Sr. Analyst, AP Systems

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GENERAL PURPOSE:
Responsible for overseeing the overall management of the Ariba PTP solutions (Ariba Network & Ariba Invoice Pro), managing meetings to improve communication and interaction between Ross IT and Ariba regarding quarterly releases and changes. The Sr. AP Systems Analyst will be responsible for Supplier onboarding and enablement to manage and reduce cost of paper invoice processing and identify process improvements and enhancements. This person, as one of the primary Ross contacts for Ariba, will manage all related interfaces into Ross Corporate applications and produce monthly reports such as DPO and Vendors Term analyses and assist in developing complex Ad Hoc reports.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Oversees and monitors the Ariba PTP solution
  • Responsible for accuracy of the Integration interface between Ariba and PeopleSoft.
  • Responsible for resolution of the exceptions.
  • Assist Manager in monitoring and facilitating Ariba's quarterly releases between Ariba and Ross IT.
  • Oversee Suppliers Onboarding and enablement process. Partner with the suppliers and challenge suppliers, engaged in paper submission, to switch to an electronic version of invoice submission.
  • Timely report of the suppliers' implementation phases to management.
  • Oversee the communication with Ross suppliers, both direct and in direct, in both the implementation and production phases of their electronic invoicing transition while protecting the existing Ross relationship with the supplier.
  • Identify opportunities within department processes and assist the departmental system enhancements and system improvement initiatives by working closely with AP Team, IT, & AP Controls.
  • Identify cost savings opportunities to enhance value proposition of Ariba Network solution, streamlining end user processes and increasing overall department productivity.
  • Develop complex analytical reporting related to supplier enablement and any Ad Hoc Reports, such as DPO reporting and analysis and vendor terms.
  • Evaluate internal reporting and make recommendations regarding improvements. Provide informational and reporting support for other departments.


COMPETENCIES:
  • Analysis and Judgment
  • Business Acumen
  • Problem Solving/Technical Expertise
  • Customer Service
  • Communication
  • Drive Results
  • Teamwork

QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:
  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Business, Finance, Accounting or related fields
  • 4-6 years of experience with Suppliers' eInvoicing / EDI solutions and enablement or projects lead
  • Knowledge of and experience with ERP AP Systems (eg, PeopleSoft, Oracle)
  • Strong understanding of AP Systems and Operations
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and knowledge of Access and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated ability to develop complex analysis, reporting and interpretation of data
  • Demonstrated ability to identify process improvements and implement new business processes
  • Strong communication skills to interact with both internal and external business partners and act as liaison when needed

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ADA:
Job requires ability to work in an office environment, primarily on a computer.
Requires sitting, standing, walking, hearing, talking on the telephone, attending in-person meetings, typing, and working with paper/files, etc.
Consistent timeliness and regular attendance.
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
This role requires regular in-office presence, including to engage in in-person team interaction, meetings and collaboration, client support, mentoring, coaching, and/or feedback. However, this role can perform duties effectively using a combination of in-office and remote work.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
NA

DISCLAIMER
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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