Credit & Collections Lead

Locatie: Weert
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For Legrand AV we are searching for a Credit & Collections Lead. The EMEA head office of Legrand AV is based in Weert, The Netherlands.
 In 2017, Legrand acquired Milestone AV Technologies with its Head Office in Eden Prairie (Minnesota) to become Legrand AV. The AV brands of Legrand are a leading global provider of innovative mounting and display solutions for various audio visual technologies. Their innovative products, sold principally under the Chief, Da-Lite, Middle Atlantic, Projecta, Sanus, and Vaddio brand names, are distributed through numerous channels. Legrand prides itself on innovation, customer-centricity, teamwork, integrity and empowerment. Globally, Legrand employs nearly 36,000 people. Net global sales in are more than $5 billion with many products leading their category.
The Credit & Collections Lead responsible for the Accounts Receivables function, covering customers based in the EMEA, Asia Pacific, and Australia regions. The role is a hands-on supervisor role including, but not limited to, Cash Collections, Dunning, Dispute Resolution and A/R Reporting.

  • Be responsible for collections and reconciliation of customer accounts. Analyze to determine past-due accounts and perform collection activities
  • Conduct a proactive follow-up on customer payments, ensuring cash is collected by due date and pre-empting issues that could lead to a delayed payment. Maintaining daily contact with customers to ensure that cash is received on or before the due date
  • Supervise two Credit and Collection Representatives
  • Manage relationships with external stakeholders such as credit insurer’s, collection agencies, and auditors
  • Assist in maintaining relevant and accurate customer master records, while ensuring all internal controls and company policies are followed
  • Assist in resolving customer claims/issues and engaging with cross functional business partners to ensure timely resolution in any customer dispute, with a strong focus on providing excellent customer service.
  • Participate in AR related projects, including UAT and system testing, with relevant functional teams in EMEA, Asia Pacific, Australia
  • Actively participate in the Month End closing process, including completing reconciliations and other month end tasks, working closely with the broader Finance Department, to ensure a successful and timely close.
  • Effectively manage, develop, and motivate direct and indirect reports
  • Responsible for all aspects of performance management including interviewing, hiring, training, performance evaluations, and recognition
  • Provide effective, constructive and appropriate feedback and leadership to direct reports to foster positive, team atmosphere; ensure personal and professional development of direct reports
  • Initiate and assist with the creation, development, and implementation of processes and procedures
  • Consistently support compliance by maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of information, protecting the assets of the organization, acting with ethics and integrity, reporting non-compliance, and adhering to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, and the Company’s policies and procedures
  • Understand workplace hazards and take steps to proactively prevent and report hazards or injuries in the workplace. Cooperate in safety programs, initiatives, and investigations. 
  • Demonstrate our five core values of Integrity, Customer Responsiveness, Innovation, Passionate Contribution & Empowerment and Continuous Improvement

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or other related field with a minimum of five (5) years commercial credit and collections experience with minimum of 2 years supervisory experience; or combination of relevant education and experience
  • Advanced education and proven experience in financial statement analysis, bankruptcy, credit & contract law and negotiation
  • Familiarity with SAP or ERP system 
  • Requires frequent availability and communication during non-standard business hours to communicate with global team members
  • Fluent in Dutch, English and preferably one other foreign language.

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