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 0333 121 3345.
Home to a number of cities and towns, including Birmingham - often called Britain's Second City - as well as Coventry, Stoke-on-Trent and Wolverhampton, the West Midlands has long been a centre of industry and commerce for the UK and it's an ideal location for anyone seeking Vendor Scheduler jobs.
During the Middle Ages and throughout the Industrial Revolution, Coventry was known for producing wool and cloth. Meanwhile, other parts of the region were known for their metalwork - Birmingham for its small arms and Wolverhampton for locks, ironmongery and brass work.
In addition, the West Midlands region was a prime source of raw materials like coal and iron ore, something that became increasingly important throughout the 18th and 19th centuries.
As time moved on, the focus of the region shifted and car manufacturing overtook the other industries, while bicycle production was also a large part of the local economy for many years.
Today, the West Midlands area is home to a number of tech companies, as well as food and beverage manufacturers, with Nikon, Hitachi maxell, Fujitsu, Muller Dairy Ltd, Bulmers Cider, Cadbury UK, Marmite, Coors Brewers and Bird's Custard just a few examples.
Other brands that call the area home include Michelin Tyres, Dechra Pharmaceuticals, Volvo Group UK and the National Express Group.
If you're seeking Vendor Scheduler jobs in the West Midlands, look no further than Cast UK. As one of the country's leading recruitment specialists for procurement, supply chain and logistics roles , we can help you find a vacancy that suits your skills, qualifications and career objectives.
In addition, our team of regional experts have significant knowledge about their areas of expertise, and can provide you with advice about the job market and potential employers in a particular place.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within the West Midlands or source a new job in the West Midlands then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
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