A number of things influence productivity in a manufacturing setting. New products might gradually grow in popularity and build up demand over time – or they might become an overnight sensation and go stratospheric in months. There will be seasonal demands for various products associated with climate, weather, festivals etc. The sales and marketing team will engage in promotions and appear at trade shows, which can lead to spikes in sales.
While increased sales is undoubtedly a good thing, if they are not keeping up with demand it’s a missed opportunity for the business. The vendor scheduler will be employed to keep every party in a manufacturing process informed of their expected workflows and demands as they rise and fall in response to the various stimuli. One of the most important contacts will be with the suppliers of components and raw materials, as it is ultimately they who will be the facilitators of increased productivity. Should they look like struggling with meeting demand, alternative or additional sources will need to be sought.
The only way to get the entire picture of a supply and demand process is to keep in touch with all departments, as well as external agents such as customers and suppliers. By analysing trends, forecasts and business knowledge, the vendor scheduler can help keep the production line running like clockwork and considerably minimise storage costs and waste.
Communication is the key to vendor scheduling. There will be lots of it, with the shop floor, sales and marketing, suppliers, customers and senior management, on a daily basis. Excellent written, graphical and spoken communication will make sure mistakes are minimised and the process runs smoothly.
Analysing results from the sales and marketing teams, as well as orders completed and forecast demand, will be important too. The vendor scheduler will be able to make sense of data and understand how it relates to the business at hand, so a methodical, analytical and logical mindset will stand applicants in good stead for this role.
You will also need to be familiar and competent with planning solutions and general office applications such as spreadsheets, databases and word processors.
Applicants approach Cast UK for a number of reasons, whether seeking more job fulfilment or simply relocating with the family, so it’s good to know that we always have the complete range of positions available nationwide.
We are a growing force in logistics, procurement and supply chain recruitment, partly because these are the only sectors we deal with. Our founder members and consultants all have backgrounds in logistics, procurement and supply chain, so we know what employers and candidates are looking for in their staff and careers respectively. Thanks to this focus, many employers come to us first to create a candidate shortlist because they know we’ll deliver the best people to them. Please see what’s available in your region and if you’ve seen something you’re interested in, do get in touch – whether it’s today or tomorrow, we might have the best position for you.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you recruit a Vendor Scheduler for your business or find you a job as a Vendor Scheduler then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
Situated in the Thames Valley where the Thames and River Kennet converge, Reading is a town in south-east England known as a centre of commerce and an excellent choice for those seeking Vendor Scheduler vacancies.
The area was first settled in the 8th century, the local abbey was founded in 1121 and by 1538 Reading had become one of the largest towns in the area. The region thrived on the wealth generated by trading cloth until the English Civil War.
With the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, Reading was again making a name for itself, this time with a combination of ironworks and brewing.
The region benefited from improved trade with London due to the building of better roads, the establishment of various railways and the opening of the river to boat traffic. Indeed, the Kennet and Avon canal was opened in 1810, which meant that goods could travel by barge all the way to the Bristol Channel.
Fast forward to today and Reading is a centre for technology, finance and retail.
Top companies headquartered in the town include ING Direct, Yell Group and BG. Meanwhile, Prudential, PepsiCo, Holiday Inn, Bang & Olufsen, Intel, Cisco, Symantec, Nvidia, Virgin Media, Xerox and Verizon all have offices in Reading.
Whether you're seeking a Vendor Scheduler vacancy in Reading or elsewhere in the country, here at Cast UK, we can help you find the right role for your skills, qualifications and career objectives.
Our team of recruitment consultants have worked in the fields of supply chain management, procurement and logistics themselves, giving them an excellent understanding of what makes the right candidate for each position.
What's more, their knowledge of individual regions and the various employers is second to none, and we'll be happy to provide advice and assistance with your job search.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Reading or source a new job in Reading then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
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