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.
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.
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.
Located in the East Midlands, Leicestershire shares borders with a number of counties, including Derbyshire, Warwickshire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire.
Some of the main settlements in Leicestershire include Loughborough, Mowbray and Hinckley. There's also Leicester, which is situated right in the middle of the county and serves as the county town. All of these places offer a variety of Supply Chain Planner opportunities.
Farming, textile manufacturing and food manufacture have traditionally played an important part in Leicestershire's economy. What's more, various cheeses and pork pies are said to have originated in the area.
As far back as the 14th century, the region has been a centre of industry, with early specialties including bellfounding, sand casting and stained glass. This continued throughout the 19th century, with projects including Great Paul, the largest bell in Britain, which once hung in St Paul's cathedral.
The engineering past of Leicestershire continues to thrive today. Noble Automotive, known for its high-performance sports cars, has its headquarters in Leicester. Meanwhile, Triumph Motorcycles is based in Hinckley.
Just some of the many companies based in Leicestershire include Pukka Pies, Everards, Stead & Simpson, Shoe Zone, AstraZeneca and 3M. There's also the Masterfoods factory, which produces a variety of pet foods.
Meanwhile, the East Midlands Airport is located in Leicestershire, so a number of freight and distribution companies have facilities in the area, including UPS, DHL and TNT.
If you're looking for a Supply Chain Planner role in Leicestershire, the recruitment consultants at Cast UK can help.
Our team has significant knowledge of the procurement, supply chain and logistics sectors and we are committed to filling each vacancy with the right applicant.
What's more, our regional experts can provide you with all the information you need to know about progressing your career in a particular part of the country.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Leicestershire or source a new job in Leicestershire then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
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