The FinOps Manager - AP is responsible for smooth operations of Vendor Payables operations at Hyderabad, which includes Vendor-setup, Inventory, Non-Inventory and Other Vendor Payables activities.
This position will be responsible for a vertical in Accounts Payable Operations including: hiring, training, and employee development; managing group workload and establishing priorities; ensuring existing policies and procedures are followed; managing annual performance targets and operating budget creating and monitoring appropriate performance metrics.
This position will also act as an escalation point in resolving complex outstanding issues with internal and external business partners.
10+ or more years of post-qualification experience in Shared Services, Accounts Payable
Past experience in effectively managing groups of at least 70 associates.
Strong Customer focus (both Internal / External).
A work ethic based on a strong desire to exceed expectations.
Strong interpersonal skills including written and oral communication skills.
Expertise in Six Sigma defect reduction techniques (DMAIC, etc.)
Retail industry experience (Preferred)
Experience using Oracle Financial Applications (Preferred)
Retail industry experience
Experience using Oracle Financial Applications
Leading and developing a team of circa 80 AP Analysts/AP Specialists, 5+ Operational managers across payables process
Drive development and expansion of systems and processes required to execute on-time payments to Vendors
Owns defining / adhering to policies related to AP and drive consistency with entities globally.
Solving complex customer/vendor issues and proactively heading off negative service trends. Understanding and correctly utilizing resources provided by internal systems, departments, policies, and procedures.
Build and monitor performance metrics, with principal focus on ensuring on-time payments, cost out initiatives and estimating future headcount growth by country
Drive the expansion of self-service functionality in order to improve vendor experience and reduce manual processes
Maintain weekly and monthly communications and metrics reporting with Director and VP level business partners in Digital business and finance teams.
Developing, modifying and maintaining the operational and design effectiveness of internal controls
Partnering with Internal Audit
Lead cross functional systems and process improvement initiatives