DOLLAR GENERAL

  • A/P Vendor Relations Clerk

    Requisition ID
    2018-167909
    Location
    US-TN-GOODLETTSVILLE
    Category
    Finance and Accounting
  • Company Overview

    Dollar General (NYSE: DG) is a Fortune 200 company with more than 15,000 retail locations in 44 states, 15 distribution centers and 130,000 employees that embody our mission of Serving Others each and every day. We work in an energetic atmosphere that embraces innovation, diversity and teamwork, all while keeping our customers and communities at the center of everything we do! At Dollar General, employees have numerous growth and development career opportunities through award-winning training and being part of one of America’s fastest-growing retailers. Apply today and let’s grow together!

    Job Details

    • Communicates verbally and in writing with vendors to understand issues and exchange information. Records inquiries and their disposition. Attends meetings with brokers, vendor account representatives and credit managers, as may be appropriate.
    • Communicates verbally and/or in writing with coworkers and other Dollar General employees to verify, inform, clarify and request information, answer vendor account- or process-related questions and to resolve vendor account discrepancies or disputes.
    • Verifies accuracy of accounts and transactions through review and audit of transaction history.

      1. Analyzes vendor accounts to understand and resolve vendor-related pricing, shortage or other issues.
      2. Reviews and approves post-audit claims and invoices.
      3. Researches, analyzes and collects income from debit balance accounts.
    • Calculates and performs corrective payment/adjustment transactions to correct vendor accounts. Prepares General Ledger journal entries, as required.
    • Negotiates resolutions of issues, which may involve a monetary settlement of up to $25,000 without a supervisor’s approval.
    • Meets expected quantity and quality standards of production. See 1 through 5, above.
    • Maintains logs and compiles data for management information
    • Performs special projects, as assigned. For example, assists in training coworkers when assigned as a “buddy
    • Updates supervisor on significant workflow issues or vendor inquiries. For example, notifies supervisor of recurring errors in work, policies and procedures, and computer-generated screens and reports.

    Qualifications

    1. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    2. Ability to present oneself professionally to others, including all levels of management, brokers and vendor representatives.
    3. Ability to efficiently coordinate and prioritize ones own work and meet the expected quantity and quality standards of production.
    4. Ability to analyze and resolve specific, often complex, vendor-related accounting and payment problems, interacting with the Merchandising, Transportation/Logistics and Distribution Departments as well as other areas of Dollar General, and the Sales/Marketing and Credit Departments of vendors, as appropriate.
    5. Inquisitive with the ability to think creatively to resolve issues that fall outside of normal procedures.

    6. Retail industry knowledge, including an understanding of the order-shipping-billing-receiving cycle and/or store operations.

    7. Ability to quickly adapt to changing circumstances, demonstrating an appropriate sense of urgency.

    8. Ability to interpret and use application screens and reports generated by Accounts Payable, Purchasing and Receiving computer systems.

    9. Knowledge of and skills in the use of personal computers, including the use of standard e-mail, spreadsheet and word processing software packages such as Microsoft Exchange, Excel and Word, and the use of internet software such as Microsoft Explorer to navigate and share information over the Web.

    10. Ability to be a team player with internal and external customers, providing a high level of customer service.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     Work Experience/ Education:

    Completion of high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of one year of experience in an Accounts Payable environment and/or Equivalent education and experience on the job.

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