Senior Manager Finance - Purchase to Pay in Amsterdam at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 10/25/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Key Activities & Accountabilities

The Senior Manager P2P performs advanced-level and managerial responsibilities as required to support the needs of the business.  These responsibilities include but are not limited to the following.  Note that responsibilities may be added or removed as deemed necessary.

Shared Services

  • Creates a Shared Service mindset within the department, with the focus on the customer and business partner, while striving for excellence
  • Delivers a continuous process improvement focus (Lean thinking),  by driving a culture of “First Time Right “ and  “Root Cause Analysis
  • Motivates data driven decision making
  • Drives standardization across the different customers and systems (Commercial, GQ&O, Operations, EEMEA) across Europe
  • Passion for people management
  • Partner to the businesses of the Styker organization in supporting their growth and productions targets

Accounts Payable

  • Ownership on AP, T&E and Cash Disbursement processes
  • Overseeing the end to end payable process across all  business areas
  • Partnering with relevant parties (buyers, requestors and suppliers, etc.) to resolve critical invoice discrepancies.
  • Drive and initiate system automation and efficiency projects and ensure compliance and uniformity of all processes
  • Prepare , review  and manage the P2P organization by monthly management and KPI reporting.
  • Relentless commitment to standardization and optimization of processes; drive process improvement to deliver top quartile cost, cycle time, and quality performance; perform to service level agreements (SLA’s) developed for key customers
  • Ensures all transactions are in compliance with US and local GAAP and any other relevant statutory or regulatory guidelines. ”Maintains documentation to support account balances in a manner that facilitates the efficient review and audit of books and records auditors
  • Drives the development and implementation of new procedures and features to enhance the workflow of the department
  • Supports internal stakeholders with special projects and workflow process improvements
  • Prepares and completes action plans and implements those plans to enable the business to achieve its objectives
  • Point of contact  the senior management regarding any relevant financial information and decision support
  • Coordinates with internal and external auditors to ensure audit objectives are efficiently and effectively achieved

Internal Controls and Compliance

  • Ensures all core processes are documented with risk and control points clearly identified
  • Ensures proper segregation of duties and delegated authorities are maintained and monitored
  • Encourages and drives an internal control mindset in the day to day operations of the  teams
  • Ensures an efficient and effective system of internal controls to maintain compliance with SOx 404, anti-corruption / anti-bribery laws and regulation, Stryker policies and procedures and any other relevant laws and regulations
  • Monitoring  the effectiveness of internal controls and compliance processes and taking corrective actions, if required
  • Proactively identify and report any compliance issues or emerging risks and development and implement mitigation plans. This includes compliance around transactions realting to Health Care Professionals

People Management

  • Supervises staff to ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met
  • Leading and managing managers Growing and developing talent
  • Works with each direct report to establish goals and objectives for each year and monitor and advise on the progress to enhance the professional development of staff
  • Coach and mentor direct reports in their development and assist other leaders in the development of their staff
  • Enabling and driving a learning based culture in the teams
  • Strategic staff and resource planning, organizing, and monitoring of key personnel, including assisting in hiring, training, and evaluating  staff.

Other Essential Duties

The following outlines additional duties of the Senior Manager P2P that ensures the financial accounting and reporting function is meeting and exceeding the needs of the business.  These duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Ensures the strategy of the Shared Service Center  is effectively implemented by ensuring consistent communication, reinforcement and management of defined objectives
  • Supports processes related to the identification and evaluation of the organization’s risk areas and provides significant input to the development annual business plans
  • Ensures critical business processes are well documented and communicated to facilitate effective and efficient execution
  • Develops and maintains productive team-oriented client, staff, and management relationships through individual contacts and group meetings
  • Pursues professional development opportunities, including external and internal training and professional association memberships, and shares information gained with co-workers.
  • Represents the function on organizational project teams, at management and board meetings, and with external organizations
  • Performs related work as assigned by management
  • Ability to substitute and represent the EFSSC leadership on a need by basis

Education

  • Degree in Finance/Accounting
  • Fluent in English
  • Familiar with USGAAP, Sarbanes Oxley Act
  • Familiar with  relevant ERP systems  such as SAP  or Oracle and financial reporting systems such as Hyperion (preferable)

Experience

  • Minimum 10+ years relevant working experience with 5+ years managerial skills in a multinational (preferably US based) company.
  • Project Leadership experience
  • Should have the ability to see the ‘big picture’ and yet able to resolve day to day issues if required
  • Has a strong knowledge of front-end AP systems and all financial processes
  • Track record of working successfully  in a multi-national , multi-cultural environment

Competencies

  • Proven leadership with the ability to lead and motivate large teams
  • Shared Service experience
  • Ability to establish and communicate priorities
  • Customer and business partner focused mindset
  • Ability to organize resources to achieve objectives
  • High level of honesty, integrity, commitment and responsibility
  • Accustomed to work and prioritize under pressure and with deadlines
  • Able to effectively communicate at all levels of the organization
  • Able to resolve problems and conflicts and a professional and tactful manner
  • Able to identify and implement innovative solutions to meet business requirements

Work From Home: Occasional

Travel Percentage: 10%

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