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Givaudan is a global leading company in taste and wellbeing, fragrance and beauty. With its heritage stretching back over 250 years, the Company has a long history of innovating scents and tastes. From a favourite drink to your daily meal, from prestige perfumes to cosmetics and laundry care, its creations inspire emotions and delight millions of consumers the world over. The company is committed to driving purpose-led, long-term growth while leading the way to improve happiness and health for people and nature. In the fiscal year 2020, the Company employed over 15,800 people worldwide and achieved sales of CHF 6.3 billion and a free cash flow of 12.8% of sales. Let’s imagine together on www.givaudan.com.

AP Operations Manager

Accounts Payable Manager - Your future position?


As a AP Manager , you will manage a Team of AP TL and Accountants to maximize value to Givaudan in terms of quality and efficiency, complying with corporate guidelines and local policies. You will lead process and organization improvements and/or scope extension projects according to the organization’s goals and objectives. You will be the main point of contact for AP related issues for the stakeholders in APAC. In this exciting role you also will:


Team Management

  • Manage and monitor the performance of a large AP team on regional scale
  • Hire, on-board and develop team members and team leads as required
  • Coach team leads to build a high performing team
  • Plan resources as per business priorities, retain talents by driving development opportunities
  • Handle performance issues and involve HR and management when necessary

Stakeholder Management:

  • Build a strong relationship with the cross functional teams and stakeholders
  • Collaborate with stakeholders and internal customers to identify areas of improvement
  • Act as a main point of contact for business stakeholders in relation to AP operations issues
  • Participate in process improvement projects with GSEs
  • Secure high level of quality and efficient service delivery globally of:
  • Ensure team is performing as per the SLA and work on corrective actions if necessary
  • Manage escalations and stakeholder issue resolutions within the end to end AP processes
  • Fostering continuous Improvement mindset within the team
  • Provide technical support to the team
  • Contribute to improve customer support by actively responding to queries and handling complaints from vendors and business stakeholders
  • Monitor AP KPI trends and consistently reporting performance to the business stakeholders


Are you someone who wants to grow and shape your own world? Who need a new challenge and bring excellent contribution to company? Then come and join us - and impact your world.
Your professional profile includes:


Education / Primary Qualification:

  • Qualification: University degree in Finance, Accounting and Controlling
  • Languages: English is a must, Chinese is an advantage
  • Professional experience: Accounts Payable work experience in shared services is highly preferred
  • 5-8 years experience in an Accounts Payable team lead or people management role, managing teams I  excess of 20 employees
  • Full knowledge of Procure- to-Pay(PTP) processes with specialization in Accounts Payable and Fi-nance
  • Experience in process improvement / process excellence initiatives (e.g. Lean Six Sigma, CI)
  • Experience in IT systems, preferably SAP and MS-Office

At Givaudan, you contribute to delightful taste and scent experiences that touch people’s lives.
You work within an inspiring teamwork culture – where you can thrive, collaborate and learn from other talented and passionate people across disciplines, regions and divisions.
Join us and Impact Your World

Diversity drives innovation and creates closer connections with our employees, customers and partners.
Givaudan embraces diversity and is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone impacts our world.

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