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Purchasing, Budget Analyst and Accounts Payable Professional 

About the Organization Fully committed to a long term career in banking, and specifically with Northern Credit Union? If so, we are very interested in discussing a great opportunity with you!

Over the past several years, Northern Credit Union has been honored to be named one of the Best Companies to Work for in NY and Best Credit Unions to Work for in the United States. We are a people-first, member-owned growing financial institution with 10 Relationship Centers. Each of our Relationship Centers are conveniently located in Jefferson, Lewis, Onondaga and St. Lawrence counties. Northern provides an opportunity enriched career environment for inspired professionals that consistently demonstrate a selfless and unwavering commitment to our culture and the success of our organization!

As a premier employer, Northern offers a competitive compensation plan; an enthusiastic, team-oriented environment; exciting growth opportunities; a comprehensive training program; and an outstanding benefits package for FT Northern employees including: medical, dental, vision, life and disability, tuition assistance, paid vacations, an incredibly generous 401(K) plan, employee fitness center and much more!


We are seeking a Purchasing and Accounts Payable Professional:

Northern Internal Owners are People First, Visionary Owners who treat one another with respect, fairness & compassion. United by our Core Values, we are driven to improve the financial lives of those we serve through empowerment and personalized solutions.

Through Humble, Hungry and People Smart Virtues, the Purchasing and Accounts Payable Professional is a highly organized professional whose key responsibilities include purchasing, budgeting and advanced accounts payable support. By applying advanced purchasing, budgeting and accounts payable skills, the Purchasing and Accounts Payable Professional will research, evaluate, propose and lead initiatives, in partnership with leaders across the organization connected to key vendors and suppliers that aligns with Northern’s mission, vision and strategic direction.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Builds relationships with key vendors and suppliers performing purchasing duties by proactively researching alternative vendors for products and services;
  • Effectively managing vendor relationships with key suppliers for departments;
  • Proactively maintains relationships and negotiates pricing for new and existing suppliers;
  • Reviews supplies orders for accuracy to contracts and invoices;
  • Independently resolves shipment errors with suppliers when necessary;
  • Oversees and reviews physical inventory of assets (capital and non-capital);
  • Calculates the return on investment (ROI) for new and existing vendor relationships;
  • Analytically reviews budget to actual expense for invoices and follows up with vendors and department leadership for variances;
  • Approves all purchase orders based on budgeted expenses;
  • Effectively communicates timelines and priority items for account payables to other department leaders;
  • Ensures accurate and timely rectification of errors with vendors to resolve billing errors or missing invoices; and
  • Proactively serves as a role model and demonstrates individual commitment to Northern’s growth by maintaining an active positive, professional image and reputation for Northern in the community.
Position Requirements

Job Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university is required. Bachelor’s degree preferred;
  • 3+ years of experience within purchasing and budgeting is required;
  • Produces financial or strategic results and creates a notable impact on current organizational outcomes;
  • Courtesy and tact are essential elements of the job. Work involves personal contact with customers and others inside and outside the organization, generally regarding fairly routine matters for the purposes of giving and obtaining information or instructions, updating or referring. Communications generally require shorter and not in-depth discussions;
  • A professional level of self-direction and autonomy is expected of this position. Diversified procedures, specialized job standards, and specific policies, as well as agreed upon objectives, deadlines and priorities limit the latitude permitted for independent judgment requiring analytical ability, judgment, and time management skills. The employee prioritizes their workflow, carries out the successive steps and handles problems and deviations in the work assignment in accordance with instructions, policies, previous training, or accepted practices in the occupation;
  • Must be technologically savvy especially as it relates to self-service options and keeps abreast of evolving consumer needs and trends;
  • The successful candidate will be a high-energy person who is self-motivated working in a fast-paced deadline driven environment; must adapt well to new or non-traditional environments and display a commitment to the community, to increasing member engagement and to Northern’s objectives;
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and remain calm in tense situations with both internal and external owners;
  • Proven ability and maturity to handle confidential/sensitive information in a professional manner is required; and
  • A full working knowledge and ability to utilize a broad range of PC-based software programs, including Microsoft Office Suite and other internal database programs.
EOE Statement Northern Credit Union is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.  

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