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EY People Advisory Services - Organizational Design-Senior in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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.


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 will 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 support and lead certain engagement activities from planning through to implementation including identifying and helping manage any potential issues and risks during a client assignment

  • Understanding of using organizational design, strategic workforce planning and change management as integral components of transformational initiatives focused on accelerating business performance

  • 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)

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

  • Contribute to the growth of the PAS practice 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

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

  • Advance the PAS practice by supporting in the development of thought leadership and EY methodologies

To qualify for the role, you must have:

  • Relevant experience through one of the following: Professional services role with a global management consultancy firm or niche consultancy, internal human resources or organizational design role in industry or related line role in industry, in which you gained exposure to a large-scale project(s)

  • Between 4-6 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 delivering org. design projects in one or more of the following functional domains – supply chain, IT, finance, customer, sales & marketing.

  • Working knowledge of digital assets in the organization design space and use of analytical tools

  • Have a primary degree and relevant post-graduate qualification

  • Ability to travel regularly

If you’re looking for a role that will challenge you, give you opportunities to grow and encourage you to own your career, this role is for you.

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. You will 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 competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. 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.

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

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