Planning Analyst

Job Shop Recruitment Services
Exeter, UK
16 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Shop Recruitment are currently recruiting for a Planning Analyst on a 6 month fixed Term contract

You will be reporting into the Senior Planning Analyst and providing support in the area of data analysis.

The role will enable the business as a whole, to function more efficiently and make decisions based on accurate historic and current performance data.

This role will also be expected to generate improvement opportunities for the business, which would benefit our stakeholders globally.

The Group is keen to have data drive performance, and increasing the analytical capability of all departments will greatly assist in developing a factually based, scientific approach to Continuous Improvement.

  • Assisting with the preparation and development of business KPIs on a daily, weekly and monthly basis
  • Sourcing and providing relevant data to staff (output hours, productivity, work planned, overtime, for example)
  • Giving comment on any trends as required, including any unexpected variances, and where appropriate make recommendations
  • Graphing data trends as required
  • Support the Senior Planning Analyst with complicated analysis tasks
  • Writing Visual Basic Application macros to automate repetitive tasks

  • Strong self-starter with 'intellectual curiosity'
  • A desire to eliminate waste and to optimize output / efficiency
  • A desire to answer questions and solve problems using data
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel, Access (database)
  • Advanced knowledge of Sage (ideally Sage 1000)
  • Experience of Structured Query Language an advantage
  • Highest standards of accuracy and precision, highly organized
  • Articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to think creatively, highly-driven and self-motivated
  • Demonstrable ability to roll-up sleeve and work with team members and senior management (including directors), in a hands-on capacity

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