Kettle Cuisine

Deduction Analyst

  • Location:   Lynn, MA
  • Position Type:   FT

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Deduction Analyst will be responsible for managing deductions and supporting the sales team in the management of trade programs. The individual in this role will work closely with Sales, Operations and Accounting as well as with our customers, distributors and broker partners. This is an opportunity to exercise analytical skills, organizational skills, communication skills, and help drive improved financial performance. The ideal candidate is organized, detail oriented, analytical in nature, and wants to work in a fast-paced environment.

o Obtain and analyze backup documentation for deductions and billbacks to determine their legitimacy

o Approve deductions against active contracts and process to the appropriate general ledger accounts

o Assist with monitoring customer and partner compliance to trade spending programs and devise enforcement action and/or repayment plans

o Recoup illegitimate deductions by working with internal stakeholders and customer contacts o Organize, submit and track customer and carrier claims o Identify opportunities to improve systems and processes

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

o Bachelor’s degree with business related concentration o Sophisticated Excel user with proven ability to learn new systems

o Good interpersonal & communication skills (oral and written) and ability to interact and communicate effectively with employees at all levels

o Experience in accounting, finance or trade/deduction processing preferred

o Experience in food manufacturing preferred but not required

o Financial and business acumen

REQUIRED ATTRIBUTES

o Able to work from home or in office in Lynn, MA

o Self-starter able to conceptualize and drive initiatives forward

o Highly organized and attentive to detail o Excellent learning agility, including navigating new systems, tools and processes

o Analytical and a creative problem solver o Comfortable moving at a fast pace and in ambiguous environments

o Positive attitude and motivated by contributing to the overall success of the team

o Able to develop strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders

o Willing to address difficult situations head on with patience and respect

o Tenacious

CORE VALUES Kettle Cuisine takes the utmost pride in its people, products and reputation. Each employee is expected to understand and live our Core Values every day.

o Honor Food – It inspires everything we do

o Honor Each Other – Value and appreciate differences and support one another

o Honor Partners – Foster relationships and shared success

o Honor Learning – Strive to be your best every day o Honor Creativity – Epitomize uniqueness and quality o Honor Integrity –Live with high standards and accountability

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