Collections & Retentions Director

Job Ref: DJHB1023
Job Title: Collections & Retentions Director
Location: North West
Salary: £80,000 – £100,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Job Type: Permanent

Are you an experienced Debt Collection and/or Customer Retention specialist?
Do you have experience in the delivery of debt strategy plans for existing businesses?
Are you experienced in B2B Collections?
Are you a professional people manager with an affinity for both operational and strategic areas of business?

We’re currently working very closely with a B2B services business who are looking to introduce a Collections and Retentions Director into their growing business.
Being an established organisation, the position will enable you to join the business with a strong, established team who are going from strength to strength.

The role will require you to:
• Undertake a huge assessment of the business unit function and identify areas for improvements.
• Create and implement a debt collection strategy for the organisation; targeting their more challenging areas of debt that has built up.
• Create and implement a retentions strategy for the business; ensuring that existing customers remain, and any additional services required are offered.
• Managing a six-figure budget, working closely with internal and external stakeholders in the recovery of debt.
• Developing and progressing the team within the Retentions and Collections function through business growth and personal development.

You will ideally be:
• Highly experienced in Debt Collection or Retention with proven experience of implementing strategies and business plans to improve the standing of the business unit.
• An experienced people leader and manager, with both operational and strategic capabilities.
• Able to make decisions autonomously whilst working with internal stakeholder to ensure that all business unit areas are aligned.
• Experience in the Utilities or Telecoms industry is imperative for this position.
• The role is a rare opportunity to join an established organisation within the B2B market who are developing their team within a growing market space.

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, 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 Analyst

Job Ref: DJPF1274
Job Title: Resource Planning Analyst
Location : Lancashire, North West
Salary: Up to £27,500 + Benefits
Employment Type: Permanent

My client is looking for a Resource Planning Analyst who will play an integral role in a growing planning team. You will be responsible for Creating effective resource plans. You will Analyse data, recommend strategy and build forecasts based on volumes and average handling times.

Some of the Responsibilities include:

• Work collaboratively to ensure data & resources are applied to optimise capacity such as economic and seasonal trends, regulatory changes and historical patterns
• Back office resource planning, forecasting, model production & monitoring to provide accurate resource forecast to minimise cost & maximise revenue
• Proactively work with clients to set resource plans based on forecasts so service levels are achieved
• Produce & analyse resource and capacity based MI
• Proactively identify performance challenges & propose remedial actions
• Organise, prioritise & delegate workloads effectively, ensuring work is accurate and timely everyday
• Work closely with stakeholders ensuring you are the subject matter expert for resource planning related processes, promoting buy in and understanding
• Ensure you remain compliant and adhere to all company policies and regulations
• Monitor effectiveness of resource plans, apply learnings to forecast models
• Proactively intervenes in the event of issues arising when plans are live and uses mitigating action where appropriate

If you are interested to apply:

• Previous experience of working in a similar role
• Forecasting and capacity management experience
• Good communication & interpersonal skills at all levels
• Ability to assimilate data and provide recommendations
• Intermediate to expert in Excel, good knowledge of MS packages
• Knowledge of WFM tools and how they are applied within the business
• Knowledge IVR call routing

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.

Collections Team Manager

Job Reference: DJJM1233
Job Title: Collections Team Manager
Location: Blackpool – North West
Salary: £24k + up to 20% bonus
Employment Type: Permanent

An opportunity for an experienced Collections Team Manager to take responsibility for the collections operation for a multi-channel, digitally aligned and rapidly growing organisation.
The organisation offers a growing and positive environment, where personal development is encouraged and welcomed across the business.

As the Team Leader/Team Manager within Collections, you will work with the 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 Collections Advisors to enhance their skills 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.

Some of the duties and responsibilities for the Team Leader/Team Manager will include:
• 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 Collections Team Manager, working with a team of collection advisors to develop an improved collections department and a great place to work. Used to achieving SLA’s and KPI’s you will take ownership of the ongoing customer service delivery and look to improve existing operations as the business continues to grow.

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, 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: DJPF1262
Job Title: Resource Planning Manager
Location Warrington / North West
Salary: £50,000 – £60,000 Plus Bonus and Benefits
Employment Type: Permanent

My client is looking for an experienced Resource Planning Manager to lead a team of Planners to co-ordinate field-based operation activities throughout the UK.

What will you be doing?
• Manage 9 Planners to ensure effective use of resources
• Ensure company standards and procedures are adhered to by those employees.
• Work with strategic planning to establish effective scenario and strategic long term planning models
• Develop process improvement projects with key external and internal customers and suppliers to develop and improve the supply chain from cradle to grave for service.
• To develop and publish planning KPIs for customer service, utilisation and achievement to plan in order to identify efficiencies and ensure year on year improvements.
• Develop process improvement projects with internal customers to improve planning and reduce costs and improve service.
• Install a continuous improvement culture within the Operations management.
• To facilitate the planning of all field training and meetings in accordance with achieving the required capacity levels to deliver customer service levels and business objectives.
• Field roster management.
• The forecasting of growth and to assist in preparing recruitment plans.

To apply for this position please forward a copy of your CV to us. 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 Analyst

Job Ref: DJPF1261
Job Title: Resource Planning Analyst
Location: Manchester, North West
Salary: £35,000
Employment Type: Permanent

Are you an experienced Forecasting and Capacity Planning Analyst with a background in modelling? If so, my client is looking for a Resource Planning Analyst who will work with their Resource Planning & Analytics teams to help them manage demand and capacity plans.

This role is ideal for an articulate, analytical and enthusiastic WFM professional with a strategic mindset. As part of the role you will be responsible for predicting both short and long-term plans through the analysis of historical trends, alongside budgetary and company strategy to meet the customers’ needs and expectation through applicable WFM staffing principles and Excel modelling.

Some of the Responsibilities include:
• Anticipating complex possible options based on historical data, experience, analysis combined with possible future visions.
• Ability to break down raw information and undefined problems into specific workable components that in turn identifies the issues at hand.
• Excel Modelling
• Capacity Planning

If you are interested to apply:
• Effective and confident communicator and the ability to influence at all levels
• Displays sound judgement, objectivity, strong commercial awareness and a commitment to delivering a high level of internal customer service.
• At least 2 years in a Forecasting for front office and back offices environment for phone, email and Chat channels role.
• Experience of building capacity models from scratch.
• Understanding of Erlang and calculating FTE requirements outside of a WFM tool.
• Excellent excel skills and able to analyse large amounts of complex data.
• Proficient in using WFM tools with detailed understanding of forecast and people modules also an advantage.

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.