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Cost Recovery Controller

Cost Recovery Controller


Middlesbrough - Office Based

Bulkhaul Limited provide a global service for the distribution of bulk liquids and powders and has representation in over 100 countries worldwide. The operation is controlled from our corporate headquarters in Middlesbrough, supported by Bulkhaul offices strategically located in the United States, Japan, Singapore, Korea, Brazil, Belgium and Germany.

The Role

Continued growth of our business provides several career opportunities within the organisation. This vacancy offers the opportunity to work as part of the Ancillary Cost Team for Deep Sea & Short Sea Liquids and Powders to ensure correct processing and maximum recovery of all supplementary costs incurred by the company from our head office in Middlesbrough. This an important function within the company’s operations and systems are in place to assist and automate as far as possible. It might suit candidates with a commercial instinct who enjoy controlling their own workload and customer base. Training will be provided in-house by existing members of the team, to gradually build up a good knowledge of the processes and varied customer database of the company.

Principal duties

Receipt and checking of recoverable costs for designated areas raised in Container Management system by Operations department for recovery from customers

Notification to customers of costs incurred - following appropriate notification procedures as specified by individual customers to ensure such costs can be invoiced accordingly

Retrieval and collation of necessary documentation to support extra costs .

Querying with relevant Operations departments any costs that have apparently been raised incorrectly or without appropriate backup documentation

Raising invoices on customers following procedures above in accordance with rates held in departmental tariffs and customer profiles, and ensuring all necessary supporting documentation is available and provided to Accounts invoicing department.

Assisting other team members with queries on the above areas and cover for absence

Checking suppliers' invoices and input of costs for specific areas to allow invoices to be processed

Assisting with preparation of management reports on Unrecovered items and Operational Overspends

Core Skills/Attributes

Good written and verbal communication skills for use both within and outside the company

Computer literacy – in both in-house systems and spreadsheets etc

Basic aptitude for figure work e.g. addition of various costs and implications of profitability

Steady temperament to overcome frustration of not receiving quick replies, together with organisation and persistence to ensure that issues are eventually brought to a conclusion.

Organisational skills particularly important to control and report on progress of all on-going issues

Ability to act on own initiative in anticipating costs arising from different circumstances

Ability to work as an individual on specific responsibilities, but also as part of a team to assist in all areas of the department where required

Additional Benefits / Information

Private Health Cover

Core working hours are 9am to 5.30 pm.

Pension Scheme.

Life Insurance

25 days holiday per annum plus all statutory bank holidays.

Own transport is recommended due to location.

If you are interested in applying, please complete an online application form via our company website Click Here