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SAP Business Process Partner – Order to Bill
Circa £50,000 plus excellent benefits (WL5)
Manchester City Centre
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We’re looking for a SAP business process partner to join our partnering team within our optimisation centre (OC).

The team consists of specialists who work cross-functionally across our food, technology and people functions to make sure our integrated solutions meet our business requirements. In this role, you’ll link all the relevant areas of the business to make things work and design the most efficient process. This is an exciting opportunity to develop your skills whilst providing key support in enabling our Retail business to evolve its operational processes.

What you’ll do:

  • design, develop and optimise the end-to-end business processes within SAP, supported by business “subject matter experts” process analysts and technical specialists
  • partner business through change, gathering and translating requirements and ensuring quality delivery on design
  • partner with leaders to make sure initiatives needing Optimisation Centre support are understood and fed into the triage process to support roadmap planning and prioritisation
  • drive knowledge transfer from the OC into business areas, acting as the point of contact for end users
  • represent the team on large transformation programmes, providing the relevant input to process or solution design decisions and ensuring alignment with the team’s roadmap
  • provide advice on specific training needs and the development of training materials
  • identify risks and issues, taking ownership of delivering solutions and mitigation

This role would suit people who have:

  • an understanding of SAP programmes and end-to-end processes within a large and complex organisation
  • great communication skills, with the ability to engage and present to technical and non-technical audiences in a compelling way
  • good influencing skills, with the ability to constructively challenge when necessary
  • a talent for building positive relationships with partners at all levels across the business

Why Co-op?

Here you’ll do work that matters. We’re a commercial organisation with a purpose beyond profit, you’ll have an opportunity to help us build a stronger Co-op and stronger communities. You’ll also get a package that includes:

  • competitive salary
  • private healthcare
  • coaching, training and support to help you develop
  • pension with up to 10% employer contributions
  • annual incentive scheme
  • 28 days holiday (rising to 32 in line with service)
  • discounts on Co-op products and services

Building an inclusive work environment

We’re actively building diverse teams and welcome applications from everyone. But simply having a diverse workforce is not enough. We aim to build an inclusive environment, where everyone can contribute their best work and develop to their full potential. We celebrate our differences, and recognise the importance of teams reflecting the communities they serve.

We can make reasonable adjustments to our interview process according to your needs. And we offer a flexible working environment so you can adjust your hours to suit your personal circumstances. You can find out more about Co-op people policies at

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