£Very Competitive + Excellent Benefits package

Location: Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire

Commutable from Uxbridge, Stoke Poges, Maidenhead, West Drayton, Slough, Heston, Marlow, High Wycombe, Beaconsfield, Amersham, Princes Risborough, Chesham, Aylesbury, Rickmansworth, Windsor, Hayes, Hillingdon,

Our client is a global player within the specialist energy, electricity and power generation sector.

As part of a strategic transformation of the procurement function moving to a shared service and category management model across its global operating units, our client seeks to strengthen its team with the appointment of an ambitious, university degree educated procurement professional with experience of Procure to Pay/P2P. This is a high-profile role located at Head Office and you will be interacting and engaging with senior/board level executives.

As European Procurement Coordinator you will report to the European Procurement Operations Leader and will ensure the accurate and effective initiation of the procure to pay/P2P process in line with contractual arrangements with suppliers. The objective will be to ensure compliance, education and engagement in relation to procurement policies and to enable efficient transactional processing. Specifically, you will work with European sites and their Procurement Business Partners providing operational support in relation to Procure to Pay/P2P initiation for all categories of spend. A detailed working knowledge of SAP procurement modules will be critical to success in this role, as well as a working understanding of key supplier contracts. Accuracy, attention to detail and efficiency of process completion are important attributes for this role.

In your role as European Procurement Coordinator Procure to Pay/P2P, you will:

  • Initiate the Procure to Pay/P2P process, specifically the accurate conversion of purchase requisitions to purchase orders. This may include low value, low risk sourcing.

  • Provide procurement operational support to procurement colleagues at European sites.

  • Work closely with Category Managers and Senior Buyers in European operations in relation to supplier performance management as well as business partners and requisitioners directly.

  • Ensure efficient process completion. Assist with the roll out and ongoing account management for Card Payments and/or Automation projects to reduce the number of P2P transactions required.

  • Influence and challenge internal customers on procedural issues and ensure contracted supplier use.

  • Development of category data and reporting to Senior Buyers and Category Managers.

  • Contribute to improvements in requisition quality, timescales and process efficiency.

  • Actively contribute to the ongoing development of functional capabilities to ensure value delivery is sustainable in the long term and functional effectiveness and efficiencies are improved on a continual basis.

The Ideal Applicant:

  • University Degree educated. In addition, part or fully qualified in CIPS or similar Procurement qualification advantageous or willing to study.

  • At least 3-5 years consistent, fast track career development in procurement and specifically procurement to pay/P2P.

  • Knowledgeable in terms of the SAP Procurement Modules.

  • In depth procure to pay/P2P process experience.

  • Strong analytical, numerical and reporting skills.

  • Well developed communication skills gained within a multinational matrix organisational structure.

  • Confident stakeholder engagement skills familiar with liaising with senior executives.

  • Current or recent experience with a multinational organisation in similar role utilising SAP and supplier accreditation systems.

  • Candidates with procure to pay experience gained within procurement or accounts payable functions seeking long term career in procurement.

In return our client offers a very competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to develop your career within a market leader.

To apply by email to this position, please send your CV and covering letter to the following link:

Please quote reference number JobG8 -6698-625140727-TITC