The University of Chicago Shared Services Office (SSO) is a customer service organization focused on providing user-friendly, high quality and cost effective administrative services to the University community. The SSO offers key procure-to-pay and human resource transaction services to customers through consistent processes and enabling technology. The Supplier Relationship Specialist is responsible for creating and maintaining vendor files.
Perform data entry functions related to vendor creates and vendor management
Responsible for accuracy of the vendor files
Verify accuracy/completeness of data supplied by Suppliers
Coordinate data file interface between FileMaker databases and accounts payable databases
Respond to supplier inquiries related to supplier record
Manage relationships with suppliers as required and appropriate
Verify vendor change requests and updates in necessary systems in accordance with maintenance procedures
Conduct periodic audit of vendor database
Perform miscellaneous functions and/or projects as directed by the Supplier Relationship Supervisor
Basic knowledge of accounting principles and accounts payable practices/techniques
Communicate effectively and professionally both verbal and written
Participate as a team player and positively influence group activity
Working knowledge of interfaces between accounts payable and other financial systems
Attention to detail
Strong analytical skills
Prioritize and handle numerous tasks on a daily basis
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Education, Experience or Certifications:
College degree in accounting or business administration
Work in a database system environment such as Purchasing and/or Payments department
Experience in a customer service environment
Work in a higher education institution
Familiarity with administrative processes, procedures, and systems within a university setting
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Strong personal computer and mainframe system skills
Computer tools including MS Office and FileMaker Pro
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
$18.89 - $27.66
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