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Central Purchasing and Expenses Team Leader

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

At Tarmac, ‘who you are’ matters.  We want to get to know you.  If you share our values and are proud of a job well done, collaborative in working well with others and ambitious to make things better, then have a read of what we have on offer. 

We are currently looking for a Central Purchasing and Expense Team Leader to join our team in Solihull. We’re working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds.

Role Responsibility

Your main responsibilities in this role will be to:

  • Manage P2P Central Purchasing and Expenses Teams
  • Ensure all expenses and Credit card transactions are processed and compliant in accordance with the rules of business
  • Ensure that all Purchase Orders are raised and completed within the agreed standards and rules of business
  • Resolution and reporting of any amendments and queries whilst implementing and adhering to business SLA’s
  • Production of tangible and accurate weekly/monthly, (ad hoc) reporting to drive business initiatives and areas of improvements. (T/Card, Credit Card Exposure, IFRS16 etc)
  • Responsible for maintaining high levels of data accuracy used within the transactional spend processes
  • Maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and promote a culture of “Everyone is a customer of P2P”
  • Ensure the correct and appropriate policies and procedures are in place and communicated to customers and stakeholders
  • Improve and introduce processes and P2P training to relevant stakeholders
  • Audit, Review and Implement process reviews and process maps
  • Create a highly motivated and cohesive team environment, adopting the 5 Behaviours of Trust, Reducing conflict, Commitment, Accountability and Results
  • Review test findings within the Internal/External Audit Team, facilitate the remediation of control gaps, and escalate possible critical issues to the P2P Transactional Services Manager
  • Identify areas of potential improvement for key processes and procedures and supports the management of the related processes and procedures
  • Maintain continuous knowledge of software solutions in the marketplace, supporting functionality across P2P
  • Project Manage/Support any new business initiative in relation to software solution improvement.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have the following:


  • A Level qualification (or equivalent) - preferred


  • Experience of working with SAP in a transactional/operational role
  • Experienced in working in a Shared Service/Finance department
  • At least 3-5 years consistent development in procurement, procurement systems and specifically SAP procure to pay/P2P
  • Excellent understanding of Sarbanes Oxley legislation
  • Proven track record of working to tight timelines, critical deliverables and delivering high quality outputs
  • Able to work to tight timelines, critical deliverables and delivering high quality outputs 

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of Purchase to Pay processes
  • Knowledge of SAP at a transactional level
  • Knowledge of 3rd Party Software within the P2P platform e.g., Concur, Coupa etc Skills
  • Good knowledge of SAP and Excel
  • Excellent self and task orientated organisation skills
  • Fast and Flexible – able to adapt quickly to a changing environment
  • Able to prioritise one’s own work
  • Team player/Leader
  • Trust and Respect – always earning and delivering trust and respect
  • Works with utmost integrity and honesty
  • Promotes continuous improvement through researching and demonstrating how current developments can provide opportunities to improve business
  • Builds strong and supportive relationships across the various SSC functions

Why Tarmac

We offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits:

  • Bonus scheme
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice
  • Training and development opportunities

Interested? Why not click here to find out more?  Go on… are you ready to build your future?

At Tarmac we are passionate that our workforce reflects the communities where we operate. Our ambition is that everyone regardless of level, role, or background will enjoy an environment of respect, inclusion and belonging. We actively remove barriers to ensure everyone is supported and can reach their potential with us. We take active steps to encourage people from a broad range of backgrounds to apply for jobs at Tarmac as we believe a diverse, inclusive company will enable everyone to thrive. We are a disability confident employer and will make reasonable adjustments as required. We are committed to support part-time and flexible working and believe getting the balance right is critical to personal and professional success.

Tarmac Trading Limited

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