Purchase to Pay Manager

Central England Co operative
£40,000 per annum
02 Sep 2017
18 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Central England Co-operative is one of the largest and most successful independent co-operatives in the UK, with gross sales in excess of £1bn and over 8,800 colleagues operating across 16 counties, from the heart of England to its eastern shores. Our colleagues are the key to our success, which is why we want the very best people as part of our team.

We are seeking an interim Purchase to Pay Manager for an initial period of 3 months to lead our invoice matching and accounts payable team in our Shared Service Centre at Central England Co-operative.

As Purchase to Pay Manager, reporting to the Head of Shared Service, you will be responsible for maximising the efficiency and optimising performance to ensure that invoice matching and accounts payable are performing at their best and team engagement is high.

Available immediately you will have strong experience in managing a team of 12 colleagues, you will enjoy continuous improvement and be able to work with credibility on problem solving to deliver agreed KPIs, SLAs & CIs, and support the development of an operation which is "best in class".

With great people management skills you will quickly build relationships with key internal customers and be able to work to our purchasing policy. You will enjoy a dynamic shared service environment and have familiarity with Agresso as the main financial system. You will ensure the delivery of purchasing controls to minimise risk and protect business profits.

Working closely with Managers in Record to Report and Order to cash to deliver a seamless Finance Shared Service function, you will manage all allocated resources (Capital/Human) to effectively and efficiently deliver a world class standard of service in providing an effective and efficient purchase to pay cycle, covering supplier set up, invoice verification (circa 550,000 invoices per annum) and accounts payable (3500 suppliers) for all areas of the Society.

Leading the end to end purchase team for pay process, including supplier set-up, invoice checking and accounts payable for all areas of the Society, in the development and provision of a world class standard transactional operation.

An excellent communicator and relationship builder with good analytical and IT skills, you will ideally have experience in the purchase to pay accounting process and be educated to degree level. Experience working within a Shared Service Centre would be a distinct advantage. You will have a commercial focus and experience of operating and influencing at a senior level.

As a Central England Co-operative colleague you will enjoy a wide range of benefits, including Society Membership, colleague discount on purchases, pension and health scheme.

At Central England Co-operative Society we are all individual, like you. We value your individuality and welcome applications from all members of society regardless of personal characteristics.