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 Newcastle upon Tyne
Newcastle upon Tyne has long been an important location in Britain. During Roman times, a fort called Pons Aelius was erected and served as the eastern end of Hadrian's Wall, while the Duke of Normandy built a castle here in 1080.
In the Middle Ages, Newcastle was a fortress on the northern border during the wars against Scotland. By the 16th century, the area had become known for its coal production. The city enjoyed a monopoly on shipping the fuel and thus created a rivalry with other nearby towns like Tyneside and Sunderland.
Printing, glassworks and shipbuilding were a big part of the city's economy as the Industrial Revolution took hold. Then, 19th century innovations such as safety lamps, improved milling techniques, electricity generation and light bulbs paved the way for the city's prosperity.
Of course, you can't forget one of Newcastle's most beloved products: Newcastle Brown Ale. Also known as Newkie Broon, this drink first went into production in 1928 and has been a favourite beverage ever since. Production, however, has been moved to North Yorkshire.
Today, the Tyneside conurbation is among the 10 most populous in the UK, making it a good choice for those seeking new Supply Chain Planner vacancies.
Heavy industry has declined over the last 50 years, to be replaced mainly with retail and the service sector. Just some of the many companies that are headquartered or have regional offices in the city include Greggs the baker, the Go-Ahead Group, Northern Rock, Proctor & Gamble UK and Sage, an enterprise software company.
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