global process architect p2p - new ssc, warszawa

warszawa, mazowieckie
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warszawa, mazowieckie
experience level
powyżej 24 miesięcy

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/118/02/2019/MK - 56582
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job description

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company, supplying market-leading brands and products to industries and consumers around the world. Our paints activities are focused on the Buildings and Infrastructure end-user segment, while our coatings protect, color and enhance everything from ships, cars, aircraft and architectural components to consumer goods (mobile devices, appliances, beverage cans, furniture), wind turbines and oil and gas facilities.

Currently we are helping Akzo in creating their fifth GBS (Global Business Service Centre) in Warsaw. This is why we are looking for an experienced candidate for the global position.

what we offer

  • private medical care
  • sport card
  • educational sponsorship
  • home office
  • flexible working hours
  • year bonus
  • free bike space
  • modern Office

your tasks

The Global Process Architect Purchase-to-Pay (“GPA P2P”) is responsible to drive process excellence, transformation and automation in order to enhance business value and improve business outcomes (cost reduction, higher process compliance and performance). (s)He leads the design for system developments and innovations, develops a roadmap based on justification and prioritization of initiatives which help to deliver the end-to-end ambition of Purchase-to-Pay process to move towards top quartile market performance. This is a global role, responsible for all entities/countries in Paints and Coatings Purchase-to-Pay processes. 

Useful volumes in relation to the process:

-      400.000 NPR Purchase Orders

-      380.000 PR Purchas Orders

-      1.2m supplier invoices


  • Develop innovation strategy based on market developments
  • Lead the design and deployment of transformation initiatives, in alignment with stakeholders;
  • Coach transition team to move activities to internal/external SSC as per global design;
  • Acting as liaison across functional peers, drive cross-functional objectives for end-to-end optimization of the process in order to realize the strategy.
  • Justify and prioritize initiatives based on strategy and ambition. Formulate project plans including deliverables, planning and budget.
  • Prioritize area of improvements across all regions and processes


  • Owner of the Purchase-to-Pay End-to-end process design and system solutions (based on the P2P design);
  • Ensures end-to-end integration of all elements of the process, functional ownership via policies, procedures, master data, controls, organizational structures and KPI’s;
  • Translate Purchase-to-Pay process ambitions into tangible performance and business targets;
  • Lead and grow an efficient P2P process team, including development, integration, testing and deployment of further automation and process improvements
  • Lead and coach the P2P team members in their personal development and ensure career growth is possible within, and beyond the department and company disciplines
  • Ensure a healthy and robust internal control and risk mindset, and ensure that controls are delivered and relevant policies are compiled to.
  • Promote process excellence by driving cross functional awareness (incl. training) around End-to-End Purchase-to-Pay processes;
  • Drive process standardization and improvement;
  • Encourage team to close deviations and monitor all change requests are prepared; reviewed, and submitted. Approve deviation logs including classification;
  • Key contributor to the Global Process governance board;
  • Sign-off updates/changes in relation to the Global Process Definition (“GPD”), Training Materials, and Work Flows;
  • Drive trainings in relation to the global standards and methodologies;
  • Authorize deviations from standard design and approve remediation measures
  • Align performance targets, roadblocks, road map etc. with senior leadership team;


  • Effective team management of virtual team members and responsible for their personal and career developments;
  • Create high performing team through leadership, individual team development plans, effective performance management and on the job coaching;
  • Effective people management of virtual team members, responsible for their personal and career development. 

what we expect

  • Graduate degree in Finance, Economics or equivalent work experience;
  • Minimum 10+ years’ managerial Business experience with 5+ years’ experience in Purchase to Pay related management function;
  • Experience in interfacing with business operational customers in defining P2P service requirements;
  • Experience in P2P process improvement and root cause analysis;
  • Experience in a senior reporting & accounting or business control role at BU or Shared Service Center (GBS), with exposure to relevant enabling technology and ERP systems;
  • Experience in Continuous improvement;
  • Experience with SAP ECC is mandatory;
  • Excellence analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Customer service mindset with excellent customer service skills;

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