Assistant Manager, Accounts Payable

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POST DATE 8/17/2016
END DATE 11/29/2016

The J. M. Smucker Company Orrville, OH

Orrville, OH
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


For more than 115 years, The J. M. Smucker Company has been committed to offering consumers quality products that bring families together to share memorable meals and moments. Today, Smucker is a leading marketer and manufacturer of consumer food and beverage products and pet food and pet snacks in North America with annual net sales of approximately $8 billion. In consumer foods and beverages, its brands include Smucker's , Folgers , Jif , Dunkin Donuts , Crisco , Pillsbury , R.W. Knudsen Family , Hungry Jack , Caf Bustelo , Martha White , truRoots , Sahale Snacks , Robin Hood , and Bick s . In pet food and pet snacks, its brands include Meow Mix , Milk- Bone , Kibbles 'n Bits , Natural Balance , and 9Lives . The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth, and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. For more information about the Company, visit


Assistant Manager, Accounts Payable


Orrville, OH


Manager, Accounts Payables


* Train, develop and lead a staff of processors and analysts

* Oversee month end processes for Accounts Payable, including journal entries and general ledger account reconciliations and month end analysis

* Support accounting and purchasing teams with various Accounts Payable related items

* Lead Accounts Payable business process improvements, including:

* Electronic invoicing implementation (supplier enablement)

* New payment mediums

* Reducing invoicing transaction costs

* Accounts Payable best practices

* Holds management

* Assist Manager to develop adequate controls within Accounts Payable processes and ensure internal controls and procedures are in place to mitigate risks

* Identify and provide recommendations and resolutions for missed discount opportunities

* Complete and update controls enhancements policies and procedures

* Investigate and implement new payment mediums (i.e.- virtual cards)

* Provide recommendations supporting terms management within Oracle and support working capital initiatives with Financial Planning and Analysis teams

* Create and deliver professional developmental opportunities for new and existing Accounts Payable employees

* Continually review and develop staffing model and processes to ensure an effective and efficient run model within Accounts Payable. Provide recommendations for changes

* Manage credit card payment service provider relating to travel & entertainment and purchasing card programs, including overseeing the issue resolution process and administration functions.



* Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance is required


* A minimum of 5 years of accounting or finance experience is required

* Accounts payable experience is preferred

* People management experience is preferred


* ERP experience is a plus

* Ariba experience is preferred

* Oracle experience is a plus

* Excellent computer skills (MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint)

* Excellent communication skills (written/verbal), organization and interpersonal skills

* Demonstrated initiative and innovation in achieving results

* Dedicated to delivering exceptional customer service

* Proven ability to perform well and with a high degree of accuracy under tight deadlines

* Ability to prioritize and manage workload and changing deadlines

* Ability to work in a team oriented environment

* Ability to travel as needed

The J. M. Smucker Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No person will be discriminated against in hiring or in any other aspect of their employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, marital status, familial status, disability, genetic information, protected veteran/military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.