Manager, Merchandise Payables

Canadian Tire - Oakville, ON (30 days ago)

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Help us boldly shape retail in Canada

Canadian Tire Corporation’s (CTC) rich heritage of serving Canadians from coast-to-coast dates back to 1922. Our vision is to become the #1 retail brand in Canada by 2022 and we are focused on innovating and making important investments in our business, especially when it comes to our people. To reach our goal, we need the best talent to help us evolve and drive change across the business – and boldly help shape Canada’s retail industry. As we strive to be at the forefront of a complex and vastly changing retail industry, it is an exciting time to join the Canadian Tire family of companies.

Our Finance team plays a key role in helping us stay competitive in the ever-changing retail environment by providing accurate, timely, high-quality financial analysis and advice to our business. With over 600 employees across a variety of programs and projects, our Finance team is helping to ensure that our leaders have right financial information to drive our business forward, especially in regards to the allocation of resources and asset investments.

Reporting to the Associate Vice President, Finance Shared Services – Accounts Payable, the Manager, Merchandise Payables is responsible for the daily operations of Accounts Payable. As of part of these daily operations the manager will maintain accurate and complete records regarding payments, improve processes, maintain Controls, and hire/train/coach Accounts Payable staff. To succeed as Manager, Merchandise Payables, the successful candidate will need to focus on optimizing processes and work closely with internal and external stakeholders to ensure end to end processes are optimized. In addition, the Manager, Merchandise Payables will have Enterprise responsibility for the 3-way match, adjustments and payments to Merchandise vendors.

This role requires experience in Accounts Payable and Share Services, preferably in the following business models; Retailing, Wholesaling, Banking and Real Estate. The Manager, Merchandise Payables is a key member of the Finance Shared Services team, which as a team member holds joint responsibility for the accurate and cost effective processing of all payments.

What you’ll do

Hiring, training, motivating, and evaluating Accounts Payable staff members
Support productivity initiatives and monitor results
Engage in Business/Finance Projects as a change champion for Finance Shared Services
Ensuring departmental spend is optimized with adherence to budget
Overseeing processing of 3-way match invoices, debits/credits and payment processing for merchandise vendors to ensure funds are disbursed appropriately
Providing support and direction to the merchandising, supply chain and procurement for escalations, questions
Work with the AP team to continuously improve processes and look for efficiencies
Ensure all key controls and being monitored and executed
Respond to issues related to Merchandise payables escalated by Merchants, Vendors or other departments, to resolve complex or critical issues
Gain a deep understanding of CTC’s various order management, systems to understand the full cycle of merchandise AP from vendor onboarding, ordering, receiving, invoicing and payment
Overall responsibility for the timely completion of all account reconciliations

Who you are

We are looking for individuals who are:
Creative and courageous, with the ability to manage in an environment of change and ambiguity to help us take bold, strategic moves in this rapidly evolving retail environment
Action oriented, and comfortable taking calculated risks to better serve our customers and business
Outcome focused, critical thinkers with the ability to analyze and visualize, to ensure continuous improvement across our entire business
Collaborative team players with superior influencing skills, who build relationships easily across various stakeholder groups to move initiatives forward
Inclusive leaders who build and develop teams that effectively anticipate and respond to disruption, while consistently delivering strong performance

If you’re curious, ready to take on new challenges and open to doing things differently to help us evolve rapidly, then this is definitely the place to be.

What you bring

University degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, IT or related field
5+ years experience in a management role in Finance, Supply Chain, Accounting or general operations
Good knowledge of accounting and accounts payable procedures
Excellent Communication and interpersonal skills
Proficient in Excel and PowerPoint
Strong planning and problem-solving skills

About Canadian Tire Corporation

Canadian Tire and its family of companies are boldly shaping retail in Canada and we continue to deliver a positive experience for our customers. As one of the most trusted brands in Canada, our employees take pride in the work we do across the country. It’s more than the iconic triangle that keeps our employees around. From benefits and perks, to learning and development opportunities, to our commitment to Jumpstart – these are some of the many reasons why Canadian Tire Corporation is one of Canada’s Top Employers.

To learn more about this team and the Canadian Tire family of companies follow us on LinkedIn.


Canadian Tire is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace for all. We recognize that our future success depends on the perspectives and contributions of all our employees - their diverse backgrounds, abilities and experiences make our business stronger. If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise us of any accommodations needed to ensure fair and equitable access throughout the recruitment and selection process. All accommodation information provided will be treated as confidential and used only for the purpose of providing an accessible candidate experience. Finance & Admin
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: Jan 26, 2020, 7:23:13 PM