Procurement Manager; Source to Pay – Purchasing Lead
BT Wholesale
Belfast, GB
2d ago

What you'll be doing

  • Accountable for purchasing process / decisions for the design & integration authority to transform BT’s 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.
  • Lead, coach and mobilise other team members to define metrics and performance goals for the tower.
  • Accountability for the standard process design for Purchasing (with sign off from the Tower Transformation Lead);
  • o Lead on managing the business stakeholder input into detailed designs and requirements

    o Manage sign off to policy changes required for overall design

    o Ensure Data Governance, Data Quality and Master and Reference Data are embedded into the design and delivery.

    o Own validation process exceptions (e.g. tax, legal or statutory) with the Tower Transformation Lead and capture in agreed template such as RICEFW

    o Ensure all necessary controls are embedded into the design, signed off by the controls team ready for deployment into BAU

    o Support GPO with short term Source & Contract initiatives

  • Lead the fit to standard workshops for Purchasing ensuring business requirements are fully reflected in the end to end design, exceptions to standard are minimised, best practices / use cases fully leveraged and implications for new ways of working are fully understood.
  • Accountable for testing & quality management
  • o Steward, lead and partner in translating requirements and use cases into test conditions and expected results for product, performance, and user acceptance testing.

    o Participate in quality management reviews, in particular reviews of the designs, prototypes, and other requirements work products to ensure they fulfil the requirements.

    o Review and approval of test scripts and execution of testing to ensure requirements are met in the end solution

  • Steward, lead and partner with the business and external team (TP & SI) to ensure all activities are carried out in accordance with MFB governance, framework and ways of working
  • Identify and manage critical path dependencies as part of supporting the development of the overall Source to Pay roadmap.
  • By working with the technical, change and business teams define and agree the cutover and business readiness plans
  • Accountable for Purchasing that the programme team and CFU / CU teams work together to transition processes into the business as part of deployment and ensure business adoption.
  • Define and own detailed plans to meet programme and transformation milestones, escalating risks, issues and important decisions to the relevant governance body as required
  • Lead on the purchasing element of continuing the transformation of Record to Report to best in class, applying ongoing continuous improvement to identify and implement changes (as agreed with the Finance Design & Integration Authority)
  • Accountable for compliance to standards, controls and procurement policy.
  • Accountable for ensuring BT meets all statutory and regulatory obligations
  • We'll also need to see these on your CV


  • 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 aligned

  • 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
  • Why choose us?

    Corporate Functions help deliver our strategy and plans for growth. We shape and steer the direction of the business by managing our people, finances, shared services and buildings.

    We also oversee our legal, regulatory and compliance obligations too.

    In April 2017, BT Finance embarked upon a radical transformation journey to make sure we’re fit for the future in a competitive market.

    Over the next three years, we’re committed to continuing to improve our global operational and financial performance to drive sustainable growth in value and deliver on the necessary cost savings we have to make to invest in our future.

    We are entering a pivotal time for our new BT strategy, where Group Finance and Procurement are in a position to role model the changes that we need the broader finance organisation to make.

    We are already underway in reshaping our finance and procurement operations capability, focusing on end to end processes to encourage standardisation and support the creation of an effective control environment.

    The Finance Transformation team will be accountable for delivering our transformation ambitions through an integrated and inclusive approach to finance transformation over the next three years delivering value, productivity and trust.

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