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 to a number of cities and towns, including Birmingham - often called Britain's Second City - as well as Coventry, Stoke-on-Trent and Wolverhampton, the West Midlands has long been a centre of industry and commerce for the UK and it's an ideal location for anyone seeking Planning Manager jobs.
During the Middle Ages and throughout the Industrial Revolution, Coventry was known for producing wool and cloth. Meanwhile, other parts of the region were known for their metalwork - Birmingham for its small arms and Wolverhampton for locks, ironmongery and brass work.
In addition, the West Midlands region was a prime source of raw materials like coal and iron ore, something that became increasingly important throughout the 18th and 19th centuries.
As time moved on, the focus of the region shifted and car manufacturing overtook the other industries, while bicycle production was also a large part of the local economy for many years.
Today, the West Midlands area is home to a number of tech companies, as well as food and beverage manufacturers, with Nikon, Hitachi maxell, Fujitsu, Muller Dairy Ltd, Bulmers Cider, Cadbury UK, Marmite, Coors Brewers and Bird's Custard just a few examples.
Other brands that call the area home include Michelin Tyres, Dechra Pharmaceuticals, Volvo Group UK and the National Express Group.
If you're seeking Planning Manager jobs in the West Midlands, look no further than Cast UK. As one of the country's leading recruitment specialists for procurement, supply chain and logistics roles , we can help you find a vacancy that suits your skills, qualifications and career objectives.
In addition, our team of regional experts have significant knowledge about their areas of expertise, and can provide you with advice about the job market and potential employers in a particular place.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within the West Midlands or source a new job in the West Midlands then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
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