Posted On: 03-11-2020
Position Title: Workforce Analyst
Job Location: Ann Arbor, MI
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Job Description

The Workforce Analyst is responsible for forecasting call volume and creating work schedules that efficiently and effectively utilize department resources to meet the department’s response time goals.

Principal Accountabilities:

Lead all workforce management (forecasting and scheduling) activities to meet needs of internal and external customers.  These duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Create call volume forecasts
  • Create monthly shift schedules
  • Create weekend shift schedules
  • Generate and assign shifts in WFM software
  • Add shift preferences and project time to schedule in WFM software
  • Review finalized schedules to ensure proper staffing open to close
  • Collaborate with Real Time Analysts on effectiveness of schedules
  • Evaluate time off requests
  • Maintain accurate employee records in WFM software
  • Communicate scheduling information to the staff
  • Collaborate with Team Leaders, Product Leaders, and Managers
  • Conduct staff training on scheduling process and use of tools (e.g. Calabrio)
  • Develop and maintain thorough understanding of contact center applications
  • Communicate with other departments related to resource share agreements
  • Encourage new ideas, champion innovation, and drive efficiency

Secondary Accountabilities:

  • Participate in special projects as needed
  • Research and implement new call center technology as needed


  • Strong work ethic and ability to work independently
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively with staff at all levels
  • Demonstrate strong analytical skills, with emphasis on forecasting
  • Knowledge of contact center terminology (e.g. ACD, AHT, ACW, etc.), processes, and technology
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, adapt to changing priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge and proven ability to utilize WFM software applications (scheduling, reporting)
  • Proficient use of PC software applications (Excel, Outlook, and Word)
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in performing WFM functions in a multi-channel/multi-skilled environment with at least 200 employees
  • 4-year degree in statistics, computer science, or management information systems (or other 4-year degree with relevant contact center experience)

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