Area Credit Manager

Location: Dayton, OH
Date Posted: 11-22-2017
We are excited to partner with a growing wholesale distributor in search of an Area Credit Manager with Construction credit experience in Dayton OH.   As a stable and growing company, our client is dedicated to the success of its customers and employees.  They offer a competitive compensation package, great working environment and opportunity for upward mobility.
Basic Function:
The Area Credit Manager's primary responsibility is to extend and administer credit and collections as delegated by the Regional Credit Manager. The Area Credit Manager is responsible to coordinate with the company/branch operational personnel to ensure optimum customer service and to minimize loss as much as is feasible.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities of Area Credit Manager:
  •  Abide by and follow the Company's general credit policies.
  • Work closely with management, company leaders, and branch managers to ensure customer credit applications, requests for increased lines of credit, special credit lines for separated job work, inquiries, and/or disputes relating to accounts receivable are promptly and accurately handled.
  • Maintain current information and credit applications on all customers to whom credit has been extended.
  • Make collections calls as needed and in keeping with policies and procedures. Communicate with local company presidents and branch managers regarding collections strategy, progress and results as needed, but no less than once a month. Ensure past-due receivables are collected in a timely fashion.
  • Keep Branch Managers, Company Presidents and the Regional Credit Manager informed of the condition of accounts receivable and especially any significant credit problems. Consult and keep Branch Managers and Company Presidents informed of all pending/intended action on credit matters affecting customers.
  • Maintain a professional attitude and appearance at all times.  Avoid conflicts of interest and even the appearance of a possible conflict of interest.
  • Ensure that bond and lien rights do not expire.
  • Cooperate with sales staff and branch and company leadership to ensure that selling activities conform to credit policies and to ensure that every feasible means of profitably selling a customer is given reasonable before denying credit.
  • Use tools provided by Credit to prioritize and document workload, and in communicating results
  • Develop ongoing positive contacts with customers by phone, mail, e-mail and by occasional customer visits and participation in planned customer events when feasible and cost-effective to do so and with approval by management.
  • Assist the Regional Credit Manager in monitoring the activities of collection attorneys and other third-party outsourcing, and assist the Regional Credit Manager in selecting competent legal assistance as necessary.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • 3 years or more Credit and Collections experience 
  • Needs a basic understanding of generally accepted credit management techniques and procedures, preferably in the construction market, or must have business to business collection experience
  • Possess interpersonal skills necessary to effectively motivate employees, handle customers, and assist co-workers.
  • Ability to meet multiple objectives, and allocate resources for best results within prescribed limits; develop schedules for activities and projects, set and observe priorities.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Excellent computer skills including Windows, MS Office (2010 preferred), Internet Explorer or Mozilla browser. Previous eCredit experience a plus.
  • Education and/or technical experience necessary to operate as explained above.
  • The Area Credit Manager needs to be available for some limited travel for training and branch or company visits.
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