Philips Purchase to Pay Team Lead with German in Lodz, Poland

Philips is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in Healthcare, Lifestyle and Lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights.

Under the umbrella of Royal Philips , Philips Finance manages and performs transactional finance activities for the company. We are now in the process of consolidating regional European Purchase to Pay (P2P) activities into one Hub in Łódź and we know that people are key to the success of this transition – join us in this exciting journey!

We are currently looking for a Purchase to Pay Team Lead to manage our P2P activities in English and German .

Purchase to Pay Team Lead with German

Your challenge

As part of Philips Finance regional Hub in Łodź your challenge will be to monitor the execution of the entire purchase to pay process, provide correct and timely bookings and reporting and coordinate activities between external provider and local organization. You will team up to excel - delivering an exceptionally high standard of service across our global organization for employees at every stage of their career. You will closely work with our procurement colleagues to ensure and End to End approach of placing an order to paying an invoice.

Your responsibilities

As a Purchase to Pay Team Lead you will drive operational excellence and implement continuous process improvement in Accounts Payable related processes. You will be inspiring leader for team reporting directly.

You will

  • Coordinate and monitor the execution of the entire purchase to pay process.

  • Coordinate P2P process in Philips, liaising with Philips Businesses and 3rd party suppliers as appropriate.

  • Take lead in driving overall team performance, via planning and managing team activities, determining division of work and controlling quality. Ensure that staff has adequate knowledge, skills, behavior and motivation in order to perform their tasks and reach the targets.

  • Manage/coordinate local accounts payable and expenses activities.

  • Act as first point of contact for P2P related questions of 3rd parties or local organizations.

  • Deliver relevant information for proper execution of the process by 3rd parties.

  • Initiate and participate in projects or actions to improve the overall performance quality of the P2P process.

  • Provide relevant reporting, validate data and analytics.

  • Assist the Regional P2P Lead to structure P2P and support process improvement by innovation and harmonization in order to increase efficiency.

  • Establish and realize improvements to achieve developmental goals and objectives.

  • Responsible for managing the preparation and submission of required reporting consolidated.

  • Responsible to keep staff knowledge in accordance to changes of legislation and IFRS.

Your profile

  • University graduate in finance related area is a must.

  • 4 + years of management experience in P2P environment .

  • Knowledge of SAP is a must.

  • Fluent English and German . Other European languages are welcome.

  • Good understanding of F&A processes to handle methodologies and standard and non-standard situations (as a + working with outsourcing of accounting activities to 3rd party).

  • Experience in IFRS accounting and book keeping in the international company (AP) is a must.

  • Project management: development and deployment of new processes and procedures / integration of recently acquired activities.

  • Experience in MS Office applications (excellent command of MS Excel and Power Point is a must).

  • Results and action-oriented team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills across different levels of stakeholders and cultures.

  • Pragmatic & logical thinker with an eye for detail and an analytical mind.

  • Accurate, being able to react quickly, communicative.

  • Experienced in managing multiple projects whilst adhering to strict deadlines.

  • Understanding and experience with LEAN methodology (nice to have).

Our offer

We offer the unique combination of a critical and challenging role and a creative and empowering office environment. You will be actively encouraged to make improvements, establish best in class P2P service and have a direct impact on the success of Philips on a daily basis.

  • Opportunity to build new financial capability for Royal Philips.

  • Learning and development tailored for financial professionals.

  • Yearly bonus based on performance achieved.

  • Private medical care with option to extend it to family members.

  • Benefit System cards.

  • Discount for Philips’ products.

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