SC Compliance Administrator

Reading - Clearwater Court - RG1 8DB

We are seeking a Supply Chain Compliance Administrator, 6 months FTC to operate in a multi-tasking capacity within our Compliance team in Purchase to Pay. You will work collaboratively across the entire Commercial process, maintaining vendor master data, manage catalogues, material masters and service master, with the use of third-party data to understand commercial risks and highlight any emerging risks. You will build and develop relationships with internal customers, suppliers and third-party providers to fully understand the process and support any improvements.

Key Accountabilities

  • Maintain data held in SAP, ensuring records are accurate and up to date including vendors, catalogues, material masters, service masters
  • Proactively process all new requests and changes to vendor master data to meet SLA’s and KPI’s, ensuring they meet the control checks. These include:
    • VAT registration and length of trading (HMRC)
    • Health and safety (Achilles)
    • Financial health (D&B)
    • Director risk (C6)
    • Bank account verification
  • Manage the annual refresh of data held in the vendor master along with any periodical self-cert requirements e.g. Achilles, MSA, cybersecurity.
  • Track, investigate and action alerts generated from D&B and notify the relevant parties as appropriate.
  • Proactively manage the number of live vendors in SAP by carrying out frequent deactivations.
  • Work with Thames Digital to establish and maintain standard SAP role profiles for each functional area in Commercial.
  • Manage data and drive effective processes to ensure the security and integrity of data.
  • Identify, challenge and monitor Health, Safety and Wellbeing (HSW) issues to ensure HSW is given the highest priority in the business. Work with Commercial Solutions and HSW team as necessary.
  • Help shape new processes that impact data managed by the team e.g. MSA, IR35.
  • Make effective decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, experience and judgment.

To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:

  • Experience in a similar working environment.
  • SAP experience, particularly Supply Chain and Finance modules.
  • MS Office, particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint at an intermediary level.
  • Good communication skills, written and oral with people at different levels in a professional manner.
  • Good understanding of the importance of risk.
  • Effective negotiation and persuasion skills.
  • Process-driven but with the ability to challenge.
  • Confidentiality at work.
  • Be flexible in approach, organised and able to prioritise effectively, whilst maintaining excellent attention to detail.

What’s in it for you?

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service and a wider benefits scheme. This includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans, voucher scheme giving you money off in major retail outlets, loyalty awards for continuous service plus much more, including our referral scheme, where you can receive £750 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company. 

We’re also proud to be here for our local community, offering everyone two days paid volunteer to leave a year, as well as proudly supporting a lot of local events and charities. 

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About us:

Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to millions of customers by supplying  2.7 billion litres of world-class water to around 10 million homes.     

As our world changes, the need to take care of our most precious resource is greater than ever, both locally and globally. That’s why, at Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to daily life, and that means our business is always open. We’re passionate about providing world-class tap water, now and for the future.   

We’re also turning waste into power, self-generating 20% of the energy we use and, in turn, doing our bit for the planet. We’re reducing plastic waste by celebrating our tap water and rolling out an ambitious water fountain project. We’re using our voice to lobby for change and partnering with WaterAid to provide clean water to the world’s poorest communities.   

Together, we’re building a better future for our customers, our region and our planet.   

Thames Water is a unique, rewarding and diverse place to work. If you join our team, you’ll enjoy fast-tracked career opportunities, flexible working arrangements and unparalleled benefits. We’re also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Leader, welcoming individuals from all walks of life and leading the way with award-winning mental health and well-being strategy. 

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