Procure-to-Pay Lead - Procurement Services

Beam Suntory


Louisville, KY

Why you should apply for a job to Beam Suntory:

  • 5/5 in supportive management

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.


    Position summary

    Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Beam Suntory is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.

    Procure-to-Pay Lead - Procurement Services  

    The following position is open in Louisville Kentucky, United States.


    What makes this a great opportunity?

    Global Business Services (GBS) aspires to be the Partner of Choice for Beam Suntory, creating exceptional value through the superior delivery of business services and solutions. The Procure-to-Pay Lead - Procurement Services role ensures effective procure to pay operating procedures, purchase order processing, pricing management, travel and entertainment services, and execution of other Procurement Buying Channels (ie – eCatalogs, corporate cards). The Procurement Services Lead continually seeks ways to improve efficiency and identify value opportunities, leveraging team metrics to drive performance and partnering with international peers to standardize global processes. This position is pivotal in procure-to-pay (PTP) management processes, including participation and leadership of key projects. This role reports to the Procure to Pay Manager and collaborates with other leaders to identify process defects, drive implementation efforts, and work cross-functionally to support end-to-end continuous improvement. 

    Role Responsibilities

    • Direct high-performance teams in Beam Suntory procure-to-pay operating procedures and creative business solutions to include purchase order processing, pricing management, travel & entertainment services, expense report audits, and other various procure-to-pay responsibilities 

    • Set priorities for the team including specific goals and performance targets to achieve objectives 

    • Drive efficiency gains and ensure high quality of customer service and process controls 

    • Initiate and implement business plans to enhance processes and support North America growth objectives 

    • Maintain, develop, and execute best practice acumen in procure-to-pay workstreams 

    • Highlight potential compliance or financial risk in corporate card and employee reimbursement requests 

    • Support GBS efforts in cross-functional initiatives across the SAP product life cycle and procurement buy channels 

    • Advise and counsel on SAP Procurement master data process and workflows (purchase orders, pricing, info records) 

    • Liaise with Materials Management and Procurement functions to ensure policy compliance and data governance 

    • Leverage and enhance data analytics to drive compliance and improve operational efficiency 

    • Collaborate with Accounts Payable, Treasury, Supply Chain, and other Finance teams to resolve end-to-end issues 

    • Accelerate automation initiatives through coordination with IT and peer leaders 

    • Cultivate diverse and inclusive environment to foster long term success 

    Qualifications & Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent focused in Finance or Operations 

    • Prior experience leading and developing team members 

    • Minimum of 3 years demonstrated success with SAP supply chain and procure to pay processes 

    • Technical aptitude in SAP Concur administration and management of corporate Travel and Entertainment programs 

    • Excellent business acumen and solid presentation skills 

    • Proven track record working with internal and external stakeholders 

    • Advanced MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Office capabilities 


    • Technical capabilities in SAP procurement master data 

    • Experience promoting change in a shared services organization 

    • Beverage or spirits industry experience 

    Organizational Competencies   

    • Entrepreneurial Approach  

    • Creating Innovative Solutions  

    • Beating the Competition Together  

    Role Specific Competencies  

    • Adaptability/Flexibility  

    • Problem solving/Resolution  

    • Integrity  

    • Relationship Builder  

    • Critical/Logical Thinking  

    At Beam Suntory, people are our number one priority, and we believe our people grow together in diverse and inclusive environments where their unique insights, experiences and backgrounds are valued and respected. Beam Suntory is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, military veteran status and all other characteristics, attributes or choices protected by law. All recruitment and hiring decisions are based on an applicant’s skills and experience.

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    About the company

    Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods: Beverages

    Beam Suntory was created in 2014 by combining the world leader in bourbon and the pioneer in Japanese whisky to form a new company with a deep heritage, passion for quality, innovative spirit, and vision of growing for good. 

    Our business has long-standing roots, but don’t be fooled. Beam Suntory doesn’t look—or act its age. From distilleries to offices to sales jobs in the field interacting with our customers on the front lines, we thrive together in a creative, energetic, and challenging work atmosphere that employees love.

    Why you should apply for a job to Beam Suntory:

  • 5/5 in supportive management

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.