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Senior Human Resources Associate/Workforce Strategy (Evanston, IL)

ZS is a professional services firm that works side by side with companies to help develop and deliver products that drive customer value and company results. From R&D to portfolio strategy, customer insights, marketing and sales strategy, operations and technology, we leverage our deep industry expertise and leading-edge analytics to create solutions that work in the real world. Our most valuable asset is our people—a fact that’s reflected in our values-driven organization in which new perspectives are integral and new ideas are celebrated. ZSers are passionately committed to helping companies and their customers thrive in industries ranging from healthcare and life sciences, to high-tech, financial services, travel and transportation, and beyond.

ZS’ Corporate Support teams operate the firm’s core internal enterprise functions. Our global teams comprise team-oriented, pragmatic and results-driven people who thrive in a challenging work environment. Our people come from diverse backgrounds, but share a passion for quality customer service and dedication—whether our customer is a client or another ZS employee.

Human Resources develops and executes successful recruiting programs, learning and expertise-development initiatives, strategic staffing assignments, effective reporting and analytics, performance management processes, and work-life benefits and operations.


We seek a Senior Human Resources Associate – Workforce Strategy in our Evanston, IL headquarters group. The Senior HR Analyst will report to the Associate Director of Workforce Strategy and support senior company leaders across a range of HR activities from analysis and issue identification through to strategic initiatives. The Senior Analyst will routinely produce and improve standard and ad-hoc HR reports, dashboards and scorecards to provide guidance on workforce planning activities.  

  • Drive monthly resource planning process and supply/demand capacity management;
  • Gather data and prepare HR reporting, scorecards/dashboards and analyses on key metrics using MS Excel and other relational databases;
  • Assist with HR technology implementations and data maintenance. Report data integrity, administration and validation issues;
  • Support HR team in providing workforce-related recommendations and messaging to stakeholders;
  • Prepare analysis and presentations for key company meetings – i.e. Management Committee, Monthly Headcount Demand Planning, Regional Leadership Meetings;
  • Proactively identify key trends within the business and initiate actions to improve company performance and support ongoing growth and expansion;
  • Collaborate with other functional teams (i.e. Finance) to complete ad-hoc projects in support of HR Leadership and firm’s objectives.


  • Bachelor's degree required; (master’s degree appreciated) in mathematics, statistics, finance, engineering, industrial/organizational psychology or related discipline;
  • Minimum 2-5 years relevant experience in forecasting/scenario modeling and statistical analysis;
  • Strong financial and business acumen;
  • Advanced MS Excel modeling and data manipulation skills;
  • Strong problem-solving ability and obsessive attention to detail;
  • Excellent project and time management skills;
  • Naturally curious and proactive;
  • Flexible in approach to reprioritizing responsibilities in a fast-paced, rapidly-changing environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to form great relationships and communicate with senior stakeholders throughout company;
  • Experience working in a multi-national professional services environment preferre.


ZS is a global consulting firm; fluency in English is required, additional fluency in at least one European or Asian language is desirable. 
Candidates must possess work authorization for their intended country of employment. An on-line application, including a cover letter expressing interest and a full set of transcripts (official or unofficial), is required to be considered.
ZS offers a competitive compensation package with salary and bonus incentives, complete medical/dental/life insurance programs and retirement savings benefits. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Nearest Major Market: Chicago