Global Business Services Strategy Manager – IDEXX – Hoofddorp

Hoofddorp

As the Global Business Services Strategy Manager , you will play a pivotal role in defining and executing the strategic direction of our global business processes. You will be responsible for managing the strategic pillar that drives our global direction and ongoing improvements. This includes setting key metrics, defining core reporting elements, and guiding the organization toward achieving established goals. Your leadership will be instrumental in shaping the future of our global business services.

This role reports to the Director of Global Business Services. This position requires previous experience in finance global business services, shared services, and technological transformation of global business service centers.  

What You Will Be Doing:

  • You will develop and outline the strategic direction for global business processes, aligning them with the company’s overall strategic goals. 
  • You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify opportunities for process optimization and innovation. 
  • You will create and manage key performance metrics and reporting mechanisms that provide visibility into the effectiveness of global business processes. 
  • You will regularly review and analyze performance data to identify areas for improvement and recommend corrective actions. 
  • You will collaborate with senior leadership to set and cascade organizational goals related to global business services. 
  • You will continuously monitor progress toward established goals and take proactive measures to address any deviations. 
  • You will foster strong relationships with leaders across various departments to ensure alignment and synergy with global business services strategy. 
  • You will drive collaboration efforts to streamline processes and improve overall operational efficiency. 
  • You will promote a culture of continuous improvement and innovation within the global business services function. 
  • You will lead change management initiatives to drive adoption of new processes and technologies. 
  • You will manage and optimize resource allocation to support the execution of strategic initiatives. 
  • You will ensure the team is adequately staffed and equipped to achieve strategic objectives. 
  • What You Need To Succeed:

  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and translate high-level objectives into actionable plans and initiatives. 
  • Proven track record of developing and implementing effective long-term strategies for global business services. 
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to gather, interpret, and analyze data to make informed decisions. 
  • Proficiency in using data-driven insights to identify areas for improvement and drive process optimization.
  • Exceptional critical thinking skills to evaluate complex issues, identify root causes, and develop innovative solutions. 
  • Capacity to anticipate potential challenges and proactively address them. 
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to convey complex concepts clearly and concisely. 
  • Adept at presenting strategic ideas to senior leadership and stakeholders. 
  • Proven experience in optimizing global business processes and organizational structures for efficiency and effectiveness. 
  • Familiarity with Lean Six Sigma or other process improvement methodologies. 
  • Strong change management skills to lead and facilitate the adoption of new processes and technologies. 
  • Ability to communicate the benefits of change and mitigate resistance. 
  • Financial literacy with the ability to analyze financial data, budgets, and cost structures. 
  • Proficiency in making data-driven financial decisions that align with strategic objectives. 
  • Ability to inspire and motivate teams. 
  • Proven experience in building high-performing teams and developing talent. 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of shared services operations, including best practices and industry benchmarks. 
  • Awareness of current and emerging trends in the shared services industry and the ability to apply them to strategy development. 
  • Experience working in a global or multinational organization, with a keen understanding of cultural nuances and global business dynamics. 
  • Ability to adapt strategies to different regions and markets while maintaining a cohesive global approach. 
  •  Proven ability to foster innovation within the organization and identify opportunities for creative solutions to challenges. 
  • Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or a related field (Master’s degree preferred). 
  • Experience in a strategic leadership role within global business services or a similar function. 
  • Proven track record of developing and implementing successful global business services strategies. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to influence and collaborate with cross-functional teams. 
  • Change management expertise and experience driving process improvement initiatives. 
  • Why IDEXX?

    We’re proud of the work we do, because our work matters. An innovation leader in every industry we serve, we follow our Purpose and Guiding Principles to help pet owners worldwide keep their companion animals healthy and happy, to ensure safe drinking water for billions, and to help farmers protect livestock and poultry from disease. We have customers in over 175 countries and a global workforce of over 10,000 talented people. 

    So, what does that mean for you? We enrich the livelihoods of our employees with a positive and respectful work culture that embraces challenges and encourages learning and discovery. At IDEXX, you will be supported by competitive compensation, incentives, and benefits while enjoying purposeful work that drives improvement. 

    Let’s pursue what matters together.

    IDEXX values a diverse workforce and workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

    IDEXX is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any protected category prohibited by local, state, or federal laws.

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