Resource Manager Jobs in Dubai at APCO Worldwide

Title: Resource Manager

Company: APCO Worldwide

Location: Dubai


Founded in 1984, APCO Worldwide is an award-winning, independently owned global communication and business strategy firm with offices in major cities throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. APCO combines a global perspective with local expertise to help clients around the world manage challenges, opportunities, perceptions and reputations. APCO clients include corporations and governments; industry associations and nonprofit organizations; and six of the top 10 companies on the Fortune 500. The firm is a majority women-owned business.

The Role

The Resourcing Manager deliver best-in-class resourcing for our offices/practice areas. The Resourcing

Manager will partner with MDs and practice leads, clients and new business opportunity leaders to

provide full operational and strategic resourcing support, as required by the business, for multiple


This role is designed to add business value to the company by maximising the efficiency and

effectiveness of the process of deploying staff, yielding stronger utilization and realization, ensuring client

needs are met, and driving retention by ensuring staff are meeting their professional development

goals. The role will work closely with the Regional Resourcing Director, finance and talent teams to

ensure open lines of communication on staff strength, areas of improvement and partner on developing

recommendations for adjusting capacity to ensure the business is hitting its utilization and realization


Primary Responsibilities

Strategic oversight of the deployment of all staff in the offices/practice areas that you support

with a wide variety of skill sets and capabilities

Assist APCO in becoming more agile, providing the right people on the right projects at the

right time to optimize headcount, increase utilization and positively impact employee


Drive medium and longer-term workforce planning for the offices and practices in your remit

Develop a deep understanding of the region’s growth plans and strategic focus and the

headcount to support these

Allocate teams with the right balance of skills and experience (factoring in individual

strengths, development points, team needs, personalities, and client profitability)

Contribute to an efficient staffing process, leading to balanced and optimized teams, and a

feeling of equity in effort and opportunity among the staff

Be accountable to the Regional Resourcing Director for all deployment and planning in your

offices and practice groups, including the resourcing of new business pitches and proposals

Anticipate the issues and concerns of stakeholders and providing strategic advice and


Provide long-term and sustainable solutions to the business, whilst also balancing short-term

business priorities

Be proactive in relation to global supply and demand challenges and opportunities of

deployment, working closely with resourcing peers

Proactive communication with Regional Resourcing Director, MDs, practice leads and

finance and talent team on staffing optimization and innovative ways to source roles, as well

as highlighting any resourcing issues or risks to the business

Develop positive working relationships and drive collaboration across the firm

Develop a deep understanding of individual development goals of staff you are supporting

and deploy those staff members in ways that help them reac…

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