Next PLC

Payments and Supplier Relations Manager

Recruiter
Next PLC
Location
Leicester, Leicestershire, UK
Salary
Competitive salary + benefits
Posted
03 Oct 2022
Closes
03 Nov 2022
Ref
22567
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Manager
Job Description

NEXT has an exciting opportunity for an experienced and motivated individual to join the Finance team, managing and overseeing the supplier relations and payment operations teams.

If you have excellent management and interpersonal skills and are someone who thrives in a fast paced, challenging and demanding environment then we’d love you to meet you.

This role is predominately office based in our head office, Leicestershire.

About the Role:

  • You’ll be responsible for the financial and operations teams managing cash, and supplier payments balances and credit control. Including all aspects of inbound and outbound payments within the NEXT business, reporting and reconciliation, transactional management, accounting and controls.
  • You’ll provide expert advice in these areas and will have a key focus on efficiency, supporting business growth, maximizing cash flow and managing business risk and compliance.
  • In addition you will be responsible for business projects including systems and process improvements and the management of new and existing supplier initiatives and relationships.
  • As a proven leader within an operational environment you will be highly skilled in communicating with internal and external stakeholders and will act as a key interface to the wider business at all levels.
  • You’ll ensure that strict organiszation and controls are operated at all times, supported by relevant KPI’s and metrics and will develop individuals to deliver high standards of service.

What we are looking for:

  • A qualified accountant with a payments background who is numerate with superior attention to detail and a strong understanding of transaction reconciliation and best practices.
  • An excellent people manager with ideally a minimum of 3 years experience managing, developing and motivating high performance operational teams within a fast paced and challenging environment.
  • A proven track record of delivering results together with an ability to plan, prioritise and juggle multiple work streams and projects whilst working to strict deadlines.
  • A change manager, who will champion and deliver continuous improvement and efficiency, manage projects and support business growth whilst enabling teams to succeed by providing them with the right tools and knowledge.
  • An ability to adopt a logical thought process, critically assess and resolve complex business issues or problems and a leader who is confident in making decisions.
  • An effective communicator who builds strong business relationships internally and externally and is confident in leading discussions and able to influence at all levels.
  • Demonstrable presentation skills both written and verbal and ability to define and deliver reporting and metrics.

Benefits:

  • Company Car or Cash Alternative (£4800)
  • Management Share Options
  • Head Office Bonus Scheme – dependent upon Next Brand Profit targets being achieved
  • Employee Share Save Scheme (save up to £250 per month)
  • Contributory Pension Scheme (After 3 Months - 3% or 5%, with 2 x or 3 x Life Assurance Cover
  • Staff Discount of 25% (on most Next merchandise)
  • 25 days holiday entitlement (Increasing with service)
  • Permanent Health Insurance
  • Childcare vouchers
  • On site Nursery
About Us
You know Next, but did you know we’re a FTSE-100 retail company employing over 35,000 people across the UK and Ireland. We’re the UK’s 2nd largest fashion retailer and for Kidswear we’re the market leader. At the last count we have over 500 stores, plus the Next Online and it’s now possible to buy on-line from over 70 countries around the world! So we’ve gone global!

About some of our Benefits
  • ​25% off a huge selection of Next, Lipsy & Victoria's Secret products
  • Company performance based bonus
  • Sharesave scheme
  • On-site Nursery available; OFSTED outstanding in all areas
  • 10% off most partner brands & up to 15% off Branded Beauty
  • Early VIP access to sale stock
  • Access to fantastic discounts at our Staff Shops
  • Subsidised restaurant, coffee shop and juice bar
  • Access a 24/7 digital GP and other free health and wellbeing services
  • Free on-site parking
Our aim is to support all applicants during the application process and to provide reasonable adjustments when ​​necessary and requested. If you would like to request support with your application due to any health condition, feel free to get in touch with us by calling us on 0116 284 6858 and leave a voicemail.
Apply Before 09/30/2022, 12:58 PM
For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below. 

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