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Procure to Pay / E-Commerce Manager Job

Date: Jul 25, 2019

Location: King of Prussia, PA, US

Company: Arkema

Req Id 30727 - Posted 06/26/2019 - Supply Chain - King of Prussia. Pennsylvania. US


 

The Procure to Pay / E-Commerce Manager leads the digital transformation and optimization of the e-commerce purchasing processes through standardization, improvement, simplification, discontinuance, or optimizations of the procurement process area. Designs recommendations for best in class procurement processes and systems that ensure alignment with strategic direction; integrates business processes between multiple organizations.

 

The Procure to Pay / E-Commerce Manager will have a direct reporting line to the Director, Business Process Optimization Center .  The role works across various parts of the US and Global organizations interfacing with people at all levels of the organization, up to and including the Regional General Managers. 

 

KEY ACTIVITIES

  • Document all processes, both existing and new, including creation and maintenance of policies and procedures.
  • Implement new tools and systems for the purchasing processes.
  • Work closely with category management and regional purchasing teams to ensure that the operations side of the business is positioned to support existing and new relationships and initiatives for the procure-to-pay processes.
  • Together with the category, management leads, design and develop appropriate buying channels, and manage their implementation across Arkema Inc.
  • Lead Process Users Groups including more than 150 Requisitioners, 35 PO creators and more than 250 receivers.
  • Engage with vendor to identify system requirements and lead the e-commerce integration between the respective ERP systems. 
  • Preempt potential problems and provides effective solutions in reaction to application of concepts, techniques, knowledge, or processes.
  • Work closely with iTeam resources to define requirements, testing, validation, training and roll out of new SAP capabilities.  Conduct training for new processes and prepare training materials.
  • Utilize change management techniques to identify current/to be state with corresponding gap analysis and develop plan to bridge. 
  • Leads the analysis of specific integrated process area (payables) to promote effective operations through standardization, improvement, simplification, discontinuance, or optimizations of Procurement and Accounts Payables process areas. Presents and supports recommendations for assigned processes that ensure alignment with strategic direction; integrates processes between multiple organizations.

 

CONTEXT AND ENVIRONMENT

  • Work in a regional and global environment in a matrix organization.
  • Some domestic and international travel required, approximately 10%.
  • Supports the site HES policy and complies with all regulatory and internal requirements
  • Participates in HES activities provided by site management and Arkema Inc. (e.g., Behavioral Base Safety, SafeStart, etc.)
  • Supports and promotes the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near-miss, accident or injury incidents

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Required college graduate (MBA a plus), in supply chain, finance, or related discipline
  • Strong understanding of e-commerce systems, tools and processes  - understanding of B2N sell side a plus
  • Possess a strong working knowledge of Procurement/Supply Chain concepts and systems in which they will be working (i.e. working capital, inventory days on hand, inventory health, inventory categories – blocked/aged/Quality Inspection, etc.) 
  • The candidate must be skilled at mastering Excel, Power Point, Word, and demonstrated experience learning other company/proprietary tools
  • Previous experience with a demonstrated capability to rapidly learn new tools/systems
  • SAP experience required
  • Lean Sigma (black belt/green belt) a plus

 

DEMONSTRATED COMPETENCIES

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural English-speaking environment and interact with people in US, Europe and in Asia. 
  • Demonstrated excellence in Project Management being able to employ PM methodologies and tools.
  • Demonstrated aptitude in Change Management being able to map current state, to be state, and prepare associated gap analysis.
  • Self-starter with inquisitive nature along with aptitude to originate and implement new concepts quickly.
  • Capability of quickly learning new technology and systems and applying knowledge in regular use
  • Strong organizational  skills
  • Capacity to analyze and establish policies
  • Detail oriented individual
  • Demonstrated customer service skills

 

A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans high-performance materials, industrial specialties and coating solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €8.8 billion ($10.4 billion USD) in 2018, we employ approximately 20,000 people worldwide and operate in close to 55 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation.

Arkema Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence.


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