Workforce Planning Manager

Northbrook, Illinois
Not Specified
Feb 12, 2018
Apr 13, 2018
Job Type
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Job Description

Job Family Summary

The Central Command Center Scheduling Team is accountable for numerous call center workforce management activities related to forecasting, staff planning, scheduling and tracking. The Central Command Center Operation is 24x7x365.

Job Summary

The Scheduling Assoc Manager provides accurate forecasts and staffing models at a business level for an integrated call network across global locations in support of optimized customer experience. The Assoc Manager fully supports service level agreements across various clients, products, and programs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provides accurate volume forecasting models at 30, 60, 90, 180, and 365 day intervals based upon business momentum and reflect anticipated volume fluctuations. This includes a global and site appropriate forecast model including assessment of business capacity and training needs, and making recommendations to ensure an overall optimized environment.

  • Must accommodate varying servicing models based upon client specification, call type, and technology suite

  • Secures proper staffing globally and at site/client levels through ongoing and interactive communication

  • Provides analysis and thought leadership around call and cost optimization with focus on technology based solutions

  • Meets or exceeds all financial targets, e.g., cost per minute

  • Key contributor to the business continuity plan ensure operational redundancy exists on an ongoing basis in support of client and business needs

  • In conjunction with business, supports conduct periodic testing in order to ensure ready state implementation as needed. This activity includes planning for seasonal call volume shifts, site outages, and natural disaster occurrences.

  • Provides strategic recommendation to business regarding contact optimization including call structure, delivery channel, technology-based optimization, etc.

  • Provides timely and accurate reporting to internal and external clients. Meets client based reporting needs as specified.

  • Integrate new capacity planning models to support new business and/or activities

  • Responsible for producing and delivering detailed Operational financial plans (as related Operational inputs to the plan) to in partnership with the Operations Performance team

Develops staff, including career planning and succession planning.

Job Qualifications


  • 5-7 years call center management experience in a large (+ 1MM annual contacts) environment and the ability to demonstrate core skills in planning and forecasting delivery.

  • Strong skill set in forecasting application(s) such as Verint, or eWorkforce Management.

  • Working knowledge of Avaya CMS/CentreVu and Business Objects desired.

  • Ability to execute multiple priorities in a diversified growth based business model.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Effective leadership and influencing skills.

  • Experience in service delivery through an outsourced/globally sourced business solution.

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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