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Description

Referred applicants should not apply directly to this role. All referred applicants must first be submitted through Workday by a current Loblaw Colleague.

Location:

101 Weston Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 2T4

The decision to join a company is a big one. We have opportunities for hard working, energetic and reliable people just like you.

Why is this role important?

Loblaw focuses on getting better every day and putting the customer first, creating a fast paced work environment with constant change. We are making changes to business processes and technology, in a solutions driven environment.  Questioning the status quo and digging deeper into problems is valued and supported. .

As a Finance Analyst in Vendor Services, you will have an opportunity to be the subject matter expert on “Procure to Pay” process of the company and will be exposed to the best systems used in the industry such SAP. You will be working closely with the SFA & Finance Manager to manage vendor accounts, investigate, reconcile and resolve vendor claims with large transactions. Liaise with stores and other business units within the organization. Prepare AP weekly & periodic reports and reconciliations.

You will also be part of a team that drive process changes and influence new approaches to operation and has a process improvement mindset, therefore we will need someone who is excited to make changes and things happen for the benefit of the whole company. You will be communicating with different teams in a timely manner. You will be partnering not just with our team, but with many different teams to seek improvement on the process, and make things happen while resolving issues.

What You'll Do:

  • Investigate vendor claims such as Unpaid and Shortage and Costing discrepancies.

  • Process vendor invoices for payments, with General Ledger account and profit or cost centers. 

  • Build and establish relationships with the vendor and various business units.

  • Identify root causes to eliminate potential inquiries.

  • Continuously monitor, recommend and implement process improvement initiatives to increase effectiveness within the department. 

  • Participate in the development and implementation of projects, policies and/or procedures, aimed at improving productivity for the department.

  • Liaise with other business units within the organization.

  • Develop & enhance department process documentations.

  • Analyze problems and provide advice on the correct decision.

  • Utilize team to help solve an issue/work on projects.

What You'll Need:

  • A minimum of 3 years of previous applicable industry experience, or a combination of education and experience will be considered.

  • Experience in accounts payable procedures in a high-volume, computerized environment.

  • Solid experience on Procure-to-pay process is preferred.

  • Experience in handling very large amounts of data for reconciliation and reporting.

  • Ability to analyze processes, develop efficiencies and initiate constructive solutions.

  • Strong English oral and written communication skills, knowledge of French language would be an asset.

  • Ability to converse comfortably with business partners.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and part of a team.

  • Ability to prioritize work so all target dates are achieved, and to coordinate and control multiple tasks.

  • Advanced experience with spreadsheet applications, word documents and email (office suite), Power Point, Excel.

  • Previous experience in SAP would be considered an asset.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills with keen attention to detail and commitments to excellence.

  • Be flexible and able to adapt to change in a positive manner.

  • Professional attitude (business attire, communication with colleagues, positive attitude) professional demeanor.

  • Demonstrate a new approach to solving an issue(s) and applying new process.

  • Understands how decisions are made and how they affect other work units.   

How You’ll Succeed: 

At Loblaw, we seek great people to continually strengthen our culture.  We believe great people model our values, are authentic, build trust and make connections. 

If that sounds like you, and you are open-minded, responsive to change and up to the challenges provided in a fast-paced retail environment, apply today.

In addition, we believe that compliance with laws is about doing the right thing.  Upholding the law is part of our Code of Conduct - it reinforces what our customers and stakeholders expect of us.

Employment Type:

Full time

Type of Role:

Regular

Loblaw recognizes Canada's diversity as a source of national pride and strength. We have made it a priority to reflect our nation’s evolving diversity in the products we sell, the people we hire, and the culture we create in our organization. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired.

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Requirements

Level of education

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Diploma

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Work experience (years)

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