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Strategic Talent Partner Director



People & HR
Dublin, Ireland
Posted on Monday, June 10, 2024

Strategic Talent Partner Director

The Talent (HR) Team sits within our Core Business Services (CBS) function, providing crucial leadership, insights and support to EY Ireland’s 4,000+ employee strong workforce. The team is involved in every stage of the employment cycle; from attracting talent to supporting them on their career journey. Our primary focus is to create an extraordinary place for individuals to create their future thereby improving long term retention and development of our future leadership pipeline.

The opportunity

EY has an ambitious business growth plan to achieve over the next number of years and its People Proposition is central to that delivery. As part of a global organisation we leverage both global and local capability and opportunity to best meet our business priorities and demands.

The Strategic Talent Partner Director works in collaboration with (and is a member of) our Talent Leadership team to ensure we are developing an extraordinary and rewarding place for individuals to create their future and plays a key role in building out an exciting and supportive culture.

This role will lead the Strategic Talent Partner and Employee Relations function to deliver a cohesive and strategic talent service and develop strong personal relationships and networks throughout the partnership.

The incumbent is expected to play a major role working with the HR/Talent Director supporting business growth, the achievement of the EY People Strategy, employee experience and retention of top talent, as well as maintaining a relentless focus on employee engagement.

This role will offer a fantastic experience in working in partnership with a fast-paced business and give you the opportunity to add value through pragmatically applying your HR knowledge and experience. You have to be prepared to challenge the status quo within your remit as we strive to deliver our Talent priorities in an ever-changing environment and across multiple locations with regional teams.

Your key responsibilities

• Lead the Strategic Talent Partner team in Ireland to support the business to deliver against plan and play a key role in delivering the Ey People Strategy
• Drive the Strategic Talent Partner agenda and be accountable for its delivery and outcomes
• Lead strategic change and transformation projects for Talent
• Lead the performance management process for Talent and across the business
• Act as a trusted advisor to the business leaders providing guidance and coaching on key People issues including performance management, talent management and salary reviews
• Be data led - leveraging relevant data to bring insights to aid discussion and challenge views / status quo
• Work collaboratively with teams in Talent to shape and deliver a positive employee experience – coach and mentor junior talent team members
• Provide oversight and support to the Employee relations function
• Lead the Strategic Talent Partner Team in the

  • Deployment of the Talent strategy especially in relation to talent management, leadership development, managing change, performance management and organisational design
  • Creation of Strategic People Plans for each Service Line and proactively drive strategic change initiatives and monitor and report delivery
  • Creation of Workforce Plans with each function lead identifying their workforce capability needs for the coming year – reassessing those needs quarterly.
  • Implementation of the firm’s key processes around for example, performance management, leadership development and reward (without an undue administrative burden)
  • Drive to be an inclusive employer valuing diversity and difference

Skills and attributes for success

• A strong strategic focus and an ability to translate a vision to a tangible delivery plan.
• Strong communication, facilitation and influencing skills
• Demonstrable business acumen and ability to think commercially
• Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills with clear demonstration of influencing business managers.
• Extensive knowledge of HR across key a number of key areas such as, Talent Management, Performance Management, Employee Relations, Change, Reward and Diversity & Inclusiveness.
• Practical experience of driving and influencing change initiatives successfully.
• Strong engagement and coaching skills
• Well-developed leadership skills preferably honed within a multi-location, matrix organisation.

To qualify for the role you must have

• At least 8-10 years successful track record in a senior HR leadership business partner role working with senior management teams having brought about considerable behavioural change that has resulted in improved business performance.
• Experience in Employee relations
• Successful achievement of professional qualifications and/or education to third level degree where these can be shown to have played a significant role in career success to date.

Ideally, you’ll also have

• Good practical knowledge of MS office skills.
• Experience delivering change through a partnering model for the betterment of the business
• End-to-end experience leading performance management processes/cycles
• A strong focus on availing of stretch opportunities to accelerate your own personal learning and mentoring others to do likewise.

What we look for

• An experienced, passionate, energetic and resilient individual who can strengthen our Talent team and work in partnership with the business in delivering an exceptional HR service in line with our People strategy and Firm’s business objectives.

What working at EY offers

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

About EY

As a global leader in Assurance, Tax, Strategy & Transaction and Consulting 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. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer a reality.

If you are an experienced, passionate, energetic and resilient individual who can strengthen our Talent team and work in partnership with the business in delivering an exceptional HR service in line with our People strategy and Firm’s business objectives then we would love to hear from you.

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

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