EY Advisory - Manager Strategic Performance in Ireland

Title: Advisory - Manager Strategic Performance

Location: Ireland

Job Number: IRE001NY

Ireland Advisory Strategic Performance Practice: Manager Role

Who are we?

EY is a global leader in Assurance, Tax, Transaction and Advisory services. We make a difference by helping our people, our clients and our wider communities achieve their potential. Our vision is to become the leading global professional services organisation by building a better working world.

At EY our inclusive work environment means that everyone’s opinion is valued and we drive client engagement through a high performing team culture. This enables us to provide better advice and ideas to our clients, which in turn help you develop as an individual to achieve your potential and make a difference.

Why we are hiring?

Our strategy practice is growing and our clients are seeking solutions in the strategy space. To meet this need, we are looking for talented and ambitious individuals at manager level who are interested in this dynamic growth area and who want to contribute to our continued, sustained growth agenda in Advisory overall.

Who are we looking for?

Competitive business today is all about making intelligent, informed choices. We are looking for people who are passionate about helping our clients to solve their toughest strategic problems and deliver insightful recommendations that are rigorous in their grounding, creative in their selection, distinct to each client, and practical in their ability to be taken to market. You will help build insight and action plans around competitor intelligence and industry trends to ensure our clients remain forward thinking and agile.

Previous Experience

At manager level, we expect candidates to have a breadth of experience of strategy related client-facing delivery (5-7 years’ experience) which will include a number of the areas outlined below:

  • Growth strategy, to include activities such as baselining current business performance, benchmarking a company’s performance to its peers and competitors, conducting trend analyses to assess current market landscape, identifying growth levers, visioning and prioritising to develop a set of strategic choices, and guiding organisations through business model reinvention.

  • Operating Model Design and Development to include Interim and Target Operating Models, facilitation of workshop-based processes across multiple stakeholder groups, working experience and understanding of delivering Level 0-3 detail across operating model layers.

  • Strategy implementation to successfully implement a strategy across a large complex organisation including the design and development of long term strategic roadmaps, implementation planning, short term plans, critical success factors and development of best practice models to integrate strategy delivery.

  • Strategic Cost Reduction to include the undertaking of financial and organisational baselines, operational analysis to understand cost drivers, prioritising opportunities.

  • Proven experience in programme management with a strong working knowledge of best practice tools and methodologies.


Skills and Attributes

In this context we are looking for an experienced strategy practitioner at manager level (5-7 years’ experience)

Responsibilities and required skills:

  • Ability to effectively structure and manage large and complex work streams and/or entire engagements

  • Evidence of strong innovation, problem-solving and structured thinking skills

  • Intellectual strength and flexibility to rapidly understand complex problems and rationalise these into a workable solution which can be delivered

  • Rigorous focus on hard economics combined with fact based decision making

  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills with an ability to succinctly and creatively present robust and evidence-based messages

  • Execution-focused fully capable of supporting clients from strategy to implementation

  • Experience of running and motivating teams through challenging strategy projects or relevant transferable experience

  • Highly driven and committed to achieving solutions with the ability to work under pressure

  • Strong interest and commitment to developing and delivering leading edge solutions for clients

  • Creation of impactful thought leadership for use in business development, engagement delivery, as well as marketing to build EY’s profile.

  • Coaching and development of junior team members and managing commercials (pricing, billing, margin management)

  • Ability to build effective, long-lasting relationships with clients

  • Ability to develop and deliver high quality output against project objectives and meet tight deadlines


  • Strong academic record including a third level degree

  • Proven track record from a strategy team/practice and/or a strategy consulting house