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Procurement Systems & Data Lead (001752) in London at Inmarsat

Date Posted: 3/9/2018

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Job Description

Role Context:

After establishing a Global Procurement some 3 years ago Inmarsat is further expanding the team to develop its system and reporting capabilities.  This will help identify and target cost reduction and value adding opportunities across the business.


The Systems & Data team are responsible for the end to end processes for global procurement including policies, procurement systems, management information including reporting and dashboards. Supporting the team in their delivery through excellent policies, processes, information and systems.

Job Requirements

Primary Purpose:

The Procurement Systems & Data lead will manage and maintain the team’s end to end processes and policies with appropriate KPI’s agreed with the business.  Ensure appropriate procurement systems are in place and data within them is maintained.  Develop and produce, at regular periods, reports and dashboards to demonstrate adherence to departmental KPI’s and insights to improve departmental effectiveness. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement the strategy for the Systems & Data team.
  • Define and ensure successful regular and accurate delivery the of the Reporting suite for the function
  • Ensure the analysis and interpretation of global spend data to aid category leads and procurement teams to make good buying decisions
  • Assist in commercial analysis and evaluations on key projects
  • Consult with the business to define and deliver process re-engineering for low value, high volume transactions.
  • Creation of automated tools to assist in commercial analysis and decision making.
  • Manage the data requirements for the team including Purchase order, Master vendor, Supplier relationship management and contract management.
  • Manage and maintain relevant departmental systems that may be used to ensure full and effective use.
  • Provide a robust departmental view for any proposed system enhancements.
  • Maintain and update the departmental policies, procedures, tools and templates.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with stakeholders and business leaders in order to gain their support and co-operation in the delivery of enhancements to current technology and scoping of new technology requirements including Process Excellence and Change, Group IT, Finance Operations, Audit and Company Secretary
  • Participation in P2P / business change and transformation projects as a P2P / Procurement SME and requirement owner
  • Support an exciting period of transformation across both the business and the Procurement function

Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • Excellent understanding of the entire Source to Pay process
  • Commercial acumen and corporate finance understanding
  • Extremely proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Strong stakeholder and relationship management skills
  • Project/programme management skills – results driven
  • Knowledge of current company systems (for example SAP/Concur/Tableau/Sharepoint)


Desirable Knowledge and Skills:

  • Degree preferable
  • CIPS or working towards
  • Lean/Six Sigma/process improvement experience
  • Experience working in a global or multisite FTSE100/FTSE250


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