The Freight Payment Manager works collaboratively, cross-functionally, internally and externally, to achieve the highest level of timely and accurate payments to Revlon/EA transportation vendors.
The Freight Payment Manager has strategic, tactical and operational responsibilities which may include:
Evaluating freight payment functionality within TMS
Assessing insourcing versus outsourcing of freight payment activities
Performance measurement and management (Scorecards, KPI and Metrics reporting)
RFP and rate management
Understanding the macro-environment (i.e., industry trends, best practices)
Annual Service Organization Control (SOC1) Reporting
Develop, communicate and implement the strategic vision and supporting roadmap for Revlon/EA freight payment. Be the liaison between Transportation, Finance and Accounts Payable.
Deliver continuous improvement:
Recommend, oversee and implement changes to enhance process design and deliver cycle time improvements.
Responsible for delivering executive and operational reports, KPIs and metrics. Identify, monitor and communicate trends.
Develop statement of work ("SOW") and identify business requirements necessary to minimize financial risk to Revlon/EA while simultaneously maximizing flow-through.
Monitor, measure and manage third-party freight payment vendor(s) compliance to SOW requirements and overall performance.
Take initiative / challenge the status quo; recommend/lead initiatives to improve carrier invoice accuracy, reduce cycle time and deliver sustained improvement.
Hire, train, lead and direct freight payment staff to achieve high levels of performance. Plan and schedule work assignments; develop goals and objectives; execute performance reviews. Standardize work processes for Revlon/EA freight payment.
Partner with Finance team as necessary to support month-end close process and with the internal audit team to assist with Transportation audit.
Timely drive to root-cause understanding of issues contributing to delayed invoice processing. Oversee and implement solutions to avoid future, similar occurrences. Work closely with Transportation Managers to understand and mitigate relational strain and/or operational impacts associated with delayed carrier payments.
Partner with Internal Audit and Freight Payment Providers to answer Complementary User Entity Controls in SOC1 to ensure company policies and procedures are followed to protect financial data.
15+ years of progressive Finance or Accounting experience is required, preferably in a multi-divisional consumer goods public company
5+ years in management position
Experience with manufacturing companies a plus
Experience in Transportation is a plus
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Success in this position requires the following:
Significant use of influence and persuasion to achieve desired business outcomes.
Strong conflict resolution, relationship management, change management and communication skills.
Takes initiative to improve systems, structures, processes
Works well with minimal supervision; self-directed.
Challenges prevailing assumptions and the status quo.
Experience with MS Visio / MS Project is a plus.
Experience with CASS, DATA2LOGISTICS or other Freight Payment Company is a plus.
Experience developing insource/outsource recommendations is a plus.
Experience working with TMS is a plus.
Project Management certification or experience is a plus.
Undergraduate degree or equivalent in Finance, Accounting or Supply Chain, or related field required.
MBA is desirable.
Six Sigma / Lean certification preferred.