Engagement Lead - HR Advisory - #33461

Tandem Search


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Dubai
Contract type: Full time
The Position
The main role of the Engagement Lead is to support Principals and Partners in their business development and delivery by managing client engagements through all phases. You will contribute to thought leadership by supporting Partners and Principals with the development of products, tools and methodologies
The engagement leader will provide leadership on a range of projects, including organisational transformation, leadership assessment and development, team effectiveness and culture transformation. Coming into the role you will demonstrate strong experience in at least one of these domains, together with interpersonal skills, project management and analytic skills and experience of managing teams. You will have worked in a consulting firm or are able to demonstrate the capability to effectively work with clients independently to a high level of proficiency
The Engagement Lead role provides the opportunity to grow with one of the fastest growing organization consultancies specializing in accelerating organisation and leadership performance
The role will be based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Accountabilities
  • Oversee the delivery of the entire engagement under supervision of Partners or Principals. Ensure all project plans are current and on track as contracted
  • Coordinate with Partners or Principals and client on a weekly basis regarding scope, insights, recommendations, and progress
  • Develops client-ready documents, sharp summaries, and articulates clear insights and recommendations
  • Manage projects within budget and be able to provide budgetary updates
  • Have ongoing, meaningful relationships with the client
  • Demonstrate highly developed conceptual skills; synthesise information quickly and understand industries and market trends and to subsequently present material in an organised and clear manner
  • Work with multiple stakeholders on simultaneous engagements
  • Support creation of client and account level business development material
  • Build reusable, client-ready collateral, materials and presentations that clearly define the problem, summarize the analysis, outline potential solutions and lead to actionable recommendations
  • Build strong relationship with the firm’s Search colleagues, collaborate and assist with educating on Heidrick Consulting product line
  • Give and receive honest feedback to facilitate learning and performance
  • Coach and Mentor Consultants and Analysts
  • Develop existing relationships with colleagues and act as a role model by representing the values of the Firm
  • Proactively develop own learning; build own expertise and experience to contribute across a range of client projects.
Key Metrics
  • Expected utilization of ~60%
  • Support Partners and Principals in developing new and repeat business
  • Demonstrate strong collaboration with the firm’s Search colleagues
  • Ensure the team delivers requested work on time and to high quality standards
  • Quality of analysis and deliverables
  • Accuracy of insights
  • Proactive contributions to firm building initiatives
  • Demonstrated personal growth and development

Qualifications & Experience
  • Deep curiosity about and 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
  • 8+ years of work experience in a business environment, with 5 years in a management or leadership consulting environment
  • Strong organisational, analytical, planning and project management skills; able to effectively prioritise projects and deliverables
  • Collaborative, ‘win as one team’ mindset; a positive contributor to a collegial, and collaborative environment
  • Strong intellectual capacity, a continuous learner, highly analytical and good conceptual thinking skills
  • Highly proficient in PowerPoint, Word and Excel
  • Demonstrates a high level of English writing skills; can prepare concise and compelling deliverables
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Demonstratable initiative and resourcefulness and the ability to develop well planned strategies and achieve goals with tight timelines
  • 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;
  • Commercial awareness, business acumen/client impact
  • Domain knowledge and expertise in one of the following; (organization and operating model design, change management, team and leadership assessment and development, coaching, culture acceleration or digital). Ability to work with minimal supervision in one other domain
  • Opportunity identification to enable the delivery of more value to new and existing clients in line with the capabilities and ambitions of Heidrick Consulting
  • Manage client interactions with confidence and assertiveness. Use a consultative approach to analyse client needs, set and manage expectations and influence decisions
  • Present client results in an articulate manner; deliver difficult messages and concerns to clients in a timely and professional manner
  • Operate with excellence; is driven, proactive, self-directed and results focused. Sets high standards for self and for other
  • Inspire and engage clients and stakeholders: influence the thinking of clients and stakeholders by connecting, adapting own style and optimizing personal impact

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