EY State and Local Government - Health and Human Services - Consulting - Sr Mgr - Multiple Locations in Boston, Massachusetts
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From strategy to execution, the Government & Public Sector (GPS) practice of Ernst & Young LLP provides a full range of consulting and audit services to help our federal, state, local and education (SLED) clients implement new ideas to help achieve their mission outcomes. We deliver real change and measurable results through our diverse, high-performing teams; quality work at using highest professional standards; operational know-how from across our global organization; and creative and bold ideas that drive innovation. We enable our government clients to achieve their mission of protecting the nation and serving the people; increasing public safety; improving health care for our military, veterans and citizens; delivering essential public services; and helping those in need. EY is ready to help our government build a better working world.
Your key responsibilities
Your key responsibilities as a senior manager on the SLED Health & Human Services (HHS) team include serving as a key resource in managing the day-to-day activities in support of building relationships throughout the HHS agencies and departments while driving growth and delivery activities. We anticipate up to 40% of your time involving new business development, origination activities and capture efforts, while 60% of your time will be focused on delivering on new business sold to your client. You will contribute to project delivery by overseeing, participating in and reviewing the parameters of the consulting work under contract; participating in resource planning and development; and managing both contract and client expectations.
Skills and attributes for success
Key capabilities that you should be prepared to bring to client-facing and internal teams include:
Experience working in and/or with various state HHS organizations to include policy, process and platforms as a state employee, outside vendor or both
Demonstrated working knowledge and aptitude in some of our key capabilities (e.g., Program Management Office functions, project oversight and management, applicable industry platforms and technologies, IT general and application controls, risk management, information security and information assurance)
Encouragement and facilitation of collaboration among team members and promoting an inclusive environment
Effective organization and time management skills with the ability to multitask and adhere to project deadlines
Ability to lead certain engagement activities from planning through to execution
Contributions to business development and client pursuit activities by preparing proposals, marketing presentations for potential clients and thought leadership brochures
Ability to communicate issues, status and thought leadership to partners and clients
Ability to build impactful relationships with key influencers to effectively manage work and generate new business opportunities
Ability to share leading practices and insights about current industry or subject-matter topics with EY US leaders, proposal teams and clients
Ability to build, manage and motivate high-performing teams, including supporting people-related initiatives (e.g., recruitment, retention, training, competency development)
Ability to develop people through effective leadership, coaching, mentoring and performance assessment of all levels
To qualify for the role you must have
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with an emphasis on Finance, Accounting, Engineering or a business-related field and a minimum of eight years of recent consulting or relevant industry experience (with at least four years of recent consulting experience preferred), with the ability to show a significant client impact and results, or a master’s degree and six years of relevant work experience, and at least six years of experience leading teams on engagements.
Knowledge and experience working for a federal or state agency in the following areas:
Project or program centralization or transformation
Business operating model assessment or creation
Strategic alignment frameworks
Resource planning and management
Innovation collaboration and management
Organizational change management
Demonstrated ability to develop long-term client relationships and a portfolio of new business
Demonstrated ability to mentor and develop staff
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to obtain and maintain a secret clearance or higher is preferred
The GPS practice’s staffing model is to assign resources to projects aligned to the office within the metropolitan area for which you have been hired; however, in certain circumstances, travel may be required within and/or beyond your geographic region based on client and project needs. For roles within the federal practice, the flexibility to travel up to approximately 30% is preferred. Within the SLED practice, the flexibility to travel up to approximately 80% is preferred.
Ideally, you’ll also have
Portfolio management experience
Project management experience
Scrum master certification
Lean Six Sigma master black belt
What we look for
Top performers have experience leading client service projects, business devolvement efforts and internal growth initiatives. The candidate should have experience delivering services for project plans on large, complex engagements. Experience with federal or state agencies, often gained by working in a Big Four global management consulting firm or a blue-chip company focused on the government and public sector, is a plus.
What we offer
We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.
• Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
• Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
• Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
• Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.
If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
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