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Senior Manager - Accounts Payable Operations

Country : India India

Region : Tamil Nadu


Category : Finance

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

Senior Manager - Finance Operations P2P

Area: Global Business Services

Department: Procurement

Subsidiary/country: India

Location: India

GSMS Grade: M3

Number of Personnel Managed: -

Cost Center/Budget and/or Revenue Responsibility: -

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation:

Global Business Services (GBS) aims to provide globally unified services based on standardized

and automated solutions across different functions and markets. This will enable us to drive

operational efficiency, quality services, improved agility and better decision-making whilst

reducing complexity and workload.

GBS, the engine that designs, builds, and operates consistent adidas end-to-end business services &

solutions globally to drive the transformation TO ONE ADIDAS enabling our Business Partners to

focus on core business. GBS prioritizes executing transitions, processes, and solution roadmaps. It is

the overarching goal to move the adidas Group to a much more consistent, standardized, and

automated operating model with solid governance, architecture, and operating model.

The role of a Senior Manager in Global Procure-to-Pay (P2P) Operations typically involves

overseeing and managing the end-to-end procurement and payment process within a global


The Senior Manager of Global Procure-to-Pay (P2P) Operations is responsible for leading and

optimizing the procurement and payment processes on a global scale. This role involves

overseeing the P2P lifecycle, supplier relationship management, payment processing, and

ensuring compliance with organizational policies and regulations.

Key Responsibilities:

Process Optimization and Efficiency:

- Develop and implement strategies to optimize the end-to-end procure-to-pay process for

efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and automation.

- Streamline procurement processes to enhance productivity, reduce cycle times, and improve

supplier performance.

Team Leadership and Management:

- Lead a team of P2P professionals, providing guidance, coaching, and performance feedback

to ensure the team's success in achieving departmental and organizational objectives.

- Foster a collaborative and high-performance work culture within the P2P team.

Vendor Management and Relations:

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- Establish and maintain strong relationships with key suppliers and vendors to ensure smooth

procurement processes and favorable terms.

Compliance and Risk Management:

- Ensure compliance with company policies, regulatory requirements, and industry standards

related to procurement and payment processes.

- Mitigate risks associated with procurement and payment activities through proper controls

and proactive risk assessments.

Technology and Systems Enhancement:

- Identify opportunities to enhance existing P2P systems and implement new technologies to

streamline operations, enhance reporting, and improve data accuracy.

- Collaborate with IT and other stakeholders to define system requirements and manage

system implementations or upgrades.

Reporting and Analysis:

- Develop and analyze key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to measure the

effectiveness and efficiency of P2P processes.

- Provide regular reporting and insights to senior leadership, identifying areas for

improvement and recommending actionable solutions.

Training and Development:

- Implement training programs to enhance the skills and knowledge of P2P team members,

ensuring they stay updated with industry best practices and regulations.

This role plays a critical part in optimizing procurement processes, enhancing supplier

relationships, and ensuring compliance across a global organization, ultimately contributing to

operational efficiency and cost savings.

- Ensure team's management including coaching, training, motivation, and performance

appraisal guidance

- Enable the budgeting, forecasting and cost monitoring processes by acting as contact

person (SPOC) for specific planning topics

- Ensure data quality and integrity across various systems and tools

- Enable fact-based decision by creating transparency on budgeting, forecasting and cost

monitoring processes

- Develop medium- large sized projects, implement findings and ensure sustainability of


- Design, develop and implement state of the art analytic tools

- Develop new processes, standards or operational plans and deliver results with direct

impact on the department and overall targets

- Significantly contribute to the achievement of the department strategy

- Identify significant improvement potential through variance analysis, derive solutions

and facilitate related decisions

- Ensure smooth operation of the business by taking on ownership for related actions

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- Ensure good relationships with business partners and the global functional team on a

proactive basis.

- Develop and report relevant KPI's for area of responsibility.

- Responsible for the service delivery of a C&R team serving the customers, delivering

performance that meets or exceeds service level agreement targets

Key Relationships:

- GBS Controlling Team and Finance teams

- Global Service and Process Owners

- IT & Corporate Solutions

- adidas Finance Team

- adidas senior management team

- adidas Market Controllers

- Accounting

- HR

- Delivery Excellence

Qualifica, Skills and Abilities:

- Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Finance, or

related field (Master's degree preferred).

- Proven experience in global P2P operations, procurement, or supply chain management.

- Strong leadership and team management skills.

- In-depth knowledge of procurement processes, best practices, and compliance


- Familiarity with P2P systems and procurement automation tools.

- Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.

- Analytical mindset with the ability to make data-driven decisions.

- Results-oriented approach and ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

- Good financial acumen

- 10 plus years relevant work experience in the P2/ AP domain

- Experience in a Shared Service environment
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