Manager, Logistics Accounts Payable

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To lead, direct, develop and coordinate all aspects for the management of the freight audit and payments team. Owns the accuracy, efficiency and accountability for payments made for domestic and import transportation costs. Also responsible for tracking domestic detention, import detention and chassis costs. This includes detailed variance analysis and various financial projects related to the transportation operations. Also responsible for recruiting and the development of the freight audit and pay team.


• Proactive vendor management to ensure up to date aging's and alignment on outstanding/older items as well as developing a path forward for resolution

• Act as the main point of contact for vendor escalation issues relating to payment delays/disputes/write offs

• Owner of the issue log utilized to understand EDI errors leading to a potential delay in payment

• Create new GL codes as the business evolves / changes

• Lead external and internal auditing efforts to ensure the auditing team receives what they need in a timely fashion. Responsible for relevant presentations, publishing of findings, creating corrective actions deemed necessary, consistency of the audits and ensuring program continuation

• Ensure SOX controls are maintained and adhered to throughout the full FAP process

• Provide input and guidance to help drive forward process improvements with the team and ensure we are fully utilizing the technology available to perform payment functionality

• Develop views on any ROI impacts through the adjustments in technology / process change

• Recruit, train and develop freight pay team members

• Ensure development and maintenance of Standard Operating Procedures for the full department

• Assist with the Month Close process to include consolidation and reporting of transportation spend for manually managed accruals

• Analyze trends in the costs and provide recommendations as well as variance explanations from prior projections

• Proactive approach to ensuring the accuracy of information that feeds the accrual process at month close

• Lead the POE Audit entries as part of the month close process

• Lead the vendor risk management process including development of materials that are presented to our corporate partners

• Complete all D&B research for new vendors and provide recommendations to our procurement partners based on review of their financials

• Provide decision support for operating management with ad hoc analysis

• Other duties as assigned


• Communication

• Drive for results

• Interpersonal Savvy

• Managing and measuring work

• Problem Solving

• Building Effective Teams

• Decision Quality

• Managerial Courage


• BS/BA in Accounting or Finance required with an MBA or CPA preferred

• 3+ years of management experience

• Experience in freight audit and payments within the retail space

• Strong interpersonal skills; ability to communicate with all levels of management

• Understanding of budget preparation and variance analysis

• Confidentiality concerning all projects

• Ability to deal effectively with pressure, multiple tasks, deadlines and changing priorities

• Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel

• Proficient skills in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Access

• Knowledge of accounting theory and strong mathematical skills

• Clear and concise oral and written communication

• Experience in project management


No unusual physical requirements. Requires no heavy lifting, and nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility.
Routine deadlines; usually sufficient lead time; variance in work volume seasonal and predictable; priorities can be anticipated; some interruptions are present; travel or other inconveniences have advance notice; involves occasional exposure to demands and pressures from persons other than immediate supervisor.
Job frequently requires sitting, handling objects with hands.
Job occasionally requires standing, walking, reaching, talking, hearing, and lifting up to 10 lbs.
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically. #LI-Hybrid

Indicate the job titles directly supervised by this position.
Domestic Freight Pay Supervisor
International Freight Pay Supervisor

This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management's discretion.

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