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Position: Credit Manager

The Credit Manager is accountable for the entire credit management, and contract management functions of the organization.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Manage and oversee all credit functions for all division locations
  • Establish credit terms
  • Establish procedures for control of assets, records, loan collateral, or securities to ensure safekeeping
  • Ensure that department remains in compliance with state, and federal procedures.
  • Protect corporate assets by filing necessary liens/UCC’s where applicable
  • Review contracts for proper language prior to acceptance
  • Work closely with Contract Administration to ensure non-system invoices are issued in a timely manner and deposits are received within timeframes outlined in contract terms
  • Supervise Credit Analysts and manage workflow
  • Maintain appropriate staffing levels to meet the credit needs of the organization and customers
  • Develop and utilize performance metrics of Credit Department
  • Assist in modifying processes and procedures to maximize efficiency
  • Effectively utilize technology to aid in managing department productivity
  • Audit delinquent accounts considered to be uncollectible to ensure maximum efforts have been taken before assigning bad debt status to account.
  • Be liaison and collaborate with collection attorneys
  • Analyze credit data and financial statements to determine the degree of risk involved in extending credit to customer
  • Exercise wise judgment when making risk assessment decisions regarding terms, credit limits, and payment plans, assessing trade references, and customer history
  • Manage credit exceptions in an organized manner
  • Facilitate and assess amendments to/for credit limits and terms consideration for existing customers
  • Advises planning and production departments of contractual rights and obligations in regards to credit and receivables
  • Coordinate work of sales department with production and shipping departments to ensure credit fulfillment of contractual obligations
  • Act as liaison between Sales, Accounting, Credit, Design, & Management for proper adherence to policies and approvals
  • Consult with customers to resolve complaints and verify financial and credit transactions through research and effective communication with customer, Sales, and Accounting
  • Communicate and appropriately elevate A/R concerns and resolutions through preparation and distribution of A/R aging to CFO
  • Conduct Credit training for new hires of the organization
  • Attend NACM meetings as requested
  • Conduct oneself in a professional manner that fosters positive relationships with internal (company personnel) and external (credit reporting agencies, credit insurance providers, customers) customers
  • Protects Company’s value by keeping information confidential
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities
  • Committed to growth in understanding of foodservice industry
  • Other duties as assigned by Director of Credit/CRO

Competencies, Skills and Abilities

Essential
  • Strong business acumen with concentration in Accounting and Credit
  • Strong working knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices and the analysis and reporting of financial data
  • Thoroughly knowledgeable credit-related laws
  • Accurately interpret credit reports
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Excellent customer service , sales minded attitude
  • Excellent interpersonal skills enabling one to effectively and professionally interact and relate to various levels of personnel internally and externally
  • Ability to lead a team professionally and effectively to achieve maximum productivity
  • Advanced math skills
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Advanced proficiency of MS Office suite and operating system
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent ability to assess, negotiate, and follow-up on credit issues
  • Strong organizational skills
  • High Multi-tasking with ability in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to maintain positive attitude and enthusiasm under all circumstances
  • High level of work ethic – willing to put in time and effort to meet customer needs
  • Clean Credit background

Preferred

  • Experience using AS400 or similar “green screen” program utilizing function for navigation

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or Finance
  • NACM certified

Preferred Training:

  • Fair Credit Practices training

Essential Experience:

  • 10 years progressive Credit experience
  • 2 years Credit Manager for an $75M+ organization

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in foodservice sales or distribution
  • Corporate contract sales experience

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