No matter what sector a business operates in, keeping track of the supply chain is essential to ensure that customer expectations are met or exceeded.
The role of a demand manager is to keep track of market trends and buying patterns, taking steps to make sure systems are performing in a way that enables requests to be met - and adapting procedures as appropriate.
This means continually monitoring demand and analysing historic patterns, as well as working with other departments - such as the sales, marketing, manufacturing and logistics teams, depending on the nature of the business - to keep the company’s output at the right level.
If you are thinking of applying for a role as a demand manager, you should have well developed numeracy and analytical skills.
You will need to be an excellent communicator, able to report to and discuss future plans with directors, stakeholders and clients. Moreover, you must demonstrate good commercial and financial awareness.
Successful candidates will also need good working knowledge of the various computer programs, technologies and software is also essential.
As the head of a team, demand managers should be good leaders, able to delegate tasks and recognise when staff may need extra training, motivation or encouragement.
Finally, as the role can sometimes be stressful, you should be confident in your decision-making skills and able to thrive in a fast-paced working environment.
Based in Manchester, Cast UK is one of the country’s leading recruitment consultancies for the logistics, procurement and supply chain field.
We work with some of the biggest names in the industry and are committed to helping qualified applicants find jobs in their region of choice - across England, as well as Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Each of our specialists have worked in their areas of expertise, giving them an excellent understanding of the various jobs we recruit for and what makes the best candidate for a vacancy.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you recruit a Demand Manager for your business or find you a job as a Demand Manager then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
Comprising counties like Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire, the East Midlands is a wonderful choice for those seeking Demand Manager vacancies.
During the 17th and 18th centuries, many scientific discoveries were made in the East Midlands. It was a pivotal place for the Industrial Revolution, being home to what many call the first modern factory - John Smedley's textile production facility at Lea Bridge, which was opened in 1794.
Some of the earliest military tanks were manufactured in Lincoln, while jet engines were also developed in the region - with the first jet aircraft flying from RAF Cranwell in 1941.
Meanwhile, Derby was home to a Rolls-Royce factory that produced Merlin aero-engines until 1950, as well as a railway works. The Corby Steelworks in Northamptonshire was one of the largest facilities of its type in the middle of the 20th century.
Today, manufacturing is still a major part of the economy of the East Midlands. A number of big-name firms operate in the region, including Rolls-Royce, Siemens, Triumph Motorcycles, Toyota, Caterpillar and LaFarge Aggregates. There's also Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains, which builds Formula One engines in Brixworth.
What's more, Bombardier Transportation in Derby produces new rolling stock for London Underground, and is the only remaining train manufacturer in the UK - it also builds Turbo Star and ElectroStar overground units.
As experts in recruitment for the logistics, procurement and supply chain sectors, the specialists at Cast UK can help you find your next Demand Manager role.
Our team work closely with clients and candidates to find the best talent for each vacancy. Plus, our regional specialists can provide advice and information about a particular area - such as the potential employers and the salary you can expect, depending on your skills and qualifications.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within the East Midlands or source a new job in the East Midlands then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
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