Forecasting Manager - Cumberland

Forecasting manager jobs

Whether a business operates in retail, manufacturing, construction, education, defence or the food and beverage industry - or another sector entirely - careful planning and accurate predictions of market trends can be extremely beneficial to company profits and overall success.

That’s why the role of a forecasting manager is so important. Their expertise can help ensure supply meets demand so orders can be fulfilled within set timeframes and budgets. The forecasting manager can also assist in optimising operations, reducing waste and minimising risk.

Of course, the role of a forecasting manager will vary from company to company, but responsibilities will generally involve liaising with clients, sales and marketing teams, as well as keeping up with market trends and seasonal changes.

The skills required

As a forecasting manager, you should have excellent numeracy and analytical skills. An ability to communicate effectively and build relationships with clients and colleagues is also essential.

Successful candidates also need to demonstrate an ability to make decisions that benefit the company and improve customer satisfaction.

Computer skills are essential, particularly with spreadsheet and database software. A good working knowledge of other industry-specific systems will also be beneficial.

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Forecasting Manager Jobs in Cumberland

An administrative county from 1889 to 1974, Cumberland was situated on the border with western Scotland and is, today, part of Cumbria. The region is probably best known for its tasty sausages, but it also offers an array of choice for those seeking Forecasting Manager vacancies.

Cumberland was first recorded in the Anglo Saxon Chronicle in the 10th century. It was also an important spot during the Roman period, as it marked the western end of Hadrian's Wall.

For much of the region's history, its economy has relied on agriculture, as well as other industries like mining for coal and iron ore. Stone quarrying has also been an important industry for the area - particularly during the Industrial Revolution.

Today, the Cumberland region is mainly characterised by charming villages and sweeping landscapes. The local economy is mainly based in retail, the service sector and tourism.

Some of the companies that are based in the Cumberland area, or which have important facilities in the region, include McVitie's, Carr's Flour Mills, Bendall's Engineering and Innovia Films, which manufactures a variety of plastic products from cellophane for packaging and plastic labels, through to the substrate used for the plastic banknotes found in Australia, New Zealand and Vietnam.

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