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Trade Funds Manager


We are seeking a motivated Trade Funds Specialist to join our Finance Division. The purpose of Trade Funds Management is to verify, reconcile and apply customer deductions/payments to the agreed upon sales commitments as offered by one of our representatives.
 
Responsibilities

  • Works across the organization and with multiple systems to accurately account for trade spending and validate both trade and non-trade claims.
  • Researches and resolves all customer claims/deductions, from start-to-finish, within a specified time frame.  Determines root cause of deductions to reduce future occurrences.
  • For invalid claims, prepares customer documentation to dispute claim and request payment, identifies trends and makes recommendations to prevent future invalid deductions, and works closely with Account Managers and A/R Collections to enable payback.
  • Maintains complete documentation to fully support each claim file.
  • Ensures processes and procedures are adhered to. Makes recommendations to further streamline processes and enhance procedures
  • Consistently delivers against key metrics (number of deductions closed, and percent current)

 
Requirements

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent organization and follow through skills
  • Results and process-oriented
  • Trustworthy, strong sense of ownership and accountability
  • Team player with an ability to work independently
  • Adaptable and flexible (ability to multi-task)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills
  • Ability to manipulate and manage large amounts of data.
  • Superior execution skills in a changing environment.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Business preferred.
  • 2-3 years of experience in deductions, promotions management, or related.
  • Advanced user of MS Office applications
  • Knowledge of Trade Promotion Management system(s).
  • Experience with JD Edwards or like ERP systems preferred