An excellent opportunity has arisen to join a world leading global organisation, our global FMCG client, the powerhouse behind brands such as Sure, Rexona & Lynx have an opening for an Accounts Payable (Rebate) Specialist, to be based at their UK HQ in Leatherhead, Surrey.Â This is a temporary role for 6 Months ideally to start ASAP working Monday to Friday paying up to Â£28,000 per annum, pro rata, depending on experience.
The role ensures that rebate transactions in their specific customer area are all carried out correctly within the Service Level Agreement. The role will focus on the raising and processing of customer rebates, ownership of the customer balance sheet, as well as dispute and claims management. There will be a strong emphasis on building and managing relationships both internally and externally with customers. The person in this role will become a Trade Terms Discounts Specialist and have Exposure to both finance and Supply Chain.
KEY DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:To hold themselves accountable to deliver all KPI's on time and in full in the area under their remit:Promo Claim Resolution SLARebate raising SLAEnsure that all rebate invoices are returned with correct level of authorisation and are paid against the correct rebate and have the appropriate supporting documentation.Work with the Shared Service team to ensure effective and aligned communication, in terms of closing invoices within the workflow system.To drive process improvement projects under the direction and support of Commercial Transactions manager and team leadsTo develop an expert knowledge of rebate agreements and the ability to respond to queriesTo work closely with sales in order to clear outstanding invoicesTo raise all customer rebate agreements and challenge any potential discrepancies on the information provided by sales teamsTo investigate rebate queries and find a workable solutionBe a pivotal role within monthly rebate releases in time for month endTo ensure all documentation is correct and accessible for audit purposesTo produce a weekly tracker and reports for the business
KEY SKILLS REQUIRED:Be able to build relationships and gain the trust of the key stakeholdersHave a high level of accuracy and be able to spot/challenge when errors are being madeBeing able to hold ourselves and others accountableBe able to communicate with key stakeholders on an ongoing basis to ensure we get the best outcome from each situation
KEY EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Previous transactional accounting experience would be a benefit whether gained from a query management role, accounts payable, credit control or customer serviceKnowledge of rebates and accruals desirableExtensive customer communication, written and verbal experience with ability to influence outcome and actions required.Experienced user of SAPExcel to an intermediate level (Pivot's and V Lookups)