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Finance Associate
Ref No.: 18-01967
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Position Type:Contract
Start Date / End Date: 05/14/2018 to 03/29/2019
Title: Purchasing Specialist
Location: Cambridge, MA
Duration: 12 Months

Job Description:
This is an entry level role in a customer service based organization in the purchasing group. The primary purpose of this role is processing purchase orders based on internal purchase requisitions and the resolution of issues related to existing purchase orders.

Able to execute moderately complex but well-documented standard operating procedures without supervision. Work on a team that manages a customer service helpdesk that relates to all questions about purchase orders, processes and the purchasing system.

Principal Accountabilities:
Responsible for creating and processing purchase orders based on category assignment and ensuring all information is correct on PO for order placement.
Identifies and resolves invoice issues for created purchase orders, including checking for basic compliance with Purchasing policies.
Work as a team to manage a helpdesk system and answer tickets regularly about orders and system questions
Interacts regularly with various US-based employees during performance of purchase order processing and related inquiries.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Strong attention to detail and ability to rapidly process data while maintaining input integrity
• Demonstrated personal integrity and ability to handle highly sensitive data
• Solid written and verbal skills with a customer service orientation
• General understanding of entire P2P cycle and upstream / downstream impacts to Operations, Payables and Accounting
• Good understanding of Oracle iProcurement and Oracle Purchasing
• Solid team orientation

Minimum Education and Experience:
Associates Degree plus 2 years as Purchasing Buyer, Accounts Payable or Finance Associate or similar transactional experience; 0 years if relevant BS/BA degree.
Customer service experience is a plus.
Excel experience is a plus.
Oracle experience is a plus
Must be responsible and able to work with minimal supervision.