Procurement & Expenses Functional SME - HSBC

  • Negotiable
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Temporary, Full time
  • HSBC Bank plc
  • 13 Mar 18 2018-03-13

Procurement & Expenses Functional SME - HSBC This is an initial 6 month contract based in London

Procurement & Expenses Functional SME - HSBC

This is an initial 6 month contract based in London

Role Purpose

HSBC Operations, Services and Technology supporting the Global Businesses and Global Functions. HOST comprises of 6 Global Functions: COO Office, Corporate Real Estate, Global Procurement, HSBC Technology and Global Operations. HOST is about to embark on the next phase of its globalization and transformation programme. This will not only involve the implementation of a new organization model, which HOST Finance will need to support, but will also require a complete revamp of financial MI and a significant step-up in the quality and insight provided by the HOST Finance team.


  • A major programme within HOST that will re-engineer all of the HOST Financial Management processes, ensuring that HOST is able to provide the businesses with the transparency and insight into their charges, but also to meet any future organizational changes and regulatory requirements
  • The Procurement & Expenses SME is responsible for delivering and ensuring that the Global Procurement Design is aligned to the requirements of Global Procurement, management of senior stakeholders and ensuring alignment of the procurement approach including P2P. The Procurement & Expenses SME will support the development of global strategic change and support the Procurement elements of the Global Template, review and recommend sign off of deliverables and discuss with local teams for any local variations to the Global Template and provide guidance on the approval processes
  • The Procurement & Expenses SME is required to have hands-on experience of Fusion Configuration, this technical knowledge is required to deliver on approvals and configuration of feeder systems

Key responsibilities

  • Provide P2P SME knowledge and input to the Programme Leadership and Senior Stakeholders
  • Ensure Global Procurement Design alignment, understand and challenge any changes to global procurement design to ensure change is for regulatory/tax reasons only
  • Lead senior stakeholder discussions; obtain buy-in from and influence stakeholders for changes including requirements, scope, risk mitigation and contingency plans
  • Act as the Point of Contact (POC) for the Core Solution team to review Solution design (global template), Design variations, CR requests & Design Authority
  • Ensure Operational Readiness acting as the Procurement POC for the Centres of Excellence, recommending FTE / Team sizing requirements and Reporting for operations team
  • Provide support to ensure Business Readiness for Procurement Transformation and Buyer readiness as well as Senior Procurement stakeholders
  • Act as a SME to provide input to Tradeshift contract set-up and support delivery discussions
  • Support delievery team to bring suppliers into Tradeshift, providing communications, and engagement touchpoints
  • Provide consultation of procurement content to be configured in Fusion
  • Act as a POC for (procurement and supplier) data migration
  • Work with the wider programme team and workstream on issue management and resolution
  • Acts as a POC for RTB Procurement Lead for Production issues

Knowledge & Experience / Qualifications

  • Extensive proven hands on experience Experience of working with Oracle P2P modules (or other ERP systems), preferably Oracle Fusion
  • Proven experience delivering Global Procurement Transformation projects
  • Proven experience and Strong understanding of procurement processes - particularly P2P
  • Strong understanding of Accounts Payable (AP) processes or experience working with AP teams
  • Good understanding of 3rd party contracts and the management of 3rd party relationships
  • Experience working with Supplier / Vendor Relationship Management teams and other Procurement teams
  • Experience of working in large, complex, multi-functional programmes is essential
  • Experience of working in a Procurement function (or on Procurement-related projects)
  • Experience of building relationships with technology and design teams
  • Excellent influencing, negotiating and interpersonal skills to all levels
  • Effective planning and project management skills
  • Ability to analyse qualitative and quantitative data
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Creative approach to problem solving and outcome focused approach
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure with competing and rapidly changing priorities
  • The ability to work with a diverse and geographically dispersed business teams
  • A highly motivated and pro-active self-starter with a positive attitude
  • Flexible worker who demonstrates adaptability

Technical Experience

  • Ability to use Microsoft Office applications, particularly PowerPoint
  • Ability to use process mapping tools e.g. Visio

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