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Data Team Leader - South Leeds

  • Location

    Leeds, West Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    HR & Business Support

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  • Salary:

    £22000 - £26000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Gemma Watmough

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  • Published:

    2 months ago

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A well- established, international business based within the South Leeds area are looking to appoint a Data Team Leader on a permanent basis. This is a newly created role due to growth and will report directly into the Head of Finance. The successful candidate will manage and oversee a team of two Administrators/Assistants and will join a friendly and experienced team where you will be able to make a real difference rather than be treated as a number.

This role will be primarily focused around the vendor side of the business and will work closely with both the accounts payable and procurement teams and the successful candidate will need excellent communication skills. The main duties of the role will involve overseeing the setting up and maintaining of all supplier data and assisting suppliers with any technical support that they may need. Whilst the role does sit in the accounts payable/finance team, candidates don't need to come from a finance background. Much of the role will be around controls and ensuring that information and data is handled in the correct manner with a strong focus on building relationships with supplier and the wider business. It will also allow exposure to other areas of the business so will be varied with the opportunity to get involved in tasks and project work around vendor data.

This is a unique opportunity for someone with previous management/supervisory experience to join and lead a new team and to get involved in shaping processes and procedures. The client are flexible in terms of previous experience however the successful candidate must have experience of working within a fast faced, changeable environment and must have worked in a controls/regulated type role/business. The role will suit someone who has excellent attention to detail and accuracy and is able to think outside of the box and question data. Full training and support will be provided.

The main duties of the role will include :-

-Overseeing a team of two Administrators/Assistants and overseeing and distributing their workload
-Speaking with suppliers on a day to day basis and building up excellent working relationships
-Managing and overseeing the set up of supplier and vendor data using multiple software systems
-Dealing with any escalated and complex supplier queries that have been flagged up by the team
-Ensuring that all processes and controls are adhered to at all times by the team and ensuring all data is handled in a confidential way
-Business partnering with the IT department, procurement and the finance team and being first point of contact for issues
-Implementing and advising on new and existing processes and procedures
-Leading projects around maintaining data and the systems used and providing associated reporting for key stakeholders
-Providing up to date and continual training for team members
-Carrying out regular one to ones and reviews for the teams and ensuring they have a clear development and training plan

The ideal candidate will:-
-Have previous proven experience of managing/ overseeing a team and will enjoy motivating people
-Have worked within an office environment and will be use to implementing controls and checks
-Ideally have had some understanding of finance and the accounts payable/purchase ledger process
-Be self-motivated and enjoy working in a fast paced environment and enjoy working towards deadlines
-Have good system skills and will be comfortable with Excel
-Have excellent organisational, communication skills and attention to detail
-Have a hands on approach and be willing to support in other areas if needed

In return you will:-

-Receive the opportunity to join a company that will invest in you and train you in a new industry
-Join a new team within an established business where you will be able to shape and get involved in making key decisions and taking ownership for the function
-Secure a competitive salary and free onsite parking
-Join a business that really like to develop their staff in a fun and supportive working environment

For more information please contact Gemma Watmough

To apply please send your CV, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications please accept that if we have not responded to your application within seven days, your application has not been successful.

Sewell Wallis is a specialist recruitment company with a vast amount of experience in our industry we offer permanent, temporary and interim recruitment support for accounting and finance, human resources and business support positions. We recruit at all levels within finance from Purchase Ledger Administrator and Credit Controller level through to Financial Controller and Director positions. With offices in Sheffield and Leeds, we are well situated to cover all of South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Manchester. Please visit our website for more information on accountancy and finance jobs and human resources or business support positions.