JOB TITLE: Data Forecasting & Planning Mgr


Industry : IT & Telecoms Job Location : Birmingham
Job Reference : 10937 Job Category : Telecommunications
Employment Type : Permanent Posted : 03/09/2014
 
Salary & Benefits : £35000 - £40000 per annum + 15% bonus, pension, health
 
Experience Required : See Job Description
 
Education Required : See Job Description



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Job Summary

Job Title: Forecasting & Planning Manager (Field Operations) Location: Birmingham Salary £34,000 - £40,000 plus a 15% targeted bonus / pension / private health The purpose of the Forecasting & Planning Manager role is to build, maintain and ensure accuracy and consistency of the Resource Planning model for the Field Operations group in this national telecoms company. This will be done through the design, development and ownership of Install & Service Demand Forecasts and Resource Planning Models, Tools and Reporting.


Job Description

Job Title: Forecasting & Planning Manager (Field Operations)
Location: Birmingham
Salary £34,000 - £40,000 plus a 15% targeted bonus / pension / private health


The purpose of the Forecasting & Planning Manager role is to build, maintain and ensure accuracy and consistency of the Resource Planning model for the Field Operations group in this national telecoms company.

This will be done through the design, development and ownership of Install & Service Demand Forecasts and Resource Planning Models, Tools and Reporting.

Forecasting and planning experience within field operations would be an advantage, but if you have the ability to transfer experience across sectors, we would be happy to hear from you.

All in all, we're looking for someone with considerable experience in Forecasting, Data Analysis & Resource Planning, and you`ll be a hands on leader.
*You'll have excellence in MS Excel, including ability to create advanced formulas and VBA Macros.
*Experience of MS Access and Report Automation would also be advantageous.
*Top notch analytical skills to evaluate performance and identify opportunities for improvement, you'll demonstrable experience of creation and detailed communication of accurate Demand & Capacity Forecasts.

*You`ll be creative and innovative in designing the content of reports to the needs of customers, with excellent attention-to-detail.

You'll be responsible for producing accurate forecasts that in turn generate accurate resource requirements - at the lowest cost and highest return for the company through development and manipulation of the medium & long term Planning Model for the Install & Service Operations group.

Tasks and responsibilities:

*Managing and mentoring a small team of people responsible for the update and management of Demand Forecasts and design and maintenance of Resource Planning Tools.

Working closely with senior stakeholders across our business:
*Resource Planning Managers & Field Management Team - to ensure that usability of the Planning Model is simple and effective and that developments are made to enable valuable analysis of performance versus budget / plan.
*Finance - to ensure that the Forecasted Workload and Resource Plans are accurately reflected in the Financial Budgets for Consumer Field Operations.
*The MI and Reporting Teams to ensure that all work completed in the field is captured and uploaded into the model on an automated and timely basis.
*The National Resource Planning Manager & Head of Department to maintain support for the Planning Model and utilise it's functionality to undertake scenario modelling along with it's use in day to day headcount planning.
*The Resource Planners to design & develop Resource Planning Tools and Reporting which will enable the Resource Planning Teams to perform tasks more efficiently and effectively.
*Project teams across Consumer Operations & Network Operations to ensure that relevant project activity is captured within the model and the model is flexible enough to support data needed for Impact Assessments.

Bluefire Consulting is an employment business acting on behalf of a client company.


Job Keywords

Excel, VBA, MI, Forecast, SAS, SQL



Bluefire Consulting is an equal opportunities Employment Business/Agency specialising in Telecommunications recruitment on a UK wide basis.

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