Senior Manager, Human Capital Management (HCM) Advisory

West Monroe isn’t a start-up consulting firm, but we act like one.

From day one, our people have the opportunity to make a definitive personal impact for their clients and their careers. What does this mean? It means we seek out the best of the best, and then we challenge them to make us better.

If you are looking to be a “behind the scenes” consultant, this isn’t the place for you. We celebrate driven professionals who thrive in a collaborative environment. Our consultants work on front lines – partnering with clients to deliver game changing solutions in the most dynamic industries. Sound interesting?  Then West Monroe Partners just might be the place for you.

Think you’re up to the challenge?

West Monroe Partners is currently in search of a high-performance Senior Human Capital Manager with HR functional experience notably in the areas of HR transformation and HCM technology.  We’re also looking for people with the entrepreneurial capability to grow and thrive in an expanding Operations Excellence 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 Senior Principal/Manager candidates with approximately 10+ years of experience of experience consulting on HCM platform strategy, software selection and implementation including process optimization, project management and change management.  Ideally, candidates have experience working with Private Equity and/or Strategic M&A clients and customers.

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

  • Strong HR and Payroll functional and operational knowledge
  • HCM software selection and implementation consulting experience
  • Strong process knowledge – recruit to retire
  • Active team member or project manager on at least 10+ major HCM related selection and implementation / HR transformation projects
  • Experience dealing with HCM issues in transactions (e.g., private equity, M&A, carve-outs) is a plus
  • Ability to organize and coordinate client facing project teams (i.e., demonstrated project management skills)
  • Commercial experience selling HCM advisory consulting services

Human Capital Principals / Managers at West Monroe Partners have three primary responsibilities:

Client Delivery:

  • As a leader within our Practice, you will be expected to provide delivery oversight on large engagements, manage relationships with c-level buyers and create compelling offerings that are relevant and thought-provoking.
  • Fulfill relevant Senior Project Manager duties, including managing overall project plan and managing of the project financials  
  • Oversee and manage deliverable development – delegating to junior resources, monitoring their work effort, and assisting with (or owning) development when appropriate
  • Leading meetings, overseeing and facilitating detailed requirements gathering sessions, and executing workshops
  • Manage project economics including: track project budgets, create and deliver invoices, and manage collection process
  • Mentor and develop staff on the job and through formal feedback
  • Manage project economics including: track project budgets, create and deliver invoices, and manage collection process
  • Mentor and develop staff on the job and through formal feedback

Practice Development:

  • Provide leadership, participation and actively 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
  • Manage a group of consultants and actively participate in the performance expectation & management process
  • Actively participate in recruiting and retaining top quality consultants

Business Development:

  • This role entails significant responsibility in developing new business, managing the client relationship at the executive levels while providing direction and oversight to project teams
  • Participate in meetings, development of proposals and other efforts related to Human Capital consulting
  • Create work plans, pricing estimates, and risk assessments for opportunities
  • Participate in our business development process as a subject matter expert
  • Actively build a professional network and affiliate network in the local community

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, ideally in related discipline (e.g., Business Administration, Human Resources, Organization Development, etc.); graduate degree in similar disciplines preferred
  • 10+ years’ experience managing teams of HR functional specialists, consultants, technologists, etc.
  • Business development and an active professional network of contacts
  • Very experienced 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 department 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; able to work well with clients and present to C-level executives
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work permanently in the United States without sponsorship
  • Ability to travel up to 70% at times

Think you've got what it takes? Join our team and make us better.

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Location

222 West Adams Street , Chicago, IL 60606

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What are West Monroe Partners Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
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
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

Where you decide to build your career is one of the most important decisions you will make. Our hope is you see the value of building it here at West Monroe Partners. As a firm, 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. At West Monroe Partners, we don't just give lip service to the philosophy that people matter. We invest in it, 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.

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