People and Organisation Consulting - Senior Associate | Dublin or Cork

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Advisory - People and Organisation

Management Level

Senior Associate

Job Description & Summary

Our collective blend of expertise and experience makes PwC a great place to work. PwC Ireland welcomes people from all backgrounds to join us on the next step in your lifelong journey of development and discovery. We are actively upskilling our workforce to better participate in this new world, training and developing our people to support clients and communities. Let's see where your talent could take you.

A career within People and Organisation (P&O) Consulting services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients reset their strategies and deliver extraordinary business results through their people. We help our clients to unlock the potential of their talent, understanding the impact of business strategy on people, and the impact of people on business success. We focus on evaluating and managing their unique challenges so our clients can maximise their return on the overall investment in their people. 

The P&O team works with clients to achieve faster, stronger and sustained change by complementing their own management capabilities with our people experts. Specifically, the key competencies within P&O are managing organisational change (including organisation design and change management), talent management (including strategic workforce planning and diversity & inclusion), people performance (including human capital analytics, reward and culture change), HR Transformation (including HR Technology) and Executive Search. We work across multiple industries and often in collaboration with wider consulting teams - so you’ll gain a tremendous depth of expertise in the breadth and depth of our service offerings.

The role of the Senior Associate is to ‘think beyond’ to  participate in and support programmes that solve important  client problems. PwC has heavily invested in digital technology and tools to enable you to deliver outstanding solutions as you;

  • Deliver projects in line with engagement objectives, timelines and budget

  • Collaborate as an effective team member during an engagement by communicating relevant issues, requesting feedback and coaching junior team members

  • Consult with clients to obtain relevant data and information; critically analysing, and gaining insight from, this data 

  • Research and resolve queries from clients or other team members

  • Prepare formal client artefacts, reports and presentations to senior manager/director/partner review stage

  • Contribute to  proposals for new and follow-on engagements as required

  • Create practical thought leadership articles and publications

  • Support business development initiatives

  • Participate in practice development activities within P&O and Consulting


Education / Professional Qualifications:  

  • A recognised University Degree or equivalent, preferably in HRM or business discipline;


Experience Required:

  • 2-3 years HR Consulting or Transformation experience - specifically in the following areas (Organisational Change, Organisation Design, Talent & People, Performance, HR Transformation)

  • HR Practitioner experience is an advantage

  • General consulting experience and advantage (internal or client-facing)



  • Demonstrates analytic and strategic thinking:  Identifies issues and practical recommendations through sound analysis and application of business and technical acumen.

  • Thinks beyond: growth mindset to challenge existing practices, contributes, promotes, and adopts new ideas (innovation) and approaches.

  • Teamwork and leadership: Creates, communicates and supports a common vision and direction.

  • Values driven: Reinforces our values through day to day behaviour and questions disrespectful behaviour.

  • Planning and Organisation: Displays initiative. Demonstrates the ability to prioritise tasks. Has the ability to multitask. Well organised, plans in advance.

  • Goal Orientation: Persistence, drive and energy directed to the achievement of well-defined goals.

  • Industry Knowledge: Curious, learns and applies knowledge and thought leadership in respect of a wide range of HRM disciplines and other People & Organisation domain areas.

  • Business development: Proactively contributes to building relationships with clients through project delivery and developing their own networks.

  • Commercial awareness and understanding of business environments

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel, we use Google G-Suite so if you have experience with these tools, great, if not we’ll help you learn.

  • Proven organisational, analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Client service and intellectual curiosity

  • Willingness to travel

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Government Clearance Required?

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Job information

Firm: PwC

Location: Dublin



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