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Sr Specialist Freight Payment

Apply Now Job ID: R0000062880 schedule: Full time Location: Target Corporation India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, Karnataka, India, 560045;
Description:

PRIMARY FUNCTION

Timely, accurate payment and allocation of freight invoices for Target Corporation carrier partners through data analysis, problem solving, initiative, leadership and solid communication. Perform aging process with major carriers.  Contribute to a team environment to achieve a good business relationship with carriers and internal customers.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Exception Freight Bill Analysis – Responsible for auditing and reconciling exception freight invoices to ensure timely and accurate payment.  Become proficient in use of the various systems available to Freight Payment including (FMCS, PACMAN, EPOM and EDI).  Review information provided by systems reports from carriers’ EDI documents, information in the Target Corporation receipt files on-line, backup paper documentation (Bills of lading, proof of delivery, etc.) and from the DC’s to form solution for payment and proper allocation.

Carrier Relations – Maintain excellent relations with carriers by promptly and accurately resolving issues related to open invoices or billing disputes.  Coordinates with Supervisor, Transportation Management and DC Management to determine resolution.

Problem Resolution – Using available reports, identify trends, problems and issues that prevent or delay payment of service provider freight bills.  Communicate issues and facilitate problem resolution with service providers, DC’s, Transportation Management and EDI staff.

Team Work – Operates in a team environment.  Ensure departmental and individual backlog goals are met and maintained.

Past Due Bill Processing – Receive, research and attempt payment on all past due invoices for assigned accounts.  Employ use of FMCS and PACMAN to determine if invoices have been previously paid.  Determine validity of past due bills based upon terms of contract with service provider.  Verify shipment history and/or validate proof of delivery to make a decision on payment of invoices.

Balance Due Bill Processing – Receive, research and attempt payment on all past due invoices for assigned accounts.  Employ use of FMCS and PACMAN to research original payments and determine validity of balance due against contractual agreement with carrier.  Correspond with service providers to obtain data and information necessary to substantiate the balance due.  Using information at hand, determine if payment will be made or denied to service provider.

Communication – Work with Marketing, Stores, Purchasing or DC’s to research and resolve improper allocation of freight charges.  Maintain excellent verbal and written communication with all areas of Target Transportation, TTS, EDI and service providers.

REPORTING/WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

Reports to Manager – Freight Payments, communicates with their peers, Freight Analysts, carriers, DC’s and other Transportation team members.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Commerce Degree
  • One year AP experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • High level of initiative / self-starter
  • PC experience (Excel, Outlook, Word)
  • Strong problem solving ability / analytical skills
  • Strong organization and follow-up skills

DESIRED REQUIREMENTS:

  • Previous accounting/  freight payments experience

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