Supply Chain Planner jobs
No matter which sector a company operates in, the supply chain planner plays an important part in the commercial success of the organisation.
After all, this person is responsible for ensuring the businesses products and services are planned accordingly and that inventory is kept to a satisfactory level.
Tasks generally include supply and, in some cases, demand planning, as well as communicating with colleagues, stakeholders, clients and staff to keep business operations running smoothly.
Depending on the particular role and specific employer, other responsibilities include producing reports and analysing key performance indicators.
You may also be liable for maintaining accurate inventories and taking steps to resolve any problems - such as overstocks, slow moving products or short supplies.
The skills required
Anyone seeking a position as a supply chain planner should have excellent planning and logistical skills.
Good written and verbal skills are a must and you should be able to communicate clearly with members of your team, colleagues, heads of other departments and directors, as well as customers and suppliers.
You should be confident in your decision making and constantly seeking ways to improve on existing systems and practices.
In addition, applicants to supply chain planner roles will need to be computer literate, with knowledge of the technology and tools used in the role - such as spreadsheets and database software. Good analytic and numerical skills are also essential.
Supply Chain Planner Jobs in Hastings
Hastings has no historical claims on the UK’s culture – unless you count a minor scuffle in 1066 that changed the rulers of the nation forever. In fact, the main battle took place on a Senlac Hill, about 6 miles (10 km) to the northwest of the town, but it’s known to generations of schoolchildren as the Battle of Hastings. Perhaps if Harold had not needed to take his army north to repel an invasion of Norsemen just as the Norman invasion was happening, the battle, and British history, would have been very different. And that probably means we wouldn’t all be here, so we owe the Norwegians one!
The town became an important fishing village as time progressed, and fishing still plays a part in the town, and the largest beach-based fishing fleet in Europe is based there. The town, like many seaside towns, thrived during the Victorian period, especially when the railway came, and Hastings was one of a string of popular holiday destinations along the south coast. It still remains so.
Hastings is a relatively large town, with a static population approaching 100,000. Its tourism industry is its largest employer, but fishing and its related industries is still quite important. Around the town there are many small businesses and a few retail and industrial parks. The diversity of industry and the population that changes seasonally means that Supply Chain Planner jobs do appear from time to time in Hastings, so it is always worth checking with us to see if anything is in the pipeline in or around the town.
Search for Supply Chain Planner roles with Cast UK
As an expert recruitment consultancy for the logistics, supply chain and procurement sector, Cast UK is the perfect choice for qualified candidates across the country.
Our team of experts have worked in the fields themselves, so they understand exactly what it takes to be the best candidate for a vacancy - and we work hard to make the right match for every position.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you recruit a Supply Chain Planner for your business or find you a job as a Supply Chain Planner then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.Contact us