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POST DATE 8/17/2016
END DATE 11/4/2016

Encompass Digital Media Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Strategic Sourcing Data Manager

Spend information is critical to the effective design and execution of our various sourcing projects. The successful candidate for this position will be expected to create & maintain the spend data collection process & database, and work to improve both over time, including extending the reach of the current system to include the remaining international divisions. We currently maintain an effective view of our spending with hundreds of suppliers in various countries so attention to detail and a strong sense of curiosity, along with powerful analytical skills will be essential components of success.

* Perform ad hoc analysis of various commodity categories

* Work effectively with cross-functional teams across the US & World

* Partner with IT colleagues to create the process and continuously improve it

* Audit existing spend data.

* Access all spend-data sources within and outside the enterprise.

* Adopt a common classification schema enterprise-wide.

* Establish efficient and repeatable data cleansing and classification capabilities through the use of software or services.

* Augment category expertise to ensure data and classification accuracy and validation.

* Classify spending at a detailed level.

* Enhance core spend data with vital business intelligence.

* Increase frequency and coverage of spending analyses.

* Utilize advanced reporting and decision support tools.

* Continuously expand uses and scope of spend data management program.

Spend data management is the process of aggregating, classifying, and leveraging spend data for the purpose of reducing costs, improving operational performance, and ensuring compliance.

1. Extract Develop & support automated extraction of all spend data from internal and external business systems.

2. Validate ensure spending data files are accurate and complete. 3. Cleanse and classify enable efficient, accurate, and preferably automated rationalization and classification of data elements and attributes. Eliminate discrepancies between incongruent naming conventions and map spend data to industry- standard classification systems (e.g., UNSPSC, eCl@ss) or FDC enterprise specific taxonomies.


Required Experience

* 3-5 years in a financial analysis function

* Ability to manage large amounts of data from different sources

* Ability to collate and create actionable reports from vast amounts of data

* Self starter, ability to work independently

* Financial automation tools, methods and procedures

* Thorough knowledge of Accounting and Accounts Payables practices.

* Excel Advanced User: Capability to write Macros, Look-ups, Pivot Tables

* Advanced Access user

Preferred or Demonstrated Experience

* 5-10 Years experience

* Excel Advanced User: Capability to write Macros, Look-ups, Pivot Tables

* Advanced Access user

* Power point advanced user ability to tell a data story in PowerPoint

* Ability to understand AP principles and data

* Familiarity in Supplier Master Data Management & Set-up

Skills, Education and/or Certifications Required

* Advanced Skills: Excel, PowerPoint. Preferred: Access, Data Manipulation, Data Entry and collection tools

* BS in accounting or finance

Skills, Education, and/or Certifications Preferred

* Super User Skills: Excel, PowerPoint. Preferred: Access, Data Manipulation, Data Entry and collection tools BS & MS in accounting or finance

United States

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Encompass Digital Media is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/Disability/Veteran