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Claire Roberts

Senior Recruitment Consultant Phone: 01527 60070

Sector Focus: Business Support
Disciplines:
Sales | Marketing | Customer Service | Office & Admin Support | HR | Accounting & Finance

I recruit for all Business Support roles on a temporary, contract or permanent basis. Some examples of the roles I recruit for include Administrators, Customer Service, PA, HR, Marketing, Accountancy and Sales.

I have worked in the recruitment industry for 10 years and this has all been within the Business Support Sector as I really enjoy the variety of the roles I can help recruit for.  I work with different organisations across a wide variety of industries. 

I joined ASC in 2019 to embark on a new challenge more local to home. I am very excited to have joined a great company with excellent prospects.

The out of work me....

loves spending lots of quality time with my little boy Oliver. I was very lucky to have been able to take him to Florida with my family and it was the most magical experience. I also enjoy watching films, my favourite film ever is Frozen as I’m a child at heart and love all the songs.

Another interesting fact is....

I am originally from the Wirral which does make me a scouser at heart and the accent does come out now and again! Oh and I also love Gin. 

 
 
 
 

CLAIRE ROBERTS JOBS

 
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Finance Manager

£50000 - £55000 per annum Bonus

Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity within a highly successful manufacturing organisation. You will be based in the Warwick area with parking on site.

This multi million pound organisation offer a great opportunity to grow within the business as well as being part of an existing finance team. You will be an ambitious individual with a hunger to succeed and advance your career.

As a Finance Manager you will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Responsible for and managing the team to deliver in the areas of Monthly Financial reporting, Product costing, Inventory accuracy, Forecasting and analytical analysis throughout the month / year, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash flow, payroll, fixed assets and other management information.
  • Develop the commercial budgets and consolidate the roll up of departmental budgets through the Finance team interacting with the Business.
  • As a Management Team member contributes to the development and implementation of the overall Business Plan. Assists in development of short and long-term objectives for the business. Engages and aligns the organisation to meet key objectives through effective implementation, planning, regular follow up and countermeasures.
  • Leads the team to improve, automate, and streamline current accounting and reporting procedures to maximize the contribution to the overall corporate strategic and business goals.
  • Ensure the accurate and timely completion of all government tax related requirements ensuring compliance at all times
  • Maintains robust internal controls and ensures adherence to the IDEX Corporate Policies related to Finance. Develops and implements local policy for financial control and treasury functions as appropriate.
  • Provides leadership for problem resolution and facilitates continuous improvement and process ownership. Coaches and mentors employees in process ownership and development.
  • Manages all matters related to payroll.
  • Responsible for interviewing, hiring, training and developing Finance/Accounting employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems - all in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for recruiting, motivating, retaining and developing top talent through effective hiring, coaching, development and mentoring.
  • Presentation of Financial Reports to Senior Management group.

To be successful in this role as a Finance manager you will have the following experience:

  • Have previous manufacturing experience and be able to understand Bills of Material - doesn't need someone that understands tooling etc
  • They will be responsible for all the commercials and really dig deep into the commercial reporting - margin analysis and someone who can improve what is produced at the moment so would be good if they can provide examples
  • Will be very visible in the business - working with sales, manufacturing and purchasing
  • Would need an understanding of statutory accounts - currently done by the Business Partner - so be good if they are happy to take this on but the commercial side is more important for now but for sure as they grow into the Controller role they will have to get involved
  • The company is US owned so if have US GAAP and Sarbanes Oxley it would be good but not essential - although the accounts are compliant to this
  • This company are very people centred and the want someone who can help develop not on the processes but the team itself too
  • If you had tax experience that would be an advantage

Background

  • Must be qualified
  • Manufacturing experience
  • Both financial and management accounting experience even if they have become more management accounts biased
  • Possibly already working as a number 2 to a FC or FD
  • Someone with experience of bringing about change

As a Finance manager you will receive salary of £50-£55k depending upon experience. The also offer:

  • 10% bonus
  • Private Health
  • Pension company will add 1 % to the employee contribution -to a max of 6% (then the company pay in 7%)
  • 25 days holiday
  • Flex on core hours of 37.5 per week but must be prepared to work over and above this on a daily basis and especially at month end!!!

If this excellent opportunity sounds like the perfect role for you then please apply today or email your CV to claire.roberts@asc-connections.com.

Please note, if your application is suitable, one of our consultants will call you within 5 working days. If you have not heard from us within this time, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful, however we will keep your details on our talent management system to consider you for future opportunities.

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Claire Roberts

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Lead Generator

£8 - £10 per hour

Are you looking for a new and exciting long term temporary position that could become permanent within a growing organisation based in the Redditch area?

This exciting family-run organisation offer a great place to work and they are looking for a hard-working team player who is well organised, customer focused and has a good understanding of the sales process and lead generation. The successful candidate will be joining a small team of professionals who are currently driving the business through a period of growth.

As a Lead Generator you will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Generating new sales leads
  • Qualifying incoming sales leads
  • Tracking and following up on existing leads
  • Log all relevant information onto Microsoft Dynamics CRM system
  • Work closely with the marketing executive to increase leads and improve the customer experience
  • Customer liaison before, during and after sales
  • Implement marketing campaign strategy
  • Social Media & Blog - Creating content and building the company brand
  • Market Analysis to include research and development of possible opportunities
  • Create customer case studies in print and video
  • Arrange exhibition stands and attend where necessary. This may require an over-night stay depending on area.
  • Attend industry events as and when required. This may require an over-night stay depending on area.
  • Contacting leads through hard copy and digital channels

To be successful in this role as a Lead Generator you will have the following skills and experience:

  • Proven lead generation experience
  • Have a proactive and dynamic approach to lead generation
  • A positive team player
  • Valid UK Driving License required
  • Have the ability to analyse performance to see what works
  • Highly organised with the ability to work to deadlines
  • High level of customer service & communication skills
  • Be flexible and be able to work under pressure
  • Must be PC literate and proficient in Microsoft packages, Adobe InDesign and WordPress.

As a Lead Generator you will receive a pay rate of up to £10ph depending upon experience. The role is an urgent requirement so they are looking to get someone started ASAP.

If this excellent opportunity sounds like the perfect role for you then please apply today or email your CV to claire.roberts@asc-connections.com.

Please note, if your application is suitable, one of our consultants will call you within 5 working days. If you have not heard from us within this time, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful, however we will keep your details on our talent management system to consider you for future opportunities.

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Claire Roberts

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Finance Manager

£40000 - £45000 per annum 5k car allowance

Are you looking an exciting opportunity within a highly successful manufacturing organisation who specialise within 6 industries? You will be based within an office environment in the West Bromwich area.

This multi million pound global organisation offer a great opportunity to grow within the business as well as being part of an existing and successful finance team.

The main function of the role will be to prepare the Management Accounts for the Company and to report to the Group as required on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.

As a Finance manager you will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Schedule the work of the Finance Department to ensure that monthly Management Accounts are prepared to the agreed timetable.
  • Prepare the Monthly Accounts File and ensure reconciliation of all control accounts.
  • Post required journals, prepare draft accounts, review and issue the monthly Management Accounts.
  • Reconcile the monthly payroll file and make the required payment for payroll deductions.
  • Monthly Customer Margin analysis.
  • Involvement with Stock Control and investigations.
  • Asset Control and depreciation calculations.
  • Prepare the quarterly VAT returns and ensure correct payments made.
  • Quarterly consolidations.
  • Reporting.
  • Prepare the year-end accounts file in readiness for the Annual Audit.
  • Facilitate the annual visit by the external auditors and deal with any questions.
  • Liaise with the Financial Controller on any relative day to day issues.

To be successful in this role as a Finance manager you will have the following skills and experience:

  • Qualified (CIMA, ACCA or AAT)
  • Proven experience of staff management
  • Advanced Excel user
  • Microsoft Navision ERP user
  • Credit Control Management experience
  • An understanding of Sage payroll would be a great help in this role

As a Finance manager you will receive salary of £40k-£45k depending upon experience as well as a £5k car allowance. They also a defined contribution pension of 9%, life Insurance, medical insurance, individual cover, work related bonus of up to 15% and an employee benefits portal

If this excellent opportunity sounds like the perfect role for you then please apply today or email your CV to claire.roberts@asc-connections.com.

Please note, if your application is suitable, one of our consultants will call you within 5 working days. If you have not heard from us within this time, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful, however we will keep your details on our talent management system to consider you for future opportunities.

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Claire Roberts

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Sourcing Assistant

£20000 - £22000 per annum Benefits

Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity within a well-established manufacturing organisation? You will be based in Redditch and will work within a great team environment.

This exciting organisation offer a great opportunity to grow within the business as well as being part of an established team. You will be taking on a relatively new role within the business and will be reporting directly into the Sourcing Manager. You will develop an understanding of the processes and be involved in buying services and products and managing contracts and suppliers.

As a Sourcing Assistant you will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Invoicing and protective clothing orders
  • Preparing spend reports
  • Spend analysis
  • Maintenance of quarterly pricing
  • Manage new and current suppliers
  • Set up new suppliers on the system
  • Manage and control samples across all categories
  • Monitor agreements and contracts

To be successful in this role you will have the following skills and experience:

  • Must have proven experience within a similar role or Degree qualified within business management (Or equivalent)
  • Be enthusiastic and willing to help team members when they need support
  • Be able to work in a very fast paced environment
  • Flexible with hours and able to travel when needed to suppliers

As a Sourcing Assistant you will receive a salary of £20,000-£22,000 depending upon experience. The hours of work are Monday to Friday 8am-4pm or 9am-5pm.

The company also offer a fantastic 30 days holidays plus the bank holidays with the option to increase this to 34 days with an attendance bonus. They offer a contributory pension of 4% as well as life assurance. They also have parking on site, a canteen on site and a staff shop.

If this excellent opportunity sounds like the perfect role for you then please apply today or email your CV to claire.roberts@asc-connections.com.

Please note, if your application is suitable, one of our consultants will call you within 5 working days. If you have not heard from us within this time, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful, however we will keep your details on our talent management system to consider you for future opportunities.

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Claire Roberts

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Telesales Account Manager

Up to £17000 per annum Monthly Bonus

Would you like to work for a highly established organisation based within the picturesque market town of Henley in Arden?

This is a very exciting opportunity to play a significant role in the development and management of this companies clients, managing a portfolio of Independent retail customers. They work in a very fast paced, Challenging, lively industry and value honesty, loyalty, pro activity, hard work, and enthusiasm. They have a low turnover due to the culture which is positive, friendly, open, hardworking and rewarding.

As a Telesales Account Manager you will be responsible for the following duties:

The role is telephone based (50% outbound 50% Inbound) and working as part of a team.

  • Achieve monthly sales revenues with a portfolio of Independent Retail customers.
  • Manage and overcome sales/ buying objections.
  • Drive new business opportunities
  • Thrive on Building Client Rapport

As a Telesales Account Manager you will have the following skills and experience:

  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • A polite and friendly manner
  • Lots of initiative
  • A positive attitude
  • The ability to think on your feet
  • Education to A-level or Degree level

A proven track record within sales is not essential but desirable. This role is more about the candidate. You need to be driven, motivated and passionate to learn the role.

You will receive a salary of £17k as well as monthly bonus, 21 days holiday plus the bank holidays (This will increase by 1 day for each year completed over 3 years to a maximum of 25 days). The hours of work are 08:45am-17:00pm Monday to Thursday, 08:45am-16:00pm Friday with a 45 minute lunch. You will also receive discount on all products within the staff shop.

If you like the sound of this exciting opportunity then please apply today or email your CV to claire.roberts@asc-connections.com

Please note, if your application is suitable, one of our consultants will call you within 5 working days. If you have not heard from us within this time, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful, however we will keep your details on our talent management system to consider you for future opportunities.

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Claire Roberts

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Field Sales Consultant

£28000 - £33000 per annum company car, laptop & mobile phone

Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity within a highly successful global organisation who specialise in the industrial automotive industry? You will be based within a modern office based in either Birmingham, London Heathrow, or Manchester depending on where you are based.

This multi million pound organisation offer a great opportunity to grow within the business as well as being part of an existing Sales team. You will be an ambitious individual with a hunger to succeed and advance your career within consulting sales.

As a Sales Consultant you will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Direct sales within your given territory
  • 2 office days and 3 field days
  • Find and follow up on business leads and schedule new business opportunities
  • Meet clients and demonstrate products in order to sell effective solutions
  • Work within a close knit sales team

To be successful in this role as a Sales Consultant you will have the following skills and experience:

  • Degree educated in any discipline, however business/economics, scientific or a technical degree would be beneficial
  • Previous sales or commercial experience
  • Must have a driving licence that is valid in the UK
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Have a hunger to over achieve on targets

As a Sales Consultant you will receive salary of £28k-£33k depending upon experience. The also offer a quarterly bonus, company car, advanced company pension, life cover and private healthcare, subsidised gym membership fully expenses travel and accommodation, a laptop and mobile phone. The company also offer a 4-8 week training programme which aims to give you a strong technical understanding of their products. This is only the start of a continued training package you will also receive.

If this excellent opportunity sounds like the perfect role for you then please apply today or email your CV to claire.roberts@asc-connections.com.

Please note, if your application is suitable, one of our consultants will call you within 5 working days. If you have not heard from us within this time, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful, however we will keep your details on our talent management system to consider you for future opportunities.

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Claire Roberts

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