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This role is part of the Carrier Support Services COE (includes freight audit & payment and transportation data maintenance) located in Wichita, KS. The main focus of this role will be managing data processes and systems to ensure timely and accurate payment to our carriers in transportation systems. This will be done while providing the highest level of service to client BUs. This candidate must have a deep and thorough understanding of master data maintenance, be attentive to a fine level of detail and implement and uphold segregation of duties. The person in this role must quickly obtain a deep understanding of this space for all transportation systems as well as a basic understanding of transportation operations (Including ALL modes of transportation - truck, rail, ocean, barge, etc.). This candidate will employ a variety of metrics to ensure processes are efficient, effective, and properly controlled in accordance with various regulations and company policies. Identification and implementation of process improvement opportunities is a must. This person will assist BU accounting personnel in researching and explaining variances in freight cost accruals and maintain best practices for freight carrier payments and related data.
Carrier Support Services COE expert knowledge of processes and systems related to freight audit and payment and transportation master data management provide market and process expertise (including regulatory and compliance). 40%
Collaborate with Global I/T, other CTL managers, CBS Sites and BU to resolve complex issues. Including testing new functionality, system improvements, and break/fix items. 25%
Evaluate risk, ensure adequate controls and segregation of duties, monitor/audit to ensure continual process control, provide periodic metrics related to departmental performance, motivate team to ensure responsibilities are completed timely and accurately 25%
Carrier and Client relationship management 10%
Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business
2 or more years of working experience in a related field
Proven knowledge of master data maintenance, internal controls, and segregation of duties
Strong skills in Microsoft Office Excel, Word, etc
Demonstrated ability to influence other with interpersonal, verbal, and written communication
Ability to provide authentic and inspirational leadership
Ability to multi-task, prioritize effectively, and meet deadlines
Strong analytical & problem solving skills
Attention to detail as well as ability to see and understand big picture
Demonstrated ability to challenge & improve processes
Demonstrated ability to lead and implement change to create value
Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.
Knowledge of transportation and freight payables processes
SAP / JDE / AS400 experience
Ability to manage conflict constructively
JobTransportation/Logistics and Forwarding