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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Probe Recruitment are supporting a a global manufacturing organisation in Banbury who are looking for an Assistant Financial 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.

This role ideal role for an ambitous accountant who is seeking to progress to Plant Controller in 2 years.


My client, a global business based in Sutton Coldfield is seeking to recruit Management Accountant. This is a great opportunity for a qualified/part qualified accountant to join a growing business as a management accountant.

Reporting to the Financial Controller the management accountant will oversee the UK financial reporting, accounting, and billing functions in an organised and efficient manner and produce accurate timely financial and management accounts.

- Overall responsibility for the accuracy and timeliness of the management accounts and financial statements including managing the month end close process

- Ensuring appropriate systems and internal controls are implemented and safeguarding company assets through maintenance of effective controls.

- Banking and Treasury Management

- Maintenance of financial ledgers and accounting processes

- Guide financial decisions by establishing, monitoring and enforcing policies and procedures.

- Liaising with other function managers to put the finances and accounts in context;

- Monitoring and evaluating financial information systems and suggesting improvements where needed

- Maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions, complete audits and report on improvement strategies


Are you an experienced B2B Marketing Manager with Pan-European Marketing experience? Our client is a market leading business with a well-respected name in the building products industry. Based in Runcorn, this global business is looking to innovate and drive growth across all their routes to market. As Marketing Manager, you will be a key member of the European Leadership Team supporting the profitability and growth of European business. The role offers an excellent salary and benefits package.

Marketing Manager Duties:

  • Provide support to GMs in each region and act as their key contact for marketing & communications
  • Lead European marketing organization through dotted line responsibility for regional marketing leads
  • Create plan, administer and manage marketing strategy in Europe to increase company’s European market share and overall sales in line with corporate goals & promotion strategy
  • Oversee and approve European marketing communications materials, at the country level.
  • Create European brand and marketing materials, where needed/appropriate
  • Ensure consistency of approach to marketing of products and brand
  • Develop and manage the European digital marketing strategy, cascading off of the global digital marketing strategy
  • Oversee all European websites
  • Maximise marketing & communication opportunities via sponsored events and organizations
  • Approve and administer and European trade show calendar and messaging

Are you currently a Trade Compliance Manager with an excellent understanding of the UK and European Trade Compliance regulations? Probe Recruitment are currently engaged with a with a word class global engineering business that is looking recruit an experienced Trade Compliance Manager. Reporting the Director of Compliance, the Trade Compliance Manager will be responsible for ensuring that the division’s European locations are in full compliance with the import and export laws of the countries where they do business. This role will provide you with a varied and interesting workload; every day will provide you with a different challenge. As well as a competitive salary you will receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme and a generous car allowance.

Trade Compliance Manager duties will include: -

• Design, implement and manage a robust customs compliance program for UK and EU locations. Define responsibility for completion of activities for the UK/EU locations and develop and define processes to perform these activities.

• Develop a personnel-training matrix that identifies what type of training is required, the time frame for initial and renewable training, and tracks the status of the training program. Personally, deliver training as required.

• Design and implement an ongoing training program on import/export awareness for Plant personnel, focusing on non-product issues and the regulations around common commodities, including, but not limited to HMRC, ECO, EU, ITAR, EAR, CBP, Routed Transactions, TSCA, and other EU and EU country specific trade compliance agencies.

• Develop and maintain an import/export matrix to include classifications, license requirements and shipment restrictions.

• Develop and implement policies and procedures for import and export activities in the areas of Compliance and Record keeping.

• Be responsible for compliance oversight of reviewing and approving all import entries.

  • Manages the export license applications process to the HMRC and ECO e.g. SIELs, OGELs, UK GEAs, as well as US Technical Assistance Agreements (TAA), Manufacturing License Agreements (MLA) and Marketing Licenses.

• When required, develop and manage an FTZ to avoid or delay the application of duties on imports when appropriate, and or an IPR or similar program.


Probe Recruitment are currently engaged with a Global Manufacturing business based in Dudley that is currently looking for a Commercially focused Financial Controller. As an active member of the business' leadership team the Financial Controller will provide appropriate support and leadership activities of the plant as well as contributing to the development and execution of the overall business strategy and objectives.

Financial Controller duties will include:

  • Responsible for month end reporting to Group including Flash and Bridge Analysis
  • Responsible for a finance team of five people
  • Manage the financial reports for the business in terms of KPI tracking
  • Monitor on a regular basis actual, forecast and budget related data
  • Oversee accounting key data for the plants
  • Prepare presentations for decision making to the business Management
  • Make calculations and show cost improvement potential / cost saving elements

Financial Controller Profile:

  • CIMA, ACCA OR ACA Qualified
  • Recent relevant experience in Manufacturing
  • Ability to lead, influence and coach direct reports
  • Stakeholder management and influencing
  • Commercial and operational decision support
  • Strong IT skills including advanced Excel

My client, a leading global company, is seeking to recruit a talented Operations Manager to provide Daily oversight and management of all UK operations facilities

Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Monitoring of operations for efficiency and effectiveness to ensure company goals are met and development for growth is achieved
  • Management and oversight of the safety program to ensure compliance to all rules and regulatory requirements
  • Leads and develops continuous improvement events and strategies for improving the operations and processes within the organization
  • Management and oversight and training of production personnel in policies and procedures concerning day-to-day production operations. This will include basic training and development in all areas of operations
  • Management and oversight of operations training files to ensure compliance.
  • Management, oversight, and further development of Operational Quality Performance. Ensure all quality policies are adhered to
  • Assist the director of operations in the development of ongoing Training Programs
  • Assist Director of Operations in developing budgets for Capital Expense Items
  • Assist Director of Operations in Plant layout and Process Flows
  • P & L Responsibilities
  • Assist Director of Operations in developing and maintaining Operational Procedures and documenting
  • Operations Manager will be responsible to routinely travel and visit each facility to personally monitor and work hand in hand with the Production Managers for further development and training

An experienced sales co-ordinator with at least 3 years experience in internal sales /customers service is required by a leading business in Tamworth.

As Sales Co-ordinator you will be responsible for:

• Co-ordination of all specified customer's orders including order acknowledgements, purchase orders, material allocation, shipping and delivery details.

• Preparation of monthly logistic status report for key accounts and Management of customer forecast requirements

• Review raw material requirements and liaise order details with our procurement department.

Ensuring co-ordination and timely replies to all customer queries.

• Providing commercial and administrative support to the Management team.

• Monitor batch schedule and release production works orders to maintain continuous production and buffer levels.

• Perform any other reasonable requests made by the Company for which you have the necessary training and experience.

• Preparation of customer quotations including spot sales business.


A fantastic opportunity exists for a experienced Customer Service Administrator to join a leading business.

The Customer Service Administrator is responsible for all administrative tasks in relation to customer services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Process customer orders, efficiently and in line with procedures, utilising systems and completing paperwork as necessary

  • Work directly with customers to handle queries, take sales orders, and resolve issues
  • Answer incoming calls efficiently and handle them accordingly
  • Support and liaise with the UK/EU sales team and collaborate with US sales as required
  • Be first point of contact for customers ordering and/or enquiring about products for purchase
  • Liaise with relevant departments to ensure stock levels are available to fulfil customer orders
  • Maintain the pricing database
  • Process samples requests as required
  • Collaborate with relevant departments on new print designs and print orders
  • Liaise with the Quality department to maintain up to date technical data and provide this to customers upon request
  • Deal with customer complaints or order anomalies to a satisfactory conclusion
  • Collaborate with all departments as required to ensure customer service effectiveness
  • Communicate effectively and pro-actively with customers
  • Raising Credit or Goods Return Notes as required, liaising with the credit department when necessary

Education, Experience Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience within a customer service role is essential
  • Exceptional customer service skills, focusing on the needs of the customer
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft Office
  • Excellent communication skills including telephone
  • Ability to build relationships effectively
  • Awareness & understanding of the company's product range
  • Experience of using SAP is desirable

A leading manufacturing business in Leamington Spa has an exciting permanent opportunity for a Receptionist/Plant Administrator

Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9 hours including 30 minute lunch break, Friday: 5 hours

The Role:

• To be a front of house and represent the Company with internal and external customers.

• To provide reception duties in the plant and support administrative functions to the management team.

• Work on own initiative by planning and organising workload in order to meet deadlines.

• Establish and maintain effective communication systems with internal and external customers.

Main Responsibilities:

Reception duties:

Management of visitors

Ensure visitor procedures followed

Maintain visitor register and access passes

Distribute PPE to all visitors

Answering calls and forwarding to appropriate department/person

Receive post and other deliveries and distribute as appropriate

Frank and prepare outgoing mail

Arrange courier as required

Travel Booking as per the Company Procedure:

Book hotels, travel and car hire

Meetings management:

Book internal meeting rooms

Provide refreshments (tea, coffee, water etc.) as required

Book and maintain cleanliness of pool cars


Maintain stationery and reorder supplies as required

Maintain PPE and reorder as required

Maintain uniform and reorder as required

Provide administration support to the plant manager and other departments as required, e.g. Minutes taking at plant meetings like Red Table, H&S, Deviation Meeting, Rounds

Prepare and reconcile Purchase Orders and invoices

Complete data entry input of daily scrap sheets


Conduct supplementary projects/tasks as directed.

Maintain coffee machine including cleanliness and buying supplies

Stand in for other members of the department as directed.

Remain flexible and reactive to changing operational requirements.

Essential Qualification and Experience:

Experience in a similar role

Good customer service skills

Computer literate on Microsoft Office


My client is seeking to recruit a Payroll Specialist on a 7-month fixed term contract. The role is part-time 16 - 20 hours.

The Payroll Specialist will process and manage the company's payroll calculating wages based on hours worked and administer payments. The goal is to ensure employees receive the correct compensation on time. Proven experience as Payroll Specialist with a solid understanding of accounting fundamentals and payroll best practices.


  • Prepares reports by compiling summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and non-taxable wages, LOS and any other reports required for the department and or business
  • Resolves payroll discrepancies by collecting and analysing information
  • Maintains payroll operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
  • Issuing tax forms (e.g. P45's, P60's)
  • Collation of payroll information from relevant departments
  • Check employee timesheets/clock cards, calculate overtime and holiday pay alongside any other payments due
  • Process employee payroll including the calculation and processing of all relevant deductions
  • Statutory calculations such us maternity pay, sick pay etc.
  • Processing of pension contributions and enrolment of eligible employees into company pension scheme and pension administration
  • Processing AOEs and HMRC submissions
  • Inputting absence and collation of absence data
  • Checking payslips and reports at payroll validation and rectifying identified issues
  • Payroll reporting
  • Processing of new starters and leavers
  • Posting of payroll journals
  • Conducting compliance checks
  • Providing advice and support to employees with pay or pension queries
  • Maintains employee confidence and protects payroll operations by keeping information confidential.

The successful Payroll Specialist will have:

  • Good excel skills
    • Experience of working within a payroll function
  • Knowledge of HMRC regulations and their application to the payroll function
    • Experience of working to strict deadlines

We are recruiting for a Marketing Compliance Assistant to join a growing business in Sutton Coldfield. Reporting to the Director of Marketing Compliance your responsibilities will include;

- Contract Opportunities - Involving all departments in contract checklist

- Pricing Feedback Tracking

- Quote Database Management

- General Marketing reporting

- Support/assist in all new Marketing/Compliance efforts

Required Competencies

- Ability to define problems collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

- Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

- The ideal candidate will have: - Intermediate to Advanced training in Microsoft applications, namely Outlook, Excel and Word preferred.

- Ability to work under stressful conditions.

- Ability to travel as required which is expected to be minimal after initial training in the U.S.

- Display skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships. - Skill in exercising a high degree of initiative, judgment, discretion and decision-making to achieve organizational objectives.

- Ability to maintain knowledge of management principles and theories.

- Skill in evaluating organizational operations as they relate to policies, cost, goals and objectives.

If you would like any further information, please don't hesitate to get in touch.


We are currently recruiting for the Financial Controller for a manufacturing company based in Tamworth. Part of a global group the company are specialists in their field and are undergoing several new developments. The ideal candidate will be an ACCA/CIMA qualified (or equivalent) accountant with previous experience working in a manufacturing environment. You will be responsible for the plant finance function ensuring all statutory reporting requirements are met while providing strategic support to the business from a commercial perspective. Reporting to the Plant Manager you will be responsible for managing a small finance team.

The Financial Controller’s duties will include:

  • Preparation of statutory accounts
  • Preparing budgets
  • Financial strategic planning
  • Monthly management accounts
  • Business partnering
  • Cost accounting
  • Commercial reporting
  • Leading and motivating a small finance team
  • The ability to work to tight financial reporting deadlines is imperative for this role. You must be adaptable to change with excellent leadership and communication skills. My client offers an exceptional working environment and an attractive benefits package.