Mumbai, India (hybrid: 3 days office, 2 days home)

Senior Accounts Payable Manager – India

Mumbai, India (hybrid: 3 days office, 2 days home)

Salary: Competitive + Benefits + Bonus

If you are an agile, committed, and strategic accounts payable professional with extensive experience in accounts payable management, a strategic mindset, and a passion for driving organisational excellence, then we want to hear from you!

Join us to help improve peoples’ lives and make healthcare better for everyone!

Why Pharmanovia?

Pharmanovia is a dynamic, fast-growing international pharmaceutical company with a portfolio of over 20 brands across more than 160 markets. Our mission is to improve patient health globally through the revitalisation of niche, tried-and-trusted medicines.

Our core behaviours are: 

  • We act decisively but we never compromise on quality.
  • We keep our promises and do as we say.
  • We value our heritage and foster an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • We reinvest in our future – in our products, our brands, and our people.
  • We give back to our communities.

Since its inception in 2013, Pharmanovia has grown consistently year on year, focusing on delivering high-quality branded prescription medicines to patients, prescribers, and healthcare providers across the world. Our growth has enabled the company to reinvest in its products, brands, people, and to give back to its communities. A people business with a strong, supportive culture that encourages innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, our team comprises over 300 employees and 29 nationalities, operating from offices in the UK, Denmark, Netherlands, Switzerland, U.A.E., India, Singapore, Italy, Spain, and South Korea. 

We are an agile, committed, and innovative global specialty pharma business and a preferred partner for innovator pharma companies, instigating a paradigm shift in the life cycle management of iconic medicines. We seek to extensively engage with clinical communities to communicate product improvements and prioritise environmental, social, and governance considerations across the business and workforce.

Pharmanovia’s therapeutic areas include Cardiovascular, Oncology, Endocrinology and Neurology. 

About the role:

As Senior Accounts Payable Manager, you will lead our dynamic AP team based in India and be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the accounts payable function.

You will be results-driven and have extensive experience in accounts payable operations management, with a proven track record of leadership, process optimisation and continuous improvement.

Reporting to the Head of GBS Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable, this role requires strong analytical skills, strategic thinking, and the ability to collaborate effectively across departments to achieve organisational goals.

Main responsibilities & duties:

  • Team Leadership and Development: Provide strong leadership and mentorship to a team of 6 Accounts Payable Assistants, fostering a culture of collaboration, accountability, and continuous improvement. Develop and empower team members through coaching, training, and professional development initiatives
  • Strategic Planning and Execution: Develop and implement strategic plans, objectives, and initiatives for the accounts payable function, aligning with organisational goals and priorities. Drive process optimisation, automation, and innovation to enhance efficiency, accuracy, and scalability
  • Operational Oversight: Oversee all aspects of the accounts payable function, including invoice processing, remediation, supplier reconciliation, payment processing, and vendor management. Ensure compliance with accounting standards, tax regulations, and internal controls, while mitigating risks and maximising operational effectiveness
  • Performance Management: Establish performance metrics, benchmarks, and KPIs to evaluate team performance and productivity. Monitor performance against targets, analyse trends, and implement corrective actions as needed to achieve departmental objectives and deliverables
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Build and maintain strong relationships with internal stakeholders, including Finance, Procurement, Operations, and senior leadership. Collaborate effectively to address issues, optimise processes, and drive cross-functional alignment in support of business objectives
  • Project Leadership and Change Management: Lead and participate in strategic finance projects, transformation initiatives, and system implementations. Drive change management efforts, facilitate stakeholder engagement, and ensure successful project delivery within scope, timeline, and budget
  • Continuous Improvement: Identify opportunities for process improvement, standardization, and automation within the accounts payable function. Implement best practices, tools, and technologies to drive operational excellence, enhance controls, and streamline workflows

About you:

Candidates with strategic accounts payable management experience within a large-scale or multinational pharmaceutical company, retail or manufacturing business, or similar commercial background are likely to have the skills required to be successful in this role. We are also looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field
  • Professional certification (e.g., CPA, ACCA) is preferred
  • Proven, progressive experience in accounts payable operations, including a senior managerial or leadership role overseeing large teams
  • Expert knowledge of accounting principles, accounts payable processes, and ERP systems SAP and VIM preferable, with advanced proficiency in MS Office suite, particularly Excel
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, with a proven track record of building, developing, and managing high-performing teams in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to analyse complex issues, develop actionable insights, and execute strategic initiatives to drive business results
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and influencing skills, with the ability to effectively engage and collaborate with stakeholders at all levels
  • Strong project management skills, with experience leading finance transformation projects, process improvements, and system implementations
  • Proactive mindset, results-oriented approach, and a commitment to delivering high-quality work with a focus on continuous improvement and innovation
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple priorities effectively

What we offer:

We offer a competitive salary plus bonus and rewards package including holiday, health & wellbeing program, employee recognition awards, social events, pension scheme and hybrid working.

By applying for this role, your details will be sent to Ortolan People, who are engaged to provide recruitment support in processing applications. We will endeavour to respond to all applicants within three working days. Occasionally for roles with a very high volume of applicants, this may not be possible.

Apply now and become part of our team

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