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Talent Supply Chain Lead Senior Specialist/Manager

Job Location: Abu Dhabi

Regional Description: UAE

Job Number: 00535033


- Job description

Skill: Talent Supply Chain Lead

Level: Senior Specialist/Manager

Location: UAE(Abu Dhabi)


Professionals in our Corporate Functions run and manage Accenture’s internal operations and all activities across our business, from finance, HR and legal to workplace management, operations and marketing and communications. They are the engine that powers Accenture, enabling us to provide the capabilities and expertise that clients need to help them become high-performance businesses.

Job Summary:
Talent Supply Chain Lead is a key role in HR that converts the people Accenture strategy in actions to fulfill with the right people at the right cost and at the right time for current and coming projects. High exposure to Managing Directors and Accenture Management team. Person with a confident and proactive personality. To be able to understand high level strategy view but also focus in detail, accuracy and reporting. Good understanding of finance and operations in big companies.
The person will report directly to the Service Delivery Lead for MET (Middle East and Turkey)
Key Responsibilities:
Support 4 people team in a daily basis: to help the team to develop Supply Demand skills, manage escalations and actions to keep the SD metrics under control. The team is multicultural and based in different locations.
Managing people project needs:

  • Proactively build understanding of upcoming work and the type of skills required for the work in a project. Determine who will be defining the specific roles and when
  •  Work with client teams & resource pools to shape project resource plans based on availability of skills, seeking to optimize cost and Availability/Time to Fill. As necessary work to document risks and participate in the QA of project resource plans (advanced)
  • Gathering the client demand, understanding details, relative priorities, client options for using alternate fulfillment channels, and determine the correct resource pools
  • Getting the roles into the scheduling system
  • Provide holistic view of all open roles, regardless of channel, to management; coordinate with resource pools to resolve overdue demand issues; use demand prioritization
  • Opening contractor requisitions with procurement, interacting with the contractor exchange, etc. 
  •  Anticipate and address skills shortages, excess capacity and people vs demand imbalances before there is a negative impact to business
  • Understand Accenture structure, the different groups, people cost implications and how to improve the delivery efficiency
  • Understand short term and long term strategic business expansion plans and build them into the supply plans for the Accenture skills groups - this includes outputs of Capacity Planning, Talent Planning, and/or Skills Planning
  • Collaborate with the forecasting lead and sourcing channels to provide talent solutions meeting current and future demand
  • Create skills group people/demand plan / sourcing strategies to meet business needs in collaboration with the different departments in and out of HR
  • Work closely with the skills group Business Leader(s)
Manage skill groups & related people movement Functions:
  • Have overall accountability for people demand fulfillment for all the roles assigned to their skill groups
  • Increase skills specialization of our people through repeat assignments and targeted training to meet demands of our business
  • Own all metrics related to people productivity and utilization including current and forecast chargeability

To forecast group needs and creating sourcing plans to fulfill the people needs: 



  • University degree in Finance or Business Administration
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Operations or HR (scheduling for Consulting companies or Recruiting)
  • It requires work experience in Excel Advance Level
Job Specific Competencies – Functional:
  •  HR Strategy
  • Talent Supply Chain, including one or more of the following:
  • Resource Forecasting processes, procedures and metrics
  • Supply-Demand Management
  • Understanding of the talent supply chain results and forecasts of the specific geography
  • Awareness of HR core concepts, processes, procedures and policies
  • Awareness of basic company financial concepts, practices and administration
Core Competencies – Professional Qualities:
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Problem solving/research
  • Skilled in strategic thinking
  • Customer service/customer relationship management
  • Supervisory skills/experience
  • Strong influence, negotiation and selling skills
  • Comfortable working virtually
  • Collaborative, able to work across organizational entities

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