Payments Manager (M / F)
Your new company
Kantar is the world’s leading data, insights and consulting company. We understand more about how people think, feel, shop, share, vote and view than anyone else.
Combining our expertise in human understanding with advanced technologies. Kantar’s 25,000 people based in more than 100 countries help the world’s leading organisations succeed and grow.
Nobody knows people better than Kantar. We provide insight and inspiration to help our clients, our people and society to create and flourish in an extraordinary world.
Kantar is building a world class delivery centre in Porto with finance, human resources and procurement professionals at its heart.
Key investments in our technology and digital infrastructure have opened up opportunities for Kantar to deliver critical business services from a broader range of locations.
Join us as we shape the future together.
Your new role
The Manager, Payments role reports to the KBS Director and will manage a team focussed on the timely and controlled execution of supplier payments, fraud prevention and detection as well as resolution of supplier and employee payment and invoice related escalations.
The role will work in partnership with other RDC teams such as the Procurement helpdesk, Master Data Management as well as other teams within Kantar such as Group Procurement, Group Treasury, and internal and third-party supplier organisations.
The Manager, Payments will be required to execute the following responsibilities :
as well as executing urgent payment requests.
What you'll need to succeed
Degree level education in Accounting / Business Administration or equivalent.
International payments experience along with experience of working with card networks.
Experience working within a Global Business Services (GBS) or shared services environment and in managing large teams.
Methodical approach which allows delivery of key priorities within a strict timetable.
Strong analytical skills and ability to identify trends and potential issues.
Initiative and enthusiasm to complete tasks and resolve issues where conflicting priorities may arise.
High attention to detail and knowledge around process controls relating to payments.
Ability to resolve payment related or accounts payable disputes with suppliers or employees (for T&E claims) where required and act as the decision maker in such cases only escalating further when required
A good knowledge of a payments environment (purchase orders, supplier invoices and approval workflows)
Strong IT / system skills and experience of working in banking systems desirable
Confidence to lead and own the RDC payments function and work autonomously
Fluent English speaker, accurately able to read and write English and to communicate effectively with senior stakeholders and management
What the company can offer you
At Kantar we have an integrated way of rewarding our people based around a simple, clear and consistent set of principles.
Our approach helps to ensure we are market competitive and also to support a pay for performance culture, where your reward and career progression opportunities are linked to what you deliver.
We go beyond the obvious, using intelligence, passion, and creativity to inspire new thinking and shape the world we live in.
Apply for a career that’s out of the ordinary and join us. We want to create an equality of opportunity in a fair and supportive working environment where people feel included, accepted, and are allowed to flourish in a space where their mental health and well being is taken into consideration.
We want to create a more diverse community to expand our talent pool, be locally representative, drive diversity of thinking and better commercial outcomes.
We believe in the importance of coming together as teams in an office environment, it helps us create communities and builds a sense of belonging.
Kantar offers flexible ways of working (hybrid working) based on the inherent value of being available to collaborate, work creatively and to learn from others when working together in one location.
Please share with us you English resume if you match these skills and have the willingness to join this ambitious project at Kantar.