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.
Situated in the Thames Valley where the Thames and River Kennet converge, Reading is a town in south-east England known as a centre of commerce and an excellent choice for those seeking Planning Manager vacancies.
The area was first settled in the 8th century, the local abbey was founded in 1121 and by 1538 Reading had become one of the largest towns in the area. The region thrived on the wealth generated by trading cloth until the English Civil War.
With the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, Reading was again making a name for itself, this time with a combination of ironworks and brewing.
The region benefited from improved trade with London due to the building of better roads, the establishment of various railways and the opening of the river to boat traffic. Indeed, the Kennet and Avon canal was opened in 1810, which meant that goods could travel by barge all the way to the Bristol Channel.
Fast forward to today and Reading is a centre for technology, finance and retail.
Top companies headquartered in the town include ING Direct, Yell Group and BG. Meanwhile, Prudential, PepsiCo, Holiday Inn, Bang & Olufsen, Intel, Cisco, Symantec, Nvidia, Virgin Media, Xerox and Verizon all have offices in Reading.
Whether you're seeking a Planning Manager vacancy in Reading or elsewhere in the country, here at Cast UK, we can help you find the right role for your skills, qualifications and career objectives.
Our team of recruitment consultants have worked in the fields of supply chain management, procurement and logistics themselves, giving them an excellent understanding of what makes the right candidate for each position.
What's more, their knowledge of individual regions and the various employers is second to none, and we'll be happy to provide advice and assistance with your job search.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Reading or source a new job in Reading then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
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