AB InBev

Credit Management Senior Specialist FR

Europe


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Senior Credit Management Specialist

Job purpose

Senior Collections Specialist is responsible for:

  • Maintaining a ledger of accounts - collection of overdue and over-limit accounts and minimizing financial risks to AB InBev.

  • Providing support to the team and Supervisor with coaching and training of employees on WOW and company policies.

Business environment

Main characteristics:

  • Work in a quick changing environment

  • Ensure full flexibility within the team to meet existing and future business needs

  • Manage timely interactions with sales, finance and collections teams on all collections related activities

  • Address all queries and escalations timely and effectively from customer and all internal teams

Key dimensions:

  • Overdues & Commercial Losses

  • Bad debts

  • Unallocated cash

  • Disputes evolution

  • Solutions Excellence Program

Key contacts: (internal - external)

  • Credit Manager FR / IT

  • Sales teams

  • Customers

  • Credit-collections team in ZCC

  • CSC (customer service centers) Back-office teams in FR / IT

  • GCC (global capability centers) OTC team in India

  • FR / IT Controller (Finance)

  • BU South Control Lead

  • FR / IT Legal dept.

  • BU South Cash Flow manager

  • Internal auditors

Accountabilities

  • Manage credit and collection activities:

  • Monitor the overdue accounts

  • Dispute/query management

  • Oversee customer calling to align payment dates (proactive and reactive) and amount to be paid

  • Perform account reconciliation

  • Monitor customers on payment plans

  • Ensure copies of documentation (invoices, credit notes, account statements...) are provided to customers

  • Evaluate the credit risk and calculate credit limits for customer accounts

  • Perform order block and release as required by Credit Policy

  • Review and recommend enhancements for improving the current work flow in order to increase efficiency within the process

  • Perform other duties as requested by the Supervisor

Develop and perform the process training:

  • Create and maintain training documentation (SOPs / L5)

  • Coach and train new employees

  • Review and recommend enhancements for improving the current work flow in order to increase efficiency within the process

Assist Relationship Management

  • Support relationship building between the ZCC (Zone capability center) in Prague, GCC (Global capability center) in Bangalore, Sales teams in country and external customers (clients)

  • Assist in establishing and maintaining appropriate relationships with external credit agencies

Interactions with network of centers teams

  • Interface with other ZCC (Zone capability center) and GCC (Global capability center) teams to ensure compliance with cross-team responsibilities

  • Support escalation management and approval management for all critical tasks executed by ZCC and GCC teams

  • Management

  • Ensure compliance with credit management principles, ZCC standards, AB InBev policies and SLAs

  • Create and maintain a positive work environment

  • Ensure delivery of business results by meeting or exceeding all contractual service level agreements

  • Assist in developing procedures for non-recurring transactions and events

  • Ensure compliance with all safety procedures and safety training requirements

Develop people

  • Initial training, internal training plan, various operating applications

  • Relationship management

  • Assist relationship building between the ZCC, business unit and customers

  • Assist in establishing and maintaining appropriate relationships with key collection agencies

  • Interface with other ZCC teams to ensure compliance with cross-team responsibilities

    Qualifications and Technical competencies required

Education

  • Undergraduate degree in Finance or related field or related experience

Experience

  • 2 years prior related position experience required

Behavioural Competencies

  • Work in a multi-cultural environment

  • High level of service mindset

  • Coordinating skills

  • Basic business sense

  • Good analytical and problem solving skills

  • Dynamic

  • Results orientated

  • Ability to lead by example and demonstrate alignment to company culture

Interpersonal Expertise

  • Capable of being entrusted with "confidential" information

  • Ability to build productive working relationships - internally and externally

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

  • Ability to generate team cooperation

  • Ability to be flexible with position duties and scope of work

Technical Competencies:

  • Computer skills (MS Office)

  • Able to work on own initiative and prioritize workload effectively

Language skills

  • Fluent English in speaking, reading and writing required

  • Fluent 2nd language (speaking, reading and writing) - French

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