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Procure to Pay Business Partner, 6 months contract

Semma Therapeutics

Semma Therapeutics

Oxford, UK
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Job Description

6 month contract

You will be required to work onsite 5 days per week at our Oxford site

The Role:

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced candidate to join a key function within our Finance and Accounting team.

The Procure to Pay Business Partner will act as a central point of contact for the regional stakeholders and suppliers. This role will work with the Business to drive further process knowledge and improvement.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Business Partner for all regions, building and strengthening on PTP stakeholder relationships.
  • Lead weekly regional meetings, supporting the business with any PTP queries/issues. Following up to a close out resolution.
  • Timely recommends effective processes to tackle root cause of PTP issues impacting PTP KPI’s.
  • Performs analysis on recurring challenges to enable continuous process improvement.
  • Liaise with relevant internal departments and external suppliers to ensure all queries are dealt with promptly and brought to a satisfactory conclusion.
  • Delivery of end user training for new starters at Vertex. Keeping up to date with any changes.
  • Drive alignment and buy-in of P2P strategy cross-functionally.
  • Provides escalation point for team members in liaising with the end-users & suppliers
  • Builds trustworthy partnerships with P2P stakeholders.
  • Support the buyer role in procurement
  • Deputise in the absence of the PTP Senior Manager as necessary.

Key Experience:

  • End to end Procure to Pay experience.
  • Experience of working with Coupa
  • Experience of working with corporate systems and oracle.
  • Demonstrates experience in relationship and stakeholder management.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Experience in performing root cause analysis and implementing process improvements.

Key Skills:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong attention to detail, pragmatic approach to issue resolution.
  • Flexible and adaptive, with the ability to identify opportunities for change and implement practical solutions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills for interacting with both financial and non-financial stakeholders.
  • A highly focused, pragmatic, and results-orientated achiever.
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • High levels of determination, commitment, and energy.
  • Ensure an open and honest trust based in the team.



Flex Designation:

Hybrid-Eligible Or On-Site Eligible

Flex Eligibility Status:

In this Hybrid-Eligible role, you can choose to be designated as:
1. Hybrid: work remotely up to two days per week; or select
2. On-Site: work five days per week on-site with ad hoc flexibility.

Note: The Flex status for this position is subject to Vertex’s Policy on Flex @ Vertex Program and may be changed at any time.

Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.

Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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