Senior Manager, Strategic Workforce Planning

Posted 19 June 2024
Job type Permanent

Job description

Join Airservices Australia to lead Strategic Workforce Planning across the enterprise to shape the future of their workforce!

  • Greenfield opportunity to lead SWP in a newly created function
  • Enable the capability of a diverse workforce to align to the future of work
  • Choose where you work! Be based in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne or Brisbane.

The Company

Airservices Australia are the eyes and ears of our skies, responsible for safely managing 11% of the world’s airspace and providing aviation fire and rescue services at airports across Australia. Their operations see millions of passengers each year connect with the world thanks to their greatest asset – a highly capable workforce of over 3,400 specialists operating at various locations in Australia. With a commitment to supporting the long-term growth of the aviation industry, Airservices is investing in new technologies, forming strategic partnerships and engaging with local communities to enhance the safety of our skies.

Fostering a diverse and inclusive culture, Airservices employees have the opportunity to be the captain of their career path with investment in professional development and an array of career pathways across the business.

They are on an exciting pathway of change and transformation by leveraging technology to sophisticate their operations. This change means there is a need to shape the future capability of the workforce to meet the strategic direction of the organisation and place Airservices Australia as a leader on the international stage.

The Leaders

Reporting to the Head of Workforce Strategy, you will work collaboratively to deliver Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) initiatives. Their background is impressive, with a broad range of local and international experience working across an array of industries, driving innovation and transformation that has seen significant uplift in employee and organisational performance. Their style is down to earth, collaborative and someone who empowers their team to genuinely deliver their best work.

The Opportunity

The Senior Manager, Strategic Workforce Planning will play a crucial role in enabling Airservices to deliver on its corporate strategy through its people by developing and implementing SWP across the enterprise.

In this greenfield role, you will be the SME when it comes to SWP; providing advice and guidance on best practice, partnering with the business to carry out analysis around the future of work to ensure the right capability is in place at the right time to support their plans.

You’ll work to educate the business on the criticality of SWP and how it will support the continued success of their operations.

Further, you will:

  • Support the creation, maintenance and governance of the organisation-wide SWP framework
  • Drive consistency, clarity and visibility across the business in relation to critical skills to deliver across the short and long-term strategic plans
  • Lead the change and project management of the rollout of SWP programs, including a ‘pilot approach’ with the ability to measure effectiveness for future iterations
  • Through research and analysis, identify capabilities needed to meet current and emerging needs
  • Develop meaningful and critical analysis reports and insights to identify foreseeable and forecasted changes as a result of factors both internal and external
  • Work in partnership with the broader P&C team including, talent and capability, to support the design and implementation of appropriate succession and development plans
  • Provide ongoing insights to ensure that the EVP is fit for purpose to attract and retain critical talent
  • Conduct future of work analysis with reference to specific industry, technology and workforce demographics
  • Provide inclusive, collaborative and strategic leadership to the Senior Analyst, SWP to work together to drive outcomes.

About You

This role is ideal for an experienced Strategic Workforce Planning professional with direct experience in aviation, engineering, logistics or technical/operational environments. Experience working in STEM and working knowledge around the future of work and industry 4.0 is key.

A background in consulting with demonstrated experience working with clients in the abovementioned sectors would be advantageous.

As this role is a greenfield opportunity, the ability to be strategic and hands on is a must. You will be comfortable working in an environment that is moving at pace and often, at times, working with grey, finding structure in this to remain focused on outcomes. Superior stakeholder engagement skills are critical as you will work to educate, influence and create a culture that has a strong affinity and awareness of SWP and its importance.

In addition to SWP, knowledge of best HR practices and employment market trends will see you demonstrate your thought leadership. As this role is business critical, you will also have the opportunity to publish White Papers and other artefacts that support SWP and the future of work.

Above all, you will be credible, values-led and demonstrate commercial acumen. A strong analytical mind with the ability to use data to inform decisions will see you achieve success.  

The Process

We anticipate there to be two-rounds of interviews with our client, in addition to an interview with a Levyl consultant. The first-round will be with the Head of Workforce Strategy and another P&C leader followed by a second-round interview with the Chief People Officer.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo reference checks carried out by Levyl and relevant background security checks by Airservices Australia.

For any questions, please contact Matthew Bransby-Bell on 0448 198 544 and we look forward to hearing from you!

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