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Head of Purchase to Pay

Head of Purchase to Pay job to work for a large, high profile Government department

Your new company

Working for a large central government department within their Finance Transactions Strategy, Policy and Process Unit that is responsible for developing strategies, policies and processes governing financial transactions; ensuring they remain fit for purpose. This central expertise supports various business areas within the Department; delivering services to an ever-changing business and making the best use of technologies to drive continuous improvement and excellent customer service. The aim is to support self-service functionality through their systems whilst providing policy and guidance to support the organisations Purchase to Pay (P2P) process.

Your new role

Based in Croydon, the Head of Purchase to Pay will lead the day to day delivery of the P2P activities by applying technical finance expertise, management, and people skills in managing resources who carry out activities to meet SLA's, whilst ensuring that corporate targets are delivered. The successful candidate will be required to travel to other offices around the UK as and when required and will require a SC level security check before they can be appointed.

As the Head of Purchase to Pay you will lead team development, motivation, energy and commitment embedding a culture of strong performance and addressing performance issues promptly and develop and maintain effective strategies that meet corporate and departmental strategic objectives. Work with business areas and other government departments contributing to workstream forums and initiatives to review process issues and deliver continuous process improvement. You will also be responsible for maintaining oversight of performance, including identifying areas for improvement by using recognised continuous improvement principles and Managing the P2P metrics and carry out the reporting, measures, compliance, effectiveness and tracking to demonstrate process improvement. 

What you'll need to succeed


  • Proven track record of effectively managing the Purchase to Pay process in a fast-moving environment
  • Intermediate Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Extensive experience with finance ERP systems (preferably Oracle), to record, report and monitor financial transactions
  • Experience of using reporting tools
  • Extensive experience of effectively performance managing and motivating large teams
  • Excellent time management, organisational and delegation skills
  • Proven track record of continuous improvement
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven experience of collaboration with and management of demanding stakeholders

  • Creative problem solving, active listening and negotiation skills to facilitate effective conflict resolution and positive outcomes
  • Experience of the preparation, delivery, and follow-up of presentations tailored to different audiences
  • Experience of managing a remote team

What you'll get in return

Competitive salary and excellent benefits including:

Extensive benefits including:
  • Pension
  • Flexible working
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Season ticket loan

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.


Job type:
Government & Public Services
Financial Services
Competitive plus excellent benefits
Closing date
Thu Nov 29 11:59:59 GMT 2018
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Talk to a consultant

Talk to Sophie Wendel, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Victoria

Ebury Gate, 23 Lower Belgrave Street, London, SW1W 0NT

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