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.
Known for its stunning coastlines and charming villages, sweeping landscapes and bustling cities and towns like Cardiff, Swansea, Barry, Newport and Aberystwyth, Wales offers an array of opportunities for those seeking Head of Planning vacancies.
With the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, the Welsh economy expanded significantly and the few small industries that existed before the 18th century - such as agriculture, milling, textile production and mining - all grew rapidly.
Techniques for copper smelting were developed in Swansea, while ironwork, slate quarrying and coal mining were also big business. Meanwhile, the Cardiff docks were extremely important during the 19th century for the shipment of coal and steelwork.
Today, Wales has a predominately post-industrial economy and the service sector has grown significantly since the end of the second world war. A number of financial companies have regional headquarters here, including Legal & General, HBOS, ING Direct, the AA and BT.
In addition, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency is situated in Swansea - it maintains a database of vehicles in Great Britain and deals with other tasks like selling private number plates and issuing licences.
While heavy industry in Wales has declined over the years, the country is still home to a number of manufacturing and steelmaking facilities. Indeed, the Port Talbot Steel Works produces around five million tonnes of steel every year. There are also two oil refineries in Milford Haven, as well as a Ford engine factory in Bridgend.
Agriculture and food production are another element to the Welsh economy, while forestry and fishing are small but thriving industries in the region.
To get help with your search for a new Head of Planning vacancy in Wales, contact Cast UK today.
Our team of recruitment consultants have expert knowledge of the procurement, logistics and supply chain sectors and we work closely with clients and candidates to find the best talent for every vacancy.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Wales or source a new job in Wales then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
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