The Forecasting Strategist will analyze contact volumes, AHT, impact events, occupancy, and contact center staffing
activities to provide management information and make recommendations for the full and part time staffing needs to
support our client activities. The role will build a working relationship with the Management team and Partner
Relationship Managers and make recommendations based on business forecasts and actual activities. They will drive
the process that analyzes historical staffing trends to blend without client’s business activities and generate the
workforce projections and hiring plans for our contact center operations. These staff plan determine how the contact
center reacts in the short / long term to effectively respond to the operational demands of the business. The
responsibilities will be extremely time sensitive and will have a significant impact on the center's environment and
variable labor margin. This position will be responsible for the development of long-term capacity plans and will
provide accurate workload predictions budgeting and planning.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Forecasting / Scheduling
Responsibility for short & long-term labor management, multi contact type volume forecasting and
integration with Client SOW’s for accurate budget tracking and monthly variable labor forecasting.
Complete ad hoc labor analysis to determine appropriate staffing levels for process enhancements or
Maintain detailed records of volume, handle time, and other staffing impacts for future forecasting
Lead monthly forecasting meetings with Operations Managers and Clients.
Maintain hiring plans and attrition outlooks.
Ensure forecasting practices and processes are documented and executed within industry standards.
2. Aspect eWFM Administration
SME for all modules of the Enterprise forecasting application.
Responsible for administration and configuration of the Aspect eWFM application.
Provide training to all Percepta eWFM users, develop eWFM process documentation, and maintenance
Continuously research industry best practices and optimum utilization of the forecasting tool.
Must be available for system testing and configuration changes on occasional nights and / or weekends.
Coordination and relationship management of key internal and external stakeholders, cross-functional
department heads, consultants and other support partners as identified.
Work on activities and / or projects as requested by the Enterprise Resource Planning and Reporting
Manager, Site Director or VP of North American Operations.
Ability to interface with all levels of management including Executives within Percepta and Ford.
Excellent presentation skills with strong ability to present both qualitative and quantitative information in
a clear, concise and persuasive manner to all levels of the organization
Medium to advanced skills in the use of Microsoft Excel, Access and other database management
Strength in working on self-managed projects in conjunction with other departments
High degree of accuracy and ability to check one's own work
This position required a high level of professional integrity.
Client and employee information must be kept confidential.
Must be available to work varied shifts depending on location and programs supported.