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.
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.
As specialist recruitment consultants for the supply chain, logistics and procurement fields, the team at Cast UK is committed to helping clients and candidates find and fill vacancies across a wide range of industries.
We work with hiring organisations across the country helping you find the best talent for each position.
What’s more, our team have all worked in these jobs themselves, so they can provide the advice and assistance applicants need to ensure that the job applications they make are the best ones for their particular skills, qualifications and long-term objectives.
So if you're ready to take your next step on the career ladder, look no further than Cast UK. Contact us today to find out more about the locations where we recruit and how we can help with your job search.
Situated in the North West of England, Lancashire - sometimes called the County of Lancaster or simply Lancs - includes cities like Preston , Chorley, Burnley and Lancaster. Meanwhile, Blackpool and Blackburn are unitary authorities that are often grouped with the area.
Founded in the 12th century, the region played a pivotal role in the Wars of the Roses in the 1400s.
During the Industrial Revolution, the county began to grow in prominence, especially in regards to the shipping, coal, textile and metal industries. The Manchester Ship Canal passes through the region on its way to Merseyside, while a number of other canals create a network of waterways that were especially important during the late 1800s and early 20th century.
Today, Lancashire is home to a huge number of companies ranging from manufacturing to financial, education to travel and energy to defence, making it a great choice for those seeking Forecasting Manager jobs.
Indeed, some of the top name brands that can be found in Lancashire include Leyland Trucks, Baxi, Crown Paints, Hanson plc and Thwaites Brewery, as well as Xchanging and National Savings and Investments. There's also BAE Systems Global Combat Systems, which produces military vehicles, and Rolls Royce.
Whether you're looking to take your career to the next level, or are just seeking a change of scenery, the recruitment consultants at Cast UK can provide the advice and assistance you need to find a new Forecasting Manager role in Lancashire that suits your skills and qualifications.
Each member of our team has worked in supply chain, procurement and logistics jobs themselves, giving them a unique understanding of what each position entails.
What's more, our team of regional experts have a keen understanding of the job market in their area of expertise, and can provide the advice you need to get your career on the right path.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Lancashire or source a new job in Lancashire then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
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