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Senior Resource Planning Manager

Req id:  40890

Virtual, GB


OpenText is a global leader in information management, where innovation, creativity, and collaboration are the key components of our corporate culture. As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to partner with the most highly regarded companies in the world, tackle complex issues, and contribute to projects that shape the future of digital transformation.


Your Impact


OpenText are looking for an experienced Senior Resource Planning Manager to join their UKI Professional Services Team. Having recently restructured our people management organisation, this role will be responsible for working with the UKI Senior Business Leaders to identify the required resourcing pipeline and for reaching out across the Professional Services people managers, suppliers and agencies to manage its fulfilment.

We are therefore looking for someone that has a demonstrable track record in, skills analysis, work force planning, career development and training analysis, management of cross business management and third party suppliers and/or contract agencies, and someone who can establish the tools and processes needed to deliver on our commitments.


What the role offers


  • Creation of a Resourcing Function and leading the resourcing team in meeting the needs of the business.
  • Creating detailed resource forecast models and skills analysis from the UKI anticipated pipeline along with commercially viable strategies to meet those needs.
  • Executing on the strategies and plans to resource pipeline through recruitment, sourcing, and up-skilling including managing the relationships with our internal and external resource suppliers and obtaining recruitment approvals where needed to meet the growth of the business.
  • Working with our people managers to understand the career progression plans and aspirations of our UKI people, mapping these to our pipeline opportunities to retain our talent.
  • Regularly reporting on our Delivery Team Health indicators and our targets regarding Equality, Diversion and Inclusion within the UKI based work force. Following up with recommendations for improvement and plans to execute, to Delivery Management.
  • Managing Utilisation Forecasting for the UKI Professional Service Team.


What you need to succeed


  • You will be a self-starter with the ability to work autonomously and drive for results.
  • You will have a commercial understanding and can make sound recommendations on recruitment and sourcing.
  • Extensive experience in resourcing management and/or recruitment with a good understanding of IT Professional Services.
  • You will be able to demonstrate experience in sourcing technology roles for UK Government.
  • You have a strong understanding of the UK Gov cleared resourcing market.
  • You have a demonstrable track record of resourcing high volume programs of work under tight deadlines.
  • You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the confidence to deliver key messages to a range of stakeholders up to C suite.
  • You have in-depth knowledge of applicable labour laws.
  • You will be able to provide examples of your experience in managing supplier relationships successfully.
  • The successful candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a level of government clearance.

One Last Thing

If you are passionate about shaping and leading a robust resourcing strategy, driving workforce planning, and managing high-stakes recruitment efforts, this role offers a unique opportunity to make a significant impact. You'll collaborate with senior leaders, manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and help propel the growth of our UKI Professional Services Team. Join us at OpenText and be a pivotal part of our mission to redefine the future of digital information management.


OpenText's efforts to build an inclusive work environment go beyond simply complying with applicable laws. Our Employment Equity and Diversity Policy provides direction on maintaining a working environment that is inclusive of everyone, regardless of culture, national origin, race, color, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, family status, age, veteran status, disability, religion, or other basis protected by applicable laws.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or recruiting process, please contact us at hr@opentext.comOur proactive approach fosters collaboration, innovation, and personal growth, enriching OpenText's vibrant workplace.


We believe that our values are the compass that steers us in the right direction and helps us stay true to our mission. These values will not only guide our everyday decisions but also influence our strategic direction and the way we work. They reflect who we are as individuals and as a collective force, uniting us in our shared purpose. 

We create economic growth that is inclusive and sustainable. 

The world’s most trusted companies trust OpenText, and we demonstrate this in our actions as individuals, as a company, and as technology. 

We build global communities of purpose and challenge by supporting each other to exceed expectations and solve complex problems. 

We set high standards and exceptions, to learn, to be better. 

We tap into our creativity to deliver incredible experiences for customers, to ourselves, and for our planet. 

We believe a workplace should be human above all else. We ask excellence of our employees and reward it by creating an environment that is welcoming, challenging and that encourages real growth and development, not empty platitudes, or trinkets.” - Mark Barrenechea, CEO & CTO

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