Supply Chain Planner - Plymouth

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.

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.

Supply Chain Planner Jobs in Plymouth

It is impossible to separate the Devon city of Plymouth with its naval heritage. With a seafaring history dating back to before Roman times, it would go on to become a key military port in the Spanish Armada attack and has played a part in most naval battles in British history owing to our nation’s fractious relations with its southern neighbours. It is also the place from where the Pilgrims set off for the New World in the early 1600s, hence the name Plymouth Rock that marks their landing place.

The city had a good Industrial Revolution, with industry growing around the port, ideal for import and export, and nearby Devonport became a shipbuilding centre. The port’s success and importance did have a drawback, however. The city and its docks were heavily damaged by German bombers in World War II, and much of what stands in the centre of Portsmouth today is of post-war origin.

While seafaring still plays a part in the culture of Plymouth, and connected industries still exist in the area, its importance as a naval and commercial maritime centre have diminished somewhat since the 1980s. There has been a growth in hi-tech industries, with establishments such as the Tamar Science Park providing innovation opportunities.

The city is also in the top 20 by population in the UK, which, together with its overseas trading opportunities, make it the kind of transport hub where Supply Chain Planner jobs often show up.

Cast UK - helping you search for fresh opportunities

To find out more about the Supply Chain Planner positions available in Plymouth, or anywhere else in the country, get in touch with Cast UK today.

We have extensive experience in the procurement, logistics and supply chain fields, so our team of recruitment consultants understands what it takes to be a successful candidate for every vacancy.
We work with clients and applicants from across the country, and are committed to filling each position with the best talent possible.

In addition, our regional specialists can provide detailed information about the potential employers, the available job types and the average salary that you can expect to earn.

To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Plymouth or source a new job in Plymouth then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.