Accounts Payable Subject Matter Expert & Project Lead
Internal Number: R01067930
Accounts Payable Subject Matter Expert & Project Lead
Collaborate with Innovative 3Mers Around the World
Choosing where to start and grow your career has a major impact on your professional and personal life, so it's equally important you know that the company that you choose to work at, and its leaders, will support and guide you. With a diversity of people, global locations, technologies and products, 3M is a place where you can collaborate with 96,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.
"For more than 30 years at 3M, I've seen firsthand how it's a place where curious, creative and collaborative people thrive and build a rewarding career. As a leader in this company, my goal is to ensure each 3Mer sees and feels the positive impact we're making around the world" - Mike Roman, chief executive officer and chairman of the board at 3M
This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.
The Impact You'll Make in this Role The Accounts Payable Subject Matter Expert & Project Lead is a generalist in the end-to-end Source to Pay (STP) business processes and a specialist in the specifics of the Accounts Payable (AP) processes and systems. Understands the impacts of upstream actions on AP as well as the downstream impacts AP has on the General Ledger and Treasury. The person hired for the position of AP SME will be working closely with AP supervisors and leads at the Global Service Centers (GSCs) in Costa Rica, Poland and Philippines as well as AP product owners, Finance, Treasury and Tax SMEs. Primarily responsible for having expertise in all aspects of Accounts Payable processes to lead improvement projects that prepare our GSCs for global deployment of SAP.
As an Accounts Payable Subject Matter Expert & Project Lead you will have the opportunity to tap into your curiosity and collaborate with some of the most innovative and diverse people around the world. Here, you will make an impact by:
Be the Subject Matter Expert for Accounts Payable processes at 3M.
Lead projects to improve or transform AP processes.
Work with the Transportation organization for optimization of the Freight Settlement process for AP teams at the GSCs.
Take ownership of working with the GSCs and the Enterprise Data Quality team to implement InfoSteward rules to identify invoice issues early in the AP cycle that may cause issues downstream with payment.
Monitor AP metrics at each GSC to identify areas needing improvement and work with GSCs to implement.
Work with HR, Legal, IT and any other organization that sends nonPO invoices through the transmission process to provide oversight/governance.
Work with Finance, Sourcing and the GSC Lease Administration team(s) to provide oversight/governance and optimize the process and system.
Work with Facilities and Services organization and the Document Imaging resources to optimize scanning processes for manual invoices.
Work with plant users prior to SAP deployment to prepare them for the ERP nonPO invoice process.
Work with Treasury and Cash Management teams to support projects to improve 3M's working capital in Accounts Payable.
Identify training and documentation needs and work with GSCs and the STP Product team to deploy solutions.
Learn and support new AP procurement tools and processes as 3M continues to transform business processes in the STP product area.
Your Skills and Expertise To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M requires (at a minimum) the following qualifications:
Bachelor's degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution
Five (5) combined years of Accounts Payable experience in a private, public, government or military environment
Two (2) years of experience with SAP in a private, public, government or military environment
One (1) year of project management experience in a private, public, government or military environment
Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:
Strong facilitation, interpersonal, and communication skills
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Must be a self-starter with ability to complete day to day tasks with minimum amount of direction
Self-motivated with a strong work ethic, have a positive attitude and be committed to delivering results
Travel: May include up to 10% (domestic and international)
Relocation Assistance: Relocation may be authorized/Remote work may be authorized
Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).
Supporting Your Well-being
3M offers many programs to help you live your best life - both physically and financially. To ensure competitive pay and benefits, 3M regularly benchmarks with other companies that are comparable in size and scope.
Resources for You
For more details on what happens before, during and after the interview process, check out the Insights for Candidates page at 3M.com/careers.
Learn more about 3M's creative solutions to the world's problems at www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M. Responsibilities of this position include that corporate policies, procedures and security standards are complied with while performing assigned duties. Our approach to flexibility is called Work Your Way, which puts employees first and drives well-being in ways that enable 3M's business and performance goals. You have flexibility in where and when work gets done. It all depends on where and when you can do your best work. Pay & Benefits Overview: https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/careers-us/working-at-3m/benefits/ 3M is an equal opportunity employer. 3M will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.
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