KIND Deductions Analyst in New York, New York
Who are we?Since 2004, KIND has been on a mission to create a kinder and healthier world - one snack and one act at a time. Its iconic KIND© bars - made with real, recognizable ingredients - sparked the growth of an entirely new healthy snacking category. Today, KIND has a family of more than 80 snacks that offer solutions for a variety of occasions. All of KIND's products lead with a nutrient-dense first ingredient - whole nuts, whole grains or whole fruit - and do not contain genetically engineered ingredients, sugar alcohols or artificial sweeteners.
Inspired by the belief that acts of kindness can be a transformative force for good, both the KIND brand and The KIND Foundation seek to inspire kindness and empathy.
We're looking for passionate collaborators to help us become the foremost leader in health & wellness and positively impact society along the way. If you're looking to be a part of an inspiring, energetic and entrepreneurial environment, you’ve found the right place.
What you’ll do
As the Deductions Analyst, you will share in the responsibility for clearing Trade and Non-trade deductions in our Trade Management System (Trade-Pro) and our accounts receivable ledger within our JDE system. This team member will be responsible for assisting in the resolution of all AR Trade & Non trade-related deductions while working in conjunction with the Sales Team, Brokers, Accounts Receivable Team, Operations, external logistics partners, and customers to validate and resolve outstanding deductions. Responsibilities also include assisting in cash collections of disputed deductions, issuing credit memos and the maintenance of reports and statistics to identify trends and solutions to reduce deduction balances as well as prevent future deductions; and this is how you will do it….
Trade Deductions Functions and Responsibilities
Validate and match deductions with appropriate promotional plans in Trade-Pro
Direct liaison with Field Sales team and brokers to administer and track promotions and payments in Trade-Pro software
Work closely with Accounts Payable to initiate account specific bill requests pertaining to trade
Coordinate deduction back-up including loading into Trade-Pro and sharing with brokers as required
Non-Trade Deductions Functions and Responsibilities
Perform research on non-trade deductions and make recommendations on whether deductions are valid or invalid. This includes securing support from assigned customer base, working with internal and external resources to determine the validity of the deductions and securing approvals to clear valid deductions.
Maintain support for valid deductions
Perform research on recurring deductions, identify trends and help in identifying root causes and solutions to prevent deductions from continuing. Partner with operations, customer service, finance and sales teams as well as customers to achieve this goal
Issue credit memos in JDE specific to customer returns and other valid customer claims
Dispute invalid Trade & Non-Trade deductions with the customer and work in coordination with the Sales Team, Brokers to insure reclaims are collected and work with AR Cash Collections teams to create chargebacks within JDE for invalid deductions.
Work closely with Accounts Receivable for all trade and non-trade deductions
Approvals to clear
- Authorize and clear valid deductions based on supporting documentation and prescribed approval limits
- Assist in providing monthly reporting to finance and operations management to identify deduction trends and track results for assigned customer base
What you’ll bring to KIND
You will bring a respectful tenacity in the non-trade deduction space to help KIND achieve its financials goals
You will bring an ability to resolve open issues timely via sound decision making
Minimum 1-3 years AR experience. Prior experience working with deduction policies and procedures while collecting invalid deductions is highly preferred
BS degree in Accounting or Finance highly preferred
Strong PC skills particularly in Microsoft Excel and Word
Demonstrated ability to follow prescribed procedures leading to effective non-trade deduction management
Demonstrated ability to take prompt action to accomplish objectives
Consumer packaged goods experience strongly preferred
Ability and desire to partner cross-functionally with internal and external partners to drive results
Ability to manage time, multiple priorities and handle a high volume of work
Genuine in your desire to help make the world a kinder place, committing to always spreading and celebrating kindness
Able to maintain direction and focus by leveraging organizational abilities and proactive planning
Strong communication skills
Highly organized and able to multi-task
What KIND offers
Competitive salary, including a target bonus and an impressive benefits package!
Flexible Paid Time Off. Choose what works best for you, including summer hours
Excellent health, dental & vision insurance, with options to fit you & your family’s needs
Your health is important! Our wellness strategy focuses on mental and physical wellbeing through in office programs like Drs, Nutritionists, Mindfulness, Chair Massages & others
Casual office dress code- feel free to wear your KIND gear
Stock up on your favorite KIND bars to share with your family & friends, through a quarterly voucher
Training & tuition reimbursement program, because continuing to learn matters and we support your development
A dynamic, ambitious, fun and KIND work environment
The opportunity and responsibility to be KIND everyday
EEO At KIND, we are committed to an inclusive workplace where diversity in all its forms is championed. KIND is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and we are an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you require special accommodation, please let us know.
Keyword: deductions analyst