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EDI Coordinator San Diego

EDI Job Opportunity, San Diego, CA

Position: EDI Coordinator
Date Posted: 8/16/2012
Location: San Diego, CA

The Company:

PriceSmart, headquartered in San Diego, owns and operates U.S.-style membership shopping warehouse clubs in Latin America and the Caribbean, selling high quality merchandise at low prices to PriceSmart members. PriceSmart now operates 29 warehouse clubs in 12 countries and one U.S. territory.

Department: Merchandising - San Diego
Employment Status: Full Time, regular, hourly based in San Diego, CA
Reports To: Corporate Quality Control Manager, EDI/SOX/IT Buying Projects
Key Interactions: : I.T., Buying, Accounting, Vendor’s EDI Departments, 3rd Party EDI Provider

Main Purpose of the Position:

The EDI coordinator is responsible for the coordination and maintenance of an EDI system for PriceSmart. This includes but not limited to: setting up new vendors to trade documents via EDI, coordinating the necessary departments, sending test data, problem solving data transfer, maintaining necessary audit files, correcting data, re-transmitting of docs, acting a liaison between vendor’s EDI team and PriceSmart, and following up with vendors as well as other department personnel in order facilitate EDI communication.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Integrate PriceSmart philosophy and the Six Rights of Merchandising into the daily operation
  • Serve as the main EDI point of contact with our vendors and EDI service provider
  • Set up new EDI connections with vendors in JD Edwards
  • Follow up with vendors and complete the necessary paper work for audit purposes
  • Assist with Testing of the EDI process with vendors
  • Direct third party EDI hosting company to set up new connections.
  • Set up and/or correct items maintenance so it is EDI compliant in JDE
  • Complete tasks timely and accurate manner
  • Perform EDI problem analysis, error determination, resolution with monitoring of incoming and outgoing EDI transmissions
  • Maintain and update EDI document packages
  • Participate in Vendor meetings as applicable
  • Maintain a professional relationship with all PriceSmart employees and Vendors
  • Ability to understand mainframe, server, and PC environments, and how to effectively move data between various platforms

Required Skills:

  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work with others in a team environment
  • Strong Adobe Acrobat, Word & Excel skills required
  • Strong Follow-up skills
  • Works well under pressure
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing, fluently in English and Spanish a Plus
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Ability to analyze information and use logic and process to address work-related issues and problems
  • Ability to maintain organization
  • Ability to work independently to meet objectives
  • Ability to meet deadlines internal and external
  • Experience with IBM iSeries running JD Edwards
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 2+years of EDI Experience preferred


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