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Sr Purchasing Assistant

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The Coca-Cola Company.

Atlanta, GA

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Job ID: R-06952Position Overview:We are seeking a dynamic, financially minded, client focused Sr. Purchasing Assistant to join our Procure To Pay team! You will be responsible forprocessing procurement requests for our internal client ensuring their transactions are executed with accuracy and timeliness. You will ensure ourclients financial transactions remain in balance by conducting regular monitoring of their transactions. You will also collect and analyze data fromour clients to report their accruals each month to ensure their transactions align to company reporting standards.Function Specific Activities:Purchase Requisition/Shopping cart creation and validate data to ensure proper PO creation, i.e. UNSPC codes, G/L accountsPurchase Order maintenance(i.e. creation, changes, GR/IR , closures)Review, facilitate and respond to operational procurement inquiries for the clients# Facilitate the goods receipt process and/or creategoods receiptsWork with Accounts Payable to clear blocked invoices and/or issues which delay timely payment of invoices to the vendorPrepare monthly accrual reports and analyze data to ensure accuracy.Actively participate in monthly accrual meeting with Finance clients. Follow up with business clients and Finance on outstanding items to finalize report in a very short period of time.Prepare and review monthly PO reports extracting data from SAP to report out monthly to clientsAnalyze and determine POs to be closed according to the Company's policy procedures, and internal controlsServe as a subject matter expert on various procurement related business processes, works with team to ensure compliance and consistency to deliver resultsServe as initial point of contact for Purchasing Assistants for first step issue resolution, working with internal and external client to resolve issues# Routinely update and document standard operating procedures for teamCommunicate effectively with relevant stakeholders (i.e. business client, management, Finance clients )Outline and identify purchase orders with open commitments and reconcile out of balance Purchase Orders (GR/IR) to minimize audit risk for businessCompile, analyze, and submit data to auditors when requested for our clients Technical SkillsIntermediate Excel skills (i.e. pivot tables, v-lookups, formulas, etc)Must have the ability to create PowerPoint presentations for small audiencesMust be able to facilitate meetings regarding P2P Procurement process, tools, and reportingInformation Systems. Knowledge and use of SAP to extract and query data to generate necessary dataAbility to access, analyze, and information in a manner that adds value to the organizationReconciliation. Ability to compare data from various data sources and identify inconsistencies or variancesBasic Financial Analysis: The ability to analyze financial data (e.g., validity of data including accrual reporting) This includes creating spreadsheets, explaining variances, identifying issues, and making appropriate recommendations.Accounting Principles. Knowledge of basic accounting principles (i.e., debit and credit) around transactional processes (e.g., accruals, derivatives, benefit plans, marketing programsProcurement Principles. Knowledge of the procurement process (i.e., purchase requisition/order creation, GR/IR reconciliation, data validation), around transactional processes. Additionally, the individual should be able to work with minimal supervision, maintain a high  degree of accuracy, detail oriented, and be results oriented with the ability to effectively plan and organize while handling changing priorities.\r
Related job requirements:7 years Functional Competencies Procurement KnowledgeSAP, SRM or other ERP system used for purchasingMicrosoft Office-Excel, PowerPoint, Access Customer Relationship Management/Core Service Excellence Operational Excellence Core Competencies\r
Educational Requirements:  •    University Degree in Business Administration or Finance preferred Related Work Experience\r
Leadership Behaviors: Drive Innovation:  Generate new or unique solutions and embrace new ideas that help sustain our business (encompassing everything from continuous improvement to new product and package innovation)Collaborate with System and Stakeholders:  Develop and leverage relationships with stakeholders to appropriately stretch and impact the System (Company and Bottler)Act Like an Owner:  Deliver results, creating value for our brands, our System, our customers and key stakeholdersInspire Others:  Inspire people to deliver our mission and 2020 Vision, demonstrate passion for the business and give people a reason to believe anything is possibleDevelop Self and Others:  Develop self and support others' development to achieve full potential\r
Growth Behaviors:Growth Mindset:  Demonstrates Curiosity.  Welcomes failure as a learning opportunity.Smart Risk:  Makes bold decisions/recommendationsExternally Focused:  Understands the upstream and downstream implications of his/her work.  Tracks and shares external trends, best practices, or ideas.Performance Driven & Accountable:  Has high performance standards.  Outperforms her/his peers.Fast/Agile:  Removes barriers to move faster.  Experiments and adapts.  Thrives under pressure and fast pace.Empowered:  Brings solutions instead of problems.  Challenges the status quo.  Has the courage to take an unpopular stance.Job Requirements:Years of Experience:7-10 Years Experience\r
Leadership Behaviors:\r
DRIVE INNOVATION: Generate new or unique solutions and embrace new ideas that help sustain our business(encompassing everything from continuous improvement to new product and package innovation). COLLABORATE WITH SYSTEM, CUSTOMERS, AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS: Develop and leverage relationships with stakeholders to approximately stretch and impact the System (Company and Bottler).ACT LIKE AN OWNER: Deliver results, creating value for our Brands, our System, our customers, and key stakeholders. INSPIRE OTHERS: Inspire people to deliver our mission and 2020 Vision, demonstrate passion for the business and give people a reason to believe anything is possible. DEVELOP SELF AND OTHERS: Develop self and support others' development to achieve full potential. \r
Growth Behaviors:GROWTH MINDSET: Demonstrates curiosity. Welcomes failure as a learning opportunity.SMART RISK: Makes bold decisions/recommendations.EXTERNALLY FOCUSED: Understands the upstream and downstream implications of his/her work. Tracks and shares external trends, best practices or ideas.PERFORMANCE DRIVEN AND ACCOUNTABLE: Has high performance standards. Outperforms her/his peers.FAST/AGILE: Removes barriers to move faster. Experiments and adapts. Thrives under pressure and fast pace.EMPOWERED: Brings solutions instead of problems. Challenges the status quo. Has the courage to take an unpopular stance.\r
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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The Coca-Cola Company.
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The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world's most valuable and recognizable brands, our Company's portfolio features 16 billion-dollar brands including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia and Del Valle. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and juices and juice drinks.

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