Global Strategy Process Owner - Accounts Payable

Kimberly-Clark Corporation Knoxville, TN
Global Strategy Process Owner - Accounts Payable

Job Description

Position Purpose:

* Define and implement key strategies and an implementation roadmap for simpler and more consistent A/P processes on a global basis that aligns with the global P2P and Finance visions and considers ITS tools and innovations as well as vendor, procurement and supply chain initiatives.

* Define, measure and benchmark regional processes in a consistent manner and develop an approach for discussing and implementing best practices, standardized solutions and tools ensuring that you consider current and emerging risk management demands on the process.

* Dimension A/P processes across functions and delivery locations to ensure an enterprise wide and truly cross-functional approach to the way services are delivered.

* Collaborate to ensure alignment with the regional P2P network of operational process owners on P2P end-to-end process objectives, priorities and initiatives.

* Reinforce and demonstrate the value the company derives from greater focus, governance, and commitment around global applications, process consistency and priorities.

* Champion processes that better support the needs of business users of GBS services and the needs of the enterprise as a whole.


* Executive Leadership Team

* Regional Chief Finance Officers

* VP, Global Business Services

* Regional and Global Business Services Operational leads

* Global Purchase to Pay Process Owner/Council

* Regional Procurement Leads

* Regional and/or country Finance Stakeholders

* Finance Leads (Tax, Treasury, Controller)

* IT

* Banking Partners

* Outsourced Partners

* Suppliers


Global A/P processes across four regions (NA, EMEA, LAO, and Asia/Pacific), accounting for approximately $15 billion in annual spend, approximately 230 global A/P finance employees, approximately 80 outsourced resources (Genpact).

Qualifications/Education/Experience Required:

* A bachelor's degree in a financial, accounting or business related field. Graduate degree desirable in a related field preferred. CFA and /or CPA or equivalent a plus.

* 10 plus years' experience in shared services, as well as a thorough understanding and subject matter expertise of A/P end-to-end process management and A/P systems.

* Highly motivated with a proven track record in implementing change including large-scale global transformations.

* Outstanding organization skills with demonstrated capability to standardize and influence and collaborate across regional teams and cultures including outsource providers.

* Experience in working with a global, diverse team in a highly fluid matrix organization.

* Capability to help execute the business case for change by analyzing and leveraging best practices.

* Lean or continuous process improvement experience is preferred.

* Excellent communication (multi-lingual preferred), interpersonal and execution skills required.

* A thorough understanding of K-C Global Business Services organization, processes and systems preferred.

* 20% Global travel required as well as locating to one of our major global business services location is preferred (Knoxville, TN; Brighton, UK; San Jose, Costa Rica; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Krakow, Poland).

* Capability to report out to leadership levels of the company.

* Strong presence.

* Excellent stakeholder management skills

* Six Sigma training or certification is preferred

Principal Accountabilities:

* Ensure regions deploy the A/P process roadmap that is aligned with the GBS vision.

* Evaluate A/P best practices, standardized solutions and tools and select those best for K-C.

* Develop global standard operating procedures

* Evaluate processes and identify improvement opportunities.

* Maintain a catalogue of evaluated improvement and automation opportunities.

* Build global A/P process metrics/ dashboards that provide visibility to process performance and total cost to serve.

* Inform leadership of A/P opportunities and trends with recommendations on prioritization of process initiatives.

* Identify optimization opportunities of the global A/P tools and support their implementation where appropriate.

* Reinforce and help to ensure internal controls are maintained and managed as related to the A/P processes including those managed by the outsourced provider.

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people - nearly a quarter of the world's population - trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With more than 140 years of history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and empowering them do their best work. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

This position may require a post-offer/pre-hire Physical Abilities Test (PAT) to confirm that individuals are able to perform the essential functions of the job.

K-C requires that an employee have authorization to work in the country in which the role is based. In the event an applicant does not have current work authorization, K-C will determine, in its sole discretion, whether to sponsor an individual for work authorization. However, based on immigration requirements, not all roles are suitable for sponsorship. This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including pre-employment testing.

Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:K-C will support global relocation for the chosen candidate for the role, including assistance to obtain proper work authorization. The benefits provided will be per the terms of K-C's applicable mobility policies. The benefits/policy provided will decided in K-C's sole discretion.

Primary LocationUSA-TN-Knoxville

Additional LocationsUnited Kingdom -Brighton

Worker TypeEmployee

Worker Sub-TypeRegular

Time TypeFull time

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