A role that involves a combination of leadership, improving business performance and developing people and processes within the company, the head of planning is an important position in terms of ensuring a successful and profitable enterprise.
Of course, the role will vary, depending on the unique requirements of each company or business sector. However, in most cases, this person will be responsible for developing and implementing a sales and operation plan, forecasting market trends and taking steps to ensure customer satisfaction.
Monitoring and managing key performance indicators such as expenditure, schedules and quality control will be part of the role of the head of planning and you will generally be accountable for issues such as inventory, demand management and stock accuracy.
What’s more, as the head of a team, you will need to ensure that staff are properly trained and motivated. You should also take steps to ensure all activities adhere to legal requirements, health and safety guidelines and internal policies and procedures.
For anyone seeking to take a role as a head of planning, leadership, people management and problem solving abilities are all essential. Of course, you’ll need to be able to demonstrate strong numerical, analytical and communication skills.
It’s essential to have good commercial awareness, as well as an understanding of financial control systems. Other core competencies will include a commitment to instigating positive change, innovation and customer focus.
For anyone looking to take their procurement, logistics or supply chain career to the next level, Cast UK is the ideal choice.
Based in Manchester, our team of recruitment consultants work closely with clients and candidates throughout the country to find the best talent for every vacancy.
Our extensive experience means that we understand what makes the right candidate for each role. Indeed, our consultants have actually worked in these fields themselves. This means they can provide the advice and assistance you need to find your next opportunity.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you recruit a Head of Planning for your business or find you a job as a Head of Planning then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
Situated on the North Sea, East Anglia is a region that includes counties like Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, as well as the city of Peterborough.
Up until the 17th century, most of the region was marshland. A network of river diversions and drainage systems built in the 1600s allowed the area to be converted to arable land and the population began to increase.
Prior to the Industrial Revolution, East Anglia was known for its textile production, but much of this industry moved north to the Midlands during the 18th and 19th centuries.
One of the most famous institutions in the region is the University of Cambridge, which is one of the world's oldest educational establishments. A near-by cluster of tech businesses - the so-called Silicon Fen - comprises a number of start-up companies, most of which can be linked to the university.
Much of East Anglia's economy is based in agriculture and food production and offers a broad range of opportunities for those seeking Head of Planning vacancies.
Colman's mustard is manufactured in the region, as is Robinsons squash. A Bernard Matthews turkey farm is located near Weston Longville and Aunt Bessie's roast potatoes are made in Westwick. Meanwhile, Premier Foods manufactures Hartley's Jam, Smash instant potatoes and Rose's Marmalade. In addition, Bird's Eye has two factories in the region.
Here at Cast UK, our team of recruitment consultants are committed to finding the best talent for each vacancy. We have extensive experience in the fields of procurement, supply chain and logistics and can provide the advice you need to find your next Head of Planning position.
In addition, our regional specialists can help you to understand the job market in East Anglia - such as who the top employers are, the type of salary you can expect and other information about living and working in a particular area.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within East Anglia or source a new job in East Anglia then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
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