Accounts Payable Operational Leader (NA & LATAM)

Date: Sep 13, 2023

Location: Budapest, HU, 1095

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description


IFF is a global creator and manufacturer of scent, taste, nutrition, and biosciences solutions that puts the needs of our people, customers, and communities at the heart of what we do. Our Global Shared Services (GSS) team is building a leading organization rooted in a culture of continuous improvement, clean process design, and adoption of the latest technology and automation innovations. We are very excited to welcome a new Accounts Payable Operational Leader to our team, and we hope it’s you!


The role is based in our Budapest GSS (hybrid model combining office & remote work). You’ll join a team of agile, customer-focused thinkers who collaboratively solve difficult business problems and manage the core data IFF executives need to make key business decisions. You will be responsible for leading and managing the day-to-day operation of the respective regional PTP (Procure-to-Pay) NA & LATAM team, flexibly working according to the US/LATAM working hours (i.e. 10am CET - 7pm CET). 


Your key responsibilities:


  • Meeting Key Performance Indicators, by working with P2P supervisors, coordinators, and analysts of the respective team.
  • Manage overall team performance by driving an engaged and proactive mindset.
  • Ensuring team utilization, holiday balance and mandatory trainings are on track with the set guidelines.
  • Setting and executing mitigation plans to ensure smooth delivery.
  • Proactively informing of issues to the P2P Manager and drive the resolution.
  • Drive Key Interviews and make decision on team fit and salary.
  • Ensure process improvements and harmonization’s are executed within the teams.
  • Monitor the P2P activities globally, drive change and integration.
  • Propose off-cycle increases and promotions to the P2P Manager.
  • Executing of timely performance reviews within the teams.
  • Leading regional calls with regional leaders.
  • Monitor team and individual’s performance and report on metrics to the P2P manager.
  • Other duties as requested by the P2P manager.

Job Requirements


Your requirements:


  • University Degree.
  • 4+ years of relevant experience & strong understanding of Accounts Payable Process required.
  • People & stakeholder management experience required.
  • Flexibility to work occasionally US/LATAM working hours required
  • Excellent English language skills – both verbal and written.
  • A good working knowledge of ERP systems (such as SAP). Good Microsoft Office skills, with an excellent Excel working knowledge.
  • Good communication and organization skills.
  • Great customer service is essential.
  • Being a team player & bringing over a can-do-mentality. 
  • Ability to work effectively and in cooperation with various departments.
  • Certified Lean Six Sigma is advantageous.


IFF is an Equal Opportunity Employee.


At IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unleashes our potential. We value the diverse mosaic of the ethnicity, national origin, race, age, sex, or veteran status. We strive for inclusive workplace that allows each of our colleagues to bring their authentic self to work regardless of their religion, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, or disability. Visit: to learn more.