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Principal Consultant - Assessment & Succession - London

Company: Korn/Ferry International
Location: London
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

Principal Consultant - Assessment & Succession - London Req Number: KFINT16452 Location: London, London Posted: 1/4/2021 Category: Consulting Job Type: Permanent About UsKorn Ferry is a global organizational consulting firm. We help clients synchronize strategy and talent to drive superior performance. We work with organizations to design their structures, roles, and responsibilities. We help them hire the right people to bring their strategy to life. And we advise them on how to reward, develop, and motivate their people.Our 8,600 colleagues serve clients in more than 50 countries. We offer five core solutions:

  • Organizational Strategy
  • Assessment and Succession
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Leadership Development
  • Rewards and BenefitsAssessment & Succession Research says that organizations are not moving fast enough to mobilize a leader pipeline capable of realizing strategy. Leadership gaps result in missed goals and unrealized opportunities, and the problem is not a sourcing issue, but an assessment and development issue. In this context, organizations should think about the talent they need, the talent they have and how to close those gaps. We can help organizations to answer those questions. We can define the talent organizations needs by creating research-based customized predictive Success Profiles that identify the vital leadership attributes needed for success in a role, given the organizational culture and strategy. We use world-class tools to assess organizations' talent for Performance, Potential, Readiness or Fit and we also employ a research-based talent review process to identify the type of talent organizations have. Finally, we use insights driven by analytics to help organizations create paths of actions and thus, close the gaps.The RoleThe Principal consultant will work closely with colleagues to deliver complex, customized and multi work-stream solutions that meet and exceed client expectations, within the Assessment & Succession area. At this level, business development and client relationship management feature as an important focus of the role in addition to delivery. Individuals may major on either delivery or business development, or indeed have more of a mixed portfolio. Regardless of major, individuals will contribute to bids, and manage/lead relationships and/or projects of considerable complexity.Key Accountabilities
    • Develop and manage effective client relationships either as a member of an account team or by directly managing accounts including potential key accounts. Contribute to key accounts by project managing work streams and/or leading delivery teams.
    • Lead research, analysis and interpretation on client / sector business issues, performance, client competitor performance etc. with a view to identifying possible opportunities. Look for ways to build new client relationships e.g. active networking, asking for referrals, partnering across KF lines of business. Leverage insights to define, recommend and /or co-create strategic solutions for the clients.
    • Contribute to winning profitable business by proposal writing, pricing, shaping opportunities, pitch preparation and opportunity spotting in clients. Assess the needs of large/complex clients, designing and delivering solutions to meet their needs.
    • Deliver high quality work that meets or exceeds client expectations.
    • Facilitate project teams by defining scope, objectives and project management structure ensuring a constant focus on outcomes. Plans for resource needs and implements plans to ensure consultants are developed to meet business needs. Leverage the expertise of internal industry or practice experts across the KF business. Projects may span multiple service lines and would typically involve managing multiple consultants from other offices/countries.
    • Contribute to thought leadership and/or research. Speak at local or national events about Assessment & Succession topics to enhance the KF brand. Develop relationships with industry and thought leaders externally to increase awareness and prestige of KF.
    • Support less experienced consultants through mentoring and project-based development and coaching.
    • Develop deeper expertise in Assessment & Succession, and become conversant in of all Korn Ferry (KF) Advisory offerings in order to draw on appropriate practice expertise to provide business solutions, including those that may require inter-service line approaches.
    • Continue to deepen and broaden own consulting skills, business or sector understanding and expertise. Extend a strong internal brand and network of KF Advisory consultants.
    • Work with KF industry leaders to develop and customize offerings within Assessment & Succession and targeted at a particular industrySkills & Experience
      • Typically, a relevant higher (Master's or Doctorate) degree plus relevant work experience in a consultancy and/or a client HR function. Alternatively, significant work experience in a top tier professional services firm.
      • Must have passion for the delivery of assessments, accompanied with talent management, and/or succession planning.
      • Has established credentials in own 'major' discipline in the topics Leadership Assessments, Succession and Talent Management and is able to work independently to apply all core/standard methods and tools within that defined discipline to address client needs.
      • Intense experience using assessment tools and methodologies including cognitive, behavioral and personality assessments, multi-rater tools/feedback, behavioral interviewing, feedback, development planning and coaching. Certifications valued.
      • Has developed and maintains a general knowledge of clients and industries to understand the basic drivers of business effectiveness and typical business models. Maintain knowledge of current and future trends and challenges in HR topicsOtherKorn Ferry is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minority/Female/Disability/ Veteran. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.If you currently work for Korn Ferry or one of our affiliates, you must be eligible to apply for a different position within Korn Ferry to use the Careers Site. If you accept such a position, your benefits programs and Human Resources policies may change. Please consult with your HR contact for the new position concerning application eligibility, benefit programs, and HR policies applicable to that position. APPLY NOW JOIN TALENT NETWORK

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