Real Time Analyst

08 Aug 2017
19 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Real Time Analyst
Based: Tamworth
Come and join the number one food service company in the country…. With a turnover of over £2.6bn, Brakes Group is a leading supplier to the foodservice industry in the UK, Ireland, France and Sweden. The group comprises a family of specialist businesses which are able to deliver everything the caterer needs, including their very successful own brand ranges developed specifically for chefs.
Role Purpose
The purpose of the forecasting analyst role is to provide forecasts for all contact centre metrics to an agreed level of accuracy.
The post holder will provide forecasts to support short, medium and long term planning that may include but not be limited to volume, handling time, Grade of Service, FTE, staff attrition, and shrinkage and adherence.
They will work with scheduling and real-time analysts across the primary operational sites to deliver consistent practices and planning methodology, and proactively meet service goals for all contact centre channels.
Principal Accountabilities
Planning Operations
  • Creation and maintenance of all contact centre forecasting models.
  • Management of the forecasting modules within the WFM application.
  • Responsible for the achievement of forecasting accuracy targets.
  • General administration of data within the WFM tools and applications.
  • Specific WFM forecast related reporting.
  • To work with team from outside the contact centre (most commonly the finance teams) to ensure that contact centre planning and forecasting is aligned to budget.
  • Impact assesses change and business initiatives to understand and communicate the potential effect on contact centre operations and budget.
  • To undertake scenario planning and sensitivity analysis on contact centre plans.
  • To maintain detailed information on historical forecasts and reasons for variance.
  • Assumes and performs other duties and responsibilities not specifically outlined here, but which are logically and properly inherent to the position
Business Operations and Support
  • Work within peer group to ensure that KPI’s and in particular service goal outcomes are maximised.
  • Effective use of operational knowledge to identify revenue, efficiency and service improvement opportunities.
  • Support the Resource Planning Manager and Head of WFM by providing insight and fulfilling reporting requests.
  • Work with other Contact Centre teams to create best practice workforce optimisation plans.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Computer literacy: Highly competent user of Microsoft Office applications, specifically with advanced level Excel skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage competing priorities.
  • Ability to handle ambiguity and make decisions with limited information.
  • A highly analytical mind-set.
  • Minimum GSCE maths grade (B). A-Level maths / statistics or equivalent would be an advantage, or comparable business experience in a statistics or finance based role.
  • Strong planning and organisational skills with attention to detail.
  • Previous experience of contact centre forecasting techniques and approaches is essential.
  • Knowledge and experience of the Avaya telephony system and Verint WFM applications would be a distinct advantage.
  • Ability to convey complex arguments in easily understood terms.

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