Resource Planning Analyst – Change Projects

Job Ref: DJAD1074
Job Title: Resource Planning Analyst – Change Projects
Location Warrington
Salary: £33,000
Employment Type: Permanent

A household brand is looking for a talented Change Planning Analyst to join the team based within the contact centre environment.
You will be responsible for supporting project-based contact centre change plans, what-if analysis, budget rounds, and any other ad-hoc planning/analysis work required.

Responsibilities include:
• Executing the demand assessment across the business, ensuring the delivery of medium work load projections, resource gap and recruitment.
• Support with the standardisation the impact assessment process across all brands
• Maintain a high-level view of all project deliverables making recommendations for any changes to deadlines based on other projects in flight
• Build solid relationships with the Change and CI teams to ensure that impacts assessment and benefits realisation discussions are productive.
• Ensure a robust handover process to the Business Planning team for any BAU handover of projects.
• Develop strong relationships with all marketing teams across all brands to ensure that all marketing activities are impact assessed and reviewed with the marketing team for future campaigns.

If you are interested to apply you will be:
• Numerate and analytical, developed a mixture of simple & sophisticated forecasting models requiring collaboration and involvement from a wide range of contacts within distributed organisations.
• Be fluent in the production of enterprise-wide headcount models, integrating varying efficiencies, schedule efficiencies, service levels, and contact routing architectures.
• Experience of building, presenting, and defending multi-million-pound budgets is essential
• Experience of implementing forecasts and headcount models into operational reality, working with recruitment, training and operational teams to deliver to plan
• Advanced knowledge of the end to end resource planning methodologies and contact centre dynamics.
• Ability to disseminate large amounts of information, shape into detailed plans and reports and present conclusions

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: DJPF1238
Job Title: Resource Planning Manager
Location Leeds, Yorkshire
Salary: £34,700
Employment Type: Permanent

My client is looking for a Resource Planning Manager to manage the End to end Planning process for their contact centre. You will take ownership of the strategy, development and long-term success of the resource planning function which consists of carrying out tasks such as planning the effective utilisation of the workforce, forecasting, scheduling and real-time on multi-channels i.e. Voice, Email, Online Contact, Live Chat, SMS.

The role holder will also have responsibility for the production and delivery of management information. Being able to deliver actionable insights so the department can continually improve. This role is an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking to take a step up into a management role within a Planning capability.

Some of the Responsibilities include:
• Provide accurate forecasting of both multi-channel workloads and resource requirements
• Accurately planning and communication of all shift patterns for customer service resource
• Provide recommendations and solutions for ongoing improvements to workforce overall shift pattern structure
• Provide accurate forecasting for recruitment requirements in relation to numbers, timing and shift patterns
• Planning and managing resources to effectively meet the needs of the business
• Provide accurate and timely business and performance reports for both internal and external customers
• Communicate information effectively and in a timely manner to all areas and levels within the business
• Preparation of daily, weekly and monthly reports and analysis comparing actual performance to the forecast and providing recommendations to improve accuracy of future forecasts
• Work closely with the Operations Manager and Team Leaders to ensure appropriate staffing levels are met and identify ‘what if’ planning and analysis opportunities to drive operational efficiencies
• Ensure shrinkage measures are kept up to date and real time in conjunction with Team Leader
• Research and develop new performance monitoring and analytical techniques
• Management of leave requests and allowances ensuring service levels are met

If you are interested to apply:
• Strong experience in fast paced Contact Centre environment delivering effective resource planning
• An in-depth understanding of manual forecasting methods and formulas.
• Strong communication, collaboration and influencing skills to work at all levels
• Good level of skill with all Microsoft packages with Advanced level skills in Excel

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 Analyst

Job Ref: DJPF1236
Job Title: Resource Planning Analyst
Location: Stockport, Manchester
Salary: Up to £24,000 Plus Benefits
Employment Type: Permanent

My Client is looking for an experienced Resource Planning Specialist who will form part of the team and be responsible for the optimisation of the customer contact strategy. You must have an excellent understanding of inbound / outbound / back office forecasting and planning techniques & technologies. You should also be able to demonstrate how successful deployment can deliver excellent customer experience and operational efficiency.

Some of the Responsibilities include:

• Support the design & development of standard planning models to support various business areas in delivery of performance targets. (Forecast models, Capacity Plans, Recruitment Plans, and Planning Packs etc.)
• To capture and understand the needs of internal / external departments for all aspects of forecasting, planning, resourcing, systems configuration and insight Reporting.
• Create accurate analytical and predictive models and effectively present them in readable format using visualisation methods.
• Work with MI to create new reports which combine and summarise data from multiple sources to generate meaningful information, knowledge and insight.
• Creation and accountability of monthly, weekly, daily and interval level forecasting for all Front & Back Office Departments, ensuring variances are within tolerance.
• Maximise the use of workforce management tool to ensure that effective resource plans are developed.

If you are interested to apply:

• Experience of Contact Centre Planning & Forecasting
• Must have experience of workforce management systems
• ACD, IVR, WFM, Customer Satisfaction, Quality Monitoring,
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Advanced excel skill
• Ability to translate complex data into management information

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: DJMA1780
Job Title: Resourcing Manager (Internal Resource Deployment Manager)
Location: Midlands
Salary: £32-40,000 plus benefits + bonus
Job type: Permanent

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.

Forecasting Manager

Job Ref: DJPF1231
Job Title: Forecasting Manager
Location South West
Salary: £25,000 – £35,000
Employment Type: Permanent

My client is looking for a Forecasting Analyst to work within their Resource Planning team. The successful candidate will have experience with building capacity plans and budgets. The role is based multi-channel contact centre operation.

Some of the Responsibilities include:
• Short and long-term capacity planning
• Lead and develop your team by optimising their skills
• Utilise Activity Based Costing information into short term forecasts
• Build an attrition model and plan for known staff attrition across all markets
• Creating new and innovative forecast and capacity models to plan for future demand, growth and channel shifts
• Strategy development for changes in customer demand and expectations over the next 3 years
• Work strategically with the business to drive efficiency

If you are interested to apply:
• Capacity Planning
• Forecasting
• Budgeting
• Excellent Excel
• Experience of Anaplan or similar forecasting tool

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.

Forecasting Manager

Job Ref: DJPF1227
Job Title: Forecasting Manager
Location South West
Salary: £40,000 – £48,000
Employment Type: Permanent

My client is looking for a Forecasting Manager to work within their Resource Planning team. The successful candidate will have experience with building capacity plans and budgets. The role is based multi-channel contact centre operation.

Some of the Responsibilities include:
• Short and long-term capacity planning
• Lead and develop your team by optimising their skills
• Utilise Activity Based Costing information into short term forecasts
• Build an attrition model and plan for known staff attrition across all markets
• Creating new and innovative forecast and capacity models to plan for future demand, growth and channel shifts
• Strategy development for changes in customer demand and expectations over the next 3 years
• Work strategically with the business to drive efficiency

If you are interested to apply:
• Capacity Planning
• Forecasting
• Budgeting
• Excellent Excel
• Experience of Anaplan or similar forecasting tool

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.

Customer Service Manager – Contact Centre Manager – Call Centre Manager (Evenings)

Job Ref: DJJM1181
Job Title: Customer Service Manager – Contact Centre Manager – Call Centre Manager (Evenings)
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: DJPF1222
Job Title: Resource Planning Manager
Location: East Midlands, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire
Salary: £45,000
Employment Type: 12 Month FTC

This is a 12 month FTC for an experienced Resource Planning Manager to manage a team of Analysts to deliver end to end Resource Planning within a multi-channel Contact Centre operation.

Some of the Responsibilities include:
• Leading the team to ensure resources are effectively deployed across all business areas through the delivery of the planning cycle for telephony, back office and retail activities within a multi-skilled & multi-site operation
• Anticipating business needs and requirements through monitoring and analysis of trends and data, in order to provide mitigation options to the Operation
• Driving continuous improvement in all processes and systems used within Scheduling & Forecasting.

If you are interested to apply:
• Ability to translate & implement plans
• Be able to work with all teams across the group to promote the benefits of effective planning and display the appropriate leadership qualities while doing so
• Extensive knowledge of Workforce Management systems and working knowledge of telephony applications
• Ability to analyse complex situations and data and take rapid remedial action
• Extensive knowledge of Verint Workforce Management systems and working knowledge of Avaya telephony applications

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.

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.

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.

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.