Directs payment of payables transactions according to company policy, supervises clerical personnel to accomplish payment in a timely and accurate manner.
Supervises clerical personnel in processing invoices and invoice exceptions including monitoring of work flow and work load to ensure consistent procedures.
Resolves complex invoice discrepancies timely and provides requested information to business owners and management as needed.
Work with Indirect Procurement management to ensure AP and IP processes are in alignment with the Wolverine Way.
Align vendor management process with purchasing policy.
Assist and drive the indirect spend purchase order process for EMEA.
Manage departmental policies, processes, procedures and controls leveraging knowledge of Procure to Pay concepts, techniques and best practices.
Analyses invoice processing procedures between purchasing, receiving and accounts payable to maintain efficient processing cycles across EMEA.
Manage payments according to contracts as well as optimize payment terms.
Participates in internal and external audits.
Monitor aging, duplicate invoices, collection of credit balances and vendor creation/changes.
Examines vendor statements and corresponds with vendors regarding discrepancies to maintain accurate accounts payable records and provide vendors with timely payment of invoices according to terms offered and company policy.
To process standard cost invoices [goods / freight / duty] using SAP SCM module in accordance with company procedures.
To prepare letters of credit on a timely basis for authorisation, and to manage the administration of credits until they are closed.
To resolve any shortage / rejects / discrepancies by liaison with sourcing / merchandising and the supplier. To ensure the appropriate debits notes are raised and collected from the supplier.
Control and posting of all manual cheque payments made.
To maintain petty cash floats and foreign currency floats.
To provide cover for other department members as the need arises.
Performs other duties as required/assigned by manager.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
SAP, MS office & electronic invoice systems experience preferred
Proficient in Excel, Word, Power Point, & SharePoint
Procurement and Contract management Experience
Experience with global commerce
3+ years professional and supervisory experience
Excellent communication skills
Good analytical ability
Highly motivated, confident and organized individual