Head of P2P

Head of P2P

  • Location

    Leicestershire, England

  • Sector:

    Change & Transformation

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  • Salary:

    £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Matt Thomas

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

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Job title: Head of Procure to Pay

Line Manager: Head of Shared Services

Job grade / level: L5

Operating company / business / function:

Transport / Finance / Shared Services / Procure to Pay

Main purpose of role:

  • To lead the procure to pay team of c35 colleagues across two sites and deliver an effective procure to pay and supply chain service to the UK business. This will include inventory management, purchasing and accounts payable. This is a new role to the business and a key element of the first 18 months of this role will be to build a new team and ensure committed amounts of value are delivered in addition to ensuring service levels are met and the team has the skills to do their jobs.

Budget responsibilities (if applicable)

Cost Centre Manager Responsibility

Line management responsibilities (if applicable)

Leadership responsibility for a team of c35-40 colleagues, with 3 direct reports

Main responsibilities (this may be subject to chance as part of the consultation process)

This is a role within the shared service centre team and the key responsibilities will be to:

  • Working alongside the Accounts Payable manager, create and update a number of standard reports required to actively monitor and control the Accounts Payable function (including on hold / expense reporting / credit card reporting / petty cash reporting / cheese reporting)
  • Provide insightful analytical reporting and be the first point of communication with depots / regional finance
  • Prepare both financial and non-financial data and KPI's ensuring accuracy and completeness, together with meeting weekly and monthly deadlines
  • Run AP, AR & GL Tax manager reports, review in detail and amend inaccuracies and proactively identify errors with AP processes leading to these errors, reconcile all reports before preparing the monthly UKB VAT return, liaise with Tax team to ensure we are fully HMRC VAT compliant, resolving any ongoing queries
  • Collate monthly STATS (for inclusion within the monthly management accounts) info from the business, meeting scheduled deadlines
  • In conjunction with Team Leader and Manager review current processes and proactively identify areas for improvement across the team, documenting and implementing any new requirements
  • Be first point of contact for OpCo queries, providing insight into reporting and challenge where appropriate to drive future reductions in the volume of AP queries
  • Be actively involved in SAP/Bucharest transition meetings to monitor progress, and be the point of contact for analytical data requirements
  • Assist in the creation and uploading of current consolidated spreadsheet journals to ensure costs are allocated to the correct OpCo area in the period they relate
  • Work with the OpCo in preparation of depot level reporting, identifying further efficiencies / risks
  • Be an integral part of the Accounts Payable Function and providing sickness and holiday cover for the Team Leader and AP Manager as necessary

Person specification

  • Recognized supply chain and/or accounting qualification
  • Significant experience of working in supply chain or associated roles at manager / senior manager level
  • Previous Procure to Pay experience and a solid understanding of purchase order administration and accounts payable
  • Experience of leading and motivating a large team through a period of business change
  • Likely to be educated to degree level
  • Excellent influencing and relationship building skills
  • Experience of leading supply chain improvement projects with experience of six sigma, LEAN, 5S or similar methodologies
  • Resilient and focused on getting the job done
  • Ability to work in a challenging and rewarding environment and stayed focused on the job in hand
  • Ability to work and thrive in a changing environment
  • Confident and resilient
  • SAP Experience an advantage
  • Practical working knowledge of Microsoft office products