Project Manager – Procure to Pay

Haywards Heath, West Sussex
c£50,000 depending upon experience
Closing date
11 Apr 2021

Job Details

Sightsavers is looking for a Project Manager to join its Business Integration Programme (BIP). 

Sightsavers is an international charity organisation working with partners in developing countries to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote equality of opportunity for disabled people.

As an organisation, we are operating in an increasingly more complex and riskier environment, so it is critical that we run a tight procure-to-pay (P2P) end to end process, ensuring all key risks we face in trading with third parties are effectively mitigated. Initial reviews have been conducted in 2020, both from a procurement (third party onboarding and management) and payment perspective. The P2P Process Review & Systems Upgrade project will bring together the conclusions of both reviews and further the work to implement a robust, properly documented and understood end-to-end P2P business requirements and underlying processes, both centrally and locally, supported by adequate system(s) that provide a transparent and complete audit trail in support of decisions at key stages of the process.

About the role

The Project Manager will take project management responsibilities for this project under the direction of the Business Integration Programme (BIP). The key objectives of the BIP are to review / redesign the organisation’s data architecture, strengthen the implementation framework and capabilities to support process improvement work and the implementation of new systems, ensuring proper integration and consistency of approach.  

  • Documentation of Business Requirements for the P2P process in consultation with business owners and stakeholders
  • Detailed process mapping of Sightsavers’ P2P end to end process with identification of gaps and any opportunities for improvement
  • Development of key systems’ requirements for technology solution(s) required to support the end to end P2P process
  • Evaluation of potential technology solutions by conducting a Request for Proposals (RFP) process
  • Development of a full Business case with proposed approach, costs, timelines, preferred solutions etc.
  • Successful implementation of selected technology solution(s) and agreed process improvements

About you

We are looking for individuals with excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities in combination with strong communication and interpersonal skills. You will have:

  • extensive working experience as a Project Manager including project lifecycle & budget management
  • proven experience in financial systems and process projects
  • a strong technical background with understanding in systems development and configuration
  • relevant certifications such as Prince2, APM, MSP, Change Management would be a definite plus

This as an involved role and further details may be found within the job specification

Working at Sightsavers

Sightsavers offers a supportive and inclusive work environment. Although there is no requirement for this role to be based in our offices, when they reopen, you may like to occasionally work from there. In addition to being an easy 20-minute train journey from Brighton or 45 minutes from London, we offer some fantastic benefits.  Our comprehensive package includes generous annual leave allowance, pension, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, discounted gym memberships and wellness discounts.

As an equal opportunity employer, we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Sightsavers is a Disability Confident Leader and qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Please submit your application via our recruitment portal by following the link.

We anticipate that remote interviews (via Microsoft Teams) will be held in mid to late April.

Supporting Documents for Project Manager – Procure to Pay


Sightsavers Head Office

35 Perrymount Road,
Haywards Heath,
West Sussex RH16 3BW

Postal Address

Bumpers Way,
Bumpers Farm,
Chippenham SN14 6NG

Sightsavers is an international charity that works in more than 30 countries around the world to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people with visual impairments to live independently. Sightsavers is headquartered in the UK and has over 400 employees. It also has branches in Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Italy, India, the United States and the United Arab Emirates.

Sightsavers works with partners in order to provide a comprehensive range of eye care services. In 2013, Sightsavers' projects provided eye health examinations for nearly 14 million people, performed 300,000 eye operations, and treated over 100 million people for neglected tropical diseases.

People are also referred for treatment to prevent blindness or restore sight. Through community volunteers in developing countries, Sightsavers distributes medication to prevent blinding diseases. The charity also trains eye care workers and surgeons and funds operations.

Of the 30 countries Sightsavers works in, 23 are in Africa. These include Mozambique, Mali, Liberia and Kenya. Sightsavers is also present in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Caribbean.

In addition to its medical work, Sightsavers works with partners in order to train specialist teaching staff and supply glasses, Braille kits and other learning tools. The charity aims to educate communities and reduce stigma around visual impairment and blindness. Through its work, people with visual impairments and other disabilities are supported to live independently, get an education and earn an income.

Sightsavers is also a campaigning organisation, working with national governments to tackle the root causes of avoidable blindness, such as lack of access to clean water and sanitation facilities. The charity’s ‘Put us in the Picture campaign calls on the international community to make global development inclusive of the world’s 800m people with disabilities. The campaign’s vision is for all people to have equal access to employment, education, healthcare and participation in society.

Backing up Sightsavers’ work around the world is a strong research capability. Research and policy work revolves around three priorities – health, education and social inclusion. Gathering and disseminating sound research evidence helps to ensure the charity’s programmes meet the needs of the people they are designed to serve. Research evidence is also a strong tool when advocating for policy changes with governments.

Sightsavers has many partners that assist with its aim of eliminating avoidable blindness and may also provide funding. Partners include the UK government’s Department for International Development, the European Union and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Read our latest article on Third Sector: Sightsavers: Work for an award-winning charity tackling blindness worldwide

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01444 446600
35 Perrymount Road,
Haywards Heath,
RH16 3BW

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