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Forecasting Analyst
Greater Manchester

About the Role

I am currently recruiting for an excellent and experienced Forecasting Analyst for a Multi site, multi functional contact centre in Manchester.

This role is paying £250-300per day initial 3-6 month FTC; role could go perm, if you desire!

Are you an experienced Forecast & Capacity Planner looking to join a highly regarded, growing UK business that will provide exceptional career prospects?

The successful candidate will be highly analytical, strategic and commercially astute individual who is looking to carve an enviable career path.

You will compile staffing level requirement forecasting as well as workplace scheduling in the call centre. Also you will prepare reports which determine call volume, calling patterns , service trends and staff productivity.

The ideal candidate will have experience in workflow/workforce management and monitoring of real-time call volumes off-call activity and service levels.


About the role:


  • Provide recommendations to the operations to support with efficiencies and improving the service delivered to the customer whilst analysing any changes made accros multiple sites
  • Create management reports in relation to key business areas
  • Maintain capacity plans for business functions - taking ownership of the demand forecast & staff plan
  • Analyse resource information to identify trends and provide meaningful insight to the operation
  • Gathering call data for higher level resource planners for analyses which allows to determine call volume trends, service activity or resource availability to forecast required staffing levels and provide reporting to management.

Required Skills and Experience:


  • A strong analytical and strategic thinker
  • Significant experience in forecast, staff plan & capacity planning
  • Proven experience of influencing key business stakeholders
  • Experience of WFM system Aspect eWFM 7.0/ Experience using Avaya CMS
  • A minimum of 2/3 years Relevant experience in a call centre

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