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HR Transactions (Performance), People Advisory Services

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Job Title: HR Transactions (Performance), People Advisory Services
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Contact Name: Peter faulkner
Contact Email: Peter Faulkner
Job Published: almost 2 years ago

Job Description

About The Company

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 experience lasts a lifetime. 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.


About The Role

Driven by our focused insight and innovation, PAS is best positioned to respond to the scale and complexity of how and where our clients work globally, making us the trusted advisor of choice to our clients and creating more opportunities for our people.  Our team delivers a suite of services and offerings focused on our client’s people agenda.  PAS is broader and represents capabilities and offerings that support our client’s transformational and transactional agendas, management of evolving workforces, changing role of HR in support of business strategy and the strategic deployment of talent.

In order to drive forward the growth of PAS and to realise our ambition, we are seeking to add a number of talented individuals across the PAS business. The HR Transactions team sits within PAS business.


HR Transactions and Restructuring Services

The team advises and support clients through the complete deal lifecycle providing a range of sell-side and buy-side HR/People related services and the associated financial implications to clients. Services range from complex HR due diligence, post-merger integration, acquisition, post-deal value enhancement through to corporate restructuring and employment cost reduction initiatives at both strategic and operational levels. HR Transactions delivers buy side and sell side engagements for EU & Global corporate firms and private equity houses across the deal life-cycle.


About The Role

There are two primary focuses of the Senior Manager role:


  • Firstly, to be part of the leadership team to grow and further develop the company offering, through building networks and contacts that link the existing and new client base to PAS solutions.

  • Secondly, to advise clients across a range of HR/people related issues and the associated financial implications arising within a merger, divestment, acquisition or corporate restructuring exercise. Specifically:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions – producing HR due diligence reports (both buy-side and sell-side), HR vendor assist work and supporting the planning and execution of complex post deal integration or separation projects

  • Corporate restructuring – advising clients on the HR and people issues associated with corporate restructuring and employment cost reduction initiatives at both strategic and operational levels

Key Responsibilities 

  • Strong market focus with an existing client base and strong client networks

  • Past sales record of having won new business and developed existing accounts

  • Good insight of the market and purchasing trends

  • Ability to identify and build new opportunities and client relationships

  • Ability to network effectively within the firm and build credibility and productive networks with senior partners and directors through demonstration of client experience and HR and/or industry insight


Client Responsibilities

  • To successfully sell, design and deliver HR Transaction engagements in a broad range of industry sectors

  • To demonstrate an understanding of operational environments in businesses and link HR analysis to P&L, cash flow and balance sheet outcomes

  • To win and sustain client confidence

  • To demonstrate an understanding of project and programme management leading practices

  • To capture new business and develop client relationships

  • Be confident and effective in recognising and managing potential issues during client assignments

  • Structure and manage projects or programmes of work which meet and exceed client expectations and mitigate any risks or issues

  • Focus on achieving project / programme goals and objectives

  • Be adept at overcoming issues and barriers

  • Working collaboratively with other service lines, such as Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) and Operational Transaction Services (OTS)

  • People responsibilities

  • Building & leading a team - accountability for establishing cohesive and committed ways for teams to work closely and effectively together, including coaching

  • Recruitment - responsible for recruiting high calibre individuals into the practice

  • Providing and facilitating development opportunities for individuals at all levels in the practice

  • Supports change initiatives and embeds them within team

  • Encourages development of team members though formal and informal coaching and mentoring

  • Gives authentic and constructive feedback

  • Seeks to give team members stretching opportunities while providing support and ensuring quality and operational excellence

  • Reinforces our values, through day to day behaviour; challenges disrespectful behaviour


Attributes for success

  • Be professional, quickly establishing personal credibility and demonstrating expertise

  • Team player; ability to integrate with new teams quickly

  • Demonstrate strong personal impact and resilience, and be able to influence and persuade clients and stakeholders to gain support for major changes and key decisions.

  • Take a practical approach to solving issues and gaining client agreement

  • Be able to analyse complex problems and to deliver insightful, practical and sustainable solutions

  • Be skilled in facilitating and encouraging collaboration amongst team members, and is capable of motivating teams to maximise performance

  • Be confident and effective in recognising and managing potential issues during client assignments

  • To qualify for the role you must have


Skills and Experience

  • Highly experienced management consultant / M&A or line HR professional with relevant experience advising  clients on a range of large scale transformation programmes and business change projects gained working in a professional services firm, global consultancy firm and/or or as an internal consultant within a corporate

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Experience of negotiation of changes to workforce employment policies and terms and conditions of employment

  • Have a primary degree (from a leading university preferred)

  • Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Direct experience working within a large, complex, multinational organisation is desirable but not critical

  • No requirement for sector specialisation but strong insight into one or more of the following is desirable: Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals, Energy, Technology, Media and Entertainment, Government & Public Sector, Consumer Products & Retail, Life Sciences and Mining, Oil & Gas and Utilities

  • Post graduate degrees and professional qualifications are also highly desirable but not critical e.g. MBA, CIPD, ACCA, CIMA, CTA

Candidate Specification

  • The ideal candidate will possess the following technical skills;

  • Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas: employee benefits, reward, TUPE, M&A, redundancy, restructuring

  • Knowledge and experience of the HR aspects of mergers and acquisitions and restructuring exercises

  • Knowledge and experience of working across specific industry sectors with an ability to present and communicate with credibility and clarity regarding people issues relating to those specific industry sectors

  • The ability to sell, manage and deliver buy and sell-side transaction services across the deal life-cycle

Core Consulting Skills

  • Client stakeholder engagement – proactively manage senior client stakeholders

  • Provide constructive challenge and robust advice to the senior management including C-suite, to help them realise deal value in a transaction

  • Demonstrated track record of building lasting client relationships and winning new business

  • Industry sector and client account development – ability to identify and build new opportunities and client relationships

  • Lead business development and client pursuit efforts by preparing proposals and delivering winning proposals, pitches and presentations to clients

  • Programme & project management – ability to manage and execute full life cycle programs


Company Benefits
We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around

  • 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

 The firm is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

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