Senior Forecasting Manager

Job Ref: DJPF1219
Job Title: Senior Forecasting Manager
Location Leeds
Salary: £42,000
Employment Type: Permanent

As the Senior Forecasting Manager, you will manage and develop a team of Planning specialists. You will deliver resource models and business plans which ensure space/resource requirements are accurately forecasted. The role should support change activity and generate/drive initiatives for continuous improvement. As Senior Forecasting Manager you will be responsible for owning relationships with senior internal stakeholders. You will take a lead in ensuring planning processes for your operational unit.

Some of the Responsibilities include:

• Manage, motivate and develop a team of planning specialists, maximising capability within the team through strengthening their ability to deliver excellent results.
• Formulate actual and future resource requirements to support business decisions around training and recruitment
• Formulate budget assumptions and future resource requirements
• Implement most effective methodology to drive forecast accuracy.
• Ensure planning are engaged with the change process and are adequately challenging and providing input for change controls in a timely fashion.

If you are interested to apply:
• Knowledge of planning theories and forecasting methods
• High level understanding of how Call Centre operations work
• Knowledge of Call Centre switches/network level routing /skill based routing
• Knowledge and application of Planning specific software – Aspect, Aspect Perform and eWFM
• Experience of planning space/seating requirements
• Excellent Excel knowledge
• Experience of large scale resource planning
• People management experience
• Strong analytical skills

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.

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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 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.

Resource Planning Manager

Job Ref: DJPF1211
Job Title: Resource Planning Manager
Location Coventry / West Midlands
Salary: £42,000 Plus Benefits
Employment Type: Permanent

As Resource Planning Manager you will be part of the Customer Service management team, you will take ownership of the strategy, development and long-term success of the Resource Planning team. Planning the effective utilisation of the Customer Service workforce carrying out forecasting, scheduling and real-time analysis.

Some of the Responsibilities include:
• Determine and communicate staff capacity and roster requirements;
• Ensure recommendations to best use staff to achieve KPIs, targets and mandates are provided to the business;
• Ensure appropriate level of training/catch-up hours are available;
• Managing and developing your own team of Resource Planning Analysts;
• Budget modelling responsibility for the contact centre;
• Creating new and innovative forecast and capacity models
• Identification and implementation of new technology for planning, including the use, development or procurement of effective workforce management software (WFM) and or other in-house systems;
• Contribute to improving the business and enhancing the reputation of the company by putting forward new ideas and by implementing change when requested to do so.

If you are interested to apply:
• Strong experience in team management and effective resource planning;
• Good knowledge of Workforce Management tools, Word, Excel and Access databases;
• An in-depth understanding of manual forecasting methods and formulas;
• Strong communication, collaboration and influencing skills to work at all levels from Director to Agent and external third parties;
• Work in a fast paced and pressurised environment, dealing with a high volume of calls;
• Have high standards of accuracy and attention to detail;

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 Planner – Field Based Planning

Job Ref: DJPF1205
Role: Resource Planner – Field Based Planning
Location: Warwick
Salary: £23,000
Employment Type: Permanent

My client is looking for a Scheduler to work within their operations support team. The successful candidate will be responsible for effectively scheduling the engineer’s diaries daily, including setting up and ordering parts for further visits when required. You will be working in a team of planners to ensure that all work is planned for effectively. This is a great opportunity for someone who has some planning experience and is looking for a new challenge in a company with great opportunities and career growth.

What experience do I need?
• You will have experience within a similar role as a planner or scheduler
• You will need to be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience of scheduling and planning applications
• You will be able to demonstrate previous experience within a production planning or work force scheduling role.
• Good PC skills, knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel and Planning tools

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

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.

Communications Team Leader – 12 month FTC

Ref: DJRL1017
Role: Communications Team Leader – 12 month FTC
Location: London
Salary: Circa £40,000 and benefits

An excellent opportunity has arisen within a well established company based in London who are looking to recruit a Communications Team Leader for their Communications and Policy department. The team provide an in-house PR, brand and marketing function, delivering communications strategies for all the groups stakeholders.

The successful candidate will bring you marketing communication strategies to life by managing a range of projects and leading project teams, partners and suppliers to deliver successful campaigns. These include branding, digital marketing and publications.

Within this role you will be responsible for the planning, briefing and execution of our marketing communications activities.

As an experienced line manager, you will be highly skilled in planning, resourcing and performance management.

The successful candidate will have:
• The skills be proactive with a collaborative approach to recognise and utilise the capabilities of the team around you, engaging with and empowering your stakeholders and proactively working to develop all deliverables.
• Excellent organisational skills.
• Excellent time management skills.
• A passion for quality and excellence.
• A strong work ethic.
• The ability to demonstrate a commitment to continuous personal improvement.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.

In return, our client will provide you with a choice of flexible benefits, salary exchange benefits, and rewards and discounts. You will also receive an annual allowance of £300 to use towards health and lifestyle benefits. Discounted childcare vouchers and cycling equipment throughout the year. You will receive 25 days holiday. Your hours will be 35 hours per week.

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.