Accounts Payable/Procurement Operations Assistant - London

England, London, West London
£15 - £17 per hour
03 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016
Job Title
Finance Assistant
Industry Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client, one of the largest Media and Television provider in the United Kingdom are looking for a Procurement Operations Assistant to join their team on a nine month temporary basis. This will be a Purchase Based/Accounts Payable position and it is essential that have strong experience in SAP and Excel. You will be supporting the Procurement team and be seen as the link between the off shore team and head office.


  • Ensuring accuracy and integrity of master data records and configuration in SAP and SRM including vendors, materials, delivery addresses, limit orders and contracts
  • Ensuring suppliers are e-enabled for PO output and payment
  • Governing and issuing SAP access to the wider Procurement team
  • Providing escalation support to the offshore teams handling transactional purchase to pay activities including invoice processing, master data work-flow approvals, consolidated invoice management, SRM sourcing cockpit and card scheme maintenance
  • Resolving allocated invoice exceptions in a timely fashion
  • Working pro-actively to encourage the quick closure of invoice exceptions by users and suppliers
  • Increasing levels of electronic invoicing, first time invoice match rates and on time payments
  • Supporting the effective onboarding of newly contracted suppliers to ensure ordering and payment issues are mitigated
  • Providing operational support to the Procurement Business Advisors
  • Supporting the continuous improvement and transformation projects, across both system or process driven initiatives
  • Running reports to support KPI and metric reporting and inform sound decision making

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Numerate, with excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Computer literate with good knowledge of Microsoft Office, in particular Microsoft Excel
  • A working knowledge of technologies and their operation for their area of specialism including finance systems, SAP ECC 6 and Open Text ICC/VIM/Tungsten, SAP SRM/Ariba and SAP MDG
  • Proactive approach to solving problems and able to minimise errors
  • Experience of working in an organisation with an outsourced BPO provider
  • Ability to work under pressure with focus on managing time appropriately often in a changing environment
  • Ability to build strong collaborative, working relationships, including with remote and offshore teams
  • An awareness of project management methodology
  • Have previously worked in a broadcast media environment
  • Awareness of Public Procurement regulations

If you feel that you fit the above criteria then please apply today by submitting your CV to us. Please note due to the high volume of applications that we receive only successful applicants will be contacted.