Guillevin International ranks among Canada's largest distributors of electrical material. It is also a major distributor of safety products and equipment as well as industrial supplies. Its knowledgeable employees working in over 115 Business Centres in key locations across Canada ensure Guillevin's success by distributing a wide variety of products from selected world-class manufacturers. We are currently looking for a Credit Manager to lead our Credit team in Burlington, Ontario.
SCOPE OF THE JOB
Under the responsibility of the Vice President, Finance and Administration, the Credit Manager is responsible for managing the credit team and is accountable for the entire credit granting process, including the consistent application of a credit policy, periodic credit reviews of existing customers, and the assessment of the creditworthiness of potential customers, with the goal of optimizing the mix of company sales and bad debt losses.
Jointly with the Profit Centre Managers, prepare and execute appropriate solutions as required by the nature of the problems.
Coach and Lead team of professionals based in Burlington.
Support above market sales growth through disciplines and adherence to sound credit practices following our Corporate Procedures and Values.
Establish and recommend the required reserves for doubtful accounts receivable and the write-off of accounts receivable as per defined schedules.
Work together with Team of Profit Center Managers and Regional Vice President by building direct relationships with key Customers and pro-actively develop and build relationships with new Customers.
Ensure that all policies related to credit functions are followed and respected by the Profit Centres or otherwise promptly reported to Management.
University degree in Administration / Accounting (Any equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered)
Minimum 5 years’ experience in management of credit and collection team; experience with credit scoring systems preferable
Practical, realistic and decisive team driven individual.
Excellent analytical skills and pays attention to detail.
Focus on getting results in the most efficient way.
Good communicator including verbal and written.
Comfortable in win-win negotiations, to find solutions acceptable to all parties.
Reliable judgment, thrives on autonomy and self initiative.
Knowledgeable about credit rights; lien rights; bonding and related aspects in above jurisdiction and demonstrated track record in maximizing recoveries and minimizing write-offs.
In-depth experience in ascertaining financial creditworthiness of clients and ensuring adequate assurances and guarantees are in place both on day-to-day as well as projects.
Highly organized entrepreneurial professional that thrives on Accountability and Team Leadership.
Knowledge of French is an asset
Guillevin offers exciting and challenging careers as well as a competitive Benefits Program.
Guillevin ensures equality in the recruitment and selection process by making employment decisions based on qualifications, relevant experience, knowledge and capability, demonstrated skills and accomplishments.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.
The masculine gender is used solely to simplify the text.