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A day in the life
The Merchandise Accounts Payable Assistant Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Merch AP Department. In addition to general management functions, such as supervision, staffing, coaching, timely reporting and goal setting, the assistant manager is involved in setting corporate procedure and working closely with Accounting, Inventory Accounting, and Treasury.
Support the business by providing a variety of specialized services by supervising the day-to-day operations of the Merch AP Department
Assist in enhancing department vision and strategies to support company goals
Develop, evolve and execute business processes to support the department
Ensure department operational goals are achieved, including meeting service levels on a consistent basis and keeping backlogs to a minimum
Ensure adequate controls and proper segregation of duties are in place and documented for all aspects of the department, new procedures, etc.
Complete special projects by clarifying plans and objectives and ensuring timely delivery as assigned by the manager
Hire, train, develop, coach and supervise an efficient team
Leverage strong analytical and financial skills to drive results
Deliver exemplary customer service through strong ownership and professionalism
Demonstrate a commitment to teamwork through relationship building and collaboration
Deliver productivity through time efficiency and a commitment to strong results
Heavy involvement in AP project implementations
You own this if you have
Finance degree and advanced/expert skill in Accounts Payable functions, or 3-4 years equivalent training or job related work experience
Two years minimum supervisory or lead experience
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite required
Proficiency with RMS, Oracle and Discoverer a plus
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Ability to lead and motivate direct reports and skilled in building positive relationships
Excellent analytical, research, problem solving skills, and ability to translate ideas into action
Ability to manage projects, complete multiple tasks with a sense of urgency and consistently achieve results
Ability to be flexible with work schedule according to department needs
Ability to have strong ownership through initiative, creativity, follow through, accountability and commitment
Experience communicating productively with all internal and external department customers with adequate follow-up
Experience demonstrating "one company" mindset
We are an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a diverse environment.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature of the work employees can expect within this particular job classification. It is certainly not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required for this job.
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Lifework / EAP resources
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