Resource Development Consultant

  • Job Reference: JO-2003-9778
  • Date Posted: 6 March 2020
  • Recruiter: Blue Arrow
  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: £32,000
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Resource Deployment Consultant
Manchester based - 6 month Contract - £32,000 PR

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 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.
* competitive remuneration package where you'll be rewarded for your individual and team performance.
* Support for flexible working and career development, and you can
* Select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions.
* Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues around
* Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
* The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that's right for you

The role:
* The Resource Deployment Consultant is a key member of the Service Line (SL)
* Ensure optimal Sub Service Line (SSL) demand and supply management for resource deployment within a SL
* Use knowledge of clients and their capability requirements combined with an understanding of skills and career aspirations of individuals to make resourcing decisions
* Manage the bench/capacity and identify creative opportunities to optimise productivity and profitability for the SSL/SL
* Act as the first point of contact for resourcing conflicts and issues, escalating to the Resource Deployment Manager as per protocols
* Reports to the Resource Deployment Manage
* Drive and manage resourcing performance
* Analyses and takes actions on SSL resourcing performance to Resource Deployment Manager
* Drives Retain versus Actual variance interventions as identified from Centre of Excellence (CoE) analytics
* Weekly review of prior week performance using CoE analytics
* Share SSL business performance and discuss trends, interventions and actions to improve results with your SL Resource Deployment Manager to inform Strategic Resource Lead and SL Leadership
* Track productivity targets with SSL teams to drive performance
* Champion Retain accuracy and delegation to offshore team
* Oversight of non-chargeable activity e.g. holiday approval
* Action non-chargeable and authorised projects insights and highlighting areas of concern to SSL Leadership
* Manage demand and supply
* Ensure optimal demand and supply management for resource deployment within a SSL
* Manage shortages and complexities from demand requests
* Source wider resourcing solutions to address fungible shortages and capacity
* Manage day to day resourcing escalations and issues
* Challenge the commercial drivers of the resourcing decisions
* Understand the bench/capacity and align appropriate actions
* Influencing near and offshoring resource solutions to engagement teams
* Implement supply initiatives
* Regular review of resource allocation
* Ensuring client teams are backfilled when faced with a leaver or move
* Regular stakeholder engagement
* Understand skills landscape and escalate skill shortages/excess to Resource Deployment Manager
* Inform Resource Deployment Manager of hot spots impacting short-term over or under supply of resources and execute actions to address within your area
* Understanding SSL pipeline and reflecting probability
* Work with Resource Deployment Manager/Lead on key accounts to understand future resourcing
* Understand client handler skills and career aspirations
* Maintain skills database
* Applying a D&I lens on all resourcing decisions
* Understanding Counsellor Connect feedback to drive the right experiences for client facing team
* Ensuring underperformers are given access to appropriate experiences
* Ensuring new joiners are allocated onto chargeable work
* Manage the rotation of resourcing e.g. SL rotation schemes
* Provide a Resource Management induction to all technical new joiners
* Participate in Resource Management team meetings, performance development requirements and training to develop the function
* Participate in UK&I Resourcing team projects
* Buddy for new joiners

The ideal candidate:

* Ability to demonstrate business insight to make effective resourcing decisions e.g. right capabilities, skills mix, logistics to optimise performance of productivity and profitability
* Ability to think quickly, work under pressure to meet competing demands
* Confident and resilient to deal with challenges from people within the business
* Strong stakeholder management capability to effectively influence Engagement Partners, Directors and Managers on resourcing solutions
* Exercises good judgement, knows when to flag issues and when to deal with independently
* At least three years' experience in commercial resourcing, recruitment or operations environment that can demonstrate adaptability to the role
* Professional services experience
* You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
* building relationship with clients and colleagues from a range of backgrounds and cultures based on knowledge, experience and personal values.
* Driven, organised, conscientious and analytical individual with proven leadership skills working with demanding and senior stakeholders.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact me as soon as possible
Ruchi at Newbury Blue Arrow T: 01635 34949 or 0203 9109528

You must be eligible to live and work in the UK at the time of application