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 Liverpool
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 Supply Chain Planner 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.
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