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Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014 9:07 AM

## Description **POSITION SUMMARY:** A senior level project leadership role focused on developing and improving key capabilities across Procure-to-Pay, with an emphasis on Accounts Payable and working capital management. The position interfaces and integrates with internal customer and partner organizations across the Supply Chain, Finance, and Procurement teams to enable transaction efficiency, working capital improvement, and back office service level improvement. To achieve this, the incumbent will work closely with Procurement and Finance leadership to identify capability priorities, agree plans to achieve these priorities, and lead implementation across departments, regions, and affiliates. Change Management initiatives will encompass process, organization, metrics, and reporting capabilities globally. Lastly, the position will serve as a leader for Accounts Payable education and development for both internal procurement and accounts payable members as well as all other ELC employees. **KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:** * Works closely with Finance and Procurement leadership to drive definition and evaluation of future state global Accounts Payable operating models segmented to optimize cost and service (volume, complexity, buying/invoice channels, etc.) * Collects and structures feedback and requirements to shape the development of future state operating models in alignment with key corporate business objectives and trends * Develops and implements end to end Accounts Payable operating models which facilitate seamless integration with direct and indirect procurement * Collaborates with Procurement, Finance, Regional, Affiliate, Global Process Owners, and GIS COE leadership to identify important changes in business trends and facilitates assessments on implications to Accounts Payable operating models * Collaborates with Finance and Procurement leadership to develop and manage a project governance framework which facilitates prioritization and also alignment with PMT and GIS * Facilitating evaluation of major project initiatives and working with stakeholders to identify resource constraints * Identifying and developing plans which strengthen process adoption and value realization after SMI group go-live milestones * Acts as a focal point for development and delivery of Accounts Payable and related procurement educational programs focusing on finance functional and business skills * Work with global process owners and HR to define educational requirements and approaches to delivering needed development * Enhance and deliver training, applicable to all levels of management and staff * Lead global effort to optimize DPO and Working Capital improvement by implementing best practices for global procurement through payment activities. * Work closely and directly with regions and affiliates on process strategy to improve efficiency, transaction accuracy, and service levels. * Finance liaison with senior management, affiliates, brands, corporate departments, regional finance VP's and local buyer's network and A/P departments. * Provide onsite assistance, training and strategy to affiliates and regional buying groups to improve DPO and Buyer's Network processes to strengthen global working capital. * Coordinate all local, regional and global reporting from SAP/BI required for P2P KPI dashboard requirements as well as other performance metrics to optimize working capital. Leverage SAP expertise to maximize system capabilities in P2P reporting. Also standardize global reporting requirements and submissions. * Participate in trade group workshops and conferences to develop a network of global buyers and A/P professionals and obtain benchmarking reports. * Coordinate submission of forecasts and targets for Global, Regional and Affiliate DPO and A/P balances. * Overseer of all Global P2P - SOX assessments and compliance audits. ## Qualifications * 15 plus years of work experience in all aspects of procurement process improvement and working capital initiatives. * An undergraduate degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Management; and a CPA and/or MBA in Finance or Business Management a plus. * Strong interpersonal/analytical skills as well as prior Project and Change Management work environment. * Excellent oral and written communication skills. * SAP systems exposure a must. * Willingness to travel. **EEO** We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. *Organization:* Estee Lauder Companies Corporate Departments *Primary Location:* Americas-United States-New York-Melville *Schedule:* Full-time *Shift:* 1st (Day) Shift *Travel:* Yes, 25 % of the Time *Job Type:* Standard *Req ID:* 140915


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