Home Service Planning Lead - FTC

  • Location: Scotland - West Lothian - Livingston
  • Employee status: Fixed Term
  • Closing date: 24-09-2017
  • Reference number: 37606
We’re part of Europe’s leading entertainment and communications business. With over 22 million customers across five countries, we make life easier by entertaining and connecting people. It’s a genuine team effort. That’s why we want talented people, like you, to join us and help make the future happen.

We have an exciting opportunity for Planning Lead to join the Home Service team to help lead and support the changing needs of the business, perform exceptional reporting and continually improve capacity, planning and scheduling processes.

The perks 
As a valued employee of Sky, you’ll benefit from a free Sky Q premium package (one off payment required for installation), an excellent pension scheme, private health care and a share save scheme. There’s a range of other benefits to help you make valuable tax and national insurance savings too.

Purpose of the role and key responsibilities
Drive continuous improvement within Home Service Planning to support Field, Contact Centre & Retail Operations
Continually seeking opportunities to improve scheduling & planning processes making recommendations for change
Monitoring and reporting Home Service Planning KPI target variances and creating action plans
Working closely with Stakeholders on short to medium term projects to build business case or justification for developments to business models
Acting as key contact with Stakeholders on department communications
Work in conjunction with Planning Architect & Senior Planning Architect on scoping viability of long term initiatives
Work closely with the S&OP team to ensure that our assumptions are aligned & feedback in any adjustments that we should consider
Support the CRF process to ensure that we remain in SLA across all queues & communicate changes effectively
Monitor demand and availability forecast vs. actual, and performing variation analysis and taking action as necessary
Play active role in supporting the department Strategy's to facilitate delivery of objectives.
Supporting the Resource Planners in the creation of the optimum schedule to maximise engineer efficiency
Coaching, supporting and guiding the Resource Planners in their role to ensure the quality of Resource Planning delivery

Your skills
Previous experience in a planning position with sound knowledge of scheduling processes and systems
Proven experience working within a customer focused environment
Excellent organisational Skills
Demonstrates a proactive approach
Prioritising and working to tight deadlines
Strong Analytical approach
Clear & effective communication at all levels
Self-motivated with a positive outlook
Well-developed interpersonal skills 
An ability to relate well to people who want to learn
A desire to support and develop
Flexible, reliable and patient
Taking the initiative and playing an active role in change
Excellent Microsoft Office skills, in particular Microsoft Excel


If you’re ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, apply today. 

Happy to talk flexible working.

It’s our people that make Sky Europe’s leading entertainment company. That’s why we work hard to be an inclusive employer, so everyone at Sky can be their best.

If you are successful in your application for this role, your appointment will be subject to receiving a positive outcome from your Criminal Record Check.

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