Resource Planning Manager

Job Ref: DJPF1221
Job Title: Resource Planning Manager
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Salary: up to £45,000 + 20% Bonus plus Excellent Benefits
Employment Type: Permanent

My client is looking an experienced Resource Planning Manager to work within their Multi-channel Contact Centre. As Resource Planning Manager you will manage the operational demand and staffing plan that ensures customer service levels throughout all functions of customer experience are kept to a high standard.

Some of the Responsibilities include:
• Forecasting and capacity planning for all Customer Service areas.
• End to End resource planning including Forecasting, Scheduling and Real-time
• Design and deliver a real time delivery team ensuring full control for all demand into the business is fully visible and measured against plan.
• Design and deliver a full intraday delivery profile for call and social media delivery.
• Own and manage the WFM system (Verint), being the business subject matter expert building relationship with external vendor and continually keeping the technology ahead of the curve.
• Own the telephony system strategy architecture responsible for technical IVR build, customer experience journeys, queue control, access control and business contingency planning.

If you are interested to apply:
• Proven experience of operational contact centre management, resource planning and business analysis in a similar role with experience of managing a team.
• Previous experience of resource planning tools and other Contact Centre system management and reporting technologies.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong working relationships across the business at all levels.
• Excellent relationship management skills internally and externally with the ability to balance demands and pressures. Track record in influencing senior stakeholders.

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: 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.

Real-Time Manager

Job Ref: DJPF1218
Job Title: Real-Time Manager
Location Leeds
Salary: £35,000
Employment Type: Permanent

As Real-Time Manager you will ensure the delivery of exceptional levels of planning, deploying appropriate resource to meet business needs and you will lead the consistent achievement of service level requirements. Managing & motivating a team of Real-Time Planning specialists, where applicable.

Alongside performance improvement it is also imperative that the role be a positive and supportive intervention to ensure that FTE is operating at optimum level. Interacting and influencing key stakeholders is a necessity at all levels, including Senior Management and Support Teams.

Some of the Responsibilities include:

• To lead and develop a team of Real-Time Analyst, producing exceptional levels of resource optimisation and workload management.
• Complete regular performance and wellbeing reviews with individual team members
• Drive operational performance & efficiency
• Drive Intraday/real-time issue resolution and planning
• Identify & react to opportunities for continuous improvement
• Review, analyse, and present on various elements of planning & performance
• Manage the approach to agent activity & adherence via use of relevant systems, facilitating productivity improvements and service level attainment.
• Manage workload across all relevant channels, in line with intraday plans, striving for optimal performance on each line of business as well as collectively.
• Create, develop, and deliver analysis to a wide range of stakeholders.
• Ensure findings from real time analysis are fed through to the end to end planning process.
• Challenge and improve ways of working in order to drive efficiency, resulting in cost savings through reduction in FTE.

If you are interested to apply:
• Previous experience in a planning
• WFM systems
• MS Excel
• Good knowledge of workforce management processes and principles
• Strong numerical background
• Ability to build relationships and networks at all levels
• Good understanding of call centre type statistics and systems

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.

Real-Time Analyst

Job Ref: DJPF1217
Job Title: Real-Time Analyst
Location Leeds
Salary: £25,000
Employment Type: Permanent

As Real-Time Analyst you will support the operational business to flag issues, patterns and opportunities relating to performance and achievement against SLAs/KPIs. The role will focus on day-to-day issue identification and resolution.

Some of the Responsibilities include:
• Effective management of work queues, across all customer channels
• Drive operational activity & performance
• Drive Intraday/real-time issue resolution and planning
• Identify & escalate issues around shift & schedule adherence
• Review, analyse, and report on various elements of planning & performance

If you are interested to apply:
• Previous experience in a planning
• WFM systems
• MS Excel
• Good knowledge of workforce management processes and principles
• Strong numerical background
• Ability to build relationships and networks at all levels
• Good understanding of call centre type statistics and systems

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.