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Deloitte Workforce Planning Senior Manager in Newton, Massachusetts

The team

With significant shifts in both the environment and our firm strategy, the talent marketplace and the Deloitte workforce are evolving at a critical pace. The firm is embracing this unique opportunity to not only rethink how we deliver our services, but also where and how we source, hire, engage and develop talent, and drive a more differentiated talent experience for our people.

Deloitte's Workforce Strategy & Solutions (WSS) team collaborates across the Deloitte businesses to shape our future workforce strategy - including the design, development, and implementation of 'future of work' strategies, human centered end-to-end workforce solutions, and strategic workforce planning initiatives. The team tackles the firm's most critical workforce strategy opportunities.

The role

As a Workforce Planning Senior Manager, you will assume a lead role in the design and execution of enterprise-wide strategic workforce planning initiatives. This role will deliver sophisticated analysis, technology and planning tools to evolve the firm's workforce planning capability. Blending skills in business strategy, financial acumen, data analysis and consulting this role will serve as a trusted advisor to senior leaders. The Workforce Planning Senior Manager is accountable for providing insights and guidance to inform future focused planning activities (i.e., Long Term Plan, business annual plans), delivering workforce planning tools and solutions, and serving as an integration point across stakeholder groups to drive more collaborative workforce planning.

The ideal candidate has deep business advisor and/or firmwide strategy experience and is a strategic, big picture thinker who can connect the dots across a broad landscape, align insights to firm and business goals, and anticipate the needs and concerns of senior leaders. Key to this role is the ability to consider issues from multiple perspectives, have strong influencing capability and be extremely proactive in driving results.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop productive partnerships across Talent, Finance and the Businesses to serve as a trusted advisor on firmwide workforce planning activities

  • Lead the development of insightful, data-driven solutions and implement scalable workforce planning tools and technology

  • Analyze business strategies and business-led workforce planning activities to identify talent implications and opportunities to improve planning consistency and standardization

  • Effectively gather and interpret internal/external data trends and insights to assess talent gaps, forecast needs and model future scenarios to inform leadership decision-making

  • Define and track workforce metrics aligned with the firmwide workforce strategy, firm investments and long-term plan

  • Influence and gain senior leader buy-in to drive adoption and support of WFP COE vision and initiatives

  • Develop compelling, logically structured presentations and deliverables to communicate workforce planning strategies to Talent and Business leaders

  • Manage, coach, and support the success of junior team members via formal and informal reporting relationships

Desired Skills, Experience & Capabilities

  • Strong strategic workforce advisor background with experience operating in a complex organization

  • Success engaging at senior management levels to impact and influence decision-making

  • Deep understanding of strategy development, design, and implementation of cross-functional initiatives

  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret qualitative and quantitative workforce data and synthesize into meaningful and actionable results

  • Excellent interpersonal, problem solving, and project management skills

  • Ability to identify technology solutions and tools to solve business problems, drive desired outcomes and present approaches through data driven storytelling

  • Ability to establish and lead cross-functional teams and working groups


  • 8+ years' experience in a Workforce Planning, Business Strategy, Talent Business Advisor or Business Intelligence role OR in-depth knowledge and experience in Strategic Workforce Planning

  • Proven track record leading high performing teams in agile, fast paced work environments

  • Excellent communication and active listening skills, including the ability to articulate complex messages in a clear, concise way to a variety of audiences

  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a dynamic, complex, and ambiguous start-up environment; Calm under pressure and ability to pivot with unexpected challenges

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future

The wage range for this role takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. At Deloitte, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range is $126,535 - $259,830.

You may also be eligible to participate in a discretionary annual incentive program, subject to the rules governing the program, whereby an award, if any, depends on various factors, including, without limitation, individual and organizational performance.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.