Financial Analyst -- Buyer
Ally Financial - Auburn Hills, MI

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Financial Analyst I – Buyer
Auburn Hills, MI

Ally Financial Inc. is a leading automotive financial services company powered by a top direct banking franchise. Ally's automotive services business offers a full suite of financing products and services, including new and used vehicle inventory and consumer financing, leasing, inventory insurance, commercial loans and vehicle remarketing services. Ally Bank, the company's direct banking subsidiary, offers an array of deposit products, including certificates of deposit, savings accounts, money market accounts, IRA deposit products and interest checking. Ally's Commercial Finance unit provides financing to middle-market companies across a broad range of industries

PURPOSE/SCOPE
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Maintain and manage the day-to-day operations of the Ariba P2P application ensuring that requisitions, purchase orders and invoices are flowing through timely and comply with corporate policy. Provide required support to end-users to secure their understanding of the P2P processes and tools.
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Coordinate implementation of new suppliers and contracts with Ally Supply Chain to make them transactional and allow the BU/Requestor to buy from the supplier against the contract. Construct and manage catalogs where required to support the buying channel.
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Work with vendors by obtaining quotes for low dollar, low risk, spot buys for goods.
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Maintain and manage the daily operations related to invoice reconciliation and reporting in Ariba P2P to ensure suppliers are paid timely – with a target of 90% paid on time.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
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Ariba P2P support o

Customer contact for answering questions concerning order status and/or availability. o

Monitor timeliness of delivery and accuracy in order fulfillment. o

Coordinate with technology team regarding product standards, depot integration and product availability o

Manage service providers from initial request through receipt.
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Ariba catalog management and maintenance o
Coordinate initial catalog construction with Ally Supply Chain, BU, supplier and Ariba o
Manage catalog refreshes with Ally Supply Chain, BU, supplier and Ariba
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Invoice reconciliation o
Management reporting o
Ongoing coordination with top tier suppliers o
Issue research and resolution
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Customer service, training and education o
Provide internal and external support to BU, Ally Supply Chain, FSS/WNS and suppliers o
Phone and email support for Ariba P2P help desk, supplemented with desk-side support as needed o
Coordinate ongoing updates to Ariba Pulse pages
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Ariba supplier enablement o
Coordination with vendor maintenance and Ally Supply Chain to ensure supplier is active in the ERP Payables vendor master and enabled in Ariba P2P o
Validation of Ariba Network (AN) relationship
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Month-end activities o
Complete invoicing on time for end of month o
Process accruals as required for open invoices
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IBM Order Management o
Integrate and support the IBM Order Management processes and tools to ensure an effective end-to-end process o
Participate in the creation and ongoing maintenance of the IT Service Catalog on Pulse
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Financial Controls o
Ensure that all activities are aligned to established financial controls in the areas of user access, approval authority, supplier maintenance, and end-to-end P2P processes and tools
KEY ATTRIBUTES
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Individual must be an effective problem solver.
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Individual must consistently demonstrate quality customer focus.
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Individual must be a self-starter, assertive and a team player.
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Individual must demonstrate creativity and innovation.
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Individual must be an effective change agent.
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Individual must be an effective documenter to ‘tell the story’ for trouble-shooting and historical records
KNOWLEDGE
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Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite of products required.
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Proficient in ERP applications for invoicing and vendor master required - SAP, PeopleSoft, SmartStream desired.
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Working knowledge of sourcing, procurement, invoice management, vendor management and contract management practices required.
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Proficient in electronic purchasing systems required, Ariba Procure-to-Pay desired.
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Working knowledge of invoice scanning and management solutions desired.
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Knowledge/understanding of international purchase-to-pay environments and implementation of Ariba Procure-to-Pay application globally desired.
SKILLS
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Ability to function independently while coordinating the activities of others.
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Proven organizational skills with ability to prioritize diverse workload
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Ability to interface with business units to discuss requirements and order status.
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Excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills.
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Customer focused and quality driven.
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Strong analytical and decision making skills.
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Ability to adapt to changes, different roles or environments.
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Ability to effectively support associates at all levels of the organization. Strong interpersonal skills.
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Facilitation and presentation experience
JOB REQUIREMENTS
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High School degree with four (4) years purchasing, payments or related experience - BA in Accounting or Finance preferred
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A minimum of two (2) years of purchasing or payments processing experience required
Working at Ally is Rewarding!

Ally's compensation program offers market-competitive base pay and above-market bonus pay potential based on achieving personal and company goals. Plus, we have a flexible paid-time-off program and emphasis on work-life balance.

Ally Offers Competitive Benefits:
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401K Matching and Company Contributions
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Paid Time Off (Roll-over up to 150%)
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Variable Pay (bonuses)
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Tuition Reimbursement
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Comprehensive Health Insurance Coverage
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Vendor Partnership Discount Program
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Charitable Gift Contribution Matching
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Adoption Assistance
Ally is an equal opportunity employer in that our policy, in accordance with federal & state laws, prohibits employment discrimination solely on the basis of a person's race, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex, marital status, or disability except where a reasonable, bona fide occupational qualification exists.
Job Accounting / Finance
Primary Location United States-Michigan-AUBURN HILLS

Organization Finance - 1001180001
Schedule Full-time

Job Posting May 23, 2013, 3:58:36 PM

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