EDI Specialist

EDI Specialist

Website Kidcentral

The Organization:

Founded in 2001, Kidcentral Supply has become a leading source in wholesale and distribution, providing baby and maternity products to the retailers of Canada. Our goal is to have Kidcentral products in every growing Canadian home by focusing on unique and innovative products that babies love and parents’ trust.

The Opportunity:

The EDI Specialist maintains control over all electronic orders, invoices, purchase orders, confirmations, and advance ship notifications (ASN). The EDI Specialist is responsible for developing, coordinating, and supporting all EDI related developments for the organization.

A Day in the Life of the EDI Specialist:

The EDI Specialist will be responsible for monitoring the electronic data interchange transaction flow and activities and will be the liaison between suppliers, customers, and end-users. The individual will maintain existing EDI maps and create new maps when required. The individual will be capable of quickly understanding business processes in relation to EDI, organizing projects and tasks, and communicating at all levels of the organization.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • A strong understanding of EDI documents in a B2B workflow. Working with 3rd parties to create integrations between our business and external customers/vendors
  • Work with internal stakeholders to understand and align business needs for EDI processes and systems, implement and track improvements
  • Documenting all new and existing EDI connections and work with the operations department to determine the best way to implement new business processes for EDI
  • Complete end-to-end testing of transactional mapping and EDI interfaces
  • Implement routine monitoring, reporting, logging, and notifications for EDI transmissions and EDI data quality
  • Responsible for working with various clients and accounts, not only on setting up connections and integrating various systems, but also training stakeholders on the systems and processes
  • Communicating identified gaps to the management team in a simplified manner
  • Periodically review EDI system to ensure client needs are met; identifies possible modifications as required
  • Ensuring all systems run smoothly and efficiently
  • Keep up to date on new technologies, innovations, and trends within the industry
  • Assist with special projects and tasks within the IT department as needed


  • 2+ years of experience in EDI, IT, and inventory management with consumer goods experience preferred
  • Degree or Diploma in Information Technology, Computer Science or Supply Chain Management
  • Specialized in ERP systems, Bluelink experience an asset
  • Experience working with EDI-Electronic Data Interchange of purchase orders, invoices with other B2B/supply-chain networks
  • Proven ability to successfully manage time and priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong attention to detail with a proven ability to multi-task across multiple projects and work with multiple departments
  • System Integrations and Networking experience an asset
  • Experience with CommerceHub/SPS commerce is a bonus

Our “Must Haves” That Make You Great:

  • You live the brand and corporate values
  • You have a strong connection with People and can build strong relationships
  • Able to handle issues relating to software and/or hardware
  • Must possess a high level of integrity and personal accountability
  • You are flexible and succeed in an ever-changing reality
  • Self-awareness, with a desire for constant self-development
  • Attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills
  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit and continuously innovates to achieve great results
  • Communicates with honesty and kindness and creates the space for others to do the same
  • Go getter with the drive and willingness to grow

We Offer:

  • A fun and motivating work environment with skilled people
  • A young, playful and passionate team that work well together
  • All the training you will need to give customers, vendors and other stakeholders the best Kidcentral experience
  • Comprehensive total rewards package

NOTE: Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. Please accept our utmost appreciation for your interest. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, creed, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions or any other classification protected by federal, provincial and local laws and ordinances. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request. This Equal Employment Opportunity policy applies to all practices relating to recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, discipline, transfer, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment. While management is primarily responsible for seeing that w equal employment opportunity policies are implemented, you share in the responsibility for assuring that, by your personal actions, the policies are effective.

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