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Wolverine Worldwide Procurement Operations Analyst in Rockford, Michigan

Wolverine Worldwide is a global marketer of branded footwear, apparel, and accessories. With an established global footprint that spans approximately 200 countries and territories, as well as a rock-solid infrastructure, Wolverine Worldwide is dedicated to advancing the following brands that comprise the ever-expanding portfolio: Bates, Chaco, Cat Footwear, Harley Davidson Footwear, Hush Puppies, Keds, Merrell, Saucony, Sperry, and Wolverine. Wolverine Worldwide’s continued success is driven by our ability to stay true to our simple mission: we empower, engage and inspire our consumers – every step of the way.

The Procurement Operations Analyst is the business side technical expert on Ariba purchase-to-pay functionality. Responsibilities for this system administration role include maintaining complex master data elements, coordinating with internal and external teams to resolve issues, managing user security changes, and educating users. In addition, this position will assist with supplier enablement waves and perform analytical duties related to indirect spend reporting.

  • Acts as the Ariba functional / system administrator and is a liaison between the business and technical teams.

  • Oversees Ariba user security in coordination with IT and administers all user access requests, terminations and delegations. Leads efforts to research and address user security issues.

  • Understands / Maintains complex system elements and core functionality (e.g. approval workflow and receiving rules, commodity taxonomy, catalogs, guided buying tiles, and forms).

  • Leads / Performs the research, tracking, testing, and resolution of complex, technical issues in the purchase-to-pay process.

  • Assists in evaluating new features; Builds and executes detailed test plans

  • Develops / Maintains high-quality training materials, educates users and assists with troubleshooting.

  • Assists with supplier enablement waves and ensures vendors are prepared to transact with WWW on the Ariba Network.

  • Coordinates AP reporting by creating, running, analyzing and distributing BW, SAP & Ariba reports.

  • Provides transactional and operational support.

  • Performs duties consistent with the Company’s AAP/EEO goals and policies.

  • Performs other duties as required/assigned by manager.

  • 4 yr. I.T., Supply Chain Management, Finance or Accounting degree, or related work experience

  • Excellent analytical, critical thinking and troubleshooting skills; Able to research complex system issues, analyze data, draw conclusions, make recommendations and coordinate technical changes

  • Excellent organizational skills; Able to manage multiple items simultaneously and prioritize appropriately

  • Demonstrates leadership and initiative in anticipating and solving issues; self-motivated and naturally inquisitive

  • Able to perform tasks quickly while maintaining excellent attention to detail

  • Excellent verbal / written communication skills; Tailors communications based on the audience and conveys thoughts professionally and effectively

  • Handles complex situations, and able to lead small projects, with minimal direction

  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office (especially Excel) required; Demonstrated ability to compile data quickly and accurately, and use advanced Excel functionality (e.g. VLOOKUP, pivot tables)

  • Strong knowledge of procure-to-pay practices preferred; Experience with corporate reporting and AP systems (e.g. SAP, Ariba, BW) preferred


Normal office environment. Some travel may be required

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills which may be required.

Committed to a diverse workforce, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled).

External Company URL: www.wolverineworldwide.com

Street: 9341 Courtland Drive NE