AP Senior Manager

Date: Sep 19, 2023

Location: Greenville, SC, US, 29607

Company: Hubbell Incorporated

Corporate Overview

Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us.

Posting Address

Greenville, SC

Position Overview

The role of the AP Senior Manager is as follows:

  • Lead the Hubbell global Accounts Payable function (including Travel & Expense Processing) to achieve benchmark levels of customer service, productivity, compliance, asset management, technology deployment, and personnel organizational health.
  • Develop strategies for best-in-class processes and for creating an efficient organization supporting the global Hubbell Accounts Payable (AP) structure.    

Duties and Responsibilities

Functional Leadership

  • Provide management accountability, oversight, and support to the portfolio of functions under AP, which includes managing insourced and outsourced services and vendors.
  • Ensuring seamless process integration and integrity between retained services in the business units, and insourced and outsourced services provided by OHF, third-party outsourcing providers, and service vendors.
  • Manage the AP function plan and forecast to meet cost and productivity objectives.
  • Oversee and monitor Hubbell and outsourcing provider compliance with required SOX and audit control objectives, including identification and implementation of remediation action plans.
  • Coordinate, update, and implement disaster recovery planning when necessary.

Performance Management

  • Develop, update, and review all service levels and key performance metrics for the AP processes, both from the Hubbell and outsourced services.
  • Provide monthly reporting and lead performance discussions with business executives and other key stakeholders.
  • Provide accurate and timely cash flow forecasting, including monitoring and improving Days Payables Outstanding and other key cash flow metrics, in partnership with Treasury and the business units.
  • Monitor and analyze AP data to provide meaningful business insights, identifying and implementing new analytics dashboards as needed.
  • Monitor outsourced service performance and provide feedback to the outsourced third party, ensuring corrective action implemented for any performance gaps.
  • Establish, update, and implement process standards to balance the needs of the business with the efficiencies of the shared services functions.
  • Lead cross enterprise teams to develop future processes to achieve functional goals while ensuring that critical business objectives are not adversely impacted.

Project Leadership

  • Work with the business and the outsourcing provider to identify process and technology gaps, develop new projects, gain approval and alignment, and implement new solutions.
  • Define requirements and select new tools/technologies to improve AP performance, services, and controls.
  • Lead transition and implementation of new AP tools/technologies.
  • Accountable for the successful completion of transformation initiatives on time, within budget, and according to specifications 
  • Provide oversight to SAP integration activities for AP functions, including training and rollout to new business units.

Business Partner

  • Ensure the AP organization provides timely, accurate, and responsive customer service to business stakeholders and vendors.
  • Develop and prioritize strategic initiatives with business stakeholders including identifying barriers and establishing solutions in collaborative manner.
  • Gain buy-in and support from business and corporate stakeholders for AP projects and priorities.
  • Serve as interpreter as needed between the outsourcing providers, vendors, and the business stakeholders, advocating for the business stakeholders.

People Leadership

  • Serve as leader and mentor to the Hubbell and outsourcing provider AP organizations.
  • Provide timely and constructive feedback to the Hubbell and outsourcing provider team members.
  • Identify and manage career development and growth opportunities for the AP team.

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, economics, or similar
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project) and SAP
  • 10+ years of experience in financial leadership, ideally in the AP function
  • Strong people and organizational change leadership
  • Experience in business process outsourcing in finance and accounting functions
  • Experience in managing multiple large-scale projects
  • Experience in leveraging a broad range of technology solutions, such as automation and data analytics tools
  • Experience in managing competing needs of business, corporate, and shared services stakeholders 
  • Strong project management capability with deadline focus
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated success at leading high performing teams 
  • Exceptional problem-solving capabilities and use of judgment
  • Ability to work effectively in a distributed work environment/self-starter
  • Ability to establish and leverage trusted relationship with business stakeholders
  • Executive presence
  • Ability to find creative solutions when options are limited while ensuring that unique critical requirements are not adversely impacted
  • Influencing skills
  • Experience in effectively leading change
  • Ability to work effectively through conflict
  • Domestic and international travel may be required 20% of time, including travel to outsourcing locations in India


Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.

Nearest Major Market: Greenville
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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