Senior Resource & Deployment Manager - Tax

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 the people and resourcing strategy. PwC's Resource Management (RM) 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.

PwC is the leading provider of tax services in the UK, in terms of the reputation, size and scope of our tax practice (delivering work to 100,000 clients, across 18,000 projects and 4000 staff) . With clients ranging from multinational organisations and public sector bodies to entrepreneurs and family businesses, the work we do is diverse. We lead the debate with tax authorities and governments in the UK, changing the way we all think about Tax. With a newly formed Tax Leadership Team and restructured Tax practice, coupled with a critical focus on transformation and automation, it’s a really exciting time to join the team.

This role is responsible for leading our FS and Deals practice based in More London and will lead a team of 2 managers and 2 officers. You will have strategic oversight of the deployment for up to 800 professionals in our FS and Deals business with a wide variety of skill sets. You will work closely with the business unit Senior Operations Leadership team and the Partners within the newly formed leadership team.

The key responsibilities of this role
  • Manage the team by optimising headcount, manage/oversee joiners, leavers and secondments, increasing utilisation and positively influencing the impact on employee engagement and development

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

  • Utilise data analytics to bring insight for your business unit by identifying trends and key risks

  • Identify, develop and lead on Fair Work Access strategies for the teams

  • 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

  • Play an active part in the Wider Resourcing Leadership team to support the firm's overall People and Resourcing strategy

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

Strategy and Change Management
  • 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

Commercial Acumen and Financial Management
  • Asking the big questions of the business and looking more broadly for solutions across lines of service and

  • Removing obstacles to create opportunities to help deliver our strategic objectives

  • Utilising information effectively to lead organizational thinking

  • Challenging, sharing and connecting across the business

  • Monitoring trends and developments and sharing this among the team and peers

Team and Personal Development
  • Empowering and delegating to your team to develop their skills

  • Shaping and driving team and personal objectives in line with the wider RM strategy

  • Disseminating and sharing relevant business and industry information with your team

  • Role Modelling appropriate coaching behaviours

  • Leading on the recruitment activities for your team



A career in Resourcing and Deployment, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to work in cross line of service staffing helping our network be even more agile in the ever evolving markets we work with, providing the right people on the right projects at the right time. You’ll focus on ensuring that resources of suitable skills and calibre are available for tasks and activities as required as well as managing the education, planning, and skills enhancement associated with resources


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