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Astellas Pharma Senior Manager, Americas PTP Supervisor in Northbrook, Illinois

Do you want to be part of an inclusive team that works to develop innovative therapies for patients? Every day, we are driven to develop and deliver innovative and effective new medicines to patients and physicians. If you want to be part of this exciting work, you belong at Astellas!

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This position is based in Northbrook, Illinois. Remote work from certain states may be permitted in accordance with Astellas' Responsible Flexibility Guidelines. Candidates interested in remote work are encouraged to apply.

Purpose & Scope:

The Senior Manager Americas Purchase To Pay (PTP) Supervisor will be accountable for the end-to-end service delivery to internal and external customers and will act as a key resource and problem resolution contact. This position will also contribute to strategy and evolution of Global Business Systems by developing and maintaining a monitoring system to ensure effective and high-quality processing for PTP and ensure the overall service delivery expectations are met.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Define both quantitative and qualitative Metrics and key performance indicators for Americas PTP service delivery and report out on those Metrics to the business partners.

  • Promote and ensure a collaborative relationship with the Country Finance Leads. Be responsive to requests per the service level agreements (SLA) ensuring compliance with standard processes and internal controls.

  • Chair meetings as required to facilitate process improvement or issue resolution requiring a broader cross functional group and present at Senior Management meetings.

  • Represent the PTP Team and the wider service delivery team as Subject Matter Authority and for Accounts Payable and Travel and Expenses processing and conduct trainings as required.

  • Develop annual operating plan/budgets for the service line and understanding actual figures against budget, including explaining deviations.

  • Lead the overall performance of the Service Line Team including overseeing the communications with the team and key stakeholders.

  • Support PTP Operational governance committee.

  • Find opportunities to improve customer service and collaborate with Process Owners and continuous improvement leads to prioritize and implement projects.

  • Accountable for ensuring Americas PTP and T&E operations maintain compliance with JSOX and Internal Audit.

Organizational Context:

This role reports into the Senior Director, PTP Global Process Owner.

Provides direct oversight to 4 PTP Analysts and indirect oversight to at least 20 BPO resources.

Qualifications: Required

  • University degree in Accounting, Finance or related field, or equivalent qualification

  • 10+ years' experience in PTP and T&E including managerial positions of increasing responsibilities in an international finance team

  • Experienced, credible leader, demonstrable ability to manage and inspire a team

  • Must be IT literate, and familiar with Financial Systems

  • Leadership experience within an outsourced or shared services PTP function with understanding of diverse language skills and knowledge of local requirements

  • Thorough understanding of accounting controls, with deep experience in Procurement, A/P, invoice processing, payments and disbursement

  • Significant experience using ERP systems like SAP S/4 and Procurement & A/P systems and interfaces such as Ariba and Concur

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to work with all levels of management and vendors

Qualifications: Preferred

  • Healthcare/pharma industry background preferred


  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance

  • Generous Paid Time Off options, including Vacation and Sick time, plus national holidays, including year-end shutdown

  • 401(k) Match and Annual Company Contribution

  • Company Paid Life Insurance

  • Annual Corporate Bonus and Quarterly Sales Incentive for eligible positions

  • Long Term Incentive Plan for eligible positions

  • Referral bonus program

Astellas is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans.


Category Accounting/Finance

Astellas is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans