Experienced Consultant, Human Capital Management (HCM) at West Monroe (Chicago, IL)

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West Monroe Partners is currently in search of a high-performance Experienced Consultant, Human Capital Management (HCM) with HR functional experience notably in the areas of HR M&A, HR operations and technology and/or enterprise organization design and culture development.  We’re also looking for people with the entrepreneurial capability to grow and thrive in an expanding Corporate Transformation Practice. At West Monroe Partners, you will have the opportunity to own your own career while engaging in high impact projects.

West Monroe Partners’ Human Capital practice offerings focus on enabling people-centered change, better aligning workforce practices with strategic business priorities, and increasing the value created by HR services. Our clients’ HR projects range from short strategic engagements to large transformational programs.  Project duration ranges from four weeks to six months or even beyond.  Our client services include:

Transactions: Managing all aspects of the HR deal process and advising on M&A-related people, organization, culture and HR functional considerations

Transformation: Optimizing the value of HR services by redesigning the HR operating model, organization design, business processes and technologies

Talent: Assessing critical talent-related needs and providing solutions and insights into the full range of workforce implications of business strategy and operations

Technology: Defining HCM platform strategies, executing software selection and managing all aspects of implementation including project management, change management and functional expertise

Preferred capabilities:

We are looking for candidates with 2-4 years of experience of experience providing HR M&A, HR transformation, HCM selection/implementation projects and/or organization design and culture change initiatives.  Candidates should ideally have experience in helping to develop and/or enhance supporting methodologies and tools, as well as integrating these with other consulting solutions (e.g., M&A, technology and industry vertical practices).

Successful candidates will have experience in/participated in the following types of activities:

  • Basic functional knowledge HR practices and operational functions
  • Must have been an active team member or PM on at least 2-3 major HR related transaction, transformation, talent or technology projects
  • Basic process knowledge within the following areas: Recruit to Retire, HR M&A workstreams
  • HCM software selection and platform strategy experience is a plus
  • Organization design and culture development experience is a plus
  • Help organize and coordinate client and WMP functional teams (i.e., demonstrate core project management skills) in partnership with a Principal/Manager
  • Help coordinate with WMP industry verticals, M&A, ERP, process optimization and change management teams as appropriate

Experienced Human Capital Management Consultants West Monroe Partners have three primary responsibilities:

Client Delivery:

  • Assist with Project Manager duties, including managing overall project plan and managing of the project financials  
  • Help manage project economics including tracking project budgets, creating and delivering invoices, and managing collection process

Practice Development:

  • Participate in and support the national team in development and enhancements to Human Capital methodologies, tools, and other collateral
  • Actively participate in thought leadership activities such as blogs, white papers, and other related efforts
  • Collaborate with local office leadership to define how to align practice with office strategy and other practices
  • Actively participate in recruiting and retaining top quality consultants

Business Development:

  • Participate in meetings, development of proposals and other efforts related to Human Capital
  • Assist in creating work plans, pricing estimates, and risk assessments for opportunities
  • Actively build a professional network and affiliate network in the local community

 Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required
  • 2-3+ years’ experience in the HR functional space
  • Must have experience in developing work plans, project scopes, pricing estimates, and presentations to assist in selling work to clients
  • Strong project management methodology background, including schedule, scope, issue and risk management experience
  • Prior consulting from either an HR/business consultancy or internal HR group is preferred
  • Demonstrated success within one or more of West Monroe Partners’ core industries including Energy & Utilities, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Insurance, Consumer Products, Banking and/or Private Equity
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • A commitment to inclusion and diversity, and openness to new ideas and perspectives
  • Ability to work permanently in the United States without sponsorship
  • Ability to travel up to 50%

Ready to get started? Join our team and make an impact.

At West Monroe, our people are our business.

We pride ourselves on bringing a different mindset to consulting—and that takes a different approach: highly collaborative, flexible, and tenacious.

Our people-first culture is core to our identity. It’s something we care about, and something we strive to enrich and preserve. No hierarchies. No siloes. No egos. Just smart ideas, unique perspectives, and the drive to make an impact for our clients.

We also know that the best outcomes for both our people and our clients result from including diverse perspectives at the table. That’s why inclusion & diversity is one of our core values.

Every day our clients rely on us to help them tackle their greatest challenges, by strategically deploying technology through a business-focused and industry-specific lens. We bring together both the right knowledge and the right approach, so that they can capitalize on opportunities and deliver real results. That takes the right team. And that’s where you come in.

West Monroe Partners is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer 
We believe in treating each employee and applicant for employment fairly and with dignity. We base our employment decisions on merit, experience, and potential, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, religion, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. To learn more about inclusion and diversity at West Monroe, visit www.westmonroe.com/inclusion.

If you are based in California, we encourage you to read West Monroe’s Notice at Collection for California residents, provided pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and linked here. 

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Location

Chicago is our headquarters, our largest office, and where it all started. Located in the Loop, you’ll find representation across all practices and industries. As our first office, Chicago remains one of the firm’s main hubs for technology and innovation, relying on top talent from the area.

An Insider's view of West Monroe

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

West Monroe's collaborative culture allows you to grow professionally by working across practices, industries and offices - all while creating value for the client.

Kirsten

Director, Mergers & Acquisitions

What makes someone successful on your team?

If you refuse to shy away from a challenge and enjoy working with an intelligent group of people that genuinely care about those around them, your success will be imminent at West Monroe.

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Senior Manager, Technology

What are West Monroe Perks + Benefits

West Monroe Benefits Overview

Choosing where to build your career is an important decision. Should you choose to build it with West Monroe, we take that commitment seriously.

We believe that when people get the support they need to thrive, they care more, do more, and achieve more. In fact, that’s our whole business strategy. So we strive to provide a total rewards model that illustrates our commitment to our people and their growth, creating value today, tomorrow, and well into the future. We invest in you through an attractive package of rewards that promotes your health and well-being, your financial future, your development, and your satisfaction and enjoyment at work.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our Chiefs Program allows any employee to create a CXO (Chief “Something” Officer) role that is outside of their daily client service role such as Chief Outdoor Officer or Chief Snack Officer.
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
West Monroe has six ERGs: Black Employee Network, Interfaith, Pan-Asian Network, SOMOS, WMPride, and Women's Leadership Network.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

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