Kantar is the world’s leading data, insights, and consulting company.
Kantar is looking for a Project and Costing Manager responsible for providing detailed and accurate costs based on the study requirements.
Company Name: Kantar
Job type: Full-time
Job Category: Finance
Job Title: Project and Costing Manager
Deadline: Not Stated, Apply now
The Project and Costing Manager will be promoting and developing standard procedures and best practices.
Respond in a timely and accurate manner to cost requests
Liaise with MCP Hubs, other Kantar countries, and local teams (Operations, Client Service and Financial Decision Makers) in an efficient, professional, and friendly manner
For Fieldwork, calculate accurate costs for RFQ’s ensuring they are transparent and logical.
Receive accurate and transparent costs for RFQ’s from local teams (Operations, Finance, …)
Collate and analyze costs received, ensuring all parameters of the RFQ have been costed for correctly, standard global
rates have been used, and all the necessary information has been shared
Seek advice and information on more complex requests as required
Provide alternative solutions in situations where appropriate
Assume full responsibility for updating and maintaining: Cost sheets, Cost manual
Assume full responsibility for working with Kantar Estimate to:
Develop Kantar Estimate (to match our requirements and support faster cost turnaround)
Test Kantar Estimate against existing costs (with support from delivery teams where necessary)
Plan and drive the roll-out and implementation of Kantar Estimate across the business
Support research teams during implementation of Kantar Estimate to ensure the success of this initiative
Who to Apply:
Applicant must have a tertiary education, preferably a degree (B.Com, Accounting, Business Administration, Project Management or equivalent)
Excellent knowledge of Excel and Word added advantage
At least 3-5 years working experience
Sound understanding of the research process and marketing research, previous research experience an advantage
Proven record & relevant costing/financial experience
Ability to work in a deadline-driven pressurized environment
Good negotiating and conflict resolution skills
Articulate and able to communicate clearly, both written and verbally, with no ambiguities
Good understanding of finance processes, commercials of a project.
Ability to use excel to run analysis and reports, which can communicate trends and scenarios which are useful for decision making or taking remedial actions
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