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Senior Manager - Human Capital - Strategic Workforce Planning

Date:  26-Apr-2021

Melbourne, VIC, AU

Department:  Consulting

Senior Manager – Human Capital – Workforce Strategy


  • Flexible work arrangements - work in a way that suits you best
  • World-class learning and leadership programs 
  • Employee excellence awards/Employee appreciation month


Today’s business challenges present a new wave of workforce, HR and organisational priorities. Deloitte’s Human Capital Consulting team work with leading organisations to help them define and build their future workforce. This includes defining strategic business capabilities, workforce strategy and strategic workforce planning, workforce analytics and insights through to the design and delivery of talent interventions to address gaps and enhance workforce performance. Deloitte’s Human Capital services leverage research, analytics, and industry insights to help design and execute critical programs.


When you think of your best attributes, are strategic thinking, leadership, client relationships and the development of your teams at the top of the list? Yes? Keep reading!


What will your typical day look like?  

As a Senior Manager within our Human Capital’s Workforce Transformation practice, you will be expected to grow our business, lead all aspects of projects and manage teams in the delivery of exceptional client service.

We advise clients on a range of people related challenges including:

  • Workforce strategy design: Defining the future workforce to support the realising of business priorities and changes to work, workers and the workplace
  • Strategic workforce planning and analytics: Forecasting future skills, FTEs and costs associated with probable future business scenarios
  • Evidence based talent management practices: Designing robust, research and data driven and practical talent and workforce management practices, including leadership development, learning, performance management, diversity and inclusion and wellbeing
  • Capability and Leadership program design, development and delivery
  • HR Transformation: We support clients in maximising the efficiency and effectiveness of HR service delivery models and HR functions through operating model and service delivery design, HR programme design, process design, implementation, and alignment with corporate strategy.


We are very protective of our team culture. As a leader in our business you will be expected to role model and protect our team ways of working and values

  • We are a fun, warm and inclusive team
  • We operate as an ecosystem and partner to build exciting propositions across services areas and with external partners
  • Less ego, more amigo – we aren’t big into bureaucracy and status, we operate a team of skilled professionals
  • We do cool work – our work is meaningful, challenging and valuable to our clients
  • We grow our people – we offer great project experiences and development support to grow our team’s careers 


About the team

Our mission? To enhance a company’s value through its people. Deloitte Human Capital Consulting combines business strategy with people strategy to achieve success for our clients. We don’t just understand our clients, we become one with them. By embedding ourselves in their teams, we focus on fostering diversity and inclusion in workplaces. We empower and upskill talent to radically transform traditional HR functions.


Enough about us, let’s talk about you 

In this role, you will play a pivotal part in developing our team. Strong leadership and influencing abilities within the team and with external stakeholder groups will ensure your success in this position. We are instantly attracted to people who take development of their teams seriously and those who feel empowered by the morale of those around them.


We are looking for an experienced professional who has worked across multiple business domains and have proven consulting experience in the disciplines related to Workforce Strategy, Strategic Workforce Planning, Talent / Workforce Management and Capability Development.


Experience in the following areas is highly regarded: 

  • Consulting experience – working in a professional services consulting environment (Big 4 or Boutique) or working in an internal consulting function
  • Workforce / People Strategy design – Creating a clear articulation of how people will help to deliver the corporate ambition / business strategy including a long-term profile of the workforce and the identification of opportunities and constraints related to people
  • Strategic workforce planning – Designing, creating and gaining Enterprise-wide buy-in to a workforce plan. Including the forecasting of capabilities and FTEs, with alignment to the strategy function, HR function, Finance function and business unit needs
  • Sourcing strategy development –Defining sourcing options and decision methods to close workforce gaps
  • Workforce analytics – utilising statistics and the scientific method to create evidence based, data driven workforce insights
  • Talent management interventions, organisational development experience
  • Background in the behavioural sciences, statistics, commerce or economics  


Why Deloitte? 

At Deloitte, we create positively differentiated work experiences that enable our people to feel valued and achieve their full potential. Deloitte Australia opens the door to a career that can cross borders virtually and physically across Asia Pacific to gain experience and access projects beyond Australia’s borders. We value difference, and embrace people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, gender identities, abilities and thinking styles. Knowing that people work best in a variety of ways, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements if the working pattern you are looking for is not specifically indicated.


We’re committed to continually building a safe and respectful workplace, where all our people feel appreciated and accepted. Through the creation of endorsed employee-led diversity networks which promote cultural, disability, LGBTI+, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and gender equality, we’re leading the way to shape an environment where everybody can thrive. 


We are proud to have been recognised for our efforts in inspiring change and accelerating progress – check out our careers site for recent recognition in this space.


Next Steps  

Sound exactly like the sort of role for you? Apply now! 





By applying to this job, you will be assessed against the Deloitte Global Talent Standards. We’ve designed these standards to provide our clients with a consistent and exceptional Deloitte employee experience globally. The preferred candidate will be subject to background screening by Deloitte or by their external third-party provider.


At Deloitte, we know we’re at our best when we look out for one another; prioritise respect, fairness, development and wellbeing; foster an inclusive culture and embrace diversity in all forms. We’re committed to continually building a safe and respectful workplace that embraces people regardless of their background, experience, identity, ability or thinking style, where everyone has equal access and opportunity to grow, develop and thrive.


The preferred candidate will be subject to background screening by Deloitte or by their external third-party provider.