Resource Manager - Flexible Working Available
Acting as the lead for delivery of Resource Management strategy, the Resource Manager is responsible for the accurate forecasting, proactive utilisation, and career development for the Energy practice. Working in collaboration with the practice and People Team, the Resource Manager will provide highly effective support as a function leader, taking ownership of the planning and delivery of project and management.
Responsibilities and Deliverables
Resourcing and scheduling
Act as an objective and trusted advisor to the practice, by understanding resourcing requirements and the wider needs of the business, in order to facilitate effective decision making.
Represent the Energy practice in company scheduling meetings and decisions.
Work in partnership with the Frontier scheduling team and senior Energy practice members to ensure an effective and efficient scheduling process.
Lead on the scheduling process for all European offices.
Reconcile competing resource needs within the practice; setting out solutions on how any challenges should be best dealt with and effectively communicating these.
Challenge requests and resolve potential resource escalations, making decisions on conflicting demands and facilitating objectives.
Effectively and openly communicate the outcome of scheduling discussions with consulting staff.
Attend regular operational management meetings, providing management support and actionable insight on the management of the Energy practice
Oversee analysis of business forecasting e.g. chargeable hours, utilisation, and proactively drive resourcing decisions and positive behaviours.
Produce and analyse MI to monitor business performance and offer recommendations in order to increase utilisation and business performance.
Provide regular updates to the key stakeholders and the Management Committee, including utilisation and availability reports and other information, as required.
Drive key continuous improvement projects to create robust and reliable reporting processes.
Monitor and model the practices medium term resource needs; informing management of additional resource requirements.
Proactively seek opportunities to further promote and enhance the resourcing framework
Develop and deliver on resourcing initiatives in response to changing business needs.
Lead on projects and initiatives both within the Resource Management team and within the People and Culture pillar of Business Services.
Assist the practice People remit to coordinate the Consultant and Analyst Career Development Review.
Support the performance and counselling process within the business, including management of high and low performers, working closely with the People Team and practice management.
Engaging and effective team management and continued development of individuals
Oversee a fair and consistent process of awarding consultant recharge.
Build valuable relationships at all levels across the practice and wider firm.
Calmly guide teams and functions through complex change
Lead on change management, project management and business process improvement.
Provide and source resources for various projects and clients.
Apply strategic workforce planning to ensure the right people were put on the right jobs at the right time and where there was business demand.
In line with the firm’s values of Open, Interesting, Profitable and Fun all employees are expected to;
- Deliver first class advice and support,
- Embed the values of the firm,
- Create open channels of communication,
Be neutral, friendly and approachable