Vendor Business Analyst in Chicago, IL at True Value

Date Posted: 1/11/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Chicago, IL
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    3 to 5 years
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

Do you want to make a significant impact? Do you want to manage all vendor programs? True Value has a need for a Vendor Business Analyst.

Revolutionize Wholesale and lead a high performing finance team. We are a dynamic team committed to driving True Value’s aggressive growth as the only nationally branded hardlines wholesaler that celebrates independent retailers.

Our culture:

• Embraces personal and professional development
• Values diverse perspectives
• Provides competitive compensation
• Committed to volunteerism and community outreach

Your Value = Our Value. True Value.

Demonstrate an advanced understanding of all programs and processes under the responsibility of the Vendor Operations department. Responsible for overall review and accuracy of all vendor programs as they relate to the Merchandise, Finance and Growth departments. Lead in development of new processes as well as the periodic review of existing procedures and deliverables. Review and analyze department's programs to ensure deal monies are appropriately collected on True Value's behalf. Work with AP Manager, Vendor Operations Supervisor, Accounting and Merchandising Controller on month-end close procedures and status of same (including reserves, reconciliations, and issues). Responsible for providing the support for all forecasting, planning and analysis of all back-end rebate and vendor debiting accounts.

Position Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (in order of importance):

  • Forecasting, budgeting, planning and analysis including ad hoc analysis as needed.
  • Responsible for overall review and accuracy of all vendor programs.
  • Lead the development of new processes as well as the periodic review of existing procedures and deliverables. Design processes for new programs including working with Accounting to proactively prepare period reports (ie. CTB's, resets, rack credits, etc.)
  • Manage all post-audit deliverables including data transfer coordination, scheduling of monthly close meetings with third-party vendors and providing the support for all forecasting and monthly accounting close schedules.
  • Provide comprehensive vendor funding reporting for use in line reviews and other vendor negotiations.
  • Other duties as designed.

Position Qualifications

Work Experience:

  • Three to five years of related experience required
  • Database experience - Access, SQL
  • Finance, Merchandising and Technology experience is preferred
  • Financial Analysis is required
  • Microsoft Office - Excel and MS Access is required
  • Bachelor's degree in Business or equivalent work experience

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


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