Purchasing Lead- Source to Pay

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    London, England

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    Kate Smith

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Purchasing Lead- Source to Pay


6 Months

  • As the Purchasing Lead within the Source to Pay Process, you will define and own the end-to-end process and reporting requirements across functional, geographic and business unit boundaries. In turn leveraging "fit to standard" SAP Hana templated solutions including Ariba to deliver improvements ultimately leading to achieving targeted spend savings, an enhanced user experience, efficient processes, effective financial controls and enhanced vendor relationship management. The outcome is to fundamentally transform our purchasing process for all internal and external stakeholders.
  • The role will manage and own many priorities, deliverables and key stakeholders. Developing and delivering plans that successfully mitigate risks, deal with ambiguity and define the strategic direction of MFB

Skills required:

  • Leadership- lead multiple discipline teams from participants from MFB, the wider BT Business and the transformation partners to successfully deliver project deliverables.
  • Purchasing knowledge: Knowledgeable in the drivers of organisational performance improvement, including people drivers of performance and financial literacy (e.g. business KPIs, business cases)
  • Business acumen: Knowledgeable in the drivers of organisational performance improvement, including people drivers of performance and financial literacy (e.g. business KPIs, business cases)
  • Matrix working: Comfortable working on a large programme where activities are managed according to a matrix structure. Able to work collaboratively and manage the time of their team to meet project deliverables. Resilient and able to challenge others, dealing with resistance to change to meet defined Programme objectives
  • Trusted advisor: Good understanding and/or ability to learn about best practice and make process / system improvement recommendations. Strong stakeholder management and communication skills

Experience Required:


  • Demonstrable knowledge and expertise of the end to end Purchasing process and reporting best practices and improvement enablers
  • Experience implementing SAP Hana core financials and Procurement tools in particular Ariba
  • Operational experience of delivering Purchasing services across a variety of procurement channels to multiple business units across multiple geographies
  • Experience of delivering successful transformation projects where activities are managed in a matrix structure
  • Experience leading and managing global teams
  • Culturally align


  • Telco and/or experience of similar industry
  • Process improvement qualifications e.g. 6 sigma
  • Track record of delivering similar multi year programmes in multiple companies
  • Data testing and quality management expertise

Your accountabilities:

  • Accountable for purchasing process/decisions for the design & integration authority to transform the clients global Purchasing process, policy and control across all CFUs and CUs.
  • Own the relationships necessary to implement the Sourcing & Contracting deliverables both across the business and with the Transformation partner teams where required, demonstrating understanding of the financial and operational consequences of performance.
  • Accountability for the standard process design for Purchasing (with sign off from the Tower Transformation Lead);
  1. Lead on managing the business stakeholder input into detailed designs and requirements
  2. Manage sign off to policy changes required for overall design
  3. Ensure Data Governance, Data Quality and Master and Reference Data are embedded into the design and delivery.
  4. Own validation process exceptions (e.g. tax, legal or statutory) with the Tower Transformation Lead and capture in agreed template such as RICEFW
  5. Ensure all necessary controls are embedded into the design, signed off by the controls team ready for deployment into BAU
  6. Support GPO with short term Source & Contract initiatives