Posted to MedZilla on 8/25/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-PA, Accounts Payable Lead Coordinator SR0038760-MZ



  • The Accounts Payable Lead Coordinator is responsible for general accounting and administrative support for the Accounts Payable functions within Takeda Business Services.
  • Primary responsibilities are processing vendor invoices, supporting the Takeda Business departments and leading and supporting the Accounts Payable staff regarding day to day responsibilities or projects.


  • 40% Processes invoices in Procurement and ERP systems
  • 40% Assist in follow-up and resolution of vendor issues in the A/P case management solution. Coordinates invoice review. Interfaces with in-house personnel regarding accounts payable issues. Provides support and leadership to the AP Staff. Collaborate with other Lead AP staff on projects.
  • 20% Assist Manager with special projects as needed

Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise

  • Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and Outlook. Experience with invoice processing in Ariba, Coupa, and SAP.


  • Requires an organized person that can lead the staff in a group project


  • Ability to communicate effectively with contract organizations and respond to inquiries or complaints.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • A demonstrated customer service focus will be another critical success factor for this position. This is a service organization and that will require the highest commitment to understanding customer needs and meeting/exceeding their expectations.
  • Must ensure all communications and interactions are professional, courteous and show a desire to be of service.


  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and complete tasks to deadlines.


  • Requires strong attention to detail in composing and proofing materials, establishing priorities, scheduling and meeting deadlines.
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment with demonstrated ability to manage multiple competing tasks and demands.


  • Minimum of 3 years experience in accounts payable.
  • Minimum of a high school diploma required. Bachelors degree preferred.
  • Experience in service-oriented or regulated industries would be a plus.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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