Senior Supplier Business Associate, LATAM

InnerWorkings   •  

Chicago, IL

Industry: Consumer Goods / Miscellaneous


5 - 7 years

Posted 393 days ago


  • Promote InnerWorkings to the supplier community and ensure supplier concerns are heard and addressed on a day-to-day basis.
  • Proactively identify and present additional supplier solutions to continuously support InnerWorkings growth and ability to generate account revenue.
  • Communicate confidently and effectively with multiple levels of InnerWorkings staff.
  • Ensure adherence to the purchase order and invoicing procedure. Facilitate refunds for any deductions taken in error.
  • Maintain and update supplier records within Microsoft Dynamics AX.
  • Partner with Supplier Relations team to oversee data entry of all vendor invoices into the proprietary order management system, and work with the Supplier Relations team to activate any new vendors in the proprietary order management system (AX).
  • Partner with Supplier Relations team to oversee monitoring of Accounts Payable practices; Oversee the handling of all inbound Accounts Payable calls, ensuring adherence to the purchase order and invoicing procedure.
  • Oversee the calculation and distribution of the annual Technology Fee program.
  • Enforce compliance with uploading vendor invoices into the supplier portal.
  • Identify key vendors (by spend) with acquisition personnel and reach out to certify each vendor. Set guidelines for the data needed from new acquisitions with relations to vendors.
  • Work with InnerWorkings’ personnel to resolve issues in the supplier community.
  • Train, mentor, and work closely with Supplier Relations Coordinator(s).
  • Some potential travel with supplier community across Latin America.



  • 5-7 years of experience in Marketing or project management experience.
  • 3+ years of management experience.
  • Language requirements of English and Spanish. Portuguese is also encouraged.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline.
  • Direct vendor interfacing experience.
  • Independent thinking, strong organization, and problem solving skills are essential.
  • Proven project management experience.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Highly proficient with MS Office software; high aptitude for Excel.
  • Entrepreneurial minded with an internal drive to continuously hit goals and succeed.
  • Experience excelling within fast paced, high energy environments.