Resource Planning Manager

Job Ref: DJPF1243
Job Title: Resource Planning Manager
Location South West/Midlands
Salary: £40,000
Employment Type: Permanent

As the Resource Planning Manager, you will Support the Operational Strategy by ensuring the business has the right people in the right place with the right skill, delivering a quality service that delights the customer. You will manage the Resource Planning team to ensure delivery of long, medium and short term plans.

Some of the Responsibilities include:
• Deliver an innovative workforce agility strategy that ensures optimal schedule effectiveness while also supporting enhanced employee satisfaction, minimisation of external attrition and delivering year on year Cost Per Minute reductions
• Direct line management responsibility for Planning Specialists, delivering coaching and performance management on a regular basis, both face to face and using remote methods
• Support the creation and delivery of alternative operating model scenarios covering two to five year window, including recommendations on resourcing, technology investment and location of services
• Act as SME in the use of the company’s WFM tools, suggesting and driving future changes/enhancements

If you are interested to apply:
• Extensive experience in WFM in a fast paced customer focused environment
• In depth knowledge of WFM methodologies and technology
• Strong working knowledge of management reporting tools and processes within the contact centre industry (ACD, CRM, e-mail etc.)
• Advanced IT skills, specifically MS Excel
• Excellent influencing and relationship building / interpersonal 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.

Resource Planning Analyst

Job Ref: DJPF1241
Job Title: Resource Planning Analyst
Location: Birmingham
Salary: £27,000 + Benefits
Employment Type: Permanent

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Resource Planning Analyst who will be responsible for analysing, monitoring and reacting to real-time staffing levels, as well as being responsible for absence management across all teams, and call volumes, busy lines, and the optimisation of skill sets to avoid development of call queues and raise any issues to local Management Team.

Some of the Responsibilities include:

• Managing real time service levels and work in partnership with operational management in order to deliver a high level of customer service for customers and clients by proactively managing the Workforce Management solution ensuring effective resource planning, implementation and use across the Customer Hub.
• Accountable for the management of the intra-day and real time seat capacity and FTE utilisation across multiple teams in order to consistently deliver high quality service performance level for customers ensuring that call volumes are handled cost effectively and the team is effectively resourced.
• Develop and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues, working together to drive operational performance by being the main point of contact, for operational managers with regard to service level and real time issues.
• Responsible for ensuring the workforce management application is maintained accurately and used in the most effective way to minimise effort and maximise efficiency including identifying and implementing telephony changes.

If you are interested to apply:
• Numerical reasoning, attention to detail and accuracy with the ability to track service level performance, identify and report trends in service level performance.
• Real-time service monitoring within a similar environment. Identifying the best course of remedial action to support service delivery.
• Experience of data sourcing, analysis and presentation with Excel and PowerPoint.
• Excellent understanding of resource planning and scheduling methodologies.
• Management reporting tools and processes within similar environments and industries.
• Related computer packages including Microsoft Office and experience of WFM, would be beneficial.

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.