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Credit Control Manager

Date Posted: 3rd March 2020
  • Job Ref: 192
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Basildon
  • Salary: £50k plus £5k car allowance

Job Description

An established and successful Essex based distribution business has a current excellent career opportunity for an experienced, capable and motivated Credit Control Manager to join them on a permanent basis. 


What does the opportunity offer?

  • Up to £50,000 per annum starting salary
  • £5,000 per annum car allowance
  • Pension scheme
  • Additional holiday for service (up to maximum of 25 days plus public holidays)
  • Permanent opportunity within an established and growing national business, as part of a friendly and supportive credit management team.
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career over time
  • Free on-site parking


​The role/responsibilities include:

  • Minimising risk whilst maximising deliveries is a pre-requisite of this position.
  • Making credit assessments, decisions and agreements on a wide variety of customers ranging from supermarkets and well-known high-street discounters to seasonal leisure operators in both the UK and Europe
  • Lead and motivate a team of four credit control staff
  • Opening new and reviewing existing credit accounts, setting credit limits and agreeing payment terms for same.
  • Negotiating and maintaining the Company’s Credit Insurance Policy, dealing with both brokers and underwriters to ensure that adequate customer limits are agreed, and any claims are paid in a timely manner.
  • Assisting the sales office with ensuring that deliveries are despatched in a timely manner and not delayed for credit control reasons.
  • Liaising with field sales personnel regarding their customers and any issues that may arise and if necessary, accompanying them on customer visits.
  • Working with customers who experience cash flow problems to ensure recovery of outstanding monies whilst preserving an ongoing relationship wherever possible.
  • Liaising with solicitors, insolvency agencies, credit status agencies and auditors as and when required.
  • This is a key position reporting directly to the Board of Directors


Is this you?

  • Able to demonstrate a high level of commercial awareness and relevant experience within an FMCG or similar fast-moving and diverse B2B environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills
  • Experience of managing and supporting colleagues
  • Looking for a progressive and interesting career move
  • Able to work permanently in the South East Essex area
  • A driver happy to travel between the office and customer, or other stakeholder, sites if required to conduct meetings and credit control activities.  


Please send a CV detailing relevant experience and including full contact details for immediate and confidential consideration for this excellent permanent career opportunity.

If you are interested in applying then please do so as soon as possible because once the right candidate has been found this opportunity will be closed.

Don't delay...apply today!

Contact: Kevin Butler CertRP MREC  - Senior Consultant

Phone: 01702 464444