Resource Consultant/Manager

  • Competitive
  • Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Permanent, Full time
  • KPMG Australia
  • 10 Dec 17

See job description for details

  • Grow your career within workforce planning and resource allocation
  • Opportunity for a Resource Management professional to manage a significant portfolio
  • Join a supportive team in a leading global professional services firm
KPMG's Resource Management team's primary function is to support the business to ensure the efficient and effective use of the firm's resources. As trusted business advisors, the team is responsible for the allocation of individuals to upcoming projects based on required skill sets and sector experience. Further, the role works closely with key stakeholders in the business to correspond resource needs with availability, as well as working with other members from the team to share information, ideas, workloads, and apply consistent best practice.

We now have a fantastic opportunity to join our growing Audit, Assurance and Risk Consulting (AARC) Resource Management team in Sydney supporting the Audit & Assurance business.

Your new role

Reporting to the National Resource Manager for AARC, the Resource Consultant or Manager (subject to experience) for Audit & Assurance works as a key member of this team, whose primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Driving greater efficiency in resource deployment by providing business stakeholders with visibility/options of resource capacity and capabilities to enable resource optimisation and cross resourcing
  • Ensuring an optimal staffing mix on client engagements including leverage model considerations
  • Managing scheduling requests and providing resourcing solutions to a variety of stakeholders
  • Providing strategic workforce planning advice to leadership on forecasted headcount needs, resourcing requirements, staff mix and resourcing trends
  • Providing analysis to senior stakeholders on resource management reporting
  • Working with the offshore data entry team to ensure data accuracy with the firm's scheduling tool (Retain)
  • Assisting the National Resource Management team to find suitable internal resources for projects.
  • Identifying upcoming conflicts and suggesting potential alternatives.
You bring to the role

The successful applicant will possess the following characteristics:
  • Previous Resource Management experience or experience within a similar field (e.g. Recruitment, Workforce Planning)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to engage with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Sound conflict resolution and negotiating skills.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • A positive attitude, with the ability to work autonomously and take responsibility for actions, outcomes and deliverables.
  • A flexible and resilient approach.
  • Proficiency in MS applications, particularly Outlook and Excel.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Degree qualification or similar (preferred).
What we offer you

We offer rewarding careers for outstanding professionals, ongoing learning and development opportunities, a collaborative and inclusive culture, and flexible and agile work practices that focus on our people's wellbeing to drive innovation and entrepreneurship. We also believe that our business plays a distinct and vital role in helping solve important social and environmental issues; and use our unique skills and expertise to help create positive and lasting impacts for our communities.

We believe diversity of thought, background and experience strengthens relationships and delivers meaningful benefits to our people, our clients and communities. We are consistently recognised as an employer of choice for women, and our inclusive culture promotes the development of our people irrespective of gender, ethnicity, generation, flexible work status, family circumstances, sexual orientation or disability.

This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of KPMG and its ongoing success. So if you want a career where you can use your deep expertise to deliver real results, talk to us first.

Please apply for this position by submitting your confidential application online.

Advertised: 24 Oct 2017 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
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