Principal Work & Career Architecture

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About Us 

Korn 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 Benefits 

The Role

Organizations create value by doing work. It is therefore essential for any organization that wants to maximize its value to be able to understand, measure and analyze the work it is doing. We are looking for consultants to join us and help organizations to structure and optimize work.

We have deep expertise here and own the Korn Ferry Hay Method for job evaluation. The widest used method in the world. Although around for >70 years, the functional area is part of the biggest revolution witnessed so far.

As part of Korn Ferry’s digital transformation agenda, all our IP has been integrated into a digital platform called Talent Hub. Work & Career Architecture has its own module within, called KF Architect. Digitization in this respect created a dramatic change in scope, nature and approach of our job framework and job evaluation assignments with clients.

Core characteristics for ‘the new world’ are more digital, more integrated with e.g. talent management, more automated. As a result, the work of our consultants changes rapidly from somewhat more single-focus and transactional towards building & delivering integrated, tech-based solutions. Hence the name ‘Work and Career Architecture Consultant’.

Key Accountabilities

Position Summary

The Principal works closely with colleagues to scope and deliver complex, customized and multi work-stream solutions that meet and exceed client expectations. At this level, next to delivery of client work, business development and client relationship management feature as an important focus of the role. You will contribute to bids, and manager relationships and projects of considerable complexity. 


  • Develop and manage client relationships.   
  • Contribute to winning profitable business by proposal writing, pricing, shaping opportunities, pitch preparation and opportunity spotting in clients.    
  • Deliver high quality Work and Career Architecture solutions work that meets or exceeds client expectations. Including using our digital platform to do so.
  • Lead project teams by defining scope, objectives and project management structure ensuring a constant focus on outcomes. Projects may span multiple solutions and would typically involve managing multiple consultants from other countries.
  • Support less experienced consultants through mentoring and project-based development and coaching.   
  • Develop deeper expertise in at least one expertise area and become conversant in of all Korn Ferry Advisory offerings.    
  • 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 a service line and targeted at a particular industry  

Skills & Experience 

  • Significant (+8 years) relevant work experience in a professional services firm and/or a client HR job.
  • Able to scope, design and deliver non-standard solutions to meet client needs.
  • Has an in-depth understanding of clients/industries supported and apply business offerings at the senior level. 
  • Fluency in both Dutch and English.
  • Experience with Job Evaluation is a pre requisite


  • Relevant higher degree (Master’s)

Vacature informatie

Bedrijf: Korn Ferry

Locatie: Amsterdam

Opleidingsniveau: WO

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