Operational Officer I2P

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Date: Jan 16, 2023

Location: Pune, IN

Company: AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.


1. Purpose/Key Objectives of the Job


Responsible for executing a specific area of specialists in the I2P process ensuring that that specific area is delivering the maximum contribution to the overall I2P departmental targets which is delivering high performance in on time payment, efficient process execution, smoothing operations


Key objectives of the job are:

  • Technical- Proficient in Handling Various Accounts Payable Functions., Invoice Processing, Employee Claim Audit, Payment Processing, Vendor Set up, Query Handling, Month-end Activities Etc.
  • Ability to take on Complex transactions and Lead in Process initiatives and new projects with Limited Supervision
  • Ability to Identify process improvement to increase Productivity
  • Continued Self Learning and knowledge updation.
  • Perform all aspects of the accounts payable function by matching purchase orders to invoices and entering the invoices into AX Dynamics according to Akzonobel Policies
  • Ensures day to day account payables transactions are timely recorded, documented, reviewed, and supported.

Proactively Identifies Issues and works on solutions


2. Responsibilities


Monitor and improve process performance

  • Monitor on a daily basis the process performance (eg. Invoice pipeline, timely payments)
  • Take appropriate initiatives in line with the vision and strategy of I2P for improving the process performance (eg. Contact suppliers/business to elaborate on their performance)
  • Communicate to internal/external stakeholders about change in I2P (eg. Prepare documentation, prepare training, provide knowledge transfer etc)
  • Focus on increasing the efficiency of the process (eg. Introduce automation with suppliers – EDI etc)


Escalation management

  • Manage (take ownership) internal/external stakeholders in any escalations due to poor quality or performance of the transactional team (eg. Errors in postings, escalations from suppliers)
  • Build an open relationship with the transactional team to manage effectively any issues
  • Identify recurring issues in the operational I2P process and define solutions (opportunities for continuous improvement)


Continuous improvement:

  • Drive continuous improvement projects from initiation to realization
  • Perform root cause analysis for repeated errors to deliver a structural improvement
  • Safeguard policies and guidelines for the design, implementation and improvement of end-to-end Procure to Pay process
  • Eliminate, simplify, standardize, and automate outputs in a structured and consistent manner
  • Review master data elements related to I2P in order to proceed to improvements


3. Job Requirements


  • I2P (E2E) knowledge with more than 3yrs into Invoice Processing
  • Financial and business analytical skills with the ability to analyze data for business decisions in timely manner
  • Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with internal/external stakeholders
  • Ability to work in a  remote environment from a global level whilst continuously retaining ‘an eye’ for the details
  • Target oriented
  •  Knowledge of AX, Will be a Plus
  •  Good communication in English (verbal and written)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel)


AkzoNobel is an equal opportunity employer. We are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason, we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In accordance with applicable laws, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed servicemember status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.


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Requisition ID: 27807