Deloitte Lead Resource Management Specialist, Audit in Stamford, Connecticut
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CTS Lead Resource Management Specialist
Our mission for Resource Management is to optimize deployment of our workforce by assigning our professionals to roles that satisfy the needs of our external clients, develop our people, and support our strategic business priorities.
Work you ll do
Resource Management (RM) is the science and art of efficient and effective deployment and re-deployment of the Firm s resources as and when they are needed. The goal of the RM function is to proactively engage with practitioners, gain meaningful understanding of their skills, experience and aspirations and identify the right opportunities for them. This individual will be responsible for managing resources for East Audit (2 Openings-Stamford & Atlanta)
Optimize utilization across the assigned practitioner population by making staffing decisions in support of the deployment strategy for the business or practice area
Propose assigned practitioners with current or near-term availability to project assignments that align with their skills, professional goals, and/or staffing preferences
Own and manage resource requests for assigned practice area by validating requirements, searching for candidates, and presenting candidates for consideration
Support resource management teammates in filling their open resource requests by proposing candidates and responding to requests for information promptly
Advise projects on how best to navigate and engage in the resource management processes, and make recommendations for improved outcomes
Utilize all available RM tools and Deloitte resources to identify candidates and develop creative staffing solutions for open resource requests
Develop and maintain relationships with key practice and industry leaders, and leverage these relationships to maximize deployment opportunities for assigned population
Resolve staffing conflicts to the satisfaction of all parties, which may include identifying creative staffing alternatives and negotiating with projects and practitioners
Influence project managers and practitioners to accept an alternate staffing outcomes by articulating the value and long-term or big picture benefits
Escalate sensitive or high-risk staffing situations to RM and/or business leadership, as appropriate
Actively maintain one-on-one relationships with assigned practitioners in order to develop detailed understanding of practitioner goals and preferences, as well as to provide deployment-related career coaching
Maintain understanding of key resource management metrics and how these metrics impact practice financial performance
Effectively utilize RM Information Services team to optimize Resource Manager time, maximize productivity, and ensure an exceptional customer experience
Collaborate with RM Information Services team to confirm practitioner schedule details and collect schedule changes
Collaborate with RM Information Services team to manage practitioner compliance with schedule confirmation, variance, resume, and skills requirements
Collaborate with RM Information Services team to provide representative resumes or other resource management-related information in support of sales or proposal activities
Support ongoing CTS resource management initiatives, as available and needed
RM Tools, RM Data Management, and Other Deloitte Technology
Maintain high level of proficiency in all resource management tools and relevant Deloitte technology resources
Maintain detailed knowledge of RM reporting capabilities and leverage shared RM reporting team for the production of all reports
Collaborate effectively with RM IS team to ensure that schedule and resource request data (GSS, GSS Web, and/or StaffTrak) is current, complete, and accurate at all times
Knowledge of Our Business
Maintain an understanding of the business, markets, and service offerings within assigned FSS and across Deloitte
Maintain detailed knowledge of the practitioner skills profiles in the assigned FSS
Maintain knowledge of other business areas in the firm that are relevant to the skills and experience of assigned practitioner population for the purposes of cross-staffing
Maintain knowledge of the project pipeline in assigned practice area in order to manage available resources and advise on future supply and demand
Proactively review staffing data for assigned population and develop meaningful insights on trends, forecast, opportunities for improvement, and areas of concern
Collaborate with RM leaders and Deployment Advisors to provide practice leaders with resource management insights and recommendations
Collaborate effectively with Business Advisor and other CTS organizations to provide seamless Talent support to the business, including:
Advisor Organization (Business & Deployment Advisors)
Actively and promptly share relevant project- and practice-level resource management information and insights with Business and Deployment Advisors, as necessary and appropriate
Collaborate with the Business and Deployment Advisors to implement deployment-related aspects of various Talent programs
Recruiting (Acquisition & Mobility)
Provide input to recruiting order board based on current and expected future demand
Provide input on potential fit and deployment options for campus and experienced hire candidates, as needed
Collaborate with recruiting team to provide a smooth onboarding and first deployment experience to our new hires
Learning & Development
Maintain knowledge of relevant learning programs for assigned practitioner population
Recommend appropriate and relevant training to support practitioner and business goals, including cross-training opportunities to increase utilization
Communicate with project leadership and counselors on practitioner performance and career goals
Participate actively in the performance management process by providing relevant input on practitioner participation in the staffing process, compliance with administrative requirements, utilization, and other performance considerations.
Collaborate with Finance Managers on forecasting and other analysis, as needed
Provide Finance Managers with all relevant utilization, project, and practitioner information that may impact financial forecasting
The mission of Core Talent Services (CTS) improves efficiencies and operational excellence, deliver strategic and transactional services, institutionalize operations efficiencies and quality and enhance ability to scale and reduce cost structure. CTS focus on delivery of both strategic and transactional services, either directly for the businesses or in support of the Business Advisors and Centers of Excellence (CoEs).
BA or BS undergraduate degree
Minimum of 6 years of experience
Strong critical thinking, analysis, and problem-solving skills
Strong conflict resolution skills, including the abilities to negotiate and influence others
Strong written and oral communication skills
Ability to manage and resolve complex and sensitive situations
Ability to multitask and prioritize tasks appropriately
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with large teams
Ability to manage confidential information appropriately and professionally
Strong competency in core professional skills, especially: attention to detail, responsiveness, follow through, flexibility, initiative, and tact
Strong proficiency with MS Office tools: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook
- Experience in a professional services environment
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