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Regional Credit Controller

Harlow, Essex, United Kingdom, £32,000 - £37,000 , Permanent

Posted: 7mins ago


We are a speciality chemical company and one of the world's leading suppliers of aqueous polymers. Our polymers help customers create new products and enhance the performance of existing products in key industries such as coatings, construction, textiles, paper and synthetic latex gloves. Our business has grown significantly over the last 5 years with 2018 revenues of more than £1.6 billion, our robust financial performance ensures we are well positioned to continue to invest for long-term growth. We employ 2900 people across 25 sites, our headquarters are based in London with regional innovation centres in UK, Germany, Malaysia and the USA, as well as operational centres in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia.
The Team: The Financial Shared Centre based in Harlow UK, generally supports Synthomer entities across Europe with all aspects of Financial data. The Credit Control team currently handles invoices for many Global countries, they work to minimise the company's debt exposure by managing the accounts receivables ledger with an aim to reduce outstanding debt, daily sales outstanding and net working capital.
Purpose of the Job: Working as part of the Financial Shared Service Centre Team in the UK for the Synthomer Group. This role involves managing a range of global customer accounts and building key relationships to pursue and pro-actively manage outstanding debt, ensuring payment terms are maintained, disputes are resolved, and the risk of debt minimised.
Main Accountabilities
* Responsible for customers supplied from all Synthomer entities
* Credit Risk Assessment and Monitoring where an Internal Credit Limit is required
* Dispute Management - ensure non-payment issues are resolved quickly and efficiently
* Report any non-payment issues from customers to Commercial and Group Credit Manager
* Responsible for release of Orders and communicating to Customer Service / Logistics and Commercial
* Adherence to Group Credit Management Policy
* Ensure Overdue Amounts are kept to a minimum
* Ensure Credit Limits are maintained and not exceeded
* Ensure Cash Collection targets are achieved
* Direct contact with customers for any overdue payment
* Support Commercial and CS&L teams and ensure excellent communication with regard to all topics related to Credit Control
* Cover any absences within the European Credit Control team when required
* Communication with other members of Credit Control team outside of Europe
* Some European travel could be expected
* Possibility of Customer visits with Sales Managers to assess Customers Financial Position
* Required to attend Credit Management Meetings
* Assist Group Credit Manager with any other Credit Control requirements that may be requested
Essential requirements:
The ability to communicate fluently in German
* Knowledge of financial ERP systems (SAP would be an advantage)
* Good working knowledge MS Office applications such as Excel.
* Works effectively as part of a team and able to work efficiently whilst maintaining accuracy
* Excellent communication Skills both written & verbally
In addition, we offer a highly desirable benefits package: ​
Company Benefits:
* Private health insurance, Company bonus scheme, Contributory pension, Cycle to work scheme, Life insurance, Support counselling, Company social events throughout the year, Subsidised canteen, Free parking

Job Details

Harlow, Essex, United Kingdom
£32,000 - £37,000