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  • Purchase Ledger Manager

  • Business: P&H Division
  • Sector: Finance
  • Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
  • Hours of work: 40
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 20-May-2019
  • Job reference: 19056

Job Description


Purchase Ledger Manager

Location - Northampton

Division - Plumbing & Heating

Grade: M1

Are you a proven Purchase Ledger Manager looking for an exciting and challenging opportunity?

Here at Travis Perkins plc - Plumbing & Heating Division we're looking to recruit a Purchase Ledger Manager that will help set up a new Purchase Ledger department in Northampton.

It’s an exciting time to be joining the division as we embark on a transformation journey to create a stronger, efficient and more profitable business. Our strategy focuses on nurturing what already makes us great, while building plans to differentiate our customer offer and continuing to develop expertise, range and delivering a great service to make it easier for customers to do business with us. We want to continue to build a strong culture of winning where customers love to shop and where our people love to work.  

This is a great opportunity to be part of an exciting transformation for the business - you’ll play an important role in ensuring efficiency and profitability of the company through the application of processes and systems within an accounts payable/finance environment that is both internally and externally facing.  Furthermore, you will manage a department of Reconciliation, Workflow and Finance Admin staff to ensure correct and timely processing of all purchase invoices whilst looking for ways to improve processes and find solutions to problems.

Your key accountabilities will include:

  • Liaising with branch/store and head office networks to ensure all invoices and credits are authorised in line with agreed terms and conditions.

  • Managing the daily running of and coordination of the Purchase Ledger department.  You’ll plan daily workload and ensure that the chain of events from receiving an invoice are met with speed and accuracy within the constraints of company practices.

  • Ensure department meets productivity standards in line with agreed deadlines.

  • Planning supplier payments in line with Divisional cash requirements.

  • Managing team members, including: Training, Development, Grievances, Disciplinaries and any issues relating to poor performance.

  • Maintaining Supplier relationships by liaising with the business and organising supplier meetings both on and off site for discussion and or resolution of account issues

  • Maintain and Progress system and process changes, communicate changes effectively

  • Preparation of half year and year end reports required for Financial Accountants and Auditors

  • Work closely with internal and external audit to ensure correct recording of documentation and processes

With your proven experience of supervising an Accounts Payable department, you’ll have excellent people management in order to successfully lead and drive the Purchase Ledger team. As you will be liaise with key stakeholders across the business, you’ll be an excellent communicator, confident of representing the Purchase Ledger department to the rest of the business. Ultimately, you’ll be ambitious, up for a challenge and willing to learn where necessary. If this sounds like a role you’d be interested in, then we’d love to hear from you!

What we can offer you?

A busy and fast paced business with great benefits, and plenty of opportunities for career progression - join the Travis Perkins Plumbing & Heating division as a Purchase Ledger Manager based in Northampton and share our success and good times with a hard-working, friendly bunch of people.


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