No matter what industry a company is based in, careful planning is essential for success. This is certainly true when it comes to the supply chain - after all, if the necessary materials and components don't arrive on time, or if the finished products aren't sent out according to schedule, profits and customer satisfaction could both drop.
Therefore, the role of a planning manager is an extremely important part of the business. This person is responsible for devising and implementing strategies to ensure procurement, production, logistics and delivery run smoothly and effectively.
Depending on the role, it's likely that a planning manager will liaise with other departments, such as the sales and marketing teams in order to predict demand.
Other tasks will include recognising the potential for out of stock issues, pinpoint slow moving products so that the necessary action can be taken to shift them and ensuring the integrity and accuracy of inventories.
If you're looking to take on the role of a planning manager, you should have a proven track record in using the techniques and systems commonly found in supply chains, such as the computer technology and various management methods.
In addition, communication skills are a must, as you'll be reporting to stakeholders and clients, as well as explaining your requirements to members of staff.
An appreciation for excellent customer service and a keen commercial awareness are also beneficial and you should be confident in your problem solving and decision making skills.
For those seeking vacancies as planning managers, the team at Cast UK can help with the search for opportunities.
Our team of expert consultants have extensive experience in the fields of supply chain management, procurement and logistics, and we can provide the advice and assistance you need to take the next step in your career.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you recruit a Planning Manager for your business or find you a job as a Planning Manager then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
Home of the Beatles and Cilla Black, Rick Astley and Elvis Costello, Liverpool has definitely delivered when it comes to musical treasures. But the city generates far more than pop hits, so jobseekers looking for Planning Manager roles in Liverpool are sure to find an array of possibilities.
The Merseyside city has long been an important port town. During the 18th century, its prominence in shipping led the region to become a global hub and an estimated 40 per cent of the world's trade came through Liverpool during the early 1800s, with products including tea, sugar, salt, tobacco and cotton.
Fast forward to today and this North West metropolis has one of the UK's largest economies. Its success is mainly thanks to the vast number of companies based in the service sector. What's more, Liverpool has become a fabulous place to live and work, with its exciting nightlife, loads of shopping, amazing dining spots and two top football teams.
These days, Liverpool remains an important part of the shipping industry, seeing millions of tonnes of cargo from lines like NYK and Maersk. Car manufacturing is another big part of the city's economy, while Lambrini, John West, Littlewoods and Sayers are also based here.
The industry experts at Cast UK are perfectly placed to help you find the right job for your needs, whether you're looking to take your first steps on the career ladder with a supply chain management, procurement or logistics opportunity or are an industry expert with many years of experience.
In addition, our consultants have regional expertise, meaning that wherever you're looking for your next Planning Manager job, we can provide the advice you need to find the ideal vacancy in a company and location that suits your requirements.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Liverpool or source a new job in Liverpool then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
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