Manager Workforce Planning
Lowe's - Mooresville, NC

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The Manager, Workforce Planning is responsible for the program management and expert advice on the design, development, and implementation of workforce management processes for Lowe’s. This will include the development of processes that help leaders understand the talent implications of their business strategy, understand what roles are key to delivering that strategy, collecting data and analytics about the current supply of talent and future talent needs, and helps leaders develop a plan to address any gaps or surpluses of talent. The focus is not operational (day-to-day needs) but rather long term in nature (multiple years in the future).

Essential Functions and Responsibilities: • Create, plan, and implement strategic workforce management model for the organization

  • Develop program materials, templates, and education needed to educate leaders and HR partners
  • Facilitate workforce planning sessions with business leaders and HR partners
  • Identify and analyze workforce data, analytics, and trends that are needed to determine the type, amount, and skill level of internal and external supply of talent
  • Leverage both the quantitative and qualitative measures of the workforce for both current and future-state perspectives
  • Conduct scenario planning, forecasting, and futuring techniques to explore alternate future states
  • Consult with the business and other HR partners on the action plans that are defined through the workforce planning process
  • Identify and track key metrics to determine overall effectiveness of workforce planning initiatives
  • Manage entire cycle of complex, large-scale projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Human Resources partners, business partners, IT support partners, and customers at Corporate, Distribution, and in the Stores
  • Work effectively with external workforce management partner and determine the level of engagement needed by that partner in current and future workforce planning initiatives.
Required Qualifications:
  • 5-10 years of experience in workforce planning, strategy planning, resource management, and/or talent forecasting
  • 5-10 years of Program Management experience – managing the ongoing aspects of enterprise-wide initiatives
  • Excellent project management skills, to include planning and execution; ability to assume role as project lead and to manage the entire change process; experience leading multiple complex projects simultaneously within aggressive timeframes with minimal supervision
  • Proven Facilitation and Presentation Skills – at multiple levels
  • Experience working on projects in which strong consulting skills and ability to influence without authority are needed at multiple levels within the company
  • Proven background of designing and implementing Change management and communication planning skills
  • Advanced experience working in Microsoft Office – especially Excel and Powerpoint
  • Experience in multiple projects in which research and data analysis skills were critical to draw insights and make business decisions.
Preferred Qualifications: • Graduate degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Human Resources, Organizational Development, Organization Effectiveness, or related field of study

  • Prior experience developing a workforce plan (any phase of the plan)
  • Experience in a corporate HR function with responsibility to roll out processes at the enterprise level
  • Experience in a large Fortune 100 company and/or retail is highly desired
With fiscal year 2011 sales of $50.2 billion, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is a FORTUNE® 100 company that serves approximately 15 million customers a week at more than 1,745 home improvement stores in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s is the second-largest home improvement retailer in the world. For more information, visit

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