Senior Resource Manager: Deals

London (Central), London (Greater)
Competitive + Benefits
28 Jul 2017
25 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

About the team

To enable us to deliver our strategy, we're seeking Senior Managers or Assistant Directors from various industries who have experience in:

  • Leading, coaching and mentoring a team to deliver outcomes in a fast paced and changing environment

  • Influencing and collaborating with a high volume of key stakeholders including senior leaders across multiple UK offices

  • Ensure the resource management (RM) team are considered as a strategic partner with the business

  • Identifying opportunities to improve profitability through resource optimisation strategies and techniques

  • Utilising management information to provide insightful and commercially robust solutions to the business

About the role

This is an exciting time for Resource Management as we build on the professionalism of our people and work closely with the business to develop and implement PwC business and people strategy. PwC's Resource Management team has been centralised to assist the firm in being more agile and providing the right people on the right projects at the right time.

This role will be based in our More London office with a regional oversight. There are 5 direct reports and a strategic oversight for the deployment of 600+ client facing staff and contractors.

The key responsibilities of the role are as follows:

  • Manage the team by optimising headcount, manage/oversee joiners, leavers and secondments, increasing utilisation and being aware of the impact on employee engagement and development

  • Be proactive in relation to the supply and demand challenges of deployment

  • Utilise Management Information to bring insight for your business function by identifying trends and key risks

  • Engage with a wide range of stakeholders to understand their priorities and develop strategies for execution by your team

  • Work in close partnership with other key functions to ensure you are delivering in line with the firm’s wider strategy

  • Promote the use of key resourcing systems to enable effective and efficient resourcing

  • Share knowledge and best practice with your teams to upskill and provide the best possible service to the firm

  • Coach and develop members of your team and lead by example

  • Manage headcount requests ensuring we remain on budget and forecast.(including contractors and flex associates)

  • Provide ad hoc support/ guidance to the wider RM Deals team

  • Influence and drive the agility agenda both at a BU and Deals level

Technical Expertise:

  • Deployment and Manpower Planning

  • Accountable to the business for all deployment and planning

  • Responsible for Setting and driving the direction for the resourcing team

  • Monitoring progress regularly against goals and objectives

  • Providing a strategic focus on deployment and workforce utilisation

  • Driving change and project management initiatives

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Relationship Skills including communicating and Influencing
  • Develop and sustain long term relationships with key stakeholders

  • Promote One RM as an integral partner, driving the success of the business

  • Ability to communicate with impact using different communication styles to drive best result

Team and Personal Development

  •  Shaping and driving the firm’s agenda in One RM
  • Demonstrating agile thinking and innovative problem solving

  • Leading on the identification, design and implementation of change, managing risks and working with stakeholders to drive initiatives in line with strategy

Stakeholder Management

  • Anticipating the issues and concerns of the stakeholders and providing strategic advice and support

  • Providing long term and sustainable solutions to the business


Internal firm services

In order to deliver a first-class service to our clients, we need first-class support internally. Internal firm services is a network of specialist support professionals and includes marketing, recruitment, human capital, finance, technology, learning and development, procurement, to name but a few. Each team plays a vital role in making sure we have all the right resources, services and technology across our business.

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

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We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

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