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VDM Lead ( 18 month contract)

Req #: 170007JA_en
Location: Dublin, L IE
Job Category: Finance and Accounting
Date Posted: 8/30/2017 6:51:24 AM
Baxter International


The Job:
Purpose of Role:  Reporting to the P2P operations manager PSM with a strong dotted line to the GPO, this purpose of this role is to lead the rollout of the new Baxter supplier management tool.
Key Responsibilities
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
1.  IT to complete using SQL
2. Operational “Scrubbing” to include
  • Winding down records
  • Create items in other tools i.e. Coupa, Ariba, Quality Trackwise, MILD, WISE;
3. Ensuring KPI’s are met on Data Quality, based on BSM output
Data Quality:
Running metrics to see trends in percentage of suppliers
  • with valid email for AP remit
  • with DPO payment terms
  • within Coupa, MILD, WISE etc.
BSM Project work:
  • Data quality Maintenance, Governance Execution and updating ( i.e. SEPA project or any project impacting vendor records)
Coupa Invoicing – Supplier On-boarding:
  • Strive to ensure P2P contactless invoicing goals are met by targeting suppliers Coupa driven by Annual Spend V D&B Analytics
Contracting (Contract Life Cycle)
  • Ensure full end to end supplier lifecycle is completed by information gained from cleansing tool
  • Liaise with IT team for scrubbing data on new implementations ( Bulk uploads  e.g. Elstree/Heichingen 2017/2018
Issue resolution/Escalation:
  • Troubleshoot for root cause issues – BSM/Data Interfaces/ human error etc.
  • Access and review BSM data on various auxiliary tools
Process Improvement:
Continually strive to identify improvements in order to:
  • Reduce invoice processing cycle time
  • Improve customer service experience/ being point of contact for all queries and escalations
  • Decrease processing time for ERP changes 



Who you are:



  • Minimum of 5 years +  in a  Data Management role/AP/P2P role

  • Strong Business Analytical skills

  • Excellent Technical Skills

  • Strong Customer Service Focus and high attention to detail

  • Proven track record in identifying and implementing areas for improvements

  • Ability to work well under pressure with a well-developed sense of urgency and follow through

  • Ability to develop and maintain professional working relationships with co-workers and peers as well as internal and external customers

  • Initiative to take on additional responsibilities which will ultimately benefit the VDM team

  • Functional knowledge of the end to end Procure to Pay process

  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), facilitation and interpersonal skills

  • Strong competence in developing presentations (MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel))

  • Highly motivated and ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high energy and demanding team-oriented environment

  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting;

  • Fluency in English 


  • Six Sigma Green belt or Lean methodology.

  • Working knowledge of information systems such as Ideally familiar with either Coupa, Ariba, MILD, WISE etc

  • Third level education Business/Accounting/Technical

  • European Language written and spoken

  • Project Manager Qualification

Key Features of the Role

  • This role will may require international travel to visit key stakeholders to ensure Global process and policy  alignment.       

What we offer


It is a challenging opportunity for you and also a chance to work in a diverse team with a great mix of people. Joining Baxter means joining a team that you can truly learn from! We encourage our employees to develop their skills to meet the demands of an ever-changing work environment, providing them with opportunities to achieve personal and professional goals that will make them valued contributors throughout their careers. If you have an interest in this great opportunity and think you can make a difference then this could well be the role for you. If you want to learn more about career opportunities go to http://www.baxter.com/careers.page


Who we are

Baxter touches millions of lives every day. Our products and services are essential building blocks of healthcare. You’ll find Baxter’s products and therapies on nearly every floor, in almost every hospital worldwide. You’ll find us in clinics and in the home. Patients and providers rely on Baxter for lifesaving renal and medical products. Our mission to save and sustain lives inspires our work and our commitment to expanding access to care, providing cost-effective healthcare solutions, delivering quality products and advancing innovations for the world.


Our SSC was set up in 2000 and is based in Deansgrange, Co Dublin. We support a number of Baxter’s European businesses. Operations include: accounts payable; accounts receivable; intercompany accounting; general ledger; fixed assets; intercompany; inventory accounting and treasury accounting. Ours is a multilingual and multicultural environment and we take pride in delivering exceptional service to our customers.  We can offer a great benefits package including professional examination support and an excellent career path; we are a Platinum approved ACCA employer



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