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Culture Designer

Ernst & Young


Ref: NP946-1177

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

EY's purpose is to build a better working world. Our EY MENA Innovation team's mission is to foster an innovation culture at EY MENA (Middle East and North Africa), ensuring we have the right capabilities (talent, processes, and resources) to thrive through change and be active agents of the transformation of our business. The team plays a critical role in helping the firm realize this purpose through exploring, testing, and implementing new ideas to address the most relevant business challenges across our five service lines. As we expand and improve our reach, we are looking for someone to support building an innovative culture across our business.

Your key responsibilities:

As the Culture Designer, your mission is to design, launch and run programs to build an innovation culture within EY MENA, covering 16 countries and influencing over 7,500 EY people. Reporting to the Innovation Director, you will, primarily:

- Design, plan and execute internal community-building programs , such as Innovation Ambassadors, organizing and facilitating recurring virtual and in-person gatherings, producing and distributing content via newsletters and other channels
- Design, plan and execute internal innovation learning & development programs , such as Reversed Mentoring, Design Thinking EY Badges and, Ignite, organizing and facilitating recurring virtual and in-person gatherings, producing and distributing content
- Design, plan and execute initiatives that strengthen EY's connection to external players , such as startups, founders, investors and the entrepreneurship community at large, organizing and facilitating recurring virtual and in-person gatherings, producing and distributing content
- Design, curate, produce and distribute the EYNext newsletter and other communication initiatives required to strengthen the value proposition of innovation across MENA
- Organize and facilitate innovation workshops, supporting internal teams to innovate by applying tools such as Design Thinking, Business Model Canvas, ideation techniques, prototyping, piloting and testing methods
- Create, plan and obtain approval for new innovation culture-building programs
- Manage the roadmap, resourcing, and budget for the culture-building programs, ensuring that the programs are delivered within the approved timeframes, and effectively investing the allocated resources
- Collect, review and report metrics that will allow us to improve our programs


Skills and attributes for success:

- Proven experience creating, implementing and running internal innovation and culture-building programs
- Solid expertise applying creativity tools and innovation methods, being able to select from a "tool kit" the ones best suited to each situation
- Proven experience producing and distributing content
- Practice facilitating meetings, working sessions, and workshops, with a varied number of participants
- Demonstrate strong communications skills in a wide range of situations and with people at all levels within the organization, from junior associates to senior leadership, including Partners and C-suite
- Strong business acumen
- High energy and dynamism, demonstrating a hands-on approach, resilience, comfort dealing with ambiguity and working on a start-up-like environment within a large corporation
- A strong team player, comfortable working collaboratively, virtually, and with little guidance
- Excellent time management and organizing skills

To qualify you must have:

- A university degree (or relevant working experience in lieu, with extensive continuous learning opportunities). We believe in diversity and will welcome a variety of backgrounds as long as you can demonstrate the appropriate fit
- 10+ years of relevant work experience
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; Arabic and other languages are a plus

What we look for

You will be ideal for our team if, on top of technical skill and significant experience, you share our mantras:

- Done is better than perfect
- Always be in motion
- Work hard, play hard

What working for EY offers

- We offer a competitive compensation package where you'll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. We also offer:
- Exposure to some of the greatest colleagues and clients in the industry
- Support, feedback, and coaching in a culture that values operational excellence
- Career potential to grow both within the MENA region and globally
- A culture that will encourage you to grow your skills and strengths for your own betterment as well as that of EY

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction, and advisory services, we're using the finance products, expertise and systems we've developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we'll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

If you are excited to innovate and transform one of the leading professional services firm in the world, and can confidently demonstrate that you are a great fit for our team, we would love to hear from you soon. In your application, please share your unique mantras and tell us a story of when you had to live up to them.

Apply now.

About the Company

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver 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 of 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.

EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. Information about how EY collects and uses personal data and a description of the rights individuals have under data protection legislation are available on our site.

The MENA practice of EY has been operating in the region since 1923. For over 95 years, we have grown to over 7,500 people united across 21 offices and 16 countries, sharing the same values and an unwavering commitment to quality. As an organization, we continue to develop outstanding leaders who deliver exceptional services to our clients and who contribute to our communities. We are proud of our accomplishments over the years, reaffirming our position as the largest and most established professional services organization in the region

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