October 12, 2022

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Resource Manager Job Description

Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) is a global professional services firm specializing in turnaround and interim management, performance improvement and business advisory services. A&M delivers specialist operational, consulting and industry expertise to management and investors seeking to accelerate performance, overcome challenges and maximize value across the corporate and investment lifecycles. Founded in 1983, the firm is known for its distinctive restructuring heritage, hands-on approach and relentless focus on execution and results.

Overview of the Role

Working closely alongside and reporting directly into the Resourcing Director with a dotted line into the Senior Operations Manager, we are looking for an experienced Resource Manager to provide strategic resource planning, forecasting and reporting across the Middle East practice areas, covering our offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Riyadh.
The chosen candidate will act as the focal point for Resourcing, responsible for building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders including the business heads of multiple business units within the Middle East. To be successful you will also need to build relationships with the senior leadership team (MDs/‘Partners’) in each business area and build your knowledge and awareness of the talent within their respective teams.
The ideal candidate will be looking for a challenging role in a dynamic, entrepreneurial and highly professional company and will have experience in dealing with tight deadlines, multitasking and the ability to build and maintain relationships across all levels of seniority.

Resource Manager Responsibilities:

  • Be the go-to person for the Middle East business for staffing matters across all countries in the region
  • Help the business units assess and plan future resource requirements, driving utilisation, based on a thorough understanding of both current and future project pipeline.
  • Effectively plan for and advise on staffing conflicts and issues, on a regular basis, prioritising based on commercial needs and key skill set available
  • Build strong relationships across the Middle East business with internal stakeholders including senior management, Operations, Talent Acquisition, HR, Finance and Learning & Development teams
  • Input into the delivery of management reports on a weekly and monthly basis
  • Flag and effectively plan to mitigate risks associated with utilisation levels that are either too high or too low
  • Help build management information to inform resource hiring and strategic decisions
  • Build awareness of our individual professional’s performance goals and development needs
  • Make resourcing decisions that further the continuation of business and individual skill-set development
  • Ensure relevant resourcing systems are kept up to date on a regular basis
  • Collaborate effectively with Business Units in other regions, solving staffing requests where local resource options are not available
  • Coordinate with the EMEA Resource Manager responsible for subcontractors and senior advisors

Soft Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong organisational and time management skills with the ability to plan and prioritise workload
  • Relationship management experience being able to interact with people at all levels
  • Keen to take on responsibility and grow the role
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Brings energy, creativity and positivity
  • Business acumen with an analytical mind-set
  • Use initiative, problem solve and make appropriate recommendations for resourcing decisions
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and challenging environment
  • Works well under pressure and with challenging individuals
  • Flexible working style
  • Keen to take ownership of resourcing problems and motivated to deliver value

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Personal Qualifications:

  • Experience in a Resource Management role
  • Experience in a professional services or corporate environment
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (in particular Excel)
  • Previous experience using a Resource Management/Planning tool (e.g. Retain) would be highly advantageous
  • Fluent English speaker is essential, proficiency in Arabic would be advantageous

Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity and we foster inclusiveness. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Voluntary Inclusion

It is Alvarez & Marsal’s policy to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, pregnancy, marital status, family status, religion, national origin, age or disability or any other non-merit based factor in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters were engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

Work Level
Experienced, Manager / Executive
Employment Type
Full Time
Alvarez & Marsal
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