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Junior Business Analyst

Salary range: £25,000 p.a. + Benefits package
Location: North Kent

A successful, established construction and building materials group are looking to recruit a highly analytical individual, who can combine I.T skills with commercial awareness to manipulate large volumes of data to produce reports interpreting results and including informed comment on trends and areas requiring further analysis

 

A successful, established construction and building materials group are looking to recruit a highly analytical individual, who can combine I.T skills with commercial awareness to manipulate large volumes of data to produce reports interpreting results and including informed comment on trends and areas requiring further analysis.

The perfect candidate will have responsibility for maintaining the integrity of the commercial data contained in the software tools utilised, COGNOS and IFS, with the ability to extract and report data to meet stakeholder requirements.

They should have a good understanding of profitability reporting concepts such as sales margin, profit contribution and rebates and be able to interpret commercial agreements and decisions to ensure their contents are accurately held on the company’s data warehouse systems.

They will need the ability to work accurately under pressure to meet month end, year end and ad hoc reporting and presentation requirements.

Knowledge and Skills:

Essential:

  • Strong analytical skills, with ability to clearly identify key issues.
  • High level of accuracy with attention to detail.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to interpret needs and shape required deliverables.
  • Ability to work and co-operate with various business stakeholders.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • Understanding of Financial reporting terms and concepts.

Desirable:

  • Experience of using COGNOS.
  • Commercial reporting experience.
  • Manufacturing experience.

Operations Supervisor – Commodities

Salary range: £30,000 p.a. + Benefits package
Location: North Kent

A leading Resource Trading and management form are looking to appoint an experienced Operations Supervisor with experience of either Trade Finance or Physical Operations.

JOB PURPOSE

  • Lead from the front and oversee the work of the documentation and ticket teams, to ensure they work efficiently, effectively and accurately.
  • To assist with export customs clearance processes

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Manage and oversee the daily activities of the operations team (Export Documentation and Tickets team) following the company’s procedure and guidelines
  • Ensure that all documents being sent to the banks are checked in advance to ensure total accuracy while taking responsibility to contact the banks directly should errors arise with regards to Documentary Credits.
  • Be a lead in aligning exportation process with new rules and regulations following BREXIT.
  • Assist agents, internal and external customers and suppliers with any queries they may have and ensure optimum responses times to aid operational effectiveness.
  • Ensure that the correct inspection has been made for each end country as containers are being shipped to a range of locations
  • Record tonnage for each grade from each site and provide end use details on a monthly basis.
  • Support, oversee and take an active role in matching tickets on ExportMaster- ensure that correct tickets are imported to the correct sales orders and ensure company are receiving good quality photos from each site.
  • Assist Rest of the World logistics department with Detention and Demurrage requests and ensure efficient and effective response times.
  • Ensure that the DFR/Dashboard is regularly maintained and up to date with the correct information included.
  • Ensuring all filing systems are up to date and documents are controlled in line with internal standards.
  • Contribute to the development and monitoring of KPI’s set for the department and report on them.
  • Oversee and assist month end figures and submit required reports to complete month and year end activity.
  • To drive high standards of employee engagement, encouraging them to participate in employee surveys, creating local engagement plans and creating an environment of improved top down and bottom up communication

REQUIRMENTS:

  • Have, and maintain at all times a good understanding of the supply and demand cycles and market influence factors, competitors and trade prices of all materials.
  • Suitable experience in export customs clearance. With key focus on UK-Europe trade lane.
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Strong supervisor with good people management skills
  • Well organised, logical and creative thinker.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work to targets and deadlines.
  • Suitable export customs clearance knowledge.

Personal Assistant to Directors

Salary range: £30,000 - £35,000 p.a. + Excellent Benefits package
Location: London Bridge

A retailing, publishing and merchandising company are recruiting an Executive Personal Assistant to provide a comprehensive, pivotal personal support service for the Managing Director and Executive Director.

My client, a retailing, publishing and merchandising company are recruiting an Executive Personal Assistant to provide a comprehensive, pivotal personal support service for the Managing Director and Executive Director.

Responsibilities/duties:

  • Organisation, administration, secretarial.
  • Extensive Diary Management, including organising internal and external meetings.
  • Making domestic and international travel arrangements including flights, hotel bookings, car hire, visa, maps and appointments.
  • General administration within directors’ office, including internal and external communications.
  • Placing book orders and maintaining profitable business relationships with international publishers.
  • Loading monthly New Title book spreadsheets onto the Master Sheet, checking ISBNs.
  • Secretarial duties.
  • Maintaining and updating the ‘PA Bible’.
  • Maintaining files and databases of up-to-date information relevant to the directors.
  • Producing business correspondence.
  • Organising the Directors’ personal affairs.
  • Maintaining the Directors’ book and DVD libraries in a cohesive and attainable way.
  • Liaison with overseas contacts in the US – east and west coast.
  • Archiving collections of books / comics / merchandise.
  • Provision of interim support to senior management team as necessary.
  • Researching, comparing and booking costs for flights and accommodation. Liaison and negotiation with current travel vendors will also be required.
  • Reviewing and improving systems, methods, customer service standards for retail group, and other areas as directed.
  • All other duties as required to ensure the smooth running of the directors’ office.

Hours:

Mon – Thurs = 11am – 7.30pm

Fri = 10.30am – 7pm

HR Business Partner

Salary range: £40,000 - £50,000 p.a. + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Location: London, West End

Working for this successful Japanese General Trading company, you will manage Stakeholder management including building relationships at all levels

You will be working for this successful General Trading (Japans largest) in Central London.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Stakeholder management including building relationships at all levels
  • All aspects of recruitment, including provision of assistance to managers in defining roles and responsibilities, liaison with agencies and negotiation of terms, interviews etc
  • Employee relations – advise, manage and provide guidance to client areas
  • Performance management – supporting Managers and employees with the recently rolled out new appraisal process
  • Provide HR support and guidance during change management processes such as restructuring, TUPE transfers, and redundancies
  • Provide HR support to strategic business plans and guide managers on HR best practice to achieve business aims
  • Provide cultural support and training to managers including explaining HRM practices/ procedures and employment law in the UK as appropriate
  • HRM administration and co-ordination

Qualifications and Skills Required

Essential

  • Up to date knowledge of UK employment law and practical experience in providing all aspects of a HR generalist service at a business partner level
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with sensitive data and maintain trust and confidentiality
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills
  • Ability to explain, influence, and persuade key managers based on the technical knowledge and understanding of the cultural issues
  • Ability to build relationships up to and including senior management level
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to apply tact and discretion
  • Flexible attitude to cover other tasks
  • Practical IT skills in Word, Powerpoint and Excel

Desirable

  • Chartered membership of the CIPD or an equivalent professional qualification
  • Experience working in an international business environment
  • Knowledge of Japanese customs and culture
  • Previous practical experience of TUPE
  • Experience of developing HR IT systems – is this really desirable?

Senior Contracts Administrator – International Trading

Salary range: Permanent: £28,000 - £32,000 p.a. + Excellent benefits
Location: West End, London

Our client is an international Trading business, specializing specifically within the Perishable and Temperature Controlled, products market. Whilst the department make up is small, you will be working for an International Corporation with over 60,000 staff globally.

The summary of the role will be to assist the department with all aspects of import administration. Also, to be responsible for all procedures relating to order placement, shipment and stock control and to ensure records are maintained to meet potential audit requirements.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Contracts administration
  • Liaising with customers / suppliers for delivery and shipment instructions
  • Stock control and monitor stock levels
  • Stock reporting
  • Opening/amending letters of credit and set up export documents
  • FX Control
  • Applying for marine insurance
  • Issuing sales and purchase contracts
  • Invoicing customers
  • Credit control
  • Trade lines control
  • Looking after credit insurance account
  • Valpak waste packaging management
  • SarBox management
  • Regularly monitor price and performance of various forwarding agents and instructing them according to requirements for shipping
  • Administration duties as required

REQUIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Background in documentation for international trade
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work to a very high standard of accuracy
  • Ability to work on own initiative with little supervision
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent PC skills, a thorough knowledge of Word and Excel
  • Experience of trade in perishable and temperature controlled goods – preferred
  • Experience with SAP or similar accounting system – preferred
  • Experience of supervising a team and allocating duties – preferred

Commodity Contracts / Letters of Credit Analyst

Salary range: Permanent: £25,000 - £35,000 p.a.
Location: West End, London

The successful candidate will be working for a creative, growing Trading business headquartered in London. Due to continued growth there is need to bring in additional staff to support requirements.

The successful candidate will be working for a creative, growing Trading business headquartered in London.
Due to continued growth there is need to bring in additional staff to support requirements.

The Contract Administration team drafts and review all trade agreements to ensure that the business is fully and legally protected and to ensure that all contracts are consistent to prevent P&L losses and to ensure that all documentary/financial instruments are issued correctly.

Responsibilities:

•Preparing contracts and dealing with countering of contracts to conclusion.
•Computer filing, data entry, tracking and logging of contracts, and all related correspondence and e-mails.
•Raising invoices
•Input orders into the system
•Liaising with accounts/ finance team
•Opening L/Cs
•General ad hoc support

HR Advisor

Salary range: Permanent - £25,000 - £30,000 p.a.
Location: Central London

Our client is a unique, UK based business offering an unrivalled combination of fit-out, construction

and facilities management services.

The multi-disciplinary group provides a full range of services for the occupiers and owners of buildings; from office fit-out and building refurbishment, to technical fit-out for facilities such as laboratories and data centres. The facilities management division of the group provides post-project support for clients as well as traditional maintenance and facilities management services to a wide range of organisations.

Key activities in the role will include:

  • Managing the organisations learning and development activities, including writing the yearly learning and development plan, producing a programme of training events, designing new programmes and analysing course evaluations.
  • Recruiting staff at all levels, liaising with advertising and recruitment agencies, advising, as well as interviewing candidates using behavioural interviewing techniques.

  • Training for Team Leaders up to Manager level relating to supervision of staff, how to conduct disciplinary and Grievance meetings, successful recruitment practices.
  • Providing HR support and advice to managers and staff at all levels as and when required, managing the private pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, TUPE, Maternity entitlement and new legislation, variations to contracts.
  • Involvement with Disciplinary, Grievance and Appeal processes, to assist managers and manage senior management processes
  • Induction programmes for Administrators, Managers and Senior Managers, including devising a plan to cover key areas for each job role and manage the programme from the start, analyse the feedback and adapt programmes as necessary

  • Conducting CRB and reference checks

Person Specification

You will be highly motivated, HR professional wanting the next step in your career.  This is a stand alone role and so the successful applicant will be a self starter with the ability to think for themselves and organise the HR function to run smoothly.