Resource Manager

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    Portsmouth, Hampshire

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    James Doherty

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

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Informed by the Group Leads and Team Leads in their embedded Discipline, the role is accountable for:

1. Tactical Decisions: All tactical plans and decisions to direct the allocation (deployment) of all their embedded Discipline's resources to meet specific work requests (new and changes). Effective allocation will achieve a balance between the potentially conflicting requirements of:

a. Effective delivery of all work being demanded (previous and new)

b. Maximising resource productivity and utilisation

c. Delivering on-going maintenance and development plans for both individuals and technical capabilities/facilities.

d. Reflecting the competencies and constraints of each resource with specific focus on improving employee engagement and collaboration

2. Complex Solutions: Managing through negotiation with demand and supply stakeholders the creation of viable multi-disciplinary resourcing solution options to meet complex demand requests with agreed target timescales, collaborating with fellow RMs to integrate resources from across multiple Disciplines

3. Procedure Implementation: Effectively implementing the corporate Workforce & Facility Planning (W&FP) policy and procedures within their embedded Discipline, including managing the master schedule system of requests and allocations through the corporate processes including achieving the target response timescales at each stage.

4. Reporting: Providing the timely provision of accurate resource and governance reporting data and metrics on weekly and monthly basis for management reviews.

5. Productivity Improvement: Proactively identify, analyse and highlight constraints and working practices that negatively impact on the flexibility, realisable capacity and productivity of the resources. With the Group Leads, propose corresponding improvement changes.

6. Process Improvement: Proactively identifying improvements to the W&FP processes and toolsets, and when required successfully implementing changes.

7. RM Community: Actively collaborate and support other RMs to provide a continuous and resilient resource planning service. Gain sufficient familiarity with other disciplines and work as a community to provide mutual cover and support.

8. S&OP Support: Provide support to Workforce & Facility Planning Mgr and Supply Managers to ensure coherence of tactical and longer-term resource planning, through the creation and implementation of robust S&OP supply plans.

Key Capabilities/Knowledge

1. Confidence to make complex decisions under uncertainty and pressure

2. Leadership ability to ensure that decisions are implemented in accordance with agreed plans and to challenge accepted working practices.

3. Exhibit flexible and adaptable qualities to be a high performer in a dynamic environment.

4. Strong organisational and communication skills to include a wide variety of different stakeholders.

5. Demonstrable negotiating and influencing skills with the ability to build strong relationships quickly.

6. Able to rapidly assimilate a complex situation, identify and focus on the key issues to achieve a desired business outcomes.

7. Demonstrable high level of IT competency including the ability to learn new systems and packages as required.

8. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills including innovative and creative thinking.

9. Demonstrate the ability to quickly understand the characteristics of an E&O Profession.

Experience & Qualifications

1. Direct experience of managing and allocating resources - at least 5 years desirable

2. Proven experience of interacting with a wide range of external and internal stakeholders including all depths up to senior management levels

3. Degree level academic qualification in a subject requiring strong analytical, conceptual and organisational skills.

4. Desirable - have worked in project delivery or similar.