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Consultant Cost Analyst - Glasgow

Posted 17 November 2017 by FT Recruit Ended
Position: Consultant Cost Analyst
Location: Glasgow
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per annum
Job type: Permanent

Company client is looking for a vibrant experienced Consultant Cost Analyst to join our expanding business. We also would be interested in talented graduates with a background in an accountancy, finance, business, numerical or analytical background.

We have been helping clients become more profitable for over 22 years by providing them with independent advice on their utility costs. Clients who have used our services include many well-known names such as Whyte & Mackay, Walkers Shortbread, the SEC, Rangers and Celtic football clubs, Trespass, De Vere Hotels, Aegon, Shelter and other large organisations throughout the UK. We manage and reduce our clients’ energy, water and other costs through procurement and invoice management of their complex utility and property portfolios.

The Person:
You will come with a background of working within energy brokerage, consultancy or procurement. Applicants with a financial or analytical background are also welcomed.
You will have an interest in data manipulation as analysis of large data sets and working with figures daily is a key part of this role.
75% worktime will be deskbound with 25% client facing.
You will be highly proficient with Excel as this is a key tool used for the role.
Ideally, you will have some client facing experience or be happy to speak with clients on a regular basis and the ability to build strong client relationships
You will have excellent computer skills and be experienced in the use of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook. Ability to quickly learn new database systems and our other internal systems is also essential.
Good organisational skills and ability to work independently are a must, as the role will involve being solely responsible for your own portfolio of clients.
Experience of working towards pre-determined key performance indicators is preferable
A high level of numeracy is critical to the role, as is numerical accuracy
A high standard of formal, written English is required. The role requires some report writing and extensive use of email.
Able to manage a diverse number of stakeholders internally and externally
Possess excellent customer focused skills and experience of interfacing with clients both on the phone and face to face or be able to meet this key challenge of the role
Ability to cope well under pressure and deal with a diverse workload
An important part of the role is negotiating with a variety of suppliers to get best value for money for our clients. Skills in that area are very important.

The Role
Managing the energy and water accounts for a portfolio of clients
Account and relationship management
Identifying and implementing savings and solutions for clients
Completing comprehensive audits, reports and meetings
Working closely with the team of consultants, analysts and advisors
Carrying out procurements for utility services, including providing advice on strategy, purchasing options, markets and projections
Data analysis and consumption and cost reporting
Carrying out additional project work such as new utility connections and upgrades
Invoicing audits and validation
Managing billing errors and disputes, including liaising with utility suppliers to resolve issues
Assisting with compliance management, including CRC, ESOS, CCA
Expected to keep up with all relevant industry and regulatory changes

Non-negotiable skills:
Previous experience of working within energy brokerage/consultancy/procurement
The Consultant at client is essentially a technical advisor. Consultants advise their clients on how to reduce costs by better procurement of gas, electricity and water and by advising them on how to reduce energy and water consumption.

Need to see demonstrable experience working within energy brokerage

If you have further inquiries about this role, please don’t hesitate to contact our office at:

Reference: 33830693

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