Position Overview

Putnam is looking to hire a consultant staffing manager who will oversee, manage, and execute all staffing and project assignments for our Consulting business. Resource management and project staffing is an integral part of how we drive success for our employees, our business, and our clients. You will work collaboratively with leadership, consulting teams, operations, and HR to understand project and team needs in balance with employee expertise and growth opportunities – creating well prepared teams to drive impact.   We are looking for an analytical, high-EQ, ultra-organized person to support the balance of many stakeholders while providing a tailored experience aimed at serving the unique needs of each Putnam consulting team member. 

The Consulting Resource Manager will also collaborate extensively across various departments within Putnam including the C-suite, Operations Team, Finance Team, and HR team – as well as other team members across the organization. 


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  

Resource Management (Staffing) (~50%) 

  • Putnam operates under a high volume, fast-paced staffed model. Allocate staff to every project, ensuring well-structured and balanced teams that can deliver against the project objectives 
  • Ability to balance important needs and requirements of Partners/Principals for staffing client assignments, with the needs and professional development interests of our consulting staff 
  • Utilize Financial Force for staffing with Partners, Principals and staff 
  • Facilitate staffing confirmations for full visibility for team 
  • Look for ways to optimize and streamline staffing processes to drive the modernization of staffing. Average case lengths are 8 to 12 weeks and new projects are staffed every week – efficiency is key.  
  • Monitor the project pipeline with special attention to capacity shortages and overages that could have significant business impact
  • Communicate staffing outlook and constraints to the leadership team regularly and effectively 
  • Balance staffing preferences, development needs and business imperatives for staff across all levels 
  • Manage staffing cohorts maintaining balance, collecting preferences, and making ultimate decisions to maintain integrity of each cohort structure 
  • Run monthly pulse surveys and analyzing output for executives 
  • Oversee staffing cohort change requests and processes, etc. 
  • Manage Operations Associate based in India who supports resource management and related operations activities  


Consulting Career Support (~30%) 

  • Develop awareness of individual consulting staff needs as it relates to project staffing to support employee engagement and retention 
  • Invest time and energy in cultivating trust-based relationships with staff to support engagement 
  • Contribute to quarterly performance reviews for Consulting team bringing data from staffing activities and feedback   
  • Track performance and promotions for all consulting staff, including monitoring End of Case Reviews and tracking staff development needs as it relates to staffing 
  • Support employees’ work life balance and overall wellness with project check-ins 
  • Support Learning & Development team with cohort management as needed 


Reporting & Forecasting (20%) 

  • Partner with the Ops team to create, run, maintain and enhance weekly reports and forecasts to highlight overall staffing environment including available team members and pipeline opportunities 
  • Identify opportunities and ideas to connect staffing trends to help inform hiring decisions 
  • Assist with slide preparation to summarize reporting/forecasting outputs as needed 
  • Support any implementation and change management of staffing related components related to the Financial Force platform 


Desired Skills & Experience 

  • A bachelor's degree and minimum 3 – 5 years as HR generalist or experience with employee operations in a professional services organization 
  • Experience and understanding of project scoping, resource allocation and management, and project planning 
  • Experience working collaboratively with project teams  
  • Comfortable with ambiguity, needs of the business can change and the ability to pivot and reprioritize will be important  
  • Comfortable working in a team-based environment as well as working independently to drive impact 
  • Professionalism and confidential mindset when working with teams  
  • Strives for efficient and effective processes and improvement to allow for teams to work better together and for project managers to work effectively with operations.  
  • Comfortable working with teams from across the globe  
  • Very strong service orientation who takes a collaborative approach to problem solving 
  • Proven ability to develop strong relationships and develop trust and confidence in consulting staff 
  • Ability to balance important needs and requirements of Partners/Principals for staffing client assignments, with the needs and professional development interests of our consulting staff 


Compensation & Benefits 

  • We offer competitive salaries and bonuses 
  • Hybrid working model 
  • We offer an abundance of benefits and perks 
  • Insurance, paid time off, health & wellness perks, 401k, and more! 


Company Description  

Putnam, an Inizio Advisory Company, is a premier strategic consulting partner for pharmaceutical and life science companies serving a range of biopharmaceutical, diagnostics, medtech, and private equity/venture capital clients. For more than 30 years, we have provided high-impact strategic advice and analytical services, helping our clients solve their most complex challenges across the patient journey and franchise lifecycle to bring preventions and treatments to those that need them. We offer an unparalleled depth and breadth of advisory service expertise combined with scientific and technical capabilities across strategic and therapeutic areas. We listen to client needs, help shape hypotheses, analyze data, and advise on the strategy of life-changing therapies, empowering better decisions to create long-term value for patients.  

We pride ourselves on a team-based approach that is client focused and impact oriented. We serve many of the industry leaders, including the top 20 global biopharmaceutical companies. Most of our studies combine sophisticated quantitative analytics with significant qualitative fact-finding and synthesis to inform strategic decision-making. Our diverse casework spans portfolio prioritization, development pathway and resource optimization, market assessment, product pricing and launch strategies, market segment growth strategies, sales and marketing strategies, franchise development and patent expiration strategies. Our team members are our greatest asset and significantly contribute to the growth and success of our firm. Consistently ranked as one of the Top Consulting Firms by Vault, Putnam offers a unique opportunity to play a central role in supporting leading life science companies. 

We have a true global presence with 550+ talented team members across 3 continents. Our primary office locations are Boston, New York, San Francisco, London, Japan, Tunisia, Delhi, Krakow, and Paris. But for the right role and candidate, remote work is an option.  

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are tenets of our core values. We strive to create a culture and environment that fosters belonging and authenticity across all levels and values individuals for their skills, experience, diverse backgrounds, and unique perspectives. Collectively, DEI serves as a foundational element of who we are and how we work with our clients and with each other. 

Our core values: 

  • Collaboration
  • Excellence
  • Ingenuity 
  • Grit
  • Diversity

We are proudly part of Inizio Advisory, a trusted advisor for pharmaceutical and life science companies that turns science into strategy, supporting execution at every stage of the product and patient journey from early commercialization to launch and beyond. Offering market research and insights; strategy, people and transformation consulting; and commercial benchmarking delivered through sector specific connected solutions and intelligence, Inizio Advisory helps create long-term value for clients and their patients. 


This is an Equal Employment Opportunity 

Please note that Putnam Associates is in no way affiliated with Putnam Investments and that this is not a finance opportunity. 


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