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Senior Manager - Mergers and Acquisitions, Change Management and HR Transformation

Toronto, ON
Full Time
6 days ago

As part of EY's focus on the people agenda of organizations and change initiatives, our People Advisory Services professionals assist our clients in successfully managing and sustaining people, process and/or technology change. This may include the identification and management of stakeholders, leadership development, organizational design, training, mergers and acquisitions, cultural assessment and development, talent management, workforce strategies, and planning and executing key communications.

The opportunity

We are seeking a Senior Manager for our PAS practice in the HR Mergers and Acquisitions space. In joining our team, you will gain valuable experiences and a wealth of knowledge by working across various capabilities and service offerings. Working in multidisciplinary teams, often directly with leaders of major organizations, you will bring diverse perspectives to every challenge. We are uniquely and strategically positioned to advise government and public sector leaders in the face of increasing disruptions, an ever-changing workforce and evolving business landscape. Whether your passion is devising and driving large scale change strategies, organizational design or transforming HR organizations, we cultivate innovation and purpose. You will find an environment that is both entrepreneurial and collaborative. We will help you achieve your potential by supporting your professional development and by providing you with leadership opportunities.

Your key responsibilities

You will have already achieved outstanding professional success and are a seasoned senior manager with experience:
    • Deliver change management and training programs in a wide variety of contexts including activities relating to mergers and acquisitions • Lead carve-out projects and all aspects of HR in service provision changes within mergers and acquisitions • Lead HR workstreams for restructuring or acquisitions on buy-side or sell-side • Conducting HR due diligence in post-merger integrations on activities such as employees, processes, or HR technology • Lead deployment of changes during mergers and acquisitions • Lead business change readiness assessments, risk mitigation planning, deployment planning and change management • Analyze client's team structures and guide them through post-merger integration by mobilizing staff transfers, working with client's HR departments to ensure smooth transition • Lead all aspects of HR during mergers and acquisitions such as post-merger integration, HR transformation, HR strategy, talent management and resourcing • Work with senior leadership to create alignment to support program success • Develop holistic change management strategies that succinctly articulate how change will be managed in the context of a transformation program within mergers and acquisitions • Identify and deploy leading-edge communication and stakeholder engagement tools and techniques • Deliver programs that support agile and iterative transformation • Flexibility and ability to travel

Skills and attributes for success
    • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of complex mergers and acquisition concepts such as carve-outs, HR due-diligence, employee transfers, separation, post-merger integration, restructuring and turnaround. • Deep knowledge of HR transformation, HR strategy, talent management, change management, project management, organizational design and target operating models. • Lead client engagement teams and work with a wide variety of clients to deliver professional services. • Value and model excellent client service by establishing goals and implementation plans to achieve high-quality deliverables and within expected timeframes. • Monitor progress, manage risk and confirm key stakeholders are kept informed about progress and expected outcomes. • Develop and maintain productive relationships with client management. Focus on deliverables and client business priorities. Manage expectations of service. Develop long-term client relationships and networks. • Understand the client's industry and recognize key performance drivers and business trends. • Develop people. Provide constructive on-the-job feedback/training. Foster an innovative and team-oriented work environment. • Demonstrate high levels of technical and professional knowledge and quickly assimilate new knowledge. • Keep up-to-date with current developments and trends in advisory services capabilities and industry knowledge. • Generate new business opportunities. • Understand EY and its service lines and actively assess/present ways to serve clients. • Develop relationships with other EY team members across all practices to serve client needs. • Experience managing staff on multiple projects and providing direction to team members. • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills. • High level of motivation and a self-starting attitude as well as a strong work ethic. • Ability to think outside of the box, thrive on new challenges.

To qualify for the role, you must have

    • A Degree and/or Masters degree with an emphasis in Business, Human Resources, Psychology • Approximately 8-10 years of related work experience • Experience in the following areas: Change Management, Mergers and Acquisitions, HR Transformation, Post-Merger Integration, Stakeholder Management, Communications, Organizational Design, Training, and Culture change

Ideally, you'll also have
    • Effective organization and time management skills with the ability to work under pressure and adhere to project deadlines

What we look for

We are 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 working at EY offers

At EY, our Total Rewards package supports our commitment to creating a leading people culture - built on high-performance teaming - where everyone can achieve their potential and contribute to building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities. It's one of the many reasons we repeatedly win awards for being a great place to work.

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 allows you decide which benefits are right for you and which ones help you create a solid foundation for your future. Our Total Rewards package includes a comprehensive medical, prescription drug and dental coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, a great vacation policy plus firm paid days that allow you to enjoy longer long weekends throughout the year, statutory holidays and paid personal days (based on province of residence), and a range of exciting programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:
    • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues in the industry • Learning opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that's right for you

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we're using the finance products, expertise and systems we've developed to build 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. Recognized as one of Canada's top employers, EY continually strives to be a great place to work and with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we'll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

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

Make your mark. Apply today .

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