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Cost Auditor (FM/Building Services/Supply Chain)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

As a Cost Auditor, you will be accountable for ensuring invoices are paid and accurate, and that transactional commentary is up to date whilst challenging suppliers around value, driving the supplier to enhance that value through benchmarking and cost analysis.

Working closely with the Supply Chain Managers (change control) and performance Managers (PMS), your focus won't be the review of standard Work Orders (WO), you'll be concentrating on the fixed/core supplier fee’s (£6m/month for IFM), therefore we'll need you to demonstrate a good understanding of commercial contracts, in addition you'll utilise your authentic leadership to line manage the Commercial Assistants within the team, as your direct reports.

We are proud to deliver this Government integrator model contract with a large scale property portfolio working alongside a dedicated and high performing team for the business segment

Our wealth of experience means we are able to transfer best practices from the corporate sector to create better working environments in the public sector. We bring services that increase employee engagement, wellbeing and productivity to the public sector to help support government to deliver on its promised outcomes while reducing costs. Our goal is to improve service outcomes and reduce overall costs to the taxpayer.


Role Responsibility

  • Ensure contractual compliance of 3rd party supplier invoices & quotes, complete value for money reviews of both reactive and Minor Works (primarily on works over £5,000), challenging and making agreements as necessary on behalf of the client.
  • Ensure that the supply chain is delivering the agreed standard of works and within budget constraints.
  • Certify invoices for payment and facilitate those payments upon the client’s behalf.
  • Provide knowledge and information based upon those desktop audits and highlight potential risk.
  • Providing line management, guidance and technical support to the team of Commercial Assistants
  • Provide support to the Supply Chain Managers (internal/external), Head of Cost Management and other members of the team, aiding in the development of the account & function.

 Please see attached job description for further details below

The Ideal Candidate

  • In depth knowledge of Building Services/Estates Management
  • In depth knowledge of property, building fabric and M&E terminology
  • In depth knowledge and experience with standard forms of construction contract
  • Sufficient and relevant experience within the commercial environment
  • Analytical with exceptional numerical skills
  • Data analysis and trending skills – analysing Excel style data sets to identify trends
  • Highly organised with strong attention to detail (create written/edit documents and run spread sheets)
  • Motivated to continuously develop technical skills and knowledge
  • Experience of using MS Office, including: Outlook – email and diary management, Excel – create and edit spread-sheets, Word – create and edit detailed documents
  • Graduate calibre (Quantity Surveying, Project Management, Supply Chain Management, or similar)

Highly desirable

  • Customer/supplier relationship management experience
  • Previous line management experience
  • Experience of working within an M&E related role
  • Previous experience at working within an FM/MA/Integrator delivery model/Building services
  • Experience of working with Verisae/Accruent
  • MRICS qualified, or working towards qualification
  • NEC3 Term Service Contract experience

Package Description

Competitive salary of £35,000-£46,875 DOE + benefits including bonus, pension, flexible benefits scheme fund etc

As part of our commitment to improving the quality of life for our employees, Sodexo offers a flexible benefits scheme fund which allows you to tailor a reward package to suit your needs which includes a technology scheme, private dental insurance, travel insurance, gym membership, Gourmet card, private medical insurance and the ability to purchase or sell annual leave to name but a few.

We also offer Sodexo Discounts site promoting discounted mobile phone tariffs, savings across restaurant chains and days out, where you and your family can save money on everything from your weekly food shop to the latest cinema blockbuster.

About the Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to further engage ex-forces personnel and reservists.  Those applying for roles with us who meet the essential criteria advertised under the ‘ideal candidate’ on the vacancy advertised are guaranteed to progress within the selection process.


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