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Supplier Payments and Reporting Team Leader

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Your new role

As our new Supplier Payments and Reporting Team Leader, you will be responsible for overseeing a team of administrators dedicated to managing supplier payments and generating relevant Accounts Payable reports. In this role, the leader coordinates the payment processes for goods and services received from suppliers and all employee expenses, ensuring accuracy and timeliness. You will collaborate with various departments and teams throughout the business on a daily basis.
Additionally, as Team Leader you will be responsible for the creation and analysis of reports related to but not limited to supplier payments, employee expenses and payment performance. You will play a crucial role in maintaining compliance within the Accounts Payable team to ensure regulations and internal controls are met, as well as assisting with opportunities to enhance efficiency and change. Strong leadership skills are essential for guiding and developing the team, while effective communication is necessary for liaising with internal stakeholders and external suppliers.

What you'll be doing

Responsible for ensuring regular and ad hoc supplier and employee expense payments are executed in line with the agreed business process timelines

Building relationships with approvers & internal stakeholders to effectively manage the supplier payment process

Responsible for the development, creation and maintenance of reports as required including legislation, compliance, SLA, KPI and audit requests

Assist with the maintenance of Supplier Master Data inline with company controls and timelines

Identify and drive improvements and automation to processes

Leading, training and developing a team of administrators in the day-to-day processing

To take responsibility for system upgrades and user testing as required

To support the Group AP Manager as and when necessary with ad hoc tasks


The role is for you if...

You have strong communication skills (written and verbal) 

Strong analytical skills and attention to detail with a high level of accuracy

Time management skills with the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

Self-motivation and flexibility with strong organisational, planning and administrative skills

Purchase ledger systems and processes, preferably in a retail or manufacturing environment

Knowledge of Microsoft and G Suite applications, ideally an experienced user of Open Accounts and Excel

Accounts Payable knowledge would be an advantage

About DFS

It takes a whole lot of passion to be at the centre of what makes a house feel like home — and that’s just what we do at DFS. We’re the leading sofa retail specialist in the UK, helping people find a comfy seat on their great quality sofas since 1969. 

We're a market leader in the UK because of one thing: our people. Our people made us who we are and will drive us into our ambitious future, together. We offer incredible opportunities to get stuck into fun and meaningful work as well as learn new skills — so you can really ‘find your thing’. 

DFS Benefits

Excellent salary + Bonus + Benefits 

Progression and Development opportunities to grow your skills

A huge 30% colleague discount, plus 15% friends & family discount across our Group (DFS, Sofology, Dwell)

Generous holiday allowance – the time you need to rest and relax and the longer you’re with us, the more time you’ll get! Opportunity to purchase additional holidays each year! 

Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave to give you the time you need to settle in with your new family member

Access to a range of high street & online discounts from: Sainsbury’s, ASOS, Currys PC World, IKEA, John Lewis and more. 

Discounted Gym and Cinema memberships to help you unwind

Group Pension Scheme

Group Sharesave Scheme

Life Assurance & Company Sick Pay

Full comprehensive training 

Paid days to volunteer each year

Any offer is subject to references & DBS Checks

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