A/P Vendor Relations Clerk

Dollar General Corporation Goodlettsville , TN 37070

Posted 2 weeks ago

Company Overview

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for 80 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day! by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at everyday low prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 16,094 stores in 44 states as of November 1, 2019. In addition to high-quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America's most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg's, General Mills, and PepsiCo. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.

Job Details

  • Communicates verbally and in writing with vendors to understand issues and exchange information. Records inquiries and their disposition. Attends meetings with brokers, vendor account representatives and credit managers, as may be appropriate.

  • Communicates verbally and/or in writing with coworkers and other Dollar General employees to verify, inform, clarify and request information, answer vendor account- or process-related questions and to resolve vendor account discrepancies or disputes.

  • Verifies accuracy of accounts and transactions through review and audit of transaction history.

  • Analyzes vendor accounts to understand and resolve vendor-related pricing, shortage or other issues.

  • Reviews and approves post-audit claims and invoices.

  • Researches, analyzes and collects income from debit balance accounts.

  • Calculates and performs corrective payment/adjustment transactions to correct vendor accounts. Prepares General Ledger journal entries, as required.

  • Negotiates resolutions of issues, which may involve a monetary settlement of up to $25,000 without a supervisor's approval.

  • Meets expected quantity and quality standards of production. See 1 through 5, above.

  • Maintains logs and compiles data for management information

  • Performs special projects, as assigned. For example, assists in training coworkers when assigned as a "buddy

  • Updates supervisor on significant workflow issues or vendor inquiries. For example, notifies supervisor of recurring errors in work, policies and procedures, and computer-generated screens and reports.

Qualifications

Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to present oneself professionally to others, including all levels of management, brokers and vendor representatives. Ability to efficiently coordinate and prioritize ones own work and meet the expected quantity and quality standards of production. Ability to analyze and resolve specific, often complex, vendor-related accounting and payment problems, interacting with the Merchandising, Transportation/Logistics and Distribution Departments as well as other areas of Dollar General, and the Sales/Marketing and Credit Departments of vendors, as appropriate.

Inquisitive with the ability to think creatively to resolve issues that fall outside of normal procedures.

Retail industry knowledge, including an understanding of the order-shipping-billing-receiving cycle and/or store operations.

Ability to quickly adapt to changing circumstances, demonstrating an appropriate sense of urgency.

Ability to interpret and use application screens and reports generated by Accounts Payable, Purchasing and Receiving computer systems.

Knowledge of and skills in the use of personal computers, including the use of standard e-mail, spreadsheet and word processing software packages such as Microsoft Exchange, Excel and Word, and the use of internet software such as Microsoft Explorer to navigate and share information over the Web.

Ability to be a team player with internal and external customers, providing a high level of customer service.

Work Experience/ Education:

Completion of high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of one year of experience in an Accounts Payable environment and/or Equivalent education and experience on the job.


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