The Estee Lauder Companies Procurement Operations Analyst in Fareham, United Kingdom

Procurement Operations Analyst

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies


The purpose of this role is to oversee the execution of the regional P2P (procure to pay) operations across the UK/IE region.

The role will be focused jointly on the effective management of the 3rd Party ELC Buying Centre based in Delhi, and regional support delivered through reporting, training, and limited but complicated SAP transactional work.

As we progress to an SAP Ariba enabled P2P environment, the role will follow the parallel transformation from system operational focus, to a buying channel SME specialist role.

The role will be a key ambassador for the P2P process including working closely with Procurement, Finance and Business stakeholders in collaboration with the Global P2P COE and Global Value Realization teams.

Primary transformation focus is on process improvements, and 3rd party performance, identification of new opportunities for continuous improvement and implementation of those opportunities within agreed timelines whilst tracking the value of the benefits and improved ways of working.

Operational Execution

  • Document, apply, and communicate consistently Procure to Pay policies and execute internal controls with effectiveness and efficiency (including Hierarchy management).

  • Implement, maintain, and develop P2P working methods and processes in our globally enabled SAP environment

  • Lead the regional UK Business Relationship Management with the Global ELC buying Centre - striving for high-touch performance and excellence in execution

  • Monitor, support and report the Procure to Pay process execution through the P2P system(s) - ECC, ECP, SRM, and BI, including testing where applicable

  • Action local collateral contracts (HAWAs, and PIRS) in a timely manner

  • Support the UK regional category management team to implement optimized buying channel/content creation with expertise

  • Execute key projects and initiatives to address performance gaps and continuous improvement

  • Provide 3rd line (system and process) issue support to internal stakeholders (end users) in Procure to Pay

  • Proactively deliver and support P2P change management (implementation of the ARIBA Sourcing Platform 2019)

Stakeholder Management

  • Be a well-recognized and supportive P2P ambassador, Engage with stakeholders to understand their needs around P2P systems and processes;

  • Lead and deliver localizing training, information materials and process mapping where required

  • Be a reliable partner and SME for the UK regional Estee Lauder Buying Centre and Application Maintenance team

  • Share best practice and standardized processes within the UK regional, and global stakeholder community


  • Report agreed key performance indicators, monitoring various input/output activities and internal customer feedback

  • Take leadership to drive and follow up on corrective actions to support the regions internal control procedures and develop efficient working practices.

  • Support audit assessments for annual Internal Controls / and 3rd party audits covering Indirect Procurement and Accounts Payable

  • Identify and recommend continuous improvements for P2P process across the P2P network


  • Demonstrated understanding of Procure to Pay (P2P) end to end processes, including optimized buying channels, SAP Transaction and process flows, PO management, Accounts Payable and Vendor Master Data Management.

  • Analytical skills, including advanced knowledge of Excel

  • Proficient in ERP technology, preferably SAP ECC, SAP SRM, and SAP-Ariba Sourcing and Contracts.

  • Understanding of Purchase Cart/Order/Requisition process and approvals in a FMCG environment, Accounts Payable processes, including invoice verification, payment processing, debits, and credits

  • Broad Understanding of inter-company procurement processes

  • The role will require a certain level of leadership skill to be able to manage key stakeholders and business partners to deliver the required performance to secure excellence in operations.

Job: Purchasing/ Procurement/ Materials Management - Supply Chain

Primary Location: Europe, Middle East, Africa-GB-ENG-Fareham

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Job Number: 190551