Planning demand and acting upon it is the holy grail of supply chain management. It will involve analysis of past demand combined with predictions of future events to come up with figures on which to base your own supply needs so as not to let down your customers. Crack the demand planning problem and you’re on your way to efficiency, satisfied customers and greater profitability.
The demand planning manager will oversee a team of analysts and planners to make sure customers’ demands are met seamlessly such that your supply operation runs at its optimum efficiency. It would be easy to continually supply a customer with goods, but if they are not selling them they will run out of space. On the other hand, supplying one unit every time one is sold is sure to keep their shelves stocked, but it is hugely inefficient. Somewhere in between the two is the sweet spot, and the demand planning manager will devote all his or her time to finding it.
The job will involve instructing analysts to research specific elements of your supply and customers’ predicted demand to identify potential issues that could lead to problems. The sooner such issues are found, the better the chances of arranging an efficient supply.
Overseeing a team of planners and analysts requires a strong personality and great interpersonal and communication skills. You’ll not only be giving instruction and guidance to those you’re overseeing, but also taking, interpreting and implementing instructions from senior management.
You will be expected to fully understand the software solutions used by the team, and there could be some training, or at least organising training, as part of the job. Many companies will have their own systems, which can be quite complex, especially when a CPFR system is used.
Being the sort of person who is in touch with current events and follows the news and other media is a great help for being a planner, too. Unusual events that can lead to non-typical purchasing patterns can cause serious supply chain problems, but keeping in touch with current affairs and trends can pay dividends if it helps predict them.
People approach Cast UK for many reasons, whether seeking more job fulfilment or simply relocating for personal reasons, so it’s good to know that we always have the complete range of positions available nationwide. Please see what’s available in your region and if you’ve seen something you’re interested in, do get in touch – whether it’s today or tomorrow, we might have the ideal position for you.
Cast UK’s founder members and consultants all come from the logistics, procurement and supply chain sectors, so we know what employers and candidates are looking for in their staff and careers respectively. Cast UK is growing in this part of the UK recruitment industry, mainly because these are the only sectors we deal with, which means that many employers come to us first to create a candidate shortlist because they know we’re tightly focused on delivering the best people to them.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you recruit a Demand Planning Manager for your business or find you a job as a Demand Planning Manager then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
Bute is a small county wedged underneath Argyll and containing the Isle of Bute and the Isle of Arran. Both Isles are connected to the mainland by ferries, to Skelmorlie, Saltcoats and the Kintyre Peninsula. The county of Bute is sparsely populated, with just over 10,000 people inhabiting an area of over 200 square miles (500 sq km). The county is a historic one, with Bute itself now being part of the Argyll and Bute council area, and Arran being in the North Ayrshire county.
Prospects for finding Demand Planning Manager jobs in Bute are relatively slim thanks to its low population and lack of heavy industry. However there is farming and tourism, which could produce some demand for the position. With Glasgow, Kilmarnock and Ayr just across the water, however, such jobs might be available with a little travel.
Cast UK never stop working with procurement, logistics and supply chain clients and applicants from across the country, and are dedicated to filling each position with the best talent possible.
Our regional specialists can provide detailed information about the potential employers, the available job types and the average expected salary. With a wealth of experience in the fields covered, Cast UK’s team of recruitment consultants understands what it takes to be a successful candidate for every vacancy. If you’re on the lookout for more information on the Demand Planning Manager positions available in Bute or anywhere else in the UK, please get in touch so we can talk about what’s on offer.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within County of Bute or source a new job in County of Bute then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
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