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Resource Manager

Company:
Vera Solutions
Location:
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Posted:
February 16, 2021

Description:

Position Overview

The Resource Manager will collaborate with departments across the organization to manage resources within and between project teams. You will be responsible for assigning available staff to projects based on their skills and experience, availability, circumstances, and personal development, while balancing the client and the business unit’s needs. This role will allow you to gain experience in a growing social enterprise, working closely with staff across the company to enable it to scale sustainably.

Primary Responsibilities

Manage resources within and between project teams to utilization and hours targets

Assigning available staff to projects based on their skills and experience, availability, circumstances, and personal development, while balancing the client and the business unit’s needs

Provide suggestions/input into hiring plans based on resource pool and projected future needs

Providing project managers with ongoing resource management and related support

Monitoring employee utilization, workload, and overtime hours

Mitigating resource concerns by reallocating resources, adjusting goals, or assigning additional staff

Collaborating on resource management with internal departments and Project Managers

Help to provide insight to business leadership on forecast staffing utilisation scenarios

Ensure forecast time and availability is updated; live projects vs. pending

Engage with key stakeholders to deliver creative resourcing solutions and manage any issues (e.g. double bookings, conflicts, or staff shortages on assignments)

Documenting processes and maintaining records

Keeping informed on labor laws and trends in resource management

Assist with any ad hoc tasks to support the consulting and delivery teams

Qualifications and Experience

Essential

Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Human Resource Management, Finance or similar

5+ years professional experience in a Resource Management, Scheduling Management, Project Management or similar role

Resource Management experience in a consulting firm, IT consulting preferred

Strong ability at establishing rapport with others, will collaborate with departments across the organization

Strong organizational skills, including attention to detail and time management

Analytical and problem solving skills with a creative, solution-orientated approach to work

Strong aptitude for using technology and data

Demonstrated interest in social sector work

Excellent written and verbal communication and relational skills

The right to work in South Africa

Desirable

Project Management experience

Experience working with the Force.com platform

Onboarding & Training

The 2021-22 Fellowship will kick off in mid-May with a comprehensive virtual onboarding and training program. Through a mix of dynamic sessions, technical trainings, and team-building activities, you will gain a holistic understanding of Vera’s work, meet with teammates around the globe, and work in groups to apply your learnings through an intensive case study exercise.

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