Consulting Operations Manager (Remote/Travel)

Appirio - Indianapolis, IN (30+ days ago)3.9


Appirio, a Wipro Company helps customers improve Worker & Customer experiences with outcome-oriented consultants who bring the latest digital thinking and unmatched cloud experience. We create actionable strategies that deliver results quickly, and help organizations adapt to a new experience-driven era. We do this by harnessing the power of one of the world’s largest crowdsourcing communities and thousands of pre-built solution accelerators. Appirio is a trusted partner to some of the world’s largest brands, including YP, Cardinal Health, Coca-Cola, eBay, Facebook, Home Depot, Sony PlayStation, Moen, and IBM.

Responsibilities:
There are three key aspects of the Consulting Operations role: Resource Management/Staffing, PSA Data Management, Operations Management.

Staffing Coordinator/Resource Management

Facilitates and owns project staffing decisions for a 800+ person delivery team, 30+ partner network, and 400+ offshore delivery team, with the objective of staffing the right person on the right project.

Communicates staffing assignments to consultants in concert with Delivery Managers.

Stays in communication with delivery management team regarding consultant assignments, burn out risk, travel %, career goals and other details pertinent for staffing.

Participates in Talent Reviews

Stays in communication with sales team and engagement managers regarding opportunity close dates, required skill set for projects, project end dates, and other details pertinent for staffing.

Partners with area Practice Leads on Workforce planning (skills, resources mix, numbers.) and communicates hiring plans and demand to the Recruiting team.

Maximizes delivery utilization by monitoring gaps in consultant availability against open resource needs, with the objective of exceeding 81% utilization target.

PSA Data Management

Sets up resource records, projects, and consultant assignments. Assists in monitoring the data to ensure accurate financial reporting and billing information.

Assists PMs and ADs as needed on monitoring project time and expense overruns.

Ensure the Net Adds Target are being achieved as per the Target set by WMG Head and Practice Head

Collaboratively work with the Delivery Managers and Vertical Staffing Managers and ensure that the Overdue for the respective location/geo should be kept <10%

Work Collaboratively with the Central team and ensure that updates related to New Joiners Not Billed, Employees >60 days Bench @ Offshore are being shared weekly once

Constant tracking and follow-up with recruitment team for resource availability for various projects

Operations Management

Works alongside IT and R&D to improve PSA functionality

Strives to continuously improve operational efficiencies

Education and Required Experience (Requirements)

BA/BS or equivalent; MBA is a plus; or equivalent combination of education and experience

At least 10 years experience in a consulting environment with rapidly changing project needs and 1- 2 years in a Consulting Ops role.

Knowledge and experience with PSA (Professional Services Automation) tools strongly preferred (QuickArrow, OpenAir, Salesforce.com, or related)

Strong analytical skills and resource modeling

Strong systems background with the ability to enter data accurately, source and find information.

Strong communication skills and problem solving

Ability to work collaboratively with others to complete tasks and assignments

Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, adapt quickly to changing priorities and work calmly under pressure and deadlines

Ability to make contingency plans if issues arises

Well organized and detail-oriented

Ability to work independently and as a team member

Service oriented attitude (flexible, personable, approachable)

Able to forage and dig in the presence of ambiguity

Able to develop processes, socialize and reinforce those processes to foster alignment internally

For US Only; Not eligible for visa sponsorship

We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.