Strategic Talent Consultant - Associate Director - CBS - 12 - 14 month FTC, Open to flexible working

London (Central), London (Greater)
08 Jul 2022
08 Aug 2022

The opportunity

Partner with CBS (“the SL”) across the UK&I –UK/FSO UK, ensuring the best people solutions are delivered to meet the strategic and operational imperatives of the business. Provide commercial people-related advice and guidance to leadership and management

Reporting line – UK&I CBS Talent Leader

Your key responsibilities

  • Work with the CBS Talent Leader to make a meaningful contribution to the development and implementation of FSO UK /UK&I and SL specific strategy which extends beyond the People professional discipline
  • Work closely with the UK&I CBS Function Leaders and leadership teams to appropriately represent the Talent agenda
  • Contribute to the formulation of Talent Strategy linked to Business Strategy
  • Support UK&I CBS Talent Leader in the deployment of UK&I Talent strategy within CBS particularly in relation to talent management, leadership development, managing change, performance management and organisational design, bringing the Talent strategy to life with the CBS functions
  • Creation of workforce plans (SWP) with each SL/Sub SL identifying workforce capability needs for the coming year – reassessing needs as required and in line with any EMEIA deadlines
  • Connects with wider Talent functions and COEs to ensure service is aligned and to a high quality
  • Creation of strategic talent plans (annually) - working with SLs at the start of each Financial/Planning year to map out their Talent needs including projects and initiatives 
  • Support and advises senior management in determining optimal structures to support ongoing business needs and strategies and effectively lead on and project manage organisational change programs including TUPE, acquisition, integration, headcount management and liaise with the Change and OD Manager in the COE, as required
  • Evaluate requests and initiatives from the regional SL before deciding an appropriate response. Challenge and influence the business to ensure the most appropriate course of action and support leadership with shifting thinking and embedding change where necessary
  • Support the implementation of the ‘best fit’ D,E&I solutions, ensuring the deliverables of the D,E&I strategy are met, driving cultural change and belonging
  • Leveraging the Talent Consulting Centre of Excellence team to ensure cyclical, business as usual Talent activities are executed to a high quality throughout the year
  • Provide insight on People issues within the SL utilising relevant MI and analytics, providing a robust point of view on business decisions and their impact upon people
  • Ensure that the area strategic People imperatives are met within their service lines, e.g., talent management, performance management, leadership development
  • Act as an ‘agent for change’ within the SL, ensuring that organisational design/development solutions drive business transformation and change
  • Build and maintain influential relationships with business leaders and managers, working closely with them to co-develop solutions to meet their business needs
  • Establish effective relationships with members of the Talent centres of excellence to ensure that centrally developed products and initiatives meet the requirements of the business and that SL needs are clearly communicated to those responsible for delivering them
  • Partner with SL Partners and senior leadership team and Senior Managers, Associate Partners
  • Engage with the regional STL, Regional SL leadership
  • Team with the SL Talent consultants to ensure delivery of local agendas whilst aligning to One Talent team design
  • Collaborate with FS/ROI/UKI STC’s

Skills/Experience required:

  • Proven ability to influence at senior levels in the organisation, preferably in a professional services environment. Resilient, practical and a self-starter; comfortable with working on own and in teams
  • Skilled at employment law, OD and change as it relates to TUPE, acquisitions, headcount management
  • Demonstrates excellence in project and program management and Possesses leading edge knowledge of contemporary HR practices
  • Experience of making a significant contribution to business decision making, strategic planning discussions and operational planning.
  • Understands principles of coaching and talent management
  • Requires approx 6+ years’ experience in an HR role
  • Professionally qualified. A post graduate qualification in a Business or Human Resource discipline is desirable

What we offer

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:

  • 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.

Please note

Prior to finalizing your application, you will be asked to provide personal information across several dimensions of diversity and inclusiveness. The information you provide is kept entirely confidential and will not be used to evaluate your candidacy. We collect this data to help us analyse our recruitment process holistically and implement actions that promote diversity and inclusiveness. While optional, we encourage you to provide this information to hold us accountable towards our goal of building a better working world. 

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

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