Philips Business Process Expert – Purchase to Pay in Lodz, Poland

Business Process Expert – P2P

Your challenge

As a Business Process Expert you will support key change initiatives at the core of Philips finance, close to the sectors. You will be involved in global projects of different size, content and complexity with a strong focus on design and implementation of financial processes. The role provides strong visibility towards senior finance management at Philips.

Your responsibilities

The goal is to drive process improvement in the Procure to Pay/ Accounts Payable area. You will harmonize the Procure to Pay/ Accounts Payable processes in various locations (by email, phone, video conference and physical meetings) and deploy Philips standard tooling. You will have an integral responsibility for the deployments in all phases (end-to-end management).

  • Design the project plan and define the project resources, in accordance with the goals, timing and budget constraints

  • Control the project budget and project progress, take corrective actions when necessary

  • Lead the project in all phases of the project

  • Management and development of the project team.

  • Manage international stakeholders

  • Lead change management within the affected organisations to ensure that the project benefits are realised

  • Generate regular and adequate reporting

  • Coordinate the project implementation in close cooperation with the business

  • Support the realization of the companies Blueheart programme

  • Resolve operational escalations when process issues arise

Key Performance Indicators are:

  • Implementation in line with project plan

  • Realization of the financial business case

  • Improvement in operational KPI’s

  • Payments in Time (PoT)

  • GR/IR > 90 days

Your team

Philips Accounting Operations (AccOps), the finance shared service organization at the core of Philips Finance, delivers trustworthy, optimized financial services to the business in the area of Accounting and Rule Based Controlling. Regional AccOps front office teams deliver these services in close cooperation with the back office (our outsourcing partner Infosys). We team up with Finance Excellence Network (FEN), our customers, and providers to achieve continuous process improvement and cost efficiencies. We are eager to continuously innovate so that we can adapt quickly to our changing environment. Philips Accounting Operations offers challenges to professionals wishing to further develop their career, giving the opportunity to work close to the business and build an international network.

Our offer

We welcome you to a challenging, innovative environment with great opportunities for you to explore.

Our benefits are very competitive and designed around your preferences:

  • Depending on experience, a year salary (fulltime) between € xxx and € xxx (including personal benefits package)

  • xx Days of leave and the possibility to purchase up to xx extra days off annually

  • A variable bonus based on both Philips results and personal performance

  • Extensive set of tools to drive your career, such as a personal development budget, free training and coaching

  • Solid company pension scheme and attractive collective health insurance package

  • Opportunity to buy Philips shares and products with discount

  • Healthy work-life balance

We are looking for

  • Bachelor/Master finance education with at least 5 years relevant experience (requirement)

  • Solid and broad experience with financial processes (requirement)

  • Experience with managing projects in international complex environments (requirement)

  • Strong change management mindset and capabilities (requirement)

  • Customer service attitude with intercultural sensitiveness (requirement)

  • Good analytical skills and process ownership capabilities (requirement)

  • Strong communicator with effective influencing skill in a matrix setting (requirement)

  • Excellent command of English required (both verbal and written)

  • Thorough knowledge of the Procure to Pay/ Accounts Payable process and related tooling eg. e-invoicing, OCR

  • Operational knowledge of SAP

  • Certification or significant experience in project management & methods (advantage)

  • Preferably experience with Lean, Six Sigma

  • Results oriented and able to energize others

  • Travel 20%

Location

Most of the P2P BPE team are located in Eindhoven however given the global nature of the role we are now looking for candidates in Panama, North America, Poland (Lodz), China (Shanghai) and Singapore

Contact

For additional information please contact xxx – Talent Acquisition Consultant (tel No)

Recruitment process

If you’re interested in this opportunity to join us, please upload your resume and motivation letter through the Philips career site- vacancy number xxx

Please note that the closing date of this vacancy is xx-xx-xx

After a pre-selection process based on your CV, you will be invited for a face-to-face recruitment- and business interviews.

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!

Business Process Expert – Purchase to Pay

Your Challenge

As a Business Process Expert you will support key change initiatives at the core of Philips finance, close to the sectors. You will be involved in global projects of different size, content and complexity with a strong focus on design and implementation of financial processes. The role provides strong visibility towards senior finance management at Philips.

Your Responsibilities

The goal is to drive process improvement in the Purchase to Pay area. You will harmonize the Purchase to Pay processes in various locations and deploy Philips standard tooling. You will have an integral responsibility for the deployments in all phases (end-to-end management).

  • Design the project plan and define the project resources, in accordance with the goals, timing and budget constraints.

  • Control the project budget and project progress, take corrective actions when necessary.

  • Lead the project in all phases of the project.

  • Manage international stakeholders.

  • Lead change management within the affected organizations to ensure that the project benefits are realized.

  • Generate regular and adequate reporting.

  • Coordinate the project implementation in close cooperation with the business.

  • Support the realization of the companies’ blueprint program.

  • Resolve operational escalations when process issues arise.

Your Profile

  • University degree (finance education preferred) with at least 5 years of relevant work experience.

  • Solid and broad experience with financial processes.

  • Experience with managing projects in international complex environments.

  • Strong change management mindset and capabilities.

  • Customer service attitude with intercultural sensitiveness.

  • Good analytical skills and process ownership capabilities.

  • Strong communicator with effective influencing skill in a matrix setting.

  • Excellent command of English (both verbal and written).

  • Thorough knowledge of the Purchase to Pay processes.

  • Operational knowledge of SAP.

  • Experience with Lean and Six Sigma will be an asset.

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.

  • Relocation package applicable for people moving in from outside of Łódź region.

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