Global Credit Card Manager

  • Competitive
  • Amsterdam, Hollande-Septentrionale, Pays-Bas
  • CDI, Plein-temps
  • AkzoNobel
  • 20 oct. 17 2017-10-20

Your core task is to execute and support the Credit Card Strategy, managing the integration of all involved pillars (People Services, Finance Services and Procurement) to enable end-to-end card management.

Drive change, improvement and alignment across a key financial function for a leading global organization

AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people’s lives more liveable and inspiring. We are a leading global producer of paints, coatings and specialty chemicals, supplying essential ingredients, essential protection and essential color to industries and consumers worldwide.

Central to our current and future success is a Global Business Services (GBS) capability that is driving greater efficiency, effectiveness, and enhanced customer service levels across areas including Procurement, HR, Finance and IM. As part of this process, the GPO Finance team owns, innovates, designs and drives standardized end-to-end processes and tools.

The Credit Card function is a new role designed to further enable the objectives of the Finance GPO. Within this context, your mission in this role is to assume responsibility for the global credit card framework. This includes driving process definition/changes, process standardization/efficiency, process adherence, new implementations, and KPI reporting.

Is this a challenge that matches your profile as a highly analytical professional with skills necessary to organize, summarize and articulate complex financial information for decision-making? Are you a proactive team player, able to prioritize tasks and work with multiple stakeholders? Can you embody our commitment to Continuous Improvement? Above all, can you make a real difference within our dynamic, multinational and multicultural business environment?
If you offer all this and more we invite you to apply for the role of

Global Credit Card Manager

The role and its responsibilities 
This full time position is based at the AkzoNobel Center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, but you will travel internationally for approximately 10% of your time. 

Your core task is to execute and support the Credit Card Strategy, managing the integration of all involved pillars (People Services, Finance Services and Procurement) to enable end-to-end card management.

This requires you to manage the relation with Citi as card issuer, working with them on simplification and digitalization and increased fraud monitoring of the end-to-end process. You also work closely with GPO’s P2P/Concur, People Services and Procurement on operations, strategy and cards contracts.

Further, you implement robust controls and monitoring tools to ensure compliance e.g. review out of pocket expenditure from expense management system and employees who have not activated their card or used their cards. You also coordinate the card portfolio during acquisition, mergers and divestments, and expand the Card Program across all AkzoNobel countries worldwide.

All of this requires you to develop clear communications on guidelines and policies to employees regarding card usage. Futher, you act as an escalation point for program administrators, following up with Citi as required, and you are responsible for Change Management i.e. EU InterChange regulation project.

On an ongoing basis you review program performance and perform (KPI) reporting internally to the business operations and stakeholders.

Candidate profile
To apply for this position you must possess all the following attributes:

  • Master’s degree in accounting or business administration and 10+ years of experience in Finance/NPR;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to articulate recommendations in a concise and timely manner;
  • Strong ‘can-do’ mentality and ‘the drive' to accomplish tasks in an environment with multiple stakeholders;
  • Experience of change management;
  • Fluent written and spoken English.


Application details
For further information, please contact Ashna Badal, Talent Resourcing Partner, tel. +31 (0)88-010 6789, option 2. Only online applications will be accepted, please go to www.akzonobel.nl/careers, reference 170003NG or use the 'Apply' button. 
A pre-employment screening may form part of the application procedure.

Agency or sales calls are not appreciated

AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people’s lives more liveable and inspiring. As a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, we supply essential ingredients, essential protection and essential color to industries and consumers worldwide. Backed by a pioneering heritage, our innovative products and sustainable technologies are designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet, while making life easier. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we have approximately 45,000 people in around 80 countries, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Flexa, Sikkens, Alabastine and Jozo. Consistently ranked as a leader in sustainability, we are dedicated to energizing cities and communities while creating a protected, colorful world where life is improved by what we do.