Project & Costing Manager
7d ago
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    Kantar is one of the world’s leading data, insight and consultancy companies. Working together across the whole spectrum of research and consulting disciplines, its specialist brands, employing 30,000 people, provide inspirational insights and business strategies for clients in 100 countries.

    Kantar is part of WPP and its services are employed by over half of the Fortune Top 500 companies.

    Role Mission Statement

    The objective of this role is maintaining and supporting excellence in costing practice and ensuring that are all project costing are provided adhering strictly to financial guidelines as mandated by the business.

    Would be responsible for ensuring accurate and consistent costing across teams and brands ensuring uniformity of cost elements which are common across all.

    Would also support the drive for improved project profitability through provision of the necessary analysis to top management to show trends to drive corrective actions.

    Would be the local custodian of the KEL costing tool and point of liaison with both local and regional finance teams for all updatesNobody knows consumers better than Kantar.

    Providing insight and inspiration to help clients flourish in an extraordinary world, we bring together 12 of the world’s leading research, data and insight brands.

    At the heart of WPP, our global team of 30,000 people in more 100 countries delivers specialist insight, business strategies and consultancy support.

    Key Outcomes

    Champion costing process ensuring all costs are accurate and complies with costing processGeneration of important periodic commercial reports like GM and profit analysis by teams and by brandsSmooth coordination of Ops units and other support functions (DC,QC,DP,IT, Admin) when responding to RFQ requests from either the local CS or MCP teamsDevelopment and maintenance of necessary rates cards required for costing

    Capabilities Statement

    Ability to analyse and spot trendsArticulate and able to communicate clearly both written and verbally with no ambiguitiesGood understanding of finance processes, commercials of a project.

    Ability to use excel to run analysis and reports which can clearly communicate trends and scenarios which are useful for decision making or taking remedial actionsAbility to effectively critique and challenge all direct cost budgets for optimisation and giving useful feedback for improvementTertiary education, preferably a degree (, Business Administration, Project Management or equivalent)Excellent knowledge of Excel and Word, added advantage if have advanced Excel experience & skillsAt least 3-

    5 years working experienceSound knowledge of the research process and marketing research, previous research experience an advantage

    Rewards Statement

    At Kantar we have an integrated way of rewarding our people based around a simple, clear and consistent set of principles.

    Our approach helps to ensure we are market competitive and also to support a pay for performance culture, where your reward and career progression opportunities are linked to what you deliver.

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