Cost Management Advisor
Full-time, £21,000 - £23,000

Ref: 11407

Salary: £21,000 - £23,000

Hours: Full-time

Contracted Hours: 39

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Location: Chester House, Epsom Ave, Handforth, Cheadle, Greater Manchester, SK9 3DF


Cost Management Coordinator

Hours: Full-time

Contracted Hours: 39

Contract Type: 6 months

Location: Hybrid working pattern

Salary: Up to £23,000


About the Pets at Home Group


Pets at Home Group Plc is the UK’s leading pet care business; our commitment is to make sure pets and their owners get the very best advice, products and care. We have over 450 stores, over 310 Groom Rooms and 440 First Opinion Vet Practices. Our business is fast-paced, innovative and fun and it's our people that make the real difference. This is a fantastic opportunity to come and work for an award-winning company who put people at the very heart of everything they do.

Our diversity and inclusion vision is that everyone is welcome and feels part of our group. If you think you’re a good match to what we are looking for, and you share our belief that together ‘we’re better with pets’, we’d like to hear from you, whatever your background or circumstances.

About the Role

The purpose of this role is to work as part of the Development and Facilities team accountable for the day-to-day processing of invoices and quotes across Group Facilities to include all reactive and capex invoices, reactive budget management support, and costs / service audits support.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working as part of a team, accountable for the day-to-day processing of all group Facilities invoices and quotes covering both reactive and capex contractor spend in-line with budgets.
  • Supporting Retail and Vets Facilities teams.
  • Supporting the Cost Management Supervisor, Retail Facilities Manager, Management Accounts and Procurement with period accruals and monthly budget reports.
  • Responsible for supporting the Cost Management Supervisor with developing and managing contractor relationships on invoicing, costs escalations and quotes.
  • Supporting the Cost Management Supervisor to ensure audits are completed on both reactive and capex jobs for the Tier 1 contractors and the internal Helpdesks.
  • Supporting with the generating of reports and validating contractor invoices against schedule of rates, average equipment costs and time on site to drive best value and costs reduction opportunities.
  • Day to day processing of all Facilities reactive and capex invoices ensuring they are paid on time and coded correctly.
  • Managing contractor invoice and quote queries, supporting escalations with contractors, and ensuring contracts don’t get put on hold.
  • Supporting with weekly reporting on all invoices that have been processed to Vets / Pets Facilities Managers and Management Accounts.
  • Daily monitoring of the contractor invoice/quote mailbox.
  • Ensuring the Facilities system is updated with the latest invoices and work order status is correct.
  • Supporting with the management of raising purchase orders and closing jobs where required to ensure contractor payment terms are met.
  • Supporting with the Tier 1 contractor audits ensuring that service requirements are as agreed KPI’s, and feedback is reported.

About You

  • Effective communicator.
  • Cost conscious and the ability to manage large volumes of invoices and quotes.
  • Build relationships at all levels across the group and externally.
  • A 'can do' attitude with the capability to plan and see the bigger picture.
  • Analytical and appetite for continuous improvements.
  • Great planning, prioritisation, and organisation skills to support in our cost reduction journey.


  • 33 days paid annual leave (including bank holidays), rising to 36 days after 2 years’ service.
  • Birthday leave – 1 day extra leave to celebrate your Birthday!
  • Pension - You’ll have the opportunity to join the Pets Pension from day 1 of joining us and the company will contribute to your pension plan so long as you meet the auto-enrolment criteria.
  • Colleague Discount- 20% discount for you (plus one family member).
  • “Treats” benefits- an online range of offers and discounts which are available exclusively to Pets at Home Colleagues.
  • Discounted Life assurance.
  • Charity Leave- You are entitled to have one paid day’s leave each year to work for your favourite animal related charity.
  • Celebrating Special Celebrations? You’ll get 1 extra week off and a gift to celebrate your wedding or civil partnership, and a gift from us if you are expecting or adopting a baby!
  • Free Car Parking.

Organisation: Pets at Home

Date Posted: 05-08-2022

Expiry Date: 23-08-2022