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11 days ago
Virgin Media
Salary: Competitive Salary
Location: Manchester
Job type: Permanent
Category: Planning Jobs
Job ID 00020870

About the role

As a Forecasting Analyst it’s your job to take ownership of multiple statistical forecasting methods.

As a valued member of our highly skilled team we would love you to bring your expertise in analysing and extracting important properties from large and complex data sets. You’ll produce insight and intelligence on current business requirements to enable the Planning Managers and Capacity Planning teams to make informed decisions on resourcing. You’ll be curious about the road ahead by delivering a stable forecast which incorporates all project overlays and call reduction initiatives.

We'd love you to bring experience and expertise in crafting weekly, daily and interval level 12-18 month demand forecasts which drives the resourcing requirement for the commitment period in line with the agreed sourcing strategy and contractual obligations.

We're super proud of our history, helping communities to stay connected with oodles of top-notch products and services. We offer the full kit and caboodle – Broadband, TV, mobile and * – arming our customers out with the very latest tech.

Alongside the what we do, it's why we do it that really matters.

Our mission is to become the most recommended brand, by our people and our customers. A massive part of that mission is in how we ensure that our brilliant people have a working environment in which they can truly belong. For us, it's about every single person finding a place where they can bring, and be, their whole selves at work

Tell me more, tell me more…

As a valued member of the team it will be your job to produce accurate and effective weekly demand forecasts across various lines of business reflective of work types, ensuring assumption management of a number of factors such as;

* Seasonality factors
* Volume driver analysis
* Campaign and project inputs to growth adjustments
* Call reduction initiatives

You will have a keen focus on forecasting medium to long range demand requirement into the capacity model so that the business is able to achieve target service levels as efficiently as possible. A key factor of the role is also how you communicate these demand requirements to planning managers and ensure open lines of communication.

You can opt to be based out of our Manchester, Wythenshawe or Bellshill, Glasgow office

The Must haves

* Experience with multiple statistical forecasting methods
* Experience using and developing forecasting models in R or Python
* Ability to demonstrate analytical skills and data visualisation
* Ability to demonstrate verbal, written and numerical skills
* Ability to use Excel at an advanced level to design and manage complex forecasting models

Other stuff we are looking for.

* Telco and multimedia sector experience
* Experience with Anaplan & Verint

What’s in it for you?

We know that benefits mean so much more than the 'stuff' we can give you, so we offer a wide range of support, rewards and tools - all focused on helping you to prioritise what really matters.

All work and no play just isn't our style! We're already planning our future ways of working, for when life becomes a little more normal again. And it's fair to say, it'll offer great flexibility and always put wellbeing at the top of the table. We're open to chatting about flexible working (so don't be worried to ask the question). Every role is different, so where we can, we'll work with you to achieve the right balance.

If you go on to be successful in your application, some of the many benefits you'll get are:

25 days annual leave, plus UK Bank Holidays + Your birthday off every year, to treat yourself.

A defined contribution pension scheme, run by Fidelity, matched up to 10%.

Access to wellbeing benefits such as the Unmind App, personal medical cover (which you can opt to upgrade to cover loved ones) and critical illness cover.

The option to buy and sell holiday to suit your jet setting lifestyle.

Next Steps

If you think you've got some red hot skills to offer us, and we feel like somewhere you can belong, we'd love to learn more about you. Submit an application, which we'll be reviewing over the next 10-12 days Don't dilly dally, because the role will close on 06/05/21

Once we've carefully considered the submissions, we're planning to hold the first stage interviews on or around W/C 10TH May

Thanks for your patience in the meantime and for showing an interest in joining the Virgin Media family

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