Global Process Owner – GFR
Purpose of role
The Global Process Owner – GFR (Goods For Resale) will deliver process simplification and standardisation across Financial Operations for Goods For Resale as well as deliver transformation in the way the Goods For Resale Team currently works. You will be responsible for onboarding new strategic initiatives from the business into Financial Operations and Finance whilst ensuring that the commercial objectives of the business are met. You will hold ultimate responsibility for all GFR Finance Operations processes ensuring these processes are embedded in a controlled, consistent and efficient manner.
Finance Transformation Manager Develops process vision, strategy and objectives for the end‐to‐end GFR processes that impact Finance Operations and the wider Finance TeamEnd-to-end ownership and accountability of the Ex-works, Open Account, Direct Delivery, Forward Collection and any other GFR invoicing and payment processes, with the objective to transform and simplify each process over timeDrive consistency in our end to end GFR processes, documenting and developing robust risk and control matrices and process notes for core Financial Operational activities.Coordinate design and delivery of relevant GFR finance processes in a seamless fashion, by collaborating with the other key Global Process Owner roles and senior leadership across the businessHolds the ultimate responsibility for GFR finance processes and continually senses and adapts processes to evolving business needs (e.g. supply chain finance, Brexit impact, paperless documentation etc)Designs, develops, documents, and manages process procedures, including roles and responsibilitiesDefines key performance metrics for the execution of standard processes and manages execution of processesActs as a governing authority for end‐to‐end GFR process changes and identifies and engages process stakeholders to build a coalition of supportGuides adherence to standard methods and monitors implementation of standard requirements and process performanceIdentifies, develops, and implements process improvement initiatives to simplify processes, automate processes, or eliminate “work‐arounds”Exercises the authority and ability to make necessary process changesReview and document current finance processes by reference to existing policies and framework, including the relevant Internal Controls FRCOP Process Flows and Improvement RoadmapLead the documentation and development of Risk and Control Matrices and process notes for core Financial Operations GFR functions - Ensure appropriate risks & controls are in place
Essential knowledge, skills and experience Deep understanding of GFR P2P process and how they impact the finance ecosystemCommercial awareness and mind-set, with ability to demonstrate a sound knowledge of wider businessStrong engagement skills, with proven ability in developing effective working relationships across all levels of the organisationExcellent planning and project management skills, ability to multi-task, plan and prioritise work schedule for self and team and work within agreed timescalesDemonstrates leadership skills with the ability to inspire, lead, build & deliver as part of a high performing teamsAble to draw knowledge from a broad experience of financial rolesBrings a challenger mentality and constantly looks for continuous improvementProcess oriented, with good experience of delivering change across processes & systems
Successful candidates will meet the following criteria 5+ years experience that spans Finance Operations roles, including leadership role(s) for at least 3 yearsIn-depth knowledge of key GFR Finance Systems, including those with upstream impact (SIV, IPMS etc) and understanding of the evolving role of the Oracle Retail rollout on GFR systems and processesExcellent communication skills combined with strong financial acumen, a broad understanding of various finance functions and project management skills are expectedThrive in a fast-paced environmentDemonstrates initiative with strong work ethicOperates with a high level of integrity, diplomacy, tact and professionalism
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