Rob has over 25 years professional recruitment experienced gained mainly within Financial Recruitment. He has a well-established, highly successful, and stable background supporting the recruitment needs of major blue-chip clients and SMEs.

Rob worked for 19 years within an independent financial recruitment consultancy which grew significantly across the UK before joining Probe in 2016 to strengthen our Business Services Division which specialises in Finance, HR and Sales recruitment and was keen to work with Probe because of our independence, which enables the delivery of an excellent service to both candidates and clients.

Rob Dorricott

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Rob has over 25 years professional recruitment experienced gained mainly within Financial Recruitment. He has a well-established, highly successful, and stable background supporting the recruitment needs of major blue-chip clients and SMEs.

Rob worked for 19 years within an independent financial recruitment consultancy which grew significantly across the UK before joining Probe in 2016 to strengthen our Business Services Division which specialises in Finance, HR and Sales recruitment and was keen to work with Probe because of our independence, which enables the delivery of an excellent service to both candidates and clients.

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Market leading company is looking for a 1st Line IT Support Technician to join their IT team in Sutton Coldfield.

Key responsibilities:

To work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment with an agile and flexible approach, providing 1st line contact technical support to customers and third party contractors, whilst ensuring high standards of customer service and accurate notes are intact. Contact will be via email, telephone and live chat and there is use of the internal ticketing system. Issues will need to be prioritised and dealt with quickly and appropriately with initiative.

Key skills required:

  • Proven software support experience or experience within a busy call centre environment.
  • The ability to work in a pressured environment dealing with challenging customers at times, taking on large amounts of information such as bespoke software, and multi-task with high workloads and moving targets.
  • The ability to troubleshoot, think laterally and question situations before escalating or delegating issues.
  • Be an excellent communicator (written and verbal), with a flexible working style and attention to detail, and the ability to work with initiative.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise effectively in a professional manner.
  • Flexible approach with excellent time management, planning and organisational skills.

This is a great opportunity to join an established organisation during an exciting period of development. The salary on offer for this position is £18,000-£19,000.

 

Probe are pleased to be partnering exclusively with an established manufacturing/engineering company in their search for a new Financial Controller. 

The company is a division of a much larger international group and will therefore be a great role for an ambitious accountant looking for their first financial controller position. Candidates must have SAP and manufacturing experience ideally gained in the automotive sector.

Reporting to the Plant General Manager the Financial Controller's duties will include:

- be responsible towards the Group, and for the scope, of the reliability of Management data and compliance with procedures,

- draw up the results for the scope according to the methodology, criteria and indicators defined by the Group,

- respond to the Region's financial requests,

- provide the Plant General Manager with the analyses and comments to understand and potentially improve economic performance within their scope.

  • In collaboration with the Plant General Manager and under the functional responsibility of the Regional Controlling Manager, takes part in

- monitoring productivity (gathering actions),

- gathering part of the data (financial data) of the financial performance ongoing improvement plan in order to achieve the targets set (relevance, simplicity and reliability of data; aiming for economic performance),

- drafting the results (P&L) for the scope and concise analyses: Flash, a monthly review with the Plant General Manager and Regional Industrial Management.

- updating the grid of price,

- calculating the Quality of Turnover and reconciling it with the P&L,

- alerting the Plant General Manager to shortfalls in relation to targets and deviations from procedures and the reality observed in the field (data reliability),

- drafting budgets and ensuring they are followed by Budgetary Control,

- monitoring the investment allocation.

e group have a reputation for developing its staff, and due to its size, comes the ability to offer long term career opportunities.

 

Probe are currently recruiting for an experienced HR Advisor to join a leading business based in Sutton Coldfield. The role is a newly created standalone HR role and is an ideal opportunity for some one to develop and manage HR processes and procedures.

HR Advisor duties include:

  • Providing a dedicated Generalist HR support to stakeholders across the organisation
  • Implementing developing and maintaining HR related processes and procedures
  • Maintain Employee records
  • Support managers within the organisation, with advice, guidance and documentation on ER
  • Lead and manage absence recording, monitoring and reducing absenteeism
  • Deal with Day to Day HR issues
  • Promote Employee Engagement
  • Arrange and Attend formal hearings as required ( some travel to other sites will be required).
  • Review employment and working conditions to ensure legal compliance
 

Introduction:

Growing business require an experienced Credit Controller who is capable of hitting the ground running in a standalone role. As Credit Controller you will be responsible for for aspects of credit control including:

Duties of a Credit Controller:

  • Chasing debt via telephone, email and dunning letters.
  • Posting and allocation of payments.
  • Daily banking, maintaining credit limits.
  • Using sanctions to to encourage prompt payment.
  • Month end reconciliation.
  • Working closely with sales teams to resolve customer issues.

Please send your CV ASAP.

 

Probe Recruitment are supporting a Manufacturing organisation in Banbury who are looking for an Assistant Plant Controller with responsibility for controlling all plant costs and internal controls, compiling the annual budgets/forecasts and ensuring that all statutory reporting requirements are met.

  • Control of Plant Direct Margin Costs: Control all direct margin costs at part level.
  • Change Control: Review and approval of sales price, BOM and standard costs changes. Develop reporting systems to communicate impact of changes
  • Standard Costs: Set up and maintain standard costing for existing parts. Develop reporting systems to communicate financial margins at part, commodity and vehicle level
  • New vehicle projects: Review new program costs down to EBITDA level. Ensure integrity between programs reported profits and plant level profitability. Develop reporting systems to communicate profitability status at program milestones.
  • Launch costs: Control and report all plant launch costs. Work with launch team to prepare annual launch forecast
  • Monthly forecasting: Support Plant Controller during monthly forecasting process.
  • P&L responsibility: Full responsibility for specific P&L lines.
  • Month End procedures: Journal preparation, P&L and Balance Sheet analysis during 3 day close. Balance Sheet reconciliation
  • Corporate reporting: Complete monthly direct margin report for monthly management information pack including commentary. Support Plant Controller on other reports required for monthly management pack.
 

A leading manufacturing business requires an experienced Financial Controller to lead and manage all financial activities associated with its Redditch plant. The successful candidate will provide strategic and functional guidance to the plant operations team and will lead plant’s planning process including annual budget, quarterly projection, and standard setting. The successful candidate will be responsible for the financial accounting, reporting, and analysis in support of Plant and overall business requirements.

Financial Controller Responsibilities:

• Directly manage the Plant Finance Functions including cost system maintenance, standard cost development, and cost estimates for new and revised products

• Manage creation of and adherence to the production budget for the Plant.

• Responsible for budgeting and forecasting of standard costs, manufacturing variances, inventories and capital spending.

• Responsible for financial reporting and accurate product cost standards for all SKU's. Perform cost analysis and modelling of opportunistic sales proposals, continuous improvement project opportunities and new product introductions

• Establish, manage, and report on budgeted and actual expenses for respective cost centres and associates.

• General Accounting functions relating to review of monthly financial results, account analysis, and CIP analysis. Responsible for managing balance sheet reserves in order to minimize financial exposure of all business operations

• Provides Monthly and Quarterly Plant Performance presentation to Business Management Team and corporate representatives

• Manage directly and through others, the monthly close for the plant including the calculation and reporting of manufacturing costs and variances and Inventory transactions and balances

• Calculate, analyse, and report any variance standards on a monthly basis

• Perform cost analysis and modelling of opportunistic sales proposals, continuous improvement project opportunities and new product introductions

Skillsl and Experience:

• Knowledge & Experience 5 + years of senior finance and accounting management experience including cost accounting in a Manufacturing company

• Demonstrated track record of progressive financial work experience including financial modelling, operating expense control, trend analysis, budgeting, forecasting and strategic financial direction.

• 1-3 years of experience as a Plant Controller / Financial Controlling or similar role

• Strong command of the fundamentals of Cost Accounting

  • Familiarity and experience with Lean Manufacturing and/or Six Sigma is a plus

• Qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACCA or equivalent)

 

An experienced Technical Sales professional is required to generate and grow the business and represent the commercial and technical interests of the precision component division of a market leading business.

This role is UK (home) based.

Hours- 37 per week

Responsibilities of theTechnical Sales/ Key Account Manager

  • Monitor market demand and help develop sales strategy.
  • Generate new customers and maintain and grow exiting customers.
  • Conduct technical/commercial discussions with customers at all levels and present seminars when required.
  • Work in conjunction with all other departments and liaise with colleagues both nationally and internationally
  • Generate and follow up quotations
  • Monitor competitors technical and commercial activities and strategies and report in appropriate detail, in particular where these could adversely affect the Company’s business.
  • To prepare and agree with theSales Manager and MD,annualorder intake budgets or any such financial dataas and when required. Issuemonthly rolling order forecast revisions for the Department in accordance with Company practice

Specialized Knowledge, Skills and Capabilities of the Technical Sales/ Key Account Manager

  • Ideally educated to degree level in Engineering, Material discipline
  • Ideally from technical / engineering environment used to selling to industry

Benefits of theTechnical Sales/ Key Account Manager-

  • Competitive salary
  • Company car
  • Bonus scheme
 

Leading business require an experienced Purchase Ledger to join its finance department in Minworth.

Reporting to the Financial controller you will be responsible for maintaining and updating the Purchase Ledger; processing high volumes of supplier invoices, ensuring existing controls are met. Other Purchase Ledger Clerk duties include:

• Match Goods Received Notes (GRN's) against Purchase Orders (PO's), and processing invoices against matched PO's.

• Establish new supplier accounts and manage supplier queries.

• Arrange and authorise BACS payment runs.

• Employee expenses

• Use of AS400 software

• Reporting using excel, including extensive use of v-lookups

 

Leading business require an experienced Purchase Ledger to join its finance department in Minworth.

Reporting to the Financial controller you will be responsible for maintaining and updating the Purchase Ledger; processing high volumes of supplier invoices, ensuring existing controls are met. Other Purchase Ledger Clerk duties include:

• Match Goods Received Notes (GRN's) against Purchase Orders (PO's), and processing invoices against matched PO's.

• Establish new supplier accounts and manage supplier queries.

• Arrange and authorise BACS payment runs.

• Employee expenses

• Use of AS400 software

• Reporting using excel, including extensive use of v-lookups

 

The role of the Payroll Manager is to manage the UK Payroll and provide a full in house managed payroll service for all Group UK sites.

Client Details:

Probe Recruitment are recruiting for a Payroll Manger to work for a global business, based in Solihull. This is a market leading business that require a graduate calibre Payroll Manager with at least 5 years payroll experience.

Payroll Manager Duties:

  • Supervising one Payroll Specialist.
  • Managing monthly processing of multi-site payroll, including, pension, benefits, PAYE, NI, court orders etc. (approx. 1500 employees)
  • Ensuring systems are set-up and updated to reflect our current employee base, including wages, benefits, sickness and vacation time in line with contracts.
  • Critically reviewing and analysing current payroll process and procedures, recommend improvements and implement central payroll manual.
  • Critically reviewing and analysing current payroll, benefits and tax procedures in order to recommend and implement changes leading to best-practice operations and changes in UK legislation.
  • Reviewing and identifying opportunities for streamlining process improvements, efficiencies, system integration and elimination of duplicate data handling.
  • Partner with HR in aligning and implementing a more sophisticated payroll and flexible benefits system.
  • Manage monthly preparation of relevant management reports, including monthly, quarterly and year-end reports (gross payroll, hours worked, vacation accrual, tax deductions, benefit deductions, etc..)
  • Act as "Super-User" for the time and attendance / payroll system providing system improvements and advice, guidance and training to other users.
  • Partner with HR to provide advice and support.
  • Interface with Payroll Provider, managing change requests, service provision and monthly review.

Profile:

Proven track record of Payroll experience, ideally gained as a Payroll Manager or Payroll Supervisor within a multi-site manufacturing environment.

Working understanding of UK payroll legislation including HMRC requirements, PAYE tax, NI, Pensions etc.

Ability to manage and lead staff to excellent performance.

Extensive knowledge and practice of SAP payroll systems required.

Previous experience of ADP payroll systems.

Qualified to Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) Diploma level or working towards.

Computer literate and familiar with Microsoft Office, especially Excel.

Excellent communication skills and highly with the ability to work to strict and challenging deadlines.

As Payroll Manager you will receive a competitive salary plus other benefits.

 

A maternity cover contract has become available at the Darlington plant of this global engine business. An experienced Purchasing Manager is required this very intense role. Working with 4 other Purchasing Managers you will be responsible high-level purchasing management; looking at continuity of supply, price negotiations and new contract negotiations

Purchasing Manager Responsibilities:

  • Analyses complex sourcing and purchasing processes in support of the delivery of cost effective and high-quality goods and services.
  • Identifies qualified suppliers and execute sound selection processes.
  • Maintains good working supplier relationship and understands how key purchasing principles are used toward assuring supply.
  • Presents to senior purchasing/sourcing leaders with recommendations of improvement opportunities and courses of action.
  • Ensures procedures and processes are followed and support is provided regarding price bench marking, vendor management, market & process analysis, and model building.
  • Full understanding of compliance and is aware to situations that can pose risk to the business.
  • Using a variety of analytical tools and processes (e.g. Six Sigma) to develop systems, processes.
 

Credit Analyst, Ramsgate, 12 month contract

Interim opportunity for an experienced Credit Analyst to join an American owned manufacturing business based out of the Ramsgate site.

Initially a 12 month assignment with potential for a long term opportunity, the Credit Analyst will be responsible for the preparation of credit reporting, planning, and forecasting for all entities within the EMEA region for the Global Logistic Business Unit.

Working closely with UK and European sites with some support needed in Africa, regular travel between the UK and Belgium will be a part of the role.

The focus of this role is very much on the analytical side of credit management rather than the day to day collection process.

Credit Analyst responsibilities will include preparation of business unit credit reporting, planning, and forecasting, analysis of entity level credit exposures, developing an understanding of trade finance and credit management to support the business. Assessing credit worthiness on new and existing accounts, ensuring minimal risk to the business, prepare metrics analysis and consolidated credit reporting. Coordinating effectively with transactional shared services provider in terms of Accounts Receivable, you will ensure local entity credit activities are in line with Corporate Credit Policies and complete special projects as assigned.