Director Order To Cash & Banking
Director Order To Cash & Banking
Location: Luton, UK
Competitive Salary and benefits available
At AstraZeneca every one of our employees makes a difference to patient lives every day. In Finance, you may not feel you're at the frontline of research but your role in changing patients' lives is critical. Our mission is ambitious and it takes the skills of a collaborative team to really deliver on what science can do and to always put patients first.
AstraZeneca’s Order to Cash (“O2C”) function is undergoing a multi-year transformation to support business growth and prepare for a migration to from SAP ECC to SAP S4 HANA.
One of the key priorities of the role is to continue standardising our processes across the globe and driving our automation and technology agenda. Additionally the role will be responsible for identifying and driving continuous improvement opportunities as well as process compliance.
To support this ambitious agenda, we have an opportunity for an O2C Director to join the business and help influence the overall O2C strategy, delivery and adoption. The successful candidate will have a good understanding of what best-in-class processes and technology looks like and be able to speak confidently with users, system architects and business stakeholders alike. The O2C team is providing global support to the AstraZeneca Group. This role provides an excellent opportunity to directly contribute to the group Finance function of a leading global FTSE company.
Duties and Responsibilities
Operational performance: Relentlessly drive operational performance with an emphasis on increasing end to end automation, meeting or exceeding targets, ensuring flawless execution, driving efficiency and effectiveness and supporting business growth
Targets: Set and monitor targets to improve service, quality and automation levels globally. Benchmark performance externally and continuously assess opportunities to further improve all aspects
Continuous improvement: Identify improvement opportunities, develop business cases, ensure that initiatives are appropriately prioritized based upon cost/benefit. Provide leadership oversight covering design, delivery and ensuring the changes are embedded successfully and all benefits realized
Leadership: Lead a diverse global team consisting of both direct and indirect reports. Coach and support their personal and professional development
Controls & compliance: Ensure that all processes are executed in line with design, that all controls are operated effectively so as to avoid any control fails and ensure that any issues are resolved proactively
Strategy: Influence strategic direction of the function and help to develop short, medium and long term plans aligned to AstraZeneca’s overall strategy
Technology: Support in flight deployments to successful embed into daily operations and ensure benefit realization Is delivered. Identify potential opportunities to improve further as part of “business as usual”
Stakeholder management: Influence both internal and external stakeholders to successfully deliver and embed change
Essential skills and experience
Deep and broad experience of order to cash and banking gained in a global corporate environment
Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
Track record of driving performance and developing teams
Experience in leading and successfully delivering change programs
Excellent leadership, influencing and people management skills
Expert in working with SAP
Desirable skills and experience
Prior working experience of HighRadius (collections, cash application and deductions), Esker (order management) and Celonis (process mining) products
Formal continuous improvement / Lean / Six Sigma qualification
Experience of working with outsourced providers
Experience of implementing S4HANA
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