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 the North East
Covering Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Teeside and County Durham, the North East includes the cities of Durham, Sunderland and Newcastle upon Tyne, as well as other communities like Gateshead, Middlesbrough and Darlington.
In the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries, the area's economy mainly relied on shipbuilding, heavy industry, coal mining and manufacturing. However, most of these faced significant decline after the second world war.
The region's economy is now mainly based in the service sector, and it is also known for its retail, art and culture. A number of tech companies are located in the North East, as well as businesses based in the petrochemical and steel industries.
What's more, the region is home to a significant amount of scientific research, particularly at the Centre for Life. This facility in Newcastle includes exhibition space for tourists, as well as a number of working laboratories that are used by biotechnology companies and medical clinics.
For those seeking Forecasting Manager roles, just some of the companies that have headquarters or manufacturing facilities in the North East include Santander, Sage Group, Virgin Money, Tetley Tea, McCoy's Crisps, Greggs the Bakers, Nestle and Coca Cola.
In addition, there's BAE Systems, which manufactures military tanks, while Siemens produces steam turbines and Nissan operates the largest car factory in the UK.