Resource Planning Analyst

Job Ref: DJPF1203
Job Title: Resource Planning Analyst
Location London
Salary: £30,000 + Excellent Benefits
Employment Type: Permanent

As a Real-Time Analyst you will be part of a New Resource Planning Function and will be responsible for the intraday management of resources ensuring the correct number of agents are deployed within a multi-channel Contact Centre. The successful candidate will also be responsible for monitoring back office workstreams.

Some of the Responsibilities include:
• Coordinating the deployment of the appropriate staffing levels so that the Contact Centre can achieve its Service Level (SL) and Key performance Indicators (KPI’s).
• Adjusting intraday forecasts dependent upon information received (Sickness, Over Time request) and changes to business drivers (Marketing, System stability etc.) as the day/week progresses. Once the new projection has been established, adjusting staffing levels by leveraging break Times, Overtime, Meetings, 1 to 1s etc.
• Monitoring all incoming volumes across all queues to ensure the most appropriate staffing levels are set so that SL and KPI are balanced and aligned to agreed targets.
• Invoking action plans where unexpected events affect volumes.
• Running and analysing reports throughout the day. Making recommendations based upon those reports about actions that are needed to achieve SL and KPIs where it is likely to be missed. Instigating actions to maximise SL and KPIs when they can’t be achieved. Adjusting staffing levels according to where the analysis shows over achievement (Ad hoc meetings, Cancelling Overtime etc.).

If you are interested to apply:
• A good knowledge of Contact Centre metrics and their calculation.
• A good knowledge of Work Force Management software and its application in the contact Centre.
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Good stakeholder management skills at a variety of levels.
•Intermediate Excel skills (able to create macros, create pivot tables and apply common excel functions i.e. Vlookup, Index and Match etc.)

To apply for this position please forward a copy of your CV to: mail@douglas-jackson.com or visit us at: http://www.douglas-jackson.com. We will acknowledge receipt of your CV and if we are able to progress your application then a consultant will be back in touch with you to discuss your application and interest in more detail.

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Douglas Jackson are a specialist recruitment consultancy and executive search company, working to hire exceptional talent for Executive, Managerial and skilled practitioner level appointments. Working in partnership with customer focused organisations, we offer a professional, trusted and quality service, to identify, attract and hire talented professionals within Operations, Strategy, Customer Experience, Intelligence, Customer Insight, Sales, Customer Service, Resource Planning, Data, Analytics, Programmes, Change, Transformation, Digital, Contact Centre and Customer Contact.

Douglas Jackson are working as an Employment Agency in respect of this vacancy.

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK and or territory/location specified. We will not be able to enter into any discussions or offer any assistance regarding sponsorship.

Resource Planning Manager – Demand Planning

Job Ref: DJPF1200
Job Title: Resource Planning Manager – Demand Planning
Location South West
Salary: £60,000 Plus bonus of up to 20%, a car allowance, private healthcare and an excellent pension
Employment Type: Permanent

As Demand Planning Manager you will lead a team of Specialist planners to deliver industry aligned best practice with a Planning function. Deputising to the Head of Resource Planning you will help to deliver Strategy to become an award winning Planning Function.

Some of the Responsibilities include:
• Providing detailed resource plans
• Developing and maintaining exceptional relationships with key stakeholders
• Managing and supporting a forecasting team to deliver industry aligned best practice.
• Establishing yourself as a subject matter expert for the team.

If you are interested to apply:
• Contact Centre and Back Office Planning experience
• Excellent Forecasting Experience
• Workforce Management Tools
• Excel Experience

To apply for this position please forward a copy of your CV to: mail@douglas-jackson.com or visit us at: http://www.douglas-jackson.com. We will acknowledge receipt of your CV and if we are able to progress your application then a consultant will be back in touch with you to discuss your application and interest in more detail.

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Douglas Jackson are a specialist recruitment consultancy and executive search company, working to hire exceptional talent for Executive, Managerial and skilled practitioner level appointments. Working in partnership with customer focused organisations, we offer a professional, trusted and quality service, to identify, attract and hire talented professionals within Operations, Strategy, Customer Experience, Intelligence, Customer Insight, Sales, Customer Service, Resource Planning, Data, Analytics, Programmes, Change, Transformation, Digital, Contact Centre and Customer Contact.

Douglas Jackson are working as an Employment Agency in respect of this vacancy.

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK and or territory/location specified. We will not be able to enter into any discussions or offer any assistance regarding sponsorship.

Resource Planning Manager

Job Ref: DJPF1762
Job Title: Resource Planning Manager
Location: London – Greater London – South East
Salary: £40-50,000 plus bens
Job Type: Permanent

An opportunity for an experienced Resource Planning Manager to take the helm and design, build and develop a forward thinking, strategic, best in class resource planning support function for a multi-channel, digitally aligned and rapidly growing, soon to be multi-site customer contact operation.

The Resource Planning Manager will need to develop an effective and robust team and processes to enable highly effective, forecasting, scheduling and real time activities in a fast paced and demanding environment, with little historical MI and data to date.

Looking to the future the Resource Planning Manager will be developing tools and systems, taking a manual resource planning team and function across to an automated, evolving system which should deliver further improvements and efficiencies.

Excellent stakeholder relationships will be required as you build and establish your and your teams reputation as the ‘go to’ function to help with all strategic, future, current and on the day thinking and operational delivery.

The organisation offers a growing and positive environment, where personal development is encouraged and welcomed across the business.

As the Resource Planning Manager within the contact centre, you will work with the heads of department and other senior customer management team to identify and develop best practice, driving a positive, performance focussed culture which achieves and exceeds SLA’s and delivers exceptional customer and employee engagement.

You will take full ownership and responsibility for your team, nurturing, coaching and developing your Analysts to deliver a positive, engaging environment, where innovation and best practice are shared and developed each and every day. Building for the future you and your team will be continuously enhancing your skills, experience and performance levels.

If you are interested in applying for this position, you will need a proven track record as a Resource Planning Manager, preferably within a scaling business, with experience of both manual and automated forecasting, workforce management and resource planning. The ability to see and communicate the trends within the data, identifying key business decisions and improvements in resourcing strategies, shifts and future strategies will be key.

To apply for this position please forward a copy of your CV to: mail@douglas-jackson.com or visit us at: http://www.douglas-jackson.com. We will acknowledge receipt of your CV and if we are able to progress your application then a consultant will be back in touch with you to discuss your application and interest in more detail.

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Douglas Jackson are a specialist recruitment consultancy and executive search company, working to hire exceptional talent for Executive, Managerial and skilled practitioner level appointments. Working in partnership with customer focused organizations, we offer a professional, trusted and quality service, to identify, attract and hire talented professionals within Operations, Strategy, Customer Experience, Intelligence, Customer Insight, Sales, Service, Planning, Data, Programmes, Change Transformation, Digital and Customer Contact.

Douglas Jackson are working as an Employment Agency in respect of this vacancy.
All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK and or territory/location specified. We will not be able to enter into any discussions or offer any assistance regarding sponsorship.

Customer Service Manager

Job Ref: DJJM1761
Job Title: Customer Service Manager
Location: London – Greater London – South East
Salary: £40-50,000 plus bens
Job Type: Permanent

An opportunity for an experienced Customer Service Manager to take responsibility for a multi-channel, digitally aligned and rapidly growing customer contact operation.

The Customer Service Manager will be able to bring passion, rigor and the ability to develop a scaling operation. Working within a regulated environment, but aiming to deliver a more individual, personalised service, which continues to set this award winning brand apart from the competition.

The organisation offers a growing and positive environment, where personal development is encouraged and welcomed across the business.

As the Customer Service Manager within the contact centre, you will work with the heads of department and other senior customer management team to identify and develop best practice, driving a positive, performance focussed culture which achieves and exceeds SLA’s and delivers exceptional customer and employee engagement.

You will take full ownership and responsibility for your team, nurturing, coaching and developing your Team Leaders to deliver a positive, engaging environment, where innovation and best practice are shared and developed each and every day. Building for the future you and your team will be continuously enhancing your skills, experience and performance levels.

The ability to prioritise and set daily tasks, whilst recognising that flexibility may be required due to the day to day demands of the business will be key to achieving the best possible service levels. Input into strategy, development of continuous improvements and dealing with escalated customer enquiries will be part of your responsibilities.

Some of the duties will include:
Forecasting, daily planning and delivering great people leadership.
Delivering strong people leadership skills in an operational environment
Positively influence and contribute to the team culture
Motivate, coach and develop staff in the Contact Centre
Provide exceptional customer service via phone, email, live chat and social media
Respond to customer complaints and escalate issues as necessary
Drive continuous improvement ethos within the contact centre and the business
Define and develop opportunities to improve processes, procedures and a better service proposition to our customers

If you are interested in applying for this position, you will need a proven track record as a Customer Service Manager within a contact centre to develop an improved customer service offering and a great place to work. Experience within a regulated environment will be a distinct advantage, however the ability to think differently, challenge the status quo and encouraging those around you to do the same will be key to this exciting role.

To apply for this position please forward a copy of your CV to: mail@douglas-jackson.com or visit us at: http://www.douglas-jackson.com. We will acknowledge receipt of your CV and if we are able to progress your application then a consultant will be back in touch with you to discuss your application and interest in more detail.

Follow us on Twitter @callcentrejobs1

Douglas Jackson are a specialist recruitment consultancy and executive search company, working to hire exceptional talent for Executive, Managerial and skilled practitioner level appointments. Working in partnership with customer focused organizations, we offer a professional, trusted and quality service, to identify, attract and hire talented professionals within Operations, Strategy, Customer Experience, Intelligence, Customer Insight, Sales, Service, Planning, Data, Programmes, Change Transformation, Digital and Customer Contact.

Douglas Jackson are working as an Employment Agency in respect of this vacancy.
All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK and or territory/location specified. We will not be able to enter into any discussions or offer any assistance regarding sponsorship.

Resource Planning Manager

Job Ref: DJPF1192
Job Title: Resource Planning Manager
Location: Liverpool
Salary: £45,000 plus benefits
Employment Type: Permanent

My client is looking for an experienced Resource Planning Manager to manage the end to end planning process for their Contact Centre. As Resource Planning Manager you will manage a team of Analysts to maximise the effectiveness of the resources and delivering exceptional customer service.

Some of the Responsibilities include:
• Responsible for the delivery of accurate Forecasting & Planning
• As Resource Planning manager you will manage the Forecasting and Planning function ensuring effective utilisation of resources whilst delivering to business KPIs
• Provide technical expertise and support to the function and site
• Work with the Operational teams to ensure effective staffing cover against expected volume delivery at all times
• Providing analysed data and insight to support strategy and optimisation of business performance.

If you are interested to apply:

• Extensive Forecasting & Planning experience in a fast moving, multi-channel contact centre environment.
• Ability to build and present accurate reports
• Advanced Excel knowledge is essential; database experience is highly desirable, together with generic MS Office skills
• Experience of using a Call Management system
• Experience using Resource Management software

To apply for this position please forward a copy of your CV to: mail@douglas-jackson.com or visit us at: http://www.douglas-jackson.com. We will acknowledge receipt of your CV and if we are able to progress your application then a consultant will be back in touch with you to discuss your application and interest in more detail.

Follow us on Twitter @callcentrejobs1

Douglas Jackson are a specialist recruitment consultancy and executive search company, working to hire exceptional talent for Executive, Managerial and skilled practitioner level appointments. Working in partnership with customer focused organisations, we offer a professional, trusted and quality service, to identify, attract and hire talented professionals within Operations, Strategy, Customer Experience, Intelligence, Customer Insight, Sales, Customer Service, Resource Planning, Data, Analytics, Programmes, Change, Transformation, Digital, Contact Centre and Customer Contact.

Douglas Jackson are working as an Employment Agency in respect of this vacancy.

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK and or territory/location specified. We will not be able to enter into any discussions or offer any assistance regarding sponsorship.

Senior MI Analyst

Job Ref: DJPF1171a
Role: Senior MI Analyst
Location: Warwick
Salary: up to £35,000 + benefits

My client is looking for a Senior MI Analyst to support their Customer Service function. The successful candidate will perform analysis to create specifications and quality assure analysis which will provide Strategic Insights to facilitate the delivery of world class customer service.

What will you be doing?
• Support the company in advancing its use of predictive analytics: data manipulation, text mining, finding out all influencing factors and prioritising them, statistical analysis, forecasting and modelling.
• Complete complex data analysis with a variety of purposes for the business
• Provide specifications for reporting
• To perform adhoc analysis of data in order to find the root cause of problems.
• To update, distribute and create new MI reports for the management team, including identifying and fixing errors in reports.

What experience will I have?
• A high level of numeracy and the ability to extract and analyse data
• The ability to use MS Excel and MS Access to an advanced level
• Power BI, MS Azure ML and SQL Transact
• Experience of communicating the processes of complex analysis to an audience with varying levels of understanding.
• Experience of writing specifications and performing quality assurance on work of other data analysts.

To apply for this position please forward a copy of your CV to: mail@douglas-jackson.com or visit us at: http://www.douglas-jackson.com. We will acknowledge receipt of your CV and if we are able to progress your application then a consultant will be back in touch with you to discuss your application and interest in more detail.

Follow us on Twitter @callcentrejobs1

Douglas Jackson are a specialist recruitment consultancy and executive search company, working to hire exceptional talent for Executive, Managerial and skilled practitioner level appointments. Working in partnership with customer focused organisations, we offer a professional, trusted and quality service, to identify, attract and hire talented professionals within Operations, Strategy, Customer Experience, Intelligence, Customer Insight, Sales, Customer Service, Resource Planning, Data, Analytics, Programmes, Change, Transformation, Digital, Contact Centre and Customer Contact.

Douglas Jackson are working as an Employment Agency in respect of this vacancy.

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK and or territory/location specified. We will not be able to enter into any discussions or offer any assistance regarding sponsorship.

Resourcing Manager (Internal Resource Deployment Manager)

Job Ref: DJMA1751
Job Title: Resourcing Manager (Internal Resource Deployment Manager)
Location: Midlands
Salary: £32-40,000 plus benefits + bonus

This is an opportunity to join a fast paced, leading global business providing the right people on the right projects, at the right time.

You will manage a small team, working within a developing resource management function which will require individuals with a high commercial focus, an excellent people person with strong influencer and stakeholder management and an analytical ability and approach to provide effective workforce deployment, forecasting, planning and MI, to help the organisation build the professionalism of their people and continue to strengthen their business.

This is a fantastic opportunity to build on your professional career to date and help develop and grow your skills with a leading corporate brand. You will join a leading edge, expanding team, in a visible and pivotal role.

Some of your responsibilities:
• Manage the team by optimising headcount, manage/oversee joiners, leavers and secondments, increasing utilisation and being aware of the impact on employee engagement
• Delivering the manpower and resourcing plan by having a deep understanding of portfolio growth plans and headcount required to support these; balancing these with the needs of the individual
• Conducting regular portfolio reviews to ensure maximum utilisation, development and fair allocation of work for each individual
• Interpret and Analyse Management Information (MI) to provide trends, make connections and spot opportunities to improve profitability
• Share knowledge, best practice and network with your colleagues across the business and Resource Management Function

If you are interested in applying for this position, you will need previous experience working within a large, or corporate business in a Managerial role with resourcing, deployment, workforce/manpower planning, talent deployment, customer service, or project management capacity. You will need excellent relationship management skills with the ability to influence senior stakeholders and be a confident and skilled communicator.

To apply for this position please forward a copy of your CV to: mail@douglas-jackson.com or visit us at: http://www.douglas-jackson.com. We will acknowledge receipt of your CV and if we are able to progress your application then a consultant will be back in touch with you to discuss your application and interest in more detail.

Follow us on Twitter @callcentrejobs1

Douglas Jackson are a specialist recruitment consultancy and executive search company, working to hire exceptional talent for Executive, Managerial and skilled practitioner level appointments. Working in partnership with customer focused organizations, we offer a professional, trusted and quality service, to identify, attract and hire talented professionals within Operations, Strategy, Customer Experience, Intelligence, Customer Insight, Sales, Service, Planning, Data, Programmes, Change Transformation, Digital and Customer Contact.

Douglas Jackson are working as an Employment Agency in respect of this vacancy.
All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK and or territory/location specified. We will not be able to enter into any discussions or offer any assistance regarding sponsorship.

Data Analyst – 6 month contract

Job Ref: DJPF1172
Role: Data Analyst – 6 month contract
Location: Warwick
Salary: up to £27,000 + benefits

My client is looking for a Data Analyst to support their Customer Service function. The successful candidate will perform analysis to create specifications and quality assure analysis which will provide Strategic Insights to facilitate the delivery of world class customer service.

What will you be doing?
• Support the company in advancing its use of predictive analytics: data manipulation, text mining, finding out all influencing factors and prioritising them, statistical analysis, forecasting and modelling.
• Complete complex data analyst with a variety of purposes for the business
• Provide specifications for reporting
• To perform adhoc analysis of data in order to find the root cause of problems.
• To update, distribute and create new MI reports for the management team, including identifying and fixing errors in reports.

What experience will I have?
• A high level of numeracy and the ability to extract and analyse data
• The ability to use MS Excel and MS Access to an advanced level
• Power BI, MS Azure ML and SQL Transact
• Experience of communicating the processes of complex analysis to an audience with varying levels of understanding.
• Experience of writing specifications and performing quality assurance on work of other data analysts.

To apply for this position please forward a copy of your CV to: mail@douglas-jackson.com or visit us at: http://www.douglas-jackson.com. We will acknowledge receipt of your CV and if we are able to progress your application then a consultant will be back in touch with you to discuss your application and interest in more detail.

Follow us on Twitter @callcentrejobs1

Douglas Jackson are a specialist recruitment consultancy and executive search company, working to hire exceptional talent for Executive, Managerial and skilled practitioner level appointments. Working in partnership with customer focused organisations, we offer a professional, trusted and quality service, to identify, attract and hire talented professionals within Operations, Strategy, Customer Experience, Intelligence, Customer Insight, Sales, Customer Service, Resource Planning, Data, Analytics, Programmes, Change, Transformation, Digital, Contact Centre and Customer Contact.

Douglas Jackson are working as an Employment Agency in respect of this vacancy.

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK and or territory/location specified. We will not be able to enter into any discussions or offer any assistance regarding sponsorship.