Global Purchase-to-Pay Operations Leader

Global Purchase-to-Pay Operations Leader



I(C)T, International

Amsterdam, Netherlands – Category: Finance & Accounting – Job Id: R1215749

Be part of something altogether life-changing!

Working at Cytiva in the Life Sciences industry means being at the forefront of providing new solutions to transform human health. Our incredible customers undertake life-saving activities ranging from fundamental biological research to developing innovative vaccines, new medicines, and cell and gene therapies.

At Cytiva you will be able to continuously improve yourself and us – working on challenges that truly matter with people that care for each other, our customers, and their patients. With associates across 40 countries, Cytiva is a place where every day is a learning opportunity – so you can grow your career and expand your skills in the long term. Your health and wellbeing are important to us and together we will not compromise on safety in the workplace or the environment.

Cytiva is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we’re pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

What you’ll do

Reporting to Danaher Bio-Technology Group’s Senior Director, Cash & Treasury, this role is an opportunity to lead a global organization of 80 FTE’s. You will ultimately be responsible for delivering strong operational performance Danaher Bio-Technology Group’s daily Purchase-to-Pay operations (Accounts Payable). This role is also an excellent chance to learn and implement Danaher Business System tools and projects, including Daily Visual Management and Problem Solving Process.

  • Drive daily operational rigor and improvement projects to ensure target KPI levels are achieved for Danaher Bio-Technology Group’s daily Purchase-to-Pay operations, including Invoice Turnaround Time, Paid-on-time %, and GRNI-balance.
  • Own reporting of weekly and monthly KPI’s and organize monthly operational reviews with Finance leadership.
  • Create culture of accountability, continuous improvement, and positive energy amongst global team of 80 FTE’s, both Danaher associates and Genpact contractors.
  • Collaborate across multiple teams and functions, including Finance (especially Controllership / Accounting), Sourcing, and Supply Chain to deliver improvement projects and daily operations. Additionally, create transparency regarding operational performance and support Controllership audits and balance sheet reviews.
  • Own AP communication strategy to suppliers and internal users.

Who you are

  • Skilled team-builder who collaborates to solve problems and creates an environment where world class performance is expected.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills: able to identify and understand underlying root causes of operational performance.
  • History of process improvement and / or project management to deliver improved results.
  • Excellent organization skills: able to balance multiple priorities, both short-term and long-term, across multiple action owners and stakeholders.
  • Adaptable/Flexible: being open to change in response to new information, different or unexpected circumstances, and/or to work in ambiguous situations.
  • Strong communication skills who can work across a variety of functions and experience levels. Confident and assertive individual with ability influence across functions.
  • Experience working in a matrixed environment across multiple time zones.
  • Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or Business Administration and / or relevant proven financial work experience.
  • Experience in Accounts Payable and Oracle or SAP ERP’s are preferred. The ability to respond efficiently to resolve issues emerging from the daily operation is a plus.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization.

At Danaher, we value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes. If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.