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Procurement - Purchase to Pay Advisor

Region: Midlands

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon

Contract type: Permanent

Reference number: FIND00637

Working pattern: Full-time

Closing date: 3rd July 2022

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Procurement - Purchase to Pay Advisor

  • Great opportunity to join a newly created team

  • It’s a new role

  • Based from our Head Office, with great facilities and surroundings

About the role

We are hiring a Procurement - Purchase to Pay Advisor to join the newly merged Group Finance – P2P section based from Stratford upon Avon.

Our Purchase to Pay function provides a leading service to internal and external customers in relation to Procurement and Expense queries, whilst ensuring robust financial and procurement controls are in place to mitigate incorrect spend and risk, ensuring a great E2E customer experience.

The main purpose of the role is to manage the application of the Purchase to Pay (P2P) policy and procurement systems, ensuring effective usage is in line with business requirements, and driving reduced acquisition costs and increase efficiency. It’s also to increase the correct expenditure under management by providing support to the business for low value / low risk tenders, by providing advice and challenge to ensure efficient, effective procurement through to final payment.

You will be reporting to the P2P Team Leader and working within a team of 6. As a P2P Advisor you will be involved in a range of duties, such as:

  • Train, advise, challenge and support procurement system users, to optimise compliancy and efficient use of all available systems, within line with the policy. Control acquisition costs and risk, as well as build effective internal customer relationships.

  • Being a super user of all the purchasing systems, you will be required to train, communicate, and advise the business users of the purpose, efficiencies and effectiveness each process provides.

  • Understand the payment process for settlement of invoices, to ensure the full end to end process from procuring to payment is understood. Ensuring deadlines are met, and an excellent customer service is provided.

  • Collaborate with buyers, suppliers and internal business users, analysing system data to maximise cost control opportunities and facilitate efficient procurement solutions.

  • Work with IT Support, Finance Technology Team and System providers to identify, evaluate and resolve system issues. Maximise existing functionality, whilst maintaining controls and delivering agreed efficiencies.

  • Develop, promote, and provide guidance and advice to the business on policies, procedures processes and practice. Delivering a professional, consistent and commercial approach that effectively controls risk and enhances NFUM’s reputation as a Great Company to do Business with.

  • Build and maintain effective relationships with appropriate internal business areas - Group Compliance, Group Risk and Group IT. As well as external suppliers and, industry and professional bodies to ensure the effective delivery of objectives and representation of the department.

We understand how important a positive work-life balance is to you. At NFU Mutual, we offer great facilities when you want to be in an office environment and support to work up to 80% of your hours from home. To help you give your best in the office and at home, we’re open to discussing what this might look like for you.

About you

You will work in a small specialist team within the wider Group Finance department. There are opportunities to develop within NFU Mutual as the organisation grows, adapts, and implements change projects. You will be personable and engaging, adaptable and diligent, with strong administration and customer service skills. Alongside this you will have:

  • Effective communication skills (written and verbal) with strong stakeholder management skills

  • Experience using Microsoft Office applications with strong skills in Excel

  • Experience of teaching/ training others to use different systems

  • Strong attention to detail and organised

  • Ability to pick things up quickly and use initiative

  • Knowledge & experience of Procurement / Financial systems and processes is desirable but not essential

  • CIMA Foundation or AAT (or working towards) desirable but not essential


Benefits & Rewards

When you join our team, you can expect a supportive culture and an attractive range of rewards and benefits including:

  • Salary- up to £28,000 depending on experience

  • Annual bonus (up to 10%) 

  • Contributory pension scheme, up to 20%, including your 8% contribution

  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays + buy/sell holiday scheme

  • Access to savings at High Street brands, travel and supermarkets

  • £20 contribution to a monthly gym membership – subject to T&Cs

  • Health and wellbeing plan - cashback for dentist, opticians, physio and more

  • Unlimited access to Refer a Friend £500 bonus scheme

  • Life Assurance cover of 4 x salary

  • Employee discounts on a range of NFU Mutual insurance policies.

Working at NFU Mutual

We’re one of the UK’s leading general insurance and financial services companies. For over 110 years we’ve put our customers at the heart of everything we do. Our people are just as important to us. We pride ourselves on being “a great place to work” and are one of only 39 companies across the globe, and the only organisation with headquarters in the UK, to receive a Gallup Exceptional Workplace 2021 award. We were also named in the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies List 2021.   
We offer a supportive culture where we empower and inspire our people to perform, offer them opportunities to grow, and recognise and reward their contribution. Our people are proud to work for a company that respects them and their communities, and they trust us to be financially sustainable, so we are successful now and in the future.

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About NFU Mutual

We are a leading provider of General Insurance and Financial Services. From our strong farming roots we’ve grown to become a UK-wide organisation, turning over £1billion annually. Yet success hasn’t gone to our heads. We’re proud to remain completely customer focused, down-to-earth and committed to the rural communities we’ve grown from.

Our ethos - of trust, respect and personal service - lies at the heart of all we do and has seen us build an enviable reputation for exceptional member loyalty. Though we’ve been in business for over 110 years, we have big ambitions for the future. And that’s why we’re looking for talented people to join our growing organisation. Talented people like you.