Electronic data interchange (EDI) coordinators work with a company’s EDI program, maintaining smooth communications for production using EDI tools and ensuring smooth transitions when changes or maintenance are required. This generally consists of tasks such as handling inbound/outbound documents, conducting auditing, handling relevant documents, and networking with partners. EDI coordinators work extensively with information technology (IT) staff and other employees to ensure the EDI program is working as intended. Daily activities performed by EDI coordinators include serving as the initial contact for troubleshooting inquiries, monitoring document transmissions, and identifying opportunities to improve relevant processes. They perform audits to ensure quality standards are being met on a regular basis, and they are also usually responsible for conducting training to keep staff up to date on technology changes. The EDI coordinator typically works full time in an office environment, but teleconferencing or travel may be necessary for occasional management meetings.
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Coordinator Tasks
Work with trading partners to resolve any operational issues.
Coordinate and test all EDI implementations with new EDI partners.
Analyze current implementation in order to make recommendations for improvements.
Process and monitor all inbound and outbound documents.