Account Payable/ Rebate Specialist

Recruiter
Unilever
Location
Surrey, Leatherhead
Salary
£27000 - £28000 per annum + bonus
Posted
02 Oct 2019
Closes
30 Oct 2019
Ref
AP/LHD/8903
Contact
Manpower UK
Job Type
Contract
Hours
Full-time

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a world leading global organisation, our Global FMCG Client, the powerhouse behind Marmite, Pot Noodle, Cornetto and Persil, are currently seeking an Account Payable/ Rebate Specialist based at Leatherhead. This is a full-time temporary role for 6 months working a 36.25 hour week, paying between £27,000 to £28,000 depending on experience.

JOB PURPOSE

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 todeliverallKPI'ss on time and in full in the area under their remit:
  • Promo Claim Resolution SLA
  • Rebate raising SLA

  • Ensure 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 leads
  • To develop an expert knowledge of rebate agreements and the ability to respond to queries
  • To work closely with sales in order to clear outstanding invoices
  • To raise all customer rebate agreements and challenge any potential discrepancies on the information provided by sales teams
  • To investigate rebate queries and find a workable solution
  • Be a pivotal role within monthly rebate releases in time for month end
  • To ensure all documentation is correct and accessible for audit purposes
  • To produce a weekly tracker and reports for the business

  • KEY SKILLS REQUIRED


  • Be able to build relationships and gain the trust of the key stakeholders
  • Have a high level of accuracy and be able to spot/challenge when errors are being made


  • Being able to hold ourselves and others accountable
  • Be 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 service
  • Knowledge of rebates and accruals desirable
  • Extensive customer communication, written and verbal experience with ability to influence outcome and actions required.
  • Experienced of SAP beneficial or similar systems
  • Excel to an intermediate level (Pivots and V Lookups) ESSENTIAL for this role

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