People Analytics Senior Manager

  • Permanent
  • London

Website BDO





Job Title

People Analytics Senior Manager

About the Job

Ideas | People | Trust

We’re BDO. An accountancy and business advisory firm, providing the advice and solutions entrepreneurial organisations need to navigate today’s changing world.

We work with the companies that are Britain’s economic engine – ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited and high‑growth businesses that fuel the economy – and directly advise the owners and management teams that lead them.

We’ll broaden your horizons

Our greatest asset is our people, so our HR team focus on ensuring we are all reaching our potential. They use their specialist expertise to help us attract great talent, enable our employees to succeed and inspire a unified culture of development across our firm. By playing a role in the recruitment and management of our people, they help change lives and influence the future of BDO. Join a driven and passionate team where you can be yourself, while also helping your colleagues to achieve their ambitions.

We’ll help you succeed

Leading organisations trust us because of the quality of our advice. That quality grows from a thorough understanding of their business, and that understanding comes from working closely with them and building long-lasting relationships.

You’ll be someone who is both comfortable working proactively and managing your own tasks, as well as confident collaborating with others and communicating regularly with senior managers, directors, and BDO’s partners to help businesses effectively. You’ll be encouraged to identify and draw attention to opportunities for enhancing our delivery and providing additional services to organisations we work with.

The People Analytics Senior Manager role encompasses owning and driving the People Analytics strategy at BDO and management of the People Analytics team (3 Analysts). The role will include working closely with stakeholders both in HR and the wider business including the Central Data Office, Finance, IT, Leadership Team and Partnership Office​ to develop, prioritise and implement project plans to deliver the people analytics strategy. This is a role that will also draw on your technical experience in order to design best in class analytical solutions using a wide range of software and tools.

While a number of People Analytics solutions are already in place, we are looking for someone who can review the current offerings and make bold steps in how we can change/adapt our approach to embed the importance of People Analytics and find new and better ways to ensure it is central to HR decision making. Achieving this will involve strong stakeholder management and ownership of data literacy upskilling across HR.

A knowledge of Workday reporting (including Slides, Sheets, PRISM & Discovery Boards) is essential although a working knowledge or experience in other analytical tools (such as Excel & PowerBI) would also be advantageous. The role will involve managing and prioritising incoming ideas and requests; challenging and influencing thinking in order to achieve optimum outcomes. It will also draw on your own thought leadership and ideas and see you finding new and innovative ways of using people data to support firm and HR strategy.

In this role you’ll also:

Continue and enhance the People Analytics Strategy​
Project manage key projects for the team, including scope management, resource planning and stakeholder management​
Bring the best external thinking and connect these developments and ideas to help support firm and HR strategy​
Provide value adding analysis and commentary derived from key metrics, to highlight what is happening with our people around the firm and to inform future people strategies.​
Motivate, manage and develop a team of 3 analysts, ensuring their work output finds the right balance between delivering against firm needs and contributing to individual career progression​
Ensure that data is kept securely in line with the Firm’s Data Policy and inline with GDPR. ​
At BDO, we use the full suite of Workday reporting tools; standard reporting and dashboards, slides, worksheets, discovery boards and PRISM. Having strong knowledge of the various tools and when best to use which, is key to this role. ​

We use a wide range of reporting tools and techniques because at BDO, we are ‘full suite’ Workday users. As such, an appreciation of how Workday HCM operates would be helpful (for us this includes recruitment, learning, peakon, talent & performance and reward/comp). Understanding how security works across Workday is essential to ensure access to data and analytical solutions are appropriate for our people. Additionally, it would be a useful to have a knowledge of Workday integrations and Workday Finance as well experience with tools such as PowerBI.​

The People Analytics team do not just build and deploy reporting solutions. A pre-requisite for this role is the ability to interpret data, identify trends and draw meaningful conclusions (and coach others in how to do this). Keeping abreast of evolving people analytics theory and its practical application would be expected.

You’ll also be someone with:

Strong stakeholder management skills​
Strategy and planning experience, with adaptability (knowledge of agile methodology helpful)​
The ability to communicate with authority and influence​
Creativity in design and solutioning​
Integrity and a good knowledge of GDPR & data security ​
Coaching skills
You’ll be able to be yourself; we’ll recognise and value you for who you are and celebrate and reward your contributions to the business. We’re committed to agile working, and we offer every colleague the opportunity to work in ways that suit you, your teams, and the task at hand.

At BDO, we’ll help you achieve your personal goals and career ambitions, and we have programmes, resources, and frameworks that provide clarity and structure around career development.




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