Consultant - HR Advisory - #33472

Tandem Search

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Dubai
Contract type: Full time
The Position
The main role of the Consultant is to support Principals and Partners in their business development and delivery
You will be asked to develop consulting solutions as part of client engagements, to write proposals and support business development activities, and to act as engagement manager on specific workstreams within projects. You will be expected to assure that your workstream is in place according to agreed project plans and milestones and that deadlines are executed against. You should be able to pro-actively highlight issues, (for example with stakeholders or when findings are inconsistent). Specifically, you will be responsible for identifying issues, forming hypotheses, designing and conducting analysis, and then synthesizing conclusions into recommendations. Throughout an engagement, you will be involved in discussions and presentations with senior client leadership and you will work closely with Principals and Partners to shape the analysis, draw insights and prepare materials for clients
As your role progresses, you will begin to lead, manage, and own problem-solving efforts on a large portion of a client engagement or to lead on smaller engagements
The role will be based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  • Liaise with clients to determine their requirements and either lead or support on delivering to them
  • Design a range of consulting solutions across service offerings to meet client needs throughout the consulting cycle, drawing on knowledge of the clients’ needs, Heidrick Consulting products and tools, own ideas and external best practice
  • Gather and analyse client data, drawing on a range of best practice problem solving skills to identify themes and insights
  • Prepare compelling reports, presentations and other client deliverables to achieve maximum client impact
  • Contribute to the writing of proposals, completion of tender documents and the mobilization of projects once won
  • Prepare projects plans (in conjunction with Engagement Leader for larger projects) and help report to clients on progress
  • Plan and prioritize own work and ensure deadlines are met. Manage own workload to cope with peaks in demand ensuring all deadlines and quality standards are met
  • Contribute to thought leadership by supporting the development of products and tools and documenting methodologies
  • Working closely with Engagement leaders, Partners and Principals to support the delivery of large scale projects, prepare for workshops, document workshop outputs and liaise with clients to organize logistics
  • Actively develop self to build own capability to support a broad range of consulting activity
Key Metrics
  • Expected utilization of ~60%
  • Quality of deliverables produced on time and to requirements
  • Delivery of projects on time, to quality and on budget
  • Contribution to Firm initiatives
  • Demonstrated personal growth and development
Qualifications & Experience
  • Interest in people, organisations and behaviour
  • Undergraduate degree is required; Business, Economics, Finance, Psychology, or other numerate discipline. An MBA or other relevant Masters degree is preferred
  • 5+ years of work experience in a business environment, with 3 years in a management or leadership consulting environment
  • Demonstrated ability to drive an efficient process throughout a project including setting and executing against deadlines
  • Strong analytical skills coupled with verbal ability (both written and spoken)
  • Highly proficient in PowerPoint and advanced Excel
  • Willingness to travel locally and globally as required
  • Experience of working in the UAE or GCC is preferred
Consulting Behaviours
The role requires the following behavioural competencies;
  • Thinking agility: thinks ahead, analyses and solves problems, is innovative and handles ambiguity
  • Operate with excellence: is driven, proactive and self-directed and results focused; sets high standards for self and for others
  • Inspire and engage clients and stakeholders: influences the thinking of clients and stakeholders by connecting, adapting own style and optimising personal impact
  • Builds talent and teams: leads and develops teams and individuals to achieve the highest levels of performance and grow Leadership Consulting capabilities
  • Agility: demonstrates foresight, adaptability, resilience
Key Skills and Expertise Areas
Core consulting skills relating to the position and accountabilities are required. These include;
  • Business acumen/client impact
  • Domain knowledge and experience in one of the following; (organization and operating model design, change management, team and leadership assessment and development, culture acceleration)
  • Project delivery
  • Engagement management
  • Consulting skills (including structuring, problem solving and client management)

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