Team Leader Finance – Purchase to Pay (P2P) German Speaker in Amsterdam at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 10/1/2018

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Job Description

" As the Team Leader Finance - P2P you perform advanced-level and managerial responsibilities as required to support the needs of the business. Your responsibilities are related to: 

  • Shared Services

  • Ownership on AP, T&E and Meeting Cards;

  • People Management 

  • Internal Controls and Compliance 

  • VAT


On request we can send you a full job description. Other Essential Duties The following outlines additional duties of the Team Leader Finance - P2P that ensures the financial accounting and reporting function is meeting and exceeding the needs of the business. 

  • Supports staff resource planning, organizing, and monitoring of key processes, including assisting in hiring, training, and evaluating staff, and taking effective actions to address performance matters

  • 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
  • Must speak German


The role is reporting to the Senior Manager P2P in the EFSSC. The Company: Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies, including Reconstructive, Medical and Surgical and Neuro Technology and Spine products to help people lead a more active and more satisfying lives. Stryker’s products and services are available in over 100 countries.  Over the last number of years, we have made significant investments throughout its extensive manufacturing facilities across Europe. It has also invested in building a regional support structure in the Netherlands with the creation of a European Regional Head Office, expansion of the Regional Distribution Centre, and building of the European Finance Shared Service Centre (EFSSC) in Amsterdam.  This is an exciting opportunity for a high-reaching Financial professional looking to make a difference, through the development of this new internal organization. The environment is one that is fast paced and dynamic. Our offer:If you’re a results-driven person looking to make a difference in the world, consider why Stryker may be right for you:

  •  This role is based in our newly established offices in Amsterdam;

  • 40 working hours/week;

  • Competative salary with 10% bonus opportunity

  • 8,5 % holiday allowance

  • 27 holidays per year on full time basis;

  • Travel allowance

  • Subsidized lunch

  • Collective Health insurance available through Stryker with OHRA

  • Free Accidental Death & Disability Insurance for all employees

  • Free insurances for long term disability

  • Discount on gym membership and bicycle

  • Meaningful innovation, growth and opportunities

  • International working environment (30+ nationalities);

  • Dynamic and fast paced work environment;

  • Social Committee activities: Holiday party, free gym classes on site, monthly after work drinks, free fruit, foosball table etc.

  • Fortune named Stryker a 2017 World’s Best Workplace and great place to work for the Netherlands 2018 


,Education and experience

  • Master or Bachelor degree in Finance / Accounting

  • Fluent in English

  • Minimum 5+ years relevant (Accounting, Accounts Payable, Shared Service) working experience in a multinational (preferably US based) company.

  • 2 to 3 year experience in leading a large team (8+)

  • Familiar with USGAAP, Sarbanes Oxley Act

  • Familiar with Oracle and Hyperion (preferable)

  • 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

  • Shared Service experience



  • Ability to establish and communicate priorities

  • Ability to organize resources to achieve objectives

  • High level of honesty, integrity, commitment and responsibility

  • Ability to manage and motivate

  • Accustomed to working 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: No

Travel Percentage: None


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