Accounts Payable Operator- North America

Barilla Group Northbrook , IL 60062

Posted 3 weeks ago

Barilla is an Italian family-owned food company. Established in 1877, it's now an international Group present in more than 100 countries.

A world leader in the markets of pasta and readytouse sauces in continental Europe, bakery products in Italy and crispbread in Scandinavia, the Barilla Group is recognized worldwide as a symbol of Italian knowhow.

"Good for You, Good for the Planet" is Barilla's purpose and the only way each person in the Group works and of which is an ambassador. It means caring for the wellbeing of people and the planet in everything Barilla does, from the field to consumption; it also means promoting open and transparent working relationships in the communities Barilla is part of.

Introduction Organizational Details:

Barilla America, Inc. wants to recruit an Accounts Payable Operator North America within Finance based in Northbrook, IL. The individual will report to the Administration Manager- Americas.

Job Purpose:
Reporting directly to the Administration Manager America, the Accounts Paybale Operator North America will be responsible for managing full accounts payable cycle, processing documentation, and coordinating Delivery Center activities for US and Canadian legal entities.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Oversee Accounts Payable processes to ensure payment accuracy (paid on time according to terms).

  • Maintain Days Payable Outstanding (DPO) targets.

  • Provide daily transactional communication and coordination between the company and the Delivery Center.

  • Support local organization with SAP workflow processes.

  • Provide resolution and/or escalate issues to appropriate business team.

  • Maintain Accounts Payable records in digital format.

  • Manage Accounts Payable helpdesk.

  • Perform monthly Accounts Payable KPI reports (paid on time, invoice processing cycle, etc.).

  • Provide recommendation to improve efficiencies in the area of responsibility.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Additional Information:

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent

  • 3+ years' experience in Accounts Payable and workflow environment

  • SAP a plus

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and maintain attention to detail

  • Strong capability to work in teams and build good working relationships

  • Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint,)

Barilla is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Barilla to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances, nationally and internationally. Other classifications include, but are not limited to, family status, health status, multicultural differences, political ideas, and sexual orientation.

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Accounts Payable Operator- North America

Barilla Group