Asahi Kasei
  • AK Bioprocess
  • Glenview, IL, USA
  • Highly Competitive
  • Full Time

About Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America, Inc.

As part of the Asahi Kasei group (2017 revenue of $17 billion) in Japan, Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America has significant financial depth and benefits from a commitment by the parent company to both the US and biopharmaceutical markets. We are a small team (80+) of professionals excited about what we do and our ability to impact healthcare delivery systems world-wide. We offer a competitive compensation package, including base and bonus, a "big-company" benefits package and a "small-company" culture and work environment. Every employee at Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America can impact our future.

Asahi Kasei Bioprocess is currently looking for a Receptionist/Accounts Payable Clerk to be responsible for ensuring guests visiting our facility feel welcome and have a positive first impression of our company. The qualified candidate will deliver day-to-day clerical functions and independent coordinating duties in support of guests and certain regular company meetings. Routine responsibilities will include processing accounts payable invoices, and general office/administrative support.    

Key Responsibilities


  • Welcome visitors and answer main phone line with courtesy and professionalism
  • Employ appropriate judgment to properly route customer inquiries (sales, filed service, engineering, Planova, etc.)
  • Notify co-workers of visitor arrival and ensure visitor logs are accurately maintained
  • Host visitors to our facility (schedule meeting rooms, manage hotel reservations, reserve ground transportation, order meals for guests)
  • Receive, sort and appropriately distribute mail
  • Maintain company calendars and office supply inventory
  • Provide clerical support for Executives, Accounting, Client Services, Quality and other departments as needed

Accounts Payable

  • Enter approved invoices into ERP system (MS-NAV)
  • Scheduling invoice payments staying within terms and accounting to policy
  • Respond to vendor inquires and resolve A/P issues
  • Track aging and make collections as needed
  • Expense report processing
  • Other duties as needed including Accounts Receivable and general Accounting.

Education and Experience Required

  • Minimum education: High School Diploma
  • Minimum 2 years in a customer service-related field
  • Minimum 2 years in bookkeeping/accounting-related work
  • Use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Strong customer relations proficiency
  • Excellent written and verbal communication aptitude towards a global and multi-cultural customer base
  • Must be a highly detail oriented and able to convey a professional brand image
  • Strong teamwork and time management skills
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