Manager, HR Effectiveness & Talent Strategy - New York at Marsh & McLennan Companies in New York, New York

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Job Description:

Oliver Wyman is a global leader in management consulting. With offices in 60 cities across 29 countries, Oliver Wyman combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, and organization transformation. Our 5000 professionals help clients optimize their business, improve their operations and risk profile, and accelerate their organizational performance to seize the most attractive opportunities. Oliver Wyman's thought leadership is evident in our agenda-setting books, white papers, research reports, and articles in the business press. Our clients are the CEOs and executive teams of the top Global 1000 companies.

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Job Overview

This role will focus on key organizational effectiveness / strategic operations projects for Oliver Wyman Human Capital (OW HC). These projects will focus on both HC effectiveness (to achieve tangible, positive impact on the HC function) and global talent strategy (to improve colleague experience across various areas of HC, e.g., engagement, employee value proposition, recruiting, talent management, benefits). You will also support and/or manage certain internal HC responsibilities, e.g., communications and budgeting.

Key Responsibilities

  • Structure and execute - and, over time, begin to manage - core components of multiple projects annually related to HC's organizational effectiveness and talent strategy

    • Ensure project work results in tangible, measurable positive impact for OW colleagues

    • Develop understanding of practical operating considerations, and deliver projects within these constraints

    • Seek to optimize HC processes wherever possible to maximize efficiency, while still delivering an appropriate level of service to the business

  • Execute and improve certain internal HC processes, e.g., HC's annual strategic planning and budgeting process in partnership with Finance

  • Where appropriate/possible, occasionally manage rotational staff supporting projects, providing guidance and thoughtful development opportunities for those colleagues

Experience Required

  • Bachelor's degree

  • At least 4 years of professional experience, including proven track record of success in a fast-paced, professional services environment

  • Experience delivering complex, analytical projects

  • Ability to solve challenging, multi-disciplinary problems

  • Passion for HR and people strategy/development

  • Occasional travel to other OW offices required

Skills and Attributes

  • Strong communication and influencing skills; good with consensus building

  • Ability to break down complex issues and identify solutions; strong process design

  • Strong implementation and change management skills

  • Ability to form trusted relationships with colleagues elsewhere in the firm and around the globe

  • Hunger to learn new content and proven ability to rapidly get up-to-speed on new topics

  • Flexible, willing/able to shift focus across varied initiatives and understand the changing priorities of the business

  • Strong understanding of the needs of a consulting business and what it is like to work in a client-facing environment within that

  • International mindset, cross cultural competence

  • Ability to travel to other OW offices regularly / as required

  • For candidates in Europe, willingness to occasionally take scheduled calls in the evening to ensure sufficient overlap with manager's time zone (EST)