Manager - Transformation Architecture
Johannesburg, GT, ZA
1d ago

The opportunity

Are you a growth accelerator? Are you passionate about helping some of the world’s largest and most successful companies achieve purposeful growth?

  • EY is helping our clients solve difficult problems and achieve their growth ambitions. We believe that our value doesn’t stop at strategy development;
  • we help our clients implement our recommendations to transform the way they do business.

    This is an opportunity to bring real meaning to your career by being involved in some of the most important transformative initiatives in our market.

    It is an opportunity to bring your strategic vision, your entrepreneurial and innovative spirit and your ability to reinvent business to our clients and contribute to building a better working world.

    Our Strategy & Transformation team are seeking growth minded and solutions focused people who are passionate about truly making a difference.

    Based in South Africa, you will be working on high-profile engagements, with the brightest and best minds from across EY, finding innovative strategic solutions to some of the most complex and demanding problems.

    You will be part of a high performing team committed to helping our biggest clients, and the teams who serve them, to define, design and deliver major transformation opportunities in their business.

    This team leads the way in conversations with the clients and the account teams who support them, leading EY’s approach to the market.

    Manager in Transformation Architecture

    As a manager in our Strategy & Transformation team you will work across Business Consulting to define and lead end to end transformation engagements.

    Your primary focus will be to work with our leading clients and their executive teams to design, define and establish large scale agile transformation programs that drive growth and deliver long term value.

    You will lead business development, driving discussions with clients and delivering market leading ideas and proposals to clients.

    You will design the approach to delivering the engagement, assembling teams to deliver each work stream. You will also management the relationships with clients and guide the overall delivery of value to clients.

    You will manage multiple high performing teams and lead the develop the careers of colleagues. You will work closely with the team of partners that lead the Strategy & Transformation competency.

    Transformation Architecture

    Your Key Responsibilities

  • Building on the strategy of the client organisation, define the transformation vision, journey and delivery model for implementing transformation solutions.
  • Lead and manage large scale cross functional projects and strategic transformations. Define and implement teams that orchestrate the delivery of transformation initiatives at clients.
  • Facilitate design thinking workshops or sprints to define transformation solutions and potential roadmaps for implementation.
  • Deliver large scale transformation through accelerated, agile and innovative delivery processes. Integrate digital and other emerging technologies into the transformation delivery.
  • Crystallise and document the thinking of the wider EY team so that ideas and approaches can be crisply and clearly communicated.
  • Orchestrate, coordinate and project manage the transformation acceleration process.
  • Assist in the design, reinvent and innovate business models that will create long term value and disrupt markets.
  • Design, establish and operate innovation programs, including agile or lean approaches to developing new innovations in products, service, experiences or business models.
  • Enable the implementation of concepts, solutions and systems that have been defined through research, strategy, ideation and innovation.
  • Analyze data and provide recommendations to client executives on strategic initiatives and transformations.
  • Drive business development, build and grow the pipeline.
  • Build client relationships and establish the team as a trusted advisor in the market place.
  • Convene diverse teams so their time is used productively and creates high value outputs.
  • Collaborate across EY service lines to increase value for our clients, contributing to building a better working world.
  • Skills And Attributes For Success

    To qualify for the role you must have

  • A passion for people our people are our greatest asset. We need you to be able to lead project teams to bring out the best in our people and help them to develop and grow.
  • Ability to build exceptional client relationships our clients are at the centre of what we do. Through the delivery of Technology Transformation engagements, you will be responsible for managing key client relationships to make sure that we deliver quality and value.
  • Ability to think strategically and to solve complex problems . You will demonstrate strong critical thinking skills focused on developing solutions, creating logical arguments or analysis, assimilating largest amounts to complex information, identifying or anticipating issues or challenges.
  • Experience in managing transformation or innovation programs.
  • Ability to communicate , making complex systems and situations simple to understand. You’ll communication visually, verbally and in written reports.
  • Ability to manage projects we help our client solve their complex technology challenges. You will need good project delivery skills to manage and deliver technology projects across our key clients.
  • Ability to learn new ideas and capabilities rapidly through self driven learning and research. You’ll need to be able to assimilate new ideas and information rapidly, making sense of the world around you and at clients.
  • Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Leadership capabilities that accept responsibility, build high performing teams, scales through appropriate delegation and teamwork, shares clear direction, gains support and commitment from others, provides openly learns from and accepts feedback from others whilst admitting mistakes in order to learn.
  • Knowlegde of leading innovation, transformation snd strategy frameworks or methods with practical experience in having developed or implemented projects using these frameworks.
  • Strong commercial awareness and proven ability to present technical information in a meaningful manner to key stakeholders.
  • Experience in strategy, innovation or transformation consulting.
  • are intellectually curious and passionate about solving complex problems. We are looking for people who are purpose driven and ask better questions to seek better answers
  • have an entrepreneurial and growth-oriented mindset. What you know matters. We are looking for people who are innovative and can contribute to developing EY-Parthenon’s position and our team
  • are enthusiastic and collaborate well in teams. We are looking for inclusive people who value differences and have a real desire to both learn and coach others
  • Your career at EY

    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.

    What We Look For

    We are looking for passionate leaders with strong vision and collaborative commitment to teamwork to bring deep strategy, transformation and innovation expertise to our clients.

    If you have a genuine desire to help businesses achieve their full potential and to drive real world strategy, then this role is for you.

    What We Offer

  • Success as defined by you : we’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Build a business and develop teams : an empowering, entrepreneurial working environment in which you will be rapidly building and growing a Strategy & Transformation business that make a real impact in the market.
  • You will inspire, coach and develop other team members to create a high performing business.

  • Continuous learning : personalised career development including coaching, experiences and formal learning so you’ll develop the mindset and skills you’ll need to thrive in the future.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture : You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.
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