DuPont Accounts Payable Global Improvement Projects Leader - Corteva in Principality of Asturias, Spain

Accounts Payable Global Improvement Projects Leader - Corteva (Job Number: ACC00001512)


Dow and DuPont combined in a merger of equals with the intent to separate into three independent, publicly traded companies in Agriculture, Materials Science and Specialty Products. Each company will have its own clear focus, scale advantages, and an enhanced ability to deliver superior solutions and choices to customers. The heritage DuPont Company is hiring qualified professionals to take on new Finance activities in order to support the business realignment and enable independent operability. As we are still in the process of starting up the independent companies, at this time, hiring will be aligned to the heritage companies versus alignment to the intended spins.

The Corteva AgroScience Company has an opening for an Accounts Payable Global Project Improvements Leader mainly focusing on the Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific Regions, but also working in close interaction with the other Regions.


The Accounts Payable Global Improvement Projects Leader will report to the Global Accounts Payable Functional Process Owner and will be accountable to align global process standards, ensure timely and satisfactory execution of all Accounts Payables defined activities, in scope as part of the retained organizations or outsourced to the Service Provider. This role will own the regional sub-payables processes and will also be accountable for proactively leading solutions to reduce and eliminate issues preventing timely payment of supplier invoices. The successful candidate will partner and network with colleagues in Procurement (Sourcing and Logistics), other functions and business stakeholders.

The successful candidate will be able to work independently, have a strong bias to working collaboratively and across the PtP process, while meeting agreed-to service levels. The successful candidate will be able to enhance and improve their leadership, networking, supply chain, project execution and problem-solving skills.

Functional responsibilities

  • Lead the analysis of operational issues related to the Payables process (in line with scope of activities).

  • Identify and propose improvement measures

  • proactively engage on detecting, foreseeing potential issues in the Payables process

  • documenting and presenting solutions to key decision-making stakeholders.

  • Develop Project Improvement initiatives including implementation plans.

  • Provide the framework around mechanisms to identify, track and sustain improvements measures and initiatives implemented in support of PtP strategies and operations.

  • Implement long term measures to problems and issues to avoid reoccurrence of events and leverage across the World where possible networking with other key process stakeholders.

  • Provide process guidance and support, prepare and conduct trainings, educational sessions and consultancy to Regional Service Desk team members, the Service Provider and/or the various customer stakeholders identified (e.g.: operations, business teams, ...etc.)

  • Review data from research conducted, internal surveys and vendor feedback and resulting analyses to develop program enhancements.

  • Partner and network with Sourcing/Procurement Project Improvement teams to align on common priorities and issues to be resolved. Develop common tools to prioritize, and measure impact of shared common Project improvements (quantitative and qualitative) to be tackled and worked on and present to management for approval.

  • Establishes and maintains process standards globally, regionally, and in-country level. Assuring processes are delivered consistently through managed services and Payables Regional Service Teams.

  • Establishes and defines the Processes and Policy inventory, linking Procure to Pay policies to the Accounts Payable process, identifying the “owners” of the processes and policies, and establishing accountability for the associated documentation.

  • Accountable to ensure all Payables process documentation is always up to date and properly stored and accessible to all needed parties and stakeholders.

  • Conduct Audits and set checks on Process execution and reports back to management.

  • Works collaboratively with stakeholders to drive identification and adoption of new systems and processes.

  • Manages, documents, oversees, monitors and controls the proper execution of exception processes.

  • Controls and Compliance monitoring and testing

  • Assure changes to sub-processes and policies are aligned with the End to End process strategy defined and internal controls standards.

  • Support the Mutual Service Agreement Framework set up (service provider and payables stakeholder customers) to ensure proper and successful execution of all activities to the agreed to terms.

  • Maintains service level expectations as defined in Mutual Service Agreements with customer organizations, assuring SLAs with Managed Services providers are agreed, in effect, measurable, verifiable and enforced.

  • Accountable to work with managed services providers to help implement and drive enhancements.

  • Support strategic initiatives to drive optimization of work processes and utilization of enterprise tools.

  • Provide support and financial insight as appropriate to the different Business/Functions stakeholders as a result of process improvements to be implemented or Payables questions raised.


Qualifications :

  • Finance related University degree is a plus.

  • Languages: Fluent in English is a must. Additional languages will be considered a plus (e.g.: Spanish and Portuguese).

  • Six Sigma Greenbelt Project Leader certification a plus.

  • Extensive knowledge of operational Procurement, Logistics, Finance and/or Strategic Sourcing processes.

  • Experience with SAP, SAP ARIBA, and other enterprise Procurement systems is a plus.

  • Minimum of 7+ years of experience in Accounts Payable and / or Sourcing.

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully communicate at different levels in the organization.

Core competencies:

  • Excellent collaborator with demonstrated capability to partner with other business functions and internal stakeholders, as well as suppliers.

  • Strong communication skills (oral, written and listening, facilitation). Ability to work and communicate with various stakeholders at different levels within the organization.

  • Self-Starter.

  • Work well under pressure with tight timeliness and commitments.

  • Ability to manage day to day activities and lead various project.

  • Ability to transform data into meaningful and actionable insights.

  • Strategic Thinking (especially in the PtP Process)

  • Excellent analytical skills, initiative and follow-up.

  • High level of self-discipline, organization and Results oriented.

  • Improvement and “best practices” oriented.

  • Proactive.

  • Embraces and adopts to changing environments.

  • Flexibility to Travel 40%-50%.

  • Rigorous editing and documentation management discipline.

Primary Location: EMEA-Spain-Principality of Asturias-Asturias

Organization: Corporate

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Entry Level

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