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Fleet Manager
£47000 - £50000 per annum

Fleet ManagerPermanentMilton Keynes (Hybrid)£50,000My client is looking for an experienced Fleet Manager to take complete ownership of procurement, and management of their fleet vehicles. This will include long term lease to short term hire. You will need to keep abreast of developments within the alternative fuels market and plan the route to electric. As Fleet Manager you will manage all suppliers relating to all vehicles including service and consumables. You will manage the numbers of vehicles across the fleet, circa 300 vehicles to ensure availability.Principal AccountabilitiesBe a key driver and serious about safety by leading from the front.Liaise with fleet admin and ensure invoicing has been completed and ensure hire, fuel, other charges, telematics, repair/maintenance orders are raised on system for cost control.Carry out extensive exception reports and the control of documents for MOT's, RFL and servicing - updating Fleet check system.To manage and develop the main fleet management databases. Ensure that the fleet management databases are accurately maintained in terms of vehicle, additional equipment, location, cost centre, key contact, supplier information, manufacturer terms and driver/user details as appropriate.Management of fuel and fuel cards; record and highlight fuel spend exceptions. Forward and manage these exception reports with other managers.Management of enforcement charges and driving offences across the company and appeals. Ensure all relevant paperwork for Police and statutory organisations is completed and returned within the time limits.Control leasing contracts and short term hire agreements by working with our vehicle suppliers. To be able to interpret short term hire activity and offer longer term solutions where appropriate in order to find the most cost effective practice.Manage accident and incident management, recording, reporting and assisting our external accident management provider, and insurers, in achieving a reduction in claims.To liaise with all key contacts and give expert fleet and transport management advice in a courteous manner ensuring that our customer care policy is adhered to at all times.To maintain driver licence checks for every member of staff who drives a company vehicle.Take ownership of the driver score card system for monitoring and reporting driver behaviour, compliance with speed limits etc.Working with our Procurement manager to ensure availability of vans for replacing old vehiclesKey skills required:Full accountability for the implementation of the fleet renewal program.Play a key role in the procurement of the new fleet.Excellent knowledge of the alternative fuels market and the available options.High level of organisation and planning.People management skills.Role advertised: 12th August 2022If you are interested in finding out more about this role, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! WE WOULD PREFER YOUR CV IN WORD FORMATAscendant Recruitment is one of Milton Keynes and Northampton's leading recruitment companies, with PA/Administration, Customer Service, Human Resources, Finance and Temporary divisions. Ascendant Recruitment operates as an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and an Employment Business for temporary recruitment. For more information on our current vacancies please visit and like/follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.OS1234

Customer Services (French Speaking)
Up to £21000 per annum

Customer Services (French Speaking)Permanent£21,000 up to 5% annual bonus benefitsMilton KeynesOur Milton Keynes based client is looking for a French Speaking Customer Services Executive to work alongside their friendly and supportive multi-national team. To be considered for this role you will need to be a native or fluent French speaker, able to work in both French and English. This role is fully office based, Monday to Friday (37.5 hours per week). Your main role within the company will involve dealing directly with customers, handling inbound emails and telephone calls delivering high levels of customer service.Your responsibilities as a Customer Services Executive (French Speaking) will include but are not limited to:Administering and responding to queries via telephone and email helpdesk facilitiesMaintaining SLA's for the various clientsAccurate administration of the database for the benefit of the team and customer.Liaising with suppliers for order updates and queriesOrder processing and monitoringOther ad-hoc duties as requiredTo be a successful Customer Services Executive (French Speaking) you must have:Native or fluent French.Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal and be confident engaging with customers both via email and over the telephone.A willingness to take responsibility for your own work.The ability to prioritise and manage your own workload effectively.

Procurement Specialist
£40000 - £42000 per annum

Procurement SpecialistPermanentUp to £42,000.00 DOEMilton Keynes Are you a Procurement professional looking for a developing opportunity and an exciting career possibility within an international and dynamic environment? Are you a goal-oriented person who wants to bring innovative ideas to establish more efficient sourcing processes and to drive maximum value to the Business while ensuring the highest standards of accuracy and compliance? If so, this is a great opportunity for you! Our client's busy procurement team support all areas of the business and deliver value through and beyond savings. Your main responsibilities as a Procurement Specialist will include but are not limited to:Developing, maintaining and promoting full knowledge of UKI markets and category trends.Maintaining a strong cross-functional cooperation between Procurement and key function leads.Contributing to and implementing global /regional sourcing strategies.Leading strategic supplier negotiations (commercial and contractual) at UKI level.Ensuring effective implementation of Procurement contracts.Ensuring (sourcing, purchasing, company) policy adherence of Divisions and compliance assessments.Ensuring supplier management according to corporate standards and identifying new best in class suppliers.Maintaining all Purchasing catalogues in conjunction with Purchasing centres. To be a successful Procurement Specialist you must have:Relevant university degree and/or equivalent experience.MCIPS would be advantageous.2 or more years of relevant experience in Procurement, facility management.Ability to influence stakeholders at a senior level as well as able to gain buy-in at a local level.Ability to demonstrate how changing legislation could impact the business both in financial and operational terms.Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as excellent presentation skills.A high level of attention to detail, analytical, problem solving and administrative skills.Experience of working in an international environment and a matrix organisation.Strong IT skills including Microsoft products with ability to extract data from key systems to drive category development, team performance and to create meaningful presentations.Strong English language skills essential.Clean driving licence with ability to drive in the UK.

Customer Service Advisor
£24000 - £25000 per annum

Customer Service Advisor PermanentMilton Keynes (Hybrid Role)£25,000My client is looking for an ambitious, driven and committed customer orientated candidate to join their team. As a customer service advisor, you will act as an 'in-house' point of contact within their client based in Milton Keynes. The role of customer service advisor is Monday to Friday and hybrid after training.Responsibilities and RequirementsPrimary role is to confirm stock availability whilst being able to make amendments where necessary to provide accurate job detailsArrange collections & deliveries for a date and time convenient to the customerMust be able to demonstrate strong attention to detail within processing and communicationsMust have experience in resolving customer dissatisfactions or queries to a high-levelPrevious customer service experience with effective verbal and written skills is essentialRemain proactive and prioritise workloads with the ability to meet required deadlinesTo provide day to day support to Senior Customer Service advisors and Customer Service SupervisorsProduce reports as required using appropriate softwareAnalyse reports to ensure agreed SLAs are metIf you are interested in finding out more about this role, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! WE WOULD PREFER YOUR CV IN WORD FORMATAscendant Recruitment is one of Milton Keynes and Northampton's leading recruitment companies, with PA/Administration, Customer Service, Human Resources, Finance and Temporary divisions. Ascendant Recruitment operates as an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and an Employment Business for temporary recruitment. For more information on our current vacancies please visit and like/follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.OS1234

Pensions Assistant
Up to £22000 per annum

Pensions AssistantPermanent AND 12 month FTC's available£22,000.00Bedford Our Bedford based client is looking for a Pensions Assistant to support their busy Pensions Department on either a permanent or a 12 month fixed term contract basis. You must be willing to work from the office. The purpose of this role is to deal with the day-to-day call logging/customer services and administration of enquiries in relation to the Company's pension.Your duties will include but are not limited to:Assisting with all aspects of the day-to-day administration of the Company's pension scheme including on-line enquiries, scanning of completed case work, call logging & printing of e-mail enquiries.Assisting with the calculation and payment of benefits, referring non-standard cases to Management.Efficient handling of correspondence, e-mail and telephone enquiries from scheme members and third partyProcessing work in accordance with documented workflow procedures.To be successful in this role, you will need to:Demonstrate a high level of attention to detail and accuracyBe IT literate and numerate.Be able to work as part of a team.Use your initiative in a fast paced working environment.Possess strong interpersonal skills.Have an excellent telephone manner.Have attained a Grade C or above in Maths and English at GCSE/O-Level.No previous pensions experience is required.If you feel you have what it takes to be the Pensions Assistant, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you!

Import / Export coordinator
£32000 - £38000 per annum

AMI Metals UKImport Export Coordinator£32,000 to £38,000Milton KeynesThe role responsibilities include the implementation of import and export compliance policy, assuring my client complies with import & export regulations, training of personnel, classifying products and services, auditing, and maintaining the export compliance system as required.Responsibilities:Experience in IPR or customs warehousing and overall knowledge in customs duty relief regimesMaintain Import/Export Policy and procedures in accordance with UK import /export controls.Facilitate external import and export audits.Perform annual internal import and export audits.Review all export orders for compliance.Maintain HMRC SPIRE accountSubmit, and manage Export license when required.Perform material classifications & maintain commodity codes in accordance with UK regulations.Perform periodical internal import and export training and arrange all required import and export training for employees.Develop and maintain awareness of the changing Customs regulatory environment and best practice through research and where necessary through input and advice from subject expertsExplore and assess opportunities to increase process efficiency, accuracy to reduce cost and duty exposure, where possible.Review and update where needed compliant, effective and efficient Customs proceduresMaintain an effective working relationship with all 3rd parties monitoring performance with and including our freight forwarders, customs consultant, HMRC and Customers.Liaise with goods in and shipping teams to ensure ongoing retention of shipping documentationQuarterly submission of a zero BOD1 form to HMRC is required for approval.Qualifications & Competencies:Ability to read and interpret documents in the English language such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.Word processing and spreadsheet experience preferred. Computer literacy required.Ability to collect data from forms and present results/findings in report and graph format. Prepare weekly and monthly quality reports, as required.Travel may be required.If you are interested in finding out more about this role, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! WE WOULD PREFER YOUR CV IN WORD FORMATAscendant Recruitment is one of Milton Keynes and Northampton's leading recruitment companies, with PA/Administration, Customer Service, Human Resources, Finance and Temporary divisions. Ascendant Recruitment operates as an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and an Employment Business for temporary recruitment. For more information on our current vacancies please visit and like/follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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