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Planning analyst

  • Location: Northamptonshire
  • Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + plus benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Projects, Programmes & Change
This vacancy has now expired.

Role: Resource planning analyst

Location: Northampton

The role holder will be responsible for front and/or back office forecasting and planning. You will produce accurate supply and demand forecasts and complete detailed forecast variance analysis to support the operations area in making optimum use of resources in order to achieve internal and contractual agreed service levels and meet business plans. Alongside this there is a requirement to work with our reporting team to understand how reports are created from our system using Heidi, Power BI, Tableau etc and assist in producing reports to assist the business.


  • Produce plans for front and/or back office Operations focusing on both supply and demand drivers. Analyse all supply and demand components using appropriate techniques and tools, providing insightful commentary and making and tracking recommendations.
  • Undertake 'planned vs actual' analysis and carry out detailed root cause analysis to provide challenge and improve planning accuracy.
  • Lead and contribute to formal interactions within our best practice Operational Management Framework (OMF) including Mission Control Meetings.
  • Ensure planning processes adhere to the OMF and share best practice across the planning community.
  • Provide full impact assessment and advice on business change/projects
  • Identify and highlight performance/service risks to Operations.
  • Support the business by making and driving recommendations on best use of operational resource, operational efficiencies and leakage opportunities
  • Support the achievement of revenue targets and both internal and contractual SLAs.
  • Produce actionable performance MI to support operational focus on key metrics.
  • Production of reports using appropriate tools such as Heidi, Power BI, Tablea


  • Good understanding of back office resource planning methodologies
  • Must have medium & long term forecasting & capacity planning experience.
  • Good understanding of back office performance metrics
  • Advanced Excel knowledge essential
  • Knowledge of Access
  • Previous experience in a resource planning role
  • Knowledge of back office resource planning technologies such as EG and Workwise would be an advantage
  • Ability to disseminate large amounts of information, shape into detailed plans and reports and present conclusions
  • Ability to develop strong internal relationships and interact and influence at all levels
  • Self-motivated, flexible and responsive to business needs and changes in priorities and deadlines
  • Personally committed to quality, delivery and improvement
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to create reports with high visual impact
  • Strong analytical skills and highly numerate
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong organisational, planning and time management skills with the ability to prioritise multiple tasks, working to challenging deadline
  • Committed team player

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