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Senior Administrator




North West

Area: Tameside (Greater Manchester)


Salary: £30k – £35k


The Company: Large and most trusted engineering company, providing products and services to aerospace, defence and commercial sectors


The Role:

  • My client are looking to appoint a Senior Administrator (with progression to the role of Commercial Manager) with experience and understanding of payroll, general business administration functions, SAP and finance in a manufacturing environment to support their Commercial Director and wider senior management team within their sheet metal and assembly business.
  • Supporting the business support team member

Administrative (Finance / Accounts)

  • Processing new customer/supplier accounts
  • Processing purchase invoices
  • Dealing with and resolving customer/supplier invoice queries
  • Raising purchase orders
  • Managing any proforma supplier accounts
  • Responsible for supplier statement reconciliations


  • Reviewing work in progress (WIP) costs against budgeted costs and analysing any over spend
  • Customer/project analysis and reviewing packages of work
  • Analysing previous manufacturing costs to support the sales and estimating team
  • Approve contract review
  • Monitor APR (Advance production reserve)
  • Sales forecasting
  • Produce various KPI’s
  • Issue Management
  • Resolve sale ledger debt issues
  • Manage customer commercial issues
  • Monthly reviews with onsite accountant around WIP and overheads
  • Reviewing supplier terms and conditions Director final sign off
  • Recruitment onboarding process
  • Training
  • Releasing purchase orders
  • Processing sales invoices
  • Raising recharges

Payroll, providing cover and support processing:

  • Wages
  • Annual leave requirements
  • Timesheets


  • Leading on system improvements and improving business processes
  • Reviewing new business improvement initiatives
  • Office 5S champion



  • Excellent Microsoft office PC skills (mostly excel)
  • Good understanding of SAP / other similar system in a manufacturing / production environment
  • Confident and professional when speaking to colleagues, clients and suppliers
  • Excellent communications skills are imperative
  • Must have good team working ethic, be highly pro-active and motivated.
  • The ability to work flexible hours should the business need arise.
  • Suitable training will be offered for the right candidate.


Contact Abbie Morrison:

Abbie Morrison

Recruitment Consultant
0161 443 0010

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