Accounts Payable Manager
Do you want to be in the lead of the Accounts Payable for Alpro? Then this is the job for you!
As Accounts Payable (AP) Manager, you lead and coach a team of 7 AP Professionals (located in Ghent and Zwevegem). Your team is in charge of processing all supplier invoices for the Alpro entities and the Travel & Expense (T&E) reimbursement process for the whole Alpro company (5 countries).
Together with your team, you take the lead in cash optimization and working capital management with regard to AP and are responsible for an efficient AP and T&E reimbursement process, in our fast growing company.
You report directly to the CBS Finance Director and are part of the Alpro Finance Cluster Business Services (CBS) team, mainly located in Ghent.
People management :
You are a true team leader! Great at coaching and engaging your team. You provide guidance, give continuous feedback and identify personal development opportunities in order to let your team members grow.
You guide your team towards delivering the team objectives, in order to ensure business continuity and achieve the finance objectives.
You lead them towards compliancy and timely purchase to pay and T&E reimbursement process with permanent focus on process improvement.
Where necessary, you support them with supplier invoice processing and query resolution.
Accounts Payable Management :
You contribute to cash optimization and ensure proper execution of payment terms. You invest in further possibilities to optimize working capital
You ensure the timelines and quality of the monthly AP closing process and the justification of AP balances.
You set up and follow up KPI’s to monitor and improve the efficiency of the Source to Invoice process (owned by the business) and the Invoice to Pay and T&E process (owned by the AP team).
You ensure employees are reimbursed for company expenses in line with the policy.
You support the business unit in cash forecast and assessment of risks and opportunities. Doing so, you contribute to cash landing.
You align AP activities with Danone way of working and participate in AP work groups across clusters.
You are flexible in assisting the team in taking up operational tasks yourself where needed.
Business partnering :
You are a true business partner and help the business by applying a constructive mindset. Where needed, you challenge and think together to find a win-win solution.
Continuous improvements & knowledge transfer :
You are always looking for continuous improvement initiatives and take action to increase efficiency of the AP and T&E tools and processes.
You manage the relationship with the ICT team.
Together with your team, you provide training on invoice management, PO usage, to the different stakeholders in order to increase efficiency.
In order to be successful in this role, we believe you need to have :
A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Economics, Finance, etc. (preferably in Accounting and Controlling or another related field).
Minimum 5 years working experience in an accounting management position with solid understanding of international purchase to pay processing and knowledge of supplier management
At least a first experience in people management.
You have excellent interpersonal skills that inspire and build trust with the team as well as with suppliers and relevant functions in the different business units.
You have strong analytical and problem solving skills. You are result oriented and take initiatives to optimize processes, ways of working, etc.
You have an open & trustworthy personality, able to deal with different people, background and cultures.
Knowledge of Excel to advanced level and good knowledge of other IT tools (Word, PowerPoint, SAP...).
You are fluent in verbal and written English & Dutch. Any other language is an asset.
Alpro, the European plant-based pioneer of Danone, brings health through food to as many people as possible by producing healthy, tasty plant-based food and drink in a way that respects the planet. One Planet. One Health .
Our delicious plant-based products are made from soya, almonds, hazelnuts, cashew, rice, oats or coconut.
We want to invite people to join the movement for a healthier world and because of our efforts to combine social and environmental goals with financial success, Alpro is B Corp certified.
By joining us you will become part of one of the leading and most innovative food companies in the world.
We believe that everyone has talent, something which comes natural to you. Your uniqueness is something which brings both excellence as well as energizes you.
Hit the apply button! We are looking forward to your online application.
Contact : Joke Delrue (HR Business Partner joke.delrue alpro.com)