GDS Growth Acceleration Group_Senior Associate
Ernst & Young Global Limited
Trivandrum, Kerala, India
28m ago

About EY

At EY, our purpose is Building a better working world. The insights and quality services we provide help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over.

We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

In a world that’s changing faster than ever, our purpose acts as our North Star’ guiding our more than 260,000 people providing the context and meaning for the work we do every day.

  • We help digital pioneers fight data piracy; guide governments through cash-flow crises; unlock new medical treatments with data analytics;
  • and pursue high quality audits to build trust in financial markets and business. In other words, partnering with entrepreneurs, companies, and entire countries to solve their most pressing challenges.

    Through our four integrated service lines Assurance, Advisory, Tax and Transaction Advisory Services and our deep sector knowledge, we help our clients to capitalize on new opportunities and assess and manage risk to deliver responsible growth.

    Our high-performing, multidisciplinary teams help them fulfill regulatory requirements, keep investors informed and meet stakeholder needs.

    About Global Delivery Services(GDS)

    Global Delivery Services is one of EY's greatest global assets. Now with over 29,500 smart, dedicated and incredibly responsive professionals, we support all service lines, Knowledge, Markets and enablement functions across the world.

    Today, we span nine centers in five countries : Argentina, China, India, Philippines and Poland.

    GDS Client Service supports client serving engagement teams globally, enabling account teams to provide seamless, high-quality, value-added support, and helping deliver exceptional client service.

    Our Enablement Services provides cost-effective, high-skilled, and innovative services to support EY's global and local enablement teams.

    Our aim is to improve margin on engagements, reduce the cost of sales and improve efficiency of client service delivery.

    The ultimate goal is to continue to strategically partner with EY, so that together, we can achieve our Vision 2020 ambitions.

    Role Description :

    Leading GDS’ charge in helping EY extend its leading client services networks and drive improved firm margins is the Growth Acceleration Group (GAG) .

    By transforming the way GDS engages with its regional users, the GAG has become a model for generating the connective tissue that allows the firm and its clients to realize the benefits of its service delivery investments.

    Leveraging a holistic and integrated One GDS strategy, and by putting regional at the center of business and understanding their needs, the GAG has helped scale up GDS services as fast as technology and the resulting client demand has grown.

    The GAG has been a critical success factor in achieving our leadership’s vision of transforming GDS into a trusted business advisor by delivering exceptional client service.

    The senior associate would work closely with the Manager / Senior Manager of the function and provide project coordination, operational and administrative support.

    The role calls for frequent interactions and connects with internal stakeholders at different levels, located in various GDS centers.

    The individual is expected to have good operational and project management skills.

    Essential Functions of the Job :

    Play a lead role in managing virtual / in-person client visits by developing plans in conjunction with internal and external leadership, conceptualize themes, project manage preparation activities, coordinate with administrative and guest relationship teams.

    Provide assistance in developing presentations, periodic and ad hoc reports and other collaterals with accuracy, within the agreed timelines and as per the EY standards

    Assist in identifying data sources; perform data collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; preparation and presentation of reports to the stakeholders for decision making / overall positioning of the geographies.

    Collaborate with reporting / business analytics function to deliver insightful reporting, improve data integrity and management, and utilize analytics to help the leadership team evaluate and drive business performance

    The team member will be responsible for working with cross-functional teams such as creative services, reporting, and analytics and provide support in preparation of various collaterals, business insights pertaining to a geography and or GDS

    Carry out insightful research and analysis in terms of customer specific growth drivers, scalability, demand for services / solutions, existing and potential competition

    Ability to gather strategic decision making requirements from businesses to develop management metrics, design and implement business and performance dashboards

    Work closely with the lead in managing the assignedprojects / initiatives to ensure its completion within the target date

    Liaise with the lead and other project stakeholders in arriving at a plan for execution, tracking progress against the plan, reporting the progress on a periodic basis, identification of issues and facilitating its timely resolution

    Knowledge and Skills Requirements :

    Strong relationship management skills and ability to work in a cross-functional environment

    Strong interpersonal and communication skills ability to establish credibility and present information effectively, both orally, and in writing with senior stakeholders

    Ability to work within a matrix and virtual environment where a one size fits all may not be sufficient.

    Ability to prioritize, drive and adapt to change quickly in a fast paced environment

    Culturally sensitive, capable of handling interactions with a global mindset .

    Knowledge of management concepts / tools such as Balanced Scorecard, Benchmarking, Business Process Reengineering, Change Management, Customer Relationship Management, Business Value proposition etc.

    Supervision Responsibilities :

    The role is primarily an independent contributor role, however, the individual is required to work with cross functional teams.

    Other Requirements :

    Good knowledge and understanding of outsourcing / shared services industry and related micro / macro-economic indicators

    Maintain an educational program to continually develop personal skills

    Professional services firm work experience is desirable

    Job Requirements : Education :

    Education :

  • Graduate / Post Graduate
  • Experience :
  • 4-6 years
  • 4-6 years
  • Certification Requirements : NA

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