E Procurement Specialist- Home based

Recruiter
Beacon
Location
York
Salary
25000.0000
Posted
06 May 2017
Closes
05 Jun 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Beacon has an opportunity available for an E-Procurement Specialist to work form home!

The main purpose of the E-Procurement Specialist role is to be the in-house specialist with regard to the promotion, implementation, training, and ongoing support of Beacon’s e-business systems - including the online marketplace and Procure-to-Pay (P2P) solutions. You will support and implement systems strategy commensurate with the Beacon business plan ensuring a professional, pro-active and informed delivery of e-business services to Beacon customers, suppliers and staff.

About the Company

Interchange & Consort Hotels incorporates two high profile organisations:

- Beacon - a specialist provider of purchasing, consultancy and advisory services to over 2,000 customers in the hospitality, leisure and healthcare industries

- Best Western Great Britain "Hotels with Personality" - the largest group of independently owned and managed hotels in the World

We have a fantastic, friendly and fun working environment, and we are committed to being a great place to work.

What are the responsibilities of the E-Procurement Specialist?

- Assist Beacon Account Managers in their delivery of sales proposals that include utilisation of the online marketplace and/or P2P through webinars and/or face to face demonstrations

- Be the key operational contact for Beacon’s online marketplace, P2P, and SRM/CRM system providers. Support the e-business team in the tracking, reporting, and progress of any system implementations, providing regular updates to the Beacon senior management team and relevant account manager

- Manage (directly or indirectly through the system provider) the set-up of new customers and suppliers for trading through e-business platforms, including individual user and super-user set-up, and the implementation of supplier connectivity with Beacon’s online marketplace provider for ordering and receipting

- Monitoring the performance of system providers against contractual KPIs and SLAs including system availability, delivery of developments, etc

- Monitor initial stages of new customer or supplier system usage; identifying and resolving system set up or training issues and providing qualitative feedback to system provider to improve the user interface and process flows

- Assessing customers’ business processes and system requirements, and evaluating suitability for P2P rather than online ordering only

- Training and up skilling of the Beacon team in the accessing of customer spend and product level data (and use of reports) through online marketplace and e-procurement systems, supporting a sound Beacon position in negotiations

- What do we look for in an E-Procurement Specialist?

Essential

- Project management / implementation experience

- Track record in delivering training and/or systems support

- Significant experience in delivering P2P systems and e-procurement projects

- Experienced in Marketplace deliveries

- Confident in developing and managing relationships, influencing others and handling complex queries

- Communication and presentation skills - proactively delivers updates, and communicates barriers to success to relevant stakeholders

- An understanding of the operational workings of P2P and online ordering systems

Desirable

- Experience of working in the hospitality, leisure, healthcare, and/or education sectors

- Understanding of operational management within industry sector/s

- Understanding of website management

- A project management qualification would be an advantage.

- A full driving licence would be an advantage.

If you wish to join our exceptionally talented staff community and take the next step to advance your future career by becoming our E-Procurement Specialist- Why not 'apply’ today?