large datasets and using analytics in project execution. Deep expertise in working with and engaging clients in discussions around the use of digital assets in the delivery of org. design projects

  • Have a primary degree and relevant post-graduate qualification

  • Ability to travel regularly

What we look for

We’re interested in professionals who enjoy promoting the people agenda in organizations and change initiatives, bringing people issues and challenges to the forefront with the knowledge how these are addressed will be a key success factor in whatever an organization is trying to accomplish. You’ll need the confidence to keep the people agenda front and center, as well as, the interpersonal skills and communications savvy to do this in a way that integrates well with executive priorities and objectives.

What we offer

We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to the business. The salary range for this job in most geographic locations in the US is $122,300 to $224,300. The salary range for New York City Metro Area, Washington State and California (excluding Sacramento) is $146,800 to $254,900. Individual salaries within those ranges are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge, skills and geography. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.

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

  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.

  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

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

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