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 0333 121 3345.
Famous as the birthplace of writers William Shakespeare and George Elliot, Warwickshire is located in the East Midlands and shares borders with a number of counties including Staffordshire, Leicestershire, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.
Home to a number of large settlements like Rugby, Nuneaton, Bedworth, Warwick, Leamington Spa and Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire offers a variety of options for those seeking Demand Manager opportunities.
In addition, Birmingham is within an easy commute from the north-west of the county, making it perfect for those who wish to work in Britain's second city, but live away from the busy atmosphere.
For much of its past, Warwickshire's economy was based in the textile industry and manufacturing.
These days, the region relies heavily on industry and engineering, while the service sector, retail, power, technology and tourism are also important.
Rolls-Royce has an engineering works in the region, while the Rugby Cement Works is one of Europe's largest such facilities. Rangemaster stoves have been manufactured at the Eagle Foundry in Leamington Spa since 1851 and a number of video game designers are based in the area.
Other companies based in the region, or with large facilities here include IBM, Holland & Barrett, Volvo, ConocoPhillips and Bravissimo.
In addition, the National Grid's gas control centre is in Warwickshire, while Dairy Crest and RS Components have national distribution centres in Nuneaton.
Whether you're ready to take your career to the next level with a new Demand Manager position in Warwickshire, or you're looking for new responsibilities and opportunities, the team at Cast UK can help you find a role that suits your skills and requirements.
Our team has broad experience in the procurement, supply chain and logistics sectors and we understand just what it takes to fill each role successfully. What's more, our team of regional specialists can advise on the various employers and job types in a particular area.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Warwickshire or source a new job in Warwickshire then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
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