Senior Associate Planner Senior Associate Planner …

Sapient Corporation
in Boston, MA, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Sapient Corporation
in Boston, MA, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Senior Associate Planner
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Senior Associate, Workforce Planner

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Type of job: Contracting

Date published: 7-Aug-2019

Domain: Internal - People

Job ID: 60266


As a Senior Associate, Workforce Planner at Publicis Sapient, your primary responsibility is to support the success of our business. You will leverage your exceptional project management and people skills to promptly deliver high-quality staffing solutions. Youll balance multiple high-priority assignments while developing partnerships across the business to provide the highest level of customer service. The Staffing Partner collaborates with discipline leads to ensure target utilization of regions and offers career development opportunities.

  • Maintain team utilization targets and effectively pool and utilize resources from multiple offices

  • Oversee the direction, fulfillment, and reporting of day-to-day staffing requests with support from Capacity Partners

  • Contribute to reporting for utilization trends and forecasts

  • Initiate staffing requests for both full time and contracting resources

  • Maintain and communicate key information to Capacity Partners about current projects, pipeline and resource forecast and provide daily job status updates to team members

  • Maintain an inventory of core skills and track team members skills by proficiency, frequency, and context of use

  • Ensure new hires are equipped to make an impact on their projects by providing project-specific guidance, familiarization, and training

Your Skills & Experience:

  • Ability to promote smooth workflow and communication between industry teams, ensuring workflow progresses efficiently and projects/staff are shifted as needed
  • Experience assisting staff members with career development by coordinating team member development plans, coaching and mentoring with their managers and capability leads
  • Understanding of how skill sets and interests of resources factor into staffing decisions

Set Yourself Apart With:

  • 2+ years of resource management/staffing/workforce planning experience
  • 3+ years of industry or Project/Program Manager experience; proven ability to manage complex initiatives to successful completion
  • Experience staffing technical skillsets, such as Java Development, and others
  • Experience in staffing/handling workforce solutions within the financial services industry
  • Relationship management and influencing skills 
  • Excellent Excel skills (pivot tables, v-lookups, filtering, and sorting, etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills written and verbal/presentation
  • Ability to take complex issues or situations and present them in a simple and easy to follow manner
  • Outstanding organizational awareness and change management skills
  • Knowledge of process improvement and facilitation 
  • Experience as a staffing manager in a consulting environment with rapidly changing project needs
  • Detail-oriented working style with a strong business focus
  • Outstanding organization and multi-tasking skills 
  • Service-oriented attitude (flexible, personable, approachable)
  • Excellent negotiation and leadership skills operating with absolute professionalism and confidentiality
  • Ability to prioritize workload and delegate to other operations team members
  • Ability to provide and receive feedback in a constructive manner

A Tip from the Hiring Manager: Ideal candidates will have prior experience in resource management from a consulting/technology firm.

Career Level: Senior Associate

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