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


In this role, you have the opportunity to

develop, drive and support the standardization of purchase to pay processes across the various business models, as well as be able to act as a business project manager to realize implementation of the key change initiatives at the core of Philips finance and procurement functions.

You will be involved in global projects of different size, content and complexity with a strong focus on design and implementation of financial and procurement processes. The role provides strong visibility towards senior finance and procurement management at Philips.

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).

You are responsible for

  • 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.

You are a part of

Philips Procurement Source to Pay organization. Depending on the complexity of the project, you will work with a cross-functional team (Finance, Supply Chain, Procurement, GBS, IT). You will report functionally to the Purchase to Pay Business Process Owner.

This position might be located in one of the following locations: Poland , Netherlands , China , India , Panama .

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • University degree in Finance with at least 7 years of relevant work experience.

  • Solid and broad experience with financial and procurement 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.

In return we offer you

A path towards your most exciting career. As part of a global team, you get to hire for all geographical hubs, with each their own particularities meaning there is always something new to learn and never a dull moment. Philips is growing its innovation capability enterprise wide. Succeeding in this business and candidate-facing role in a complex environment will open many doors for your long term career, in other areas in Philips or otherwise. We also believe that we are at our best as a company when you are at yours as a person. Thus, we offer good health benefits, a flexible work schedule and access to local well-being focused activities. Furthermore, Philips University is available to all employees for learning and development opportunities.

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It is a calling to make life better for people through your meaningful work, focused on positively impacting 2.5 billion lives a year by 2030. You will be challenged every day to think fast and work innovatively by building knowledge and sharing best practices to help our business to grow.

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