Supplier Finance Category Manager

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Position Summary

Design and implement a best-in-class Supply Chain Finance & Dynamic Discounting Program with a focus on improving working capital, cash flow, interest payable and gross margins. Maintain a holistic view of early payment and AP programs across the company. Partner with Merchandising, Sourcing, and Finance/Treasury to negotiate extended supplier payment terms and improve the Cash Conversion Cycle. Lead supplier payment terms extensions, harmonization and provide financial analysis. Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion, and safety.

Essential Job Functions

  • Design/execute implementation strategy and ongoing management of best-in-class and holistic early payment options with an overall focus of improving the Cash Conversion Cycle, working capital and cash flow
  • Coordinate with third-party bank to manage the overall Supply Chain Finance program
  • Ensure alignment between Supply Chain Finance, Technology, RASC, and Sourcing & Accounting
  • Collaborate with Merchandising, Sourcing, Buyers, Finance/Treasury to optimize payment terms
  • Ensure alignment on payment terms for new partnerships/acquisitions
  • Negotiate extended/harmonized payment terms with CFO's, Treasury, Finance & Sales personnel
  • Understand overall financial implications and potential trade off's (i.e., cash flow vs. gross margin discounts)
  • Keep abreast of industry peers and supplier changes related to credit ratings, DSO/DPO data and strategize with stakeholders on leveraging information in negotiations
  • Coordinate annual, quarterly, period reports and presentations
  • Understand contractual clauses, SVA's and ensure end-to-end processes/documents are aligned with new business and/or payment terms
  • Supervise and coach direct reports in the performance of their duties; complete performance reviews and provide feedback to direct reports
  • Must be able to perform the essential job functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation


Minimum Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in business or related
  • 7+ years of experience in procurement, sourcing, finance, accounting or banking
  • 5+ years demonstrated and proven leadership experience
  • Expert knowledge of financial terminology and acumen (i.e., Cash Conversion Cycle, Days Inventory Outstanding, Days Sales Outstanding, Days Payable Outstanding, working capital basics, WACC, interest rates, APR & general time value of money concepts)
  • Ability to set clear expectations, review progress, act decisively, solve problems, and consistently meet or exceeds goal
  • Analytical skills with the ability to identify, quantify and leverage data to support business decisions, communicate opportunities and raise business risk
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment while delivering solid action-oriented results
  • Ability to synthesize analysis into compelling oral/written communications and presentations
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office, data visualization tools


Desired Previous Experience/Education

  • Master's Degree
  • Strong understanding of spend data across Client departments

Calculated Hire provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, citizenship, disability, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.


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