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Advisory Consultant - Direct Hire/Colleague

Richmond, VA, United States

Job ID: 6887

Date published: 13-Sep-2018


The Advisory Consultant optimizes efforts to service clients in a high quality, cost effective manner for multiple work locations.  Directs and controls all phases of the client requisition process in order to encourage a fair and competitive environment as well as maintain adherence to program process compliance. Scope of responsibility will be on an expanded geographic territory or national level with a focus on advising the client on talent acquisition and contingent labor best practices.  Travel will be required.  Works under minimal supervision.

  • Influences internal buyers or hiring managers regarding their talent acquisition needs.
  • Provides consultative support to end users to clarify job responsibilities, skills and other requirements of specific requisitions.
  • Creates custom talent acquisition strategies per requisition based on hiring managers’ talent challenges.
  • Works with internal team including Program Managers, Sourcing Coordinators, and Program/Engagement Coordinators, to ensure uniform results to the client, suppliers, and candidates.
  • Offers subject matter expertise specific to talent acquisition, domain knowledge, industry, contingent labor, etc.
  • Provides insight and guidance to Sourcing Coordinators regarding requisition supplier distribution and resume shortlisting strategies.
  • Guides customers through the management of all stages of requisition activity through the use of VMS technology.  Oversees the use of VMS technology to ensure optimum, cost-effective, timely, and high quality results.  Provides adequate oversight, training and leadership to ensure end user community and supplier partnerships reach potential.
  • Works with Supplier Partnership Manager to identify any supplier gaps within the program or areas of expanded opportunity for the existing supplier community.
  • Establishes, fosters and maintains positive working relationships with Pontoon MSP suppliers through regular phone and in-person contact.
  • Manages and coordinates client and supplier community interactions within assigned market area or skill set.  
  • Assists Program Manager and Supplier Manager to facilitate program Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) training and updates to supplier community on a regular basis to ensure understanding and compliance.
  • Communicates program procedural changes and updates to local Pontoon MSP suppliers and client users while providing all procedural updates in a timely manner. Oversees and ensure suppliers appropriately manage employee on-boarding, employee relations issues, orientations, performance reviews, and off-boarding activities.
  • Establishes and maintains a proactive, positive working relationship with client end users through regular phone and in-person contact.  Performs site visits and promotes communication with the client end users within assigned market area or skill set.
  • Assists with supplier assessment efforts and updates as needed.
  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor Degree in related field or equivalent experience.
  • Five (5) years managerial/supervisory experience in the service provider industry.
  • Skilled in communicating effectively verbally and in writing to include strong documentation skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and handle difficult conversations.
  •  Proven track record measured by customer service levels and satisfaction, SLA’s and KPI’s, increased responsibilities, and working relationships with colleagues and management.
  • Able to communicate effectively and clearly in writing and orally, both in one-on-one and in group presentation situations. 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. G-Suite experience preferred but not required.
  • Ability to work independently through proper time management.
  • Experience in internal or staffing related field with a focus on talent acquisition preferred.
  • Ability to apply data and subject matter expertise in a business development or strategic selling capacity.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.