This position is responsible for coordinating activities and maintaining key processes regarding vendor maintenance (adds, edits, removes) and purchasing in EMEA region.
This role will coordinate with the teams (both in EMEA markets and in a Shared Services Center in Latin America) who are responsible for executing these processes
Key Accountabilities / Responsibilities
Regional Process Owner for EMEA’s Vendor Maintenance and Purchasing Processes
Acts as primary point of contact with business users for these processes
Acts as the Regional Data Steward for Vendor Master Data (ERP System modules are SAP ECC and ESO)
Leads the cleansing of data in all existing Vendor Master files, to identify any duplicate vendors, incorrect information, or obsolete vendors
Maintains 100% compliance with Vendor Master Data and Purchasing SOPs
Coordinates with regional users to ensure proper processes are followed
Provides effective training on purchasing process and vendor setup process to users
Ensures processes and associated data comply with Audit and SOX requirements
Works closely with Global Process Owners and other key regional stakeholders to ensure that global standards are maintained
Regionalizes processes when required by regulatory or business requirement
Leads process improvement opportunities
Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree from an accredited university or equivalent experience within similar or larger sized company
Minimum of 5 years of relevant Purchasing, Vendor Master File Management, or Master Data Governance
Demonstrated mid-level or above proficiency with MS Office, including Excel, analyzing and manipulating large datasets through formulas and macros
SAP Experience, or experience with other relevant ERP system
Lean Six Sigma Certification (or equivalent), a plus
Other Knowledge, Skills and Capabilities
Excellent attention to detail and accuracy; strong critical self-review skills.
Proactive approach to role and problem solving; solution rather than problem focused.
Capable of handling fast paced, ever-changing environment
Ability to organize and complete work-related projects in a timely manner
Strong oral and written communication skills
Ability to work under pressure when given a task(s) that may require overtime to complete it
Ability to work both independently and as a team player and deliver effective training.
Demonstrated analytical ability
Ability to evaluate data and assimilate into a working plan for improvement
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