Leadership Consultant

Company Overview

YSC Consulting is the world’s premier independent provider of leadership strategy services. Leadership strategy is the intentional design of the individual leadership styles, the team dynamics and interactions, and the workplace culture that are most likely to enable successful achievement of an organization’s desired future state. We help organizations understand if they have the leadership they need for success, and we work with them to get there.

  • YSC is an eclectic group of professionals grounded in the rigor of the behavioral sciences and practical realities of commercial and organizational demands. Our consultants help organizations connect the dots between business strategy and leadership. We create a consistent experience for individuals and organizations globally, but with careful attention to the needs of the local markets and cultures where they operate.
  • We are more than 225 employees in 20 offices across 15 countries around the world. Our consultants have varied professional backgrounds and hold advanced degrees and industry credentials in psychology, organizational behavior, management, adult learning and leadership, and related fields.

Profile Summary

As a YSC Leadership Consultant, you operate at senior levels with clients across the public and private sectors internationally, including large corporates and Private Equity-backed businesses.

You work with clients across their entire people agenda: helping them to make key people decisions based on rigorous assessment, coaching and developing their leaders, benchmarking their levels of talent, identifying potential, and helping them ensure they have effective succession plans. You help our clients develop high performing teams, implement leadership development programes and embed the values and culture necessary to achieve their business goals. Core to your work is developing deep insight into individuals, teams and organizational cultures.

This is an opportunity to add real value and have a genuine impact to the business world, working with brilliant, compassionate, insightful and inventive colleagues. You will have considerable opportunity in this challenging role, led by exposure to the world’s best companies and leaders. We help you to develop your skills, providing ongoing training as well as the opportunity to learn from experienced practitioners.

As a YSC Leadership Consultant, you are expected to be someone who delivers work of an outstanding quality to our clients, who fits into our collegiate and values-based culture, and who is eager to learn and grow your own capabilities.

  • You are psychologically-minded and intellectually curious, looking to get under the surface to understand what makes leaders and businesses who they are.
  • You work towards a successful leadership strategy, building your clients’ knowledge of whether their organization has the people, leadership capability and environment to achieve their goals.
  • You are commercially-focused, helping your clients with the difficult business issues they face and contributing to the sustainable growth of our organisation.
  • You are proud of what you do and confident in your recommendations and decisions.
  • You look to leverage your network, partner on solutions and develop new business leads to further YSC’s success.
  • You believe in the benefits of development, enabling leaders to fulfil their potential and maximize the positive impact they have.
  • You are energized by ambiguity and change and you understand that there is a no “one size fits all” approach to complex issues.
  • You have a strong moral compass, doing the right thing for the organizations we partner with, regardless of competing pressures.
  • You like to succeed as part of a team, you enjoy collaboration, sharing ideas and creating solutions, while also being comfortable working on your own.
  • You thrive on the challenge of adding value the best leaders at the best organizations in the world.

Roles & Responsibilities

Work with clients, delivering consulting services to develop and grow leaders within complex organizations of all sizes, designing solutions to meet the client’s needs.

  • Engage and build relationships with senior executives, acting as a trusted business advisor.
  • Engage in building new business opportunities for YSC, developing networks within existing clients as well as reaching beyond to new organizations with whom YSC can partner.
  • Manage client projects alongside a wider consulting and operations team to deliver effective solutions to clients’ more intricate problems. Consultants work globally to scope projects, manage budgets and ensure value is added to clients at every stage.
  • Integrate into the YSC community: share knowledge, learnings, feedback and experience to develop yourself and colleagues around you.
  • Bring psychological thinking to the fore, ensuring communications are insightful, engaging and offer tangible solutions and impact that are ethically sound.
  • Contribute to the internal efficiencies and success of YSC.
  • Work to tight deadlines whilst maintaining excellent standards.
  • Successfully manage workflow to meet monthly targets.

Desired Skills & Experience

Experience in some or all of the following areas:

  • Leadership strategy
  • Executive assessment
  • Executive coaching
  • Board / team development
  • Leadership development
  • Culture change
  • Talent management
  • Talent assessment
  • Inclusive leadership / D&I
  • Leadership analytics
  • Working with Private Equity businesses
  • Working at senior levels within large scale organizations and / or consulting
  • Creating thought leadership
  • Design and delivery of large scale consulting projects
  • Client and portfolio management, building new opportunities within
  • Business development
  • Leveraging your network

You should have the following skills / qualities:

  • Rare insight – curious about people and organizations
  • Innovative thinker, able to design solutions that provoke and engage colleagues and clients
  • Communication skills, verbal as well as written
  • Credible presence at senior levels
  • Managing relationships as you partner with clients
  • Constructive challenge and delivering feedback internally and externally
  • Bringing others along with you, sharing learnings and opportunities for growth within the wider organization
  • Flexible working style
  • Strong organization skills and an eye for detail
  • Personal insight and a desire to learn and develop
  • Resilience, calm under pressure
  • Passion for the work we do!
  • Numerate, digital and financially oriented

Other Requirements

  • Willing to travel for short-term client work within Europe or to other YSC offices
  • Willing to work in a flexible manner to respond to client demand
  • A Masters in a Behavioral Science, e.g. Occupational Psychology, Organisational Behavior, Executive Coaching

Salary & Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday
  • Paid sabbatical (at the company’s discretion)
  • Comprehensive health and development benefits
  • Flexible working
  • Performance related bonus

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The YSC Team

Our best in class consultants are highly characterful, representing a range of backgrounds in the behavioral sciences and business, coming from different markets around the world and representing a wide range of social identities.

About Us

YSC Consulting partners with organizations around the world to identify and develop the leadership styles, interpersonal and team dynamics, and total cultures that are most likely to enable successful, sustained delivery of commercial and organizational performance.