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Global Talent Planning Initiatives Manager

Job Location: Dublin

Regional Description: Ireland

Job Number: 00491514


- Job description

Job Title: Global Talent Planning Initiatives Manager x 2

Level: 7 - Manager

Location: Dublin


Job Summary 


The mission of the Talent Supply Chain (TSC) Center of Expertise (CoE) is to deliver highly integrated talent supply chain processes, technology and business outcomes from forecasting to fulfillment. Within the TSC CoE, the Planning and Forecasting discipline is responsible for supporting  our business strategy by proactively identifying key talent needs and the actions to address them by enabling accurate capability planning and resource forecasting.

Within the TSC CoE, the Planning and Forecasting discipline is responsible for supporting our business strategy by proactively identifying key talent needs and the actions to address them by enabling accurate capacity planning and resource forecasting. Planning and Forecasting (P&F) function refers to the creation of a comprehensive demand and supply forecast (chargeable and non-chargeable).


The Talent Planning Initiative Team is part of P&F responsible for Talent Planning Design/Implementation & will work with the P&F Service Delivery team to help execute the process to achieve desired outcomes across all entities.

Talent Planning process enables our businesses to have the right skills in the right place at the right time. It is intrinsically linked with Financial Planning, Rewards planning and Payroll planning. It is a roadmap to meet the commitment to our people and to our business.


The Initiatives lead is responsible for the Resource Forecasting & Planning processes and capability development initiatives. This includes developing training, toolkits, and methodologies by applying global guidelines to deepen our forecasting capabilities and accuracy in the GUs and entities. Additionally, the lead will work closely with Global RF&P Service Delivery Team, Discipline Lead, and DTE TSC Leads to  continue to review and improve resource forecasting processes supporting business requirements.


Key Responsibilities


The Talent Planning Initiatives Lead will:

  • Support the Global Taletn Planning lead on design implementation of Talent Pathways as we migrate from creating forecasts to using forecasts to support our people and our business.
  • Support Talent Planning tools/release development to ensure talent planning business processes are appropriately captured/designed. Will require working closely with TSC Solution Architects, tool vendors, and HR design teams.
  • Address any issues/questions related to the Planning and Forecasting sub-discipline that arise from service delivery team, DTE TSC Leads and help to mitigate risk
  • Provide in depth RF&P knowledge through training, Community of Practice (CoP) meetings and initiative, and day to day tasks
  • Point of contact for Planning and Forecasting Center of Expertise (CoE) and integration points across TSC, HR, and Finance functions
  • Assist Discipline lead in customizing Planning and Forecasting programs and cross functional initiatives so that they reflect the appropriate geographical and business differentiation
  • Program manage and implement global Planning and Forecasting programs supporting the GUs/ DTEs business strategies and/or address key business issues
  • Lead Planning and Forecasting Initiatives / projects with support from SMEs such as DTE TSC Leads / Forecasting Leads
  • Gather intelligence, analyzing trends and conducting research on industry developments and HR benchmarks
  • Lead team of Associate Manager and Specialists supporting Planning and Forecasting initiatives:
    • To maintain Sharepoint site, Stream Communities/Circles for knowledge sharing and collaboration
    • Conduct and facilitate Quarterly community of practice calls and knowledge sharing activies as required
    • Facilitate, escalate and respond to issues and risks from Forecasters, TSC Leads, etc. in a timely and appropriate manner
    • Delegate and develop career growth opportunities via involvement in programs and  initiatives
  • Establish self as an expert or key contributor
  • Increase client/customer or user satisfaction
  • Make/propose improvements to work
  • Participate in cross TSC CoE initiatives as needed


Other Requirements: 

  • A flexible attitude to working hours is necessary as the role is required to work effectively across multiple time zones
  • As this is a global role,  the individual must be comfortable working remotely (i.e. via conference calls, etc)
  • Occasional international travel may be required 

Program / Intiaitives Examples: 

  • FY Annual Planning Process Design and Implementation – setting Chargeablity targets and headcount plans for Accenture, entities, and geographies
  • Process development supporting NCC planning with Finance and Cost Management CoE
  • Chargeability Restatement process and communication
  • TA-TSC Collaboration for Joiner Forecasts
  • RF&P Process Re-design and Simplification
  • Forecast Masters – Capability Development Workshop
  • Leadership planning and resource forecasting integration

Key Relationships



  • TSC Solution Architects
  • Global RF&P Service Delivery Team
  • IFS RP PA Team
  • DTE TSC Lead
  • DTE/GU Business Leads
  • DTE/GU Finance Leads
  • GU TSC Leads
  • Resource Pool Supply/Demand Leads
  • HR Business Partners (Area/GU)
  • Business Decision Support
  • TSC Analytics
  • GU TSC Interlocks
  • Talent Planning/Strategist
  • Integrated Forecasting & Planning Team (Corp Finance)
  • Leadership Matters Advisors
  • Total Rewards / Compensation 


1 - Associate Manager; 1 – Specialist; as required depending on programs




Undergraduate degree or higher


Professional Qualifications


Human Resource/ Service Delivery Management certification preferred


Work Experience 

  • Experience with Forecasting and Planning preferred
  • Experience with Talent Supply Chain functions
  • Experience in a large, multi-national organisation or consultancy preferred
  • Experience with a global, multi-cultural, virtual work environment preferred
  • Proven ability to work both independently and as a team member
  • Able to help analyze complex problems and provide input into solutions
  • Professional, quickly establishes personal credibility and demonstrates expertise
  • Focuses on achieving project / program goals and objectives
  • Recognizes and highlights potential issues and barriers during assignments
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with Excel and data analysis
  • Excellent knowledge of other Microsoft office tools - Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Project
  • Sound organizational, multi-tasking, and time-management skills
  • Ability to build, sustain and influence relationships, and develop networks as appropriate 

About Accenture


Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 373,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us


Please note that Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.


Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.


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