Strategic Workforce Planning Consultant

Northbrook, Illinois
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Apr 12, 2018
Jun 11, 2018
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Job Description

Strategic Workforce Planning is a continual process to certify that human capital and talent management strategies run parallel to business goals. It drives long-term performance improvements by identifying initiatives that address critical current & expected challenges facing the workforce both at a business unit and enterprise level.

The Strategic Workforce Planning Consultant partners with the business to use robust data to analyze and quantify the key workforce challenges and drivers of those challenges. The team of consultants is responsible for creating a strong relationship with the business and to help drive results and a strategic talent plan based on their needs.

  • Evaluate talent strategy and future capabilities/vision to identify current challenges and opportunities for the future
  • Collect, cleanse, and manage data with support from business units
  • Partner with business units and other stakeholders across the organization (e.g., HR, Finance, Data & analytics, etc.) to identify and validate data and analyses, and to support SWP analytics and process
  • Communicate (written and verbal) key findings and synthesize into a cohesive storyline and set of recommendations for the business units
  • Maintain and update methodology, processes, data needed, analytic approach and tools
  • Codify key learnings from projects, and update methodology, tools, and processes as needed; document SWP project best practices
  • Identify and prioritize new opportunities to drive SWP enterprise value through the following business consulting responsibilities

Relationship Management:

  • Successfully identify, build, and maintain relationships with business stakeholders and be able to connect people and existing/ongoing work to business problems

Strategy & Business Consulting:

  • Works with business partners to contribute to data and analytics action in order to aid in their strategic direction and understand how potential actions will influence their business results. Drives activities to develop strategies and identify high priority initiatives

Data Visualization & Storytelling:

  • With a deep knowledge of data visualization, develops solutions using tools such as Tableau in order to effectively communicate and drive the translation of data and analytics insights in business terms to key stakeholders

Program Coordination/Product Owner:

  • Contributes to high complexity projects and drives moderately complex projects from ideation to delivery in an Agile framework, with an emphasis on measurable, value add deliverables

Communications & Change Management:

  • Drives clear project communications throughout the project process to all stakeholders involved regarding scope, timeline, issues, and any revisions to them

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree required. Studies related to statistics/mathematics, engineering, predictive analytics or data science is a plus
  • Possess strong quantitative and analytical thinking skills
  • Demonstrate business acumen to drive consulting efforts with business clients
  • Ability to make sound decisions utilizing problem solving approaches and decision frameworks
  • Ability to drive complex analysis
  • Effectively communicate concepts, tools and techniques in order to drive alignment and decision making with senior leaders
  • Demonstrates an understanding of Allstate systems and data in order to provide guidance to business clients
  • Advanced ability to manage multiple priorities given aggressive timelines and comfortable performing in a fast paced, dynamic and ambiguous business environment
  • Ability to drive data and technical projects
  • Ability to develop, communicate and/or revise tactics to support changing strategies and direction
  • Advanced skills in motivation, organization, coaching and facilitation of teamwork in order to inspire trust amoung peers and business clients to build strong relationships
  • Excellent presentation skills; persuasively presenting ideas to multiple levels of stakeholders, including senior leaders

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary but thats just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, youll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

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