Operational Lead P2P,

China, Jiangsu, Suzhou(JS)

Business unit: Finance Functions

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.


- Ensure success in  deployment of Purchase-to-Pay Global Process Design into ERP systems;

- Design and development of ERP system functional design of Purchase-to-Pay modules in SRM;
- Support global initiatives from businesses with effect on systems such as RPA;
- Investigate and help develop solutions for process and system improvements;
- Design and improve systems used in PR and NPR P2P will be aligned with the P2P process

- Monitor the delivery of P2P processes (ALPS level 4) in a standardized manner to allow process to be performed efficiently

- Deliver high quality process design documentation (ALPS level 4 – Standard Operating procedures), especially for critical business processes

- Provide training to any group in relation to the P2P processes (including training documentation)

- Manage day-to-day interaction with suppliers

- Performs gatekeeping role to uphold internal and external policies, regulations and laws

- Support actions that will provide closure of gaps (local deviations)

- Contribute and develop the GPA on the design of the P2P (NPR) policies and procedures

- Global/Regional support preparing reports in order to help in various analysis 

- Regular review of engagement feedback and take corrective actions to achieve High Customer Satisfaction.

- Drive value added performance through streamlining global processes and providing additional insight into trends etc

- Use metrics(KPIs) in order to identify areas of improvements in the process that will deliver expected benefits (be able also to prioritize)

- Understand change management within a large and global organization

- Use continuous improvement methodologies in order to deliver the scope of the role’s responsibilities

- Manage all related activities during transition phase of programs related to P2P (PR & NPR)

- Manage a team of regional operational officers
- 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

- Conducting workshops and training sessions related to global process standards, methodologies and systems;
- Contact for questions regarding P2P related topics;
- Engage with and consult relevant stakeholders in process improvement;

- Develop key relationships with suppliers to ensure favorable terms

Metrics related to the role:
- Approx 400.000 Purchase orders will be created across AkzoNobel following the processes that this role is designing

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Closing date

December 31, 2099

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Finance Functions

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Job requirements/Candidate profile

- BA required with 8 years of work experience in a GBS environment
- Minimum of 3 years purchasing transactions experience

- Experience in interfacing with business operational customers in defining P2P service requirements and being part of a transition project

- Comprehensive know-ledge of purchasing and basic understanding of supply chain management.

- Experience in P2P application systems implementation

- Experience with SAP SRM preferred

- Customer service mindset with excellent customer service skills

- Strong interpersonal skills; Able to forge internal customer/ external
supplier relationships

- Nice to have Korean speaking skill

- Speaker of multiple regional languages

- Ability to build relationships across the organization and geographic regions