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P2P Manager (Purchase to Pay)

Location: LEICESTERSHIRE, EAST MIDLANDS, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 500-650 GBP (UK Pounds) Per day, inc Benefits
Sector: Finance Job Type: Temporary
Shift Type: FULL TIME Applications: 1
Posted: 2 months ago Reference: X3-320239

Our client, a prestigious public sector organisation are recruiting a P2P Manager for two months.  

Overall purpose of the role - responsible for managing and developing the newly formed P2P team, including accounts payable to drive process improvement and best practice. This will involve people management, process ownership and stakeholder engagement to ensure P2P process efficiency, eliminate risk to business continuity, handling and resolving complaints and timely payment of all suppliers.

What will I be doing?
Lead a team of P2P Purchasing Coordinators and accounts payable staff based in Finance.
Develop an effective and motivated team that delivers expected results (KPIs, internal customer satisfaction) by providing direction and coaching for all team members, leveraging individual abilities and ensuring best practices are followed at all times.
Ensure all weekly BACS, Bankline and other payments are prepared, reviewed and checked for exceptions prior to requesting payment authorisation.
Create and maintain SAP P2P procedures to ensure process excellence and standardisation. 
Provide first level support to internal operations in relation to supplier payment performance, working closely with all stakeholders including local buyers and Procurement Category Managers to drive continuous improvement.
Manage and present performance indicators to inform internal operational reviews, analyse data and trends and implement continuous improvement.
Support stakeholder engagement, communications and management at all levels.
Build and maintain effective working relationships with all key stakeholders to ensure an understanding of their needs and work collaboratively to identify operating issues/non-efficiencies.
Proactively contribute to the ongoing development of SAP P2P Procurement functional capabilities, ensuring continual improvement of procurement effectiveness and efficiency.
Good working knowledge of fraud risks associated with P2P and ensuring adequate mitigating controls are in place to manage these risks.
Work with the Financial Accounting Manager to ensure all month-end and year-end requirements are completed in accordance with deadlines.
Interact with Senior Executives/Leadership teams to share performance updates, identified risks, issues or concerns, and helping drive best practices.
Support a collaborative approach to ensuring that P2P processes and systems are fully embedded, including:
- Ensuring process changes are successfully implemented, fully documented and have clear ownership;
- Ensuring the successful design and delivery of training for all staff impacted by process changes;

What will I need to apply?

Previous experience in team leadership gained within a SAP Purchase to Pay, Procurement or Finance Shared Services environment, with a track record of mentoring, coaching, motivating and developing SAP P2P procurement/finance shared services team. 
Excellent knowledge SAP P2P systems or equivalent ERP solutions; 
Previous experience in specifying and delivering reporting/management (KPI) information from P2P systems 
Experience of implementing fully integrated P2P solutions across large end user communities 
Experience of the redesign and successful implementation of streamlined best practice P2P processes and systems 
Experience of leading or playing a key role in organisational change, spanning governance, people, processes and systems 

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