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Strategic Workforce Planner

Job Description

We attribute our business success to the expertise, passion and commitment of our people.  Our goal in HP Human Resources is to further this success by enabling a total employee experience that drives business results, inspires our workforce, and creates a competitive advantage for our company

The Workforce Strategy, Planning and Analytics team is part of HP’s amazing HR Function.  As a Center of Excellence (CoE), we strive for operational excellence in workforce strategies, planning processes, and analytics capabilities that help our business and HR leaders plan their workforce.  We partner with all organizations across HP in developing labor strategies, and global workforce plans, that enable business strategies through having the people they need, in the right places, with the right skills, at the right time, and at the right cost.

This role requires an accomplished professional who can collaborate within the HR function, and across business and functional groups, to develop workforce strategies, and lead strategic global workforce programs.  Expertise in management consulting, business planning, or strategic planning is highly desired. The ideal candidate is excited about being part of our team’s mission to use data, analytics and consulting skills to provide innovative solutions and insights that enable informed workforce decisions.

Primary responsibilities include any of the following:

  • Collaborates with Senior Leaders across the company (business, HR, Finance, etc.) in shaping labor strategies, workforce location strategies and budget aligned workforce plans
  • Leads the development of global workforce plans by incorporating business strategies, financial goals, and human capital requirements
  • Builds content for presentations to HR and business executives to drive critical decision making
  • Ensures that appropriate process controls and visibility mechanisms are in place to support the execution of workforce plans; Drives appropriate interventions with the business to mitigate plan risks
  • Identifies research, tools, and analyses required to achieve objectives for large, complex strategic workforce initiatives
  • Oversees data collection, and provides superior analyses and interpretation/evaluation of workforce metrics
  • Performs analyses and interpretation/evaluation of workforce information (internal and external) to deliver data driven insights and/or strategic recommendations
  • Contributes to diagnostic and reactive workforce planning activities to address ad hoc business issues or inquiries


Specialist Experience

  • Key Skills and Competencies:

  • Strong strategic and analytical thinker able to structure, and independently drive multiple strategic workforce programs/deliverables in collaboration with HR executives and business executives.
  • Superior business and financial acumen.
  • Strong relationship management skills, including proactive partnering and consulting, with proven ability to collaborate with and achieve results through others.
  • Ability to independently draft and present executive level deliverables and strategic recommendations.
  • Ability to create, curate and analyze large data sets.
  • Ability to leverage analytical techniques to develop creative approaches to business analysis.
  • Very strong verbal and written communication skills, including negotiation, presentation, executive messaging and influence.
  • Ability to handle ambiguity and change, as well as balance multiple priorities.
  • Be a thought leader that actively contributes ideas to help customers, partners, leaders and peers think outside of the box.


  • First level university degree; High preference for MBA or advanced university degree in business.
  • 10+ years of experience leading projects and initiatives in strategy, management consulting, business operations, or financial planning, in a workforce planning or strategic HR role preferred
  • Preferably 5+ years of work experience in business planning and strategy at a Global/Corporate/Function Level, or in a top-tier management consulting firm.
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office tools (Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint)
  • Extensive experience with data analysis
  • Strong communications, program/project management and people management skills


Please note that all information in this job description is accurate at the time of posting. Please be aware that companies may change details and/or closing dates without notice.

Job Summary

  • United States
  • Technology
Job Type
  • Full-time
  • Negotiable
18 April 2019
Applications Deadline
01 June 2019

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