• Credit Controller

    Location UK-Nottingham
    Job ID
    2018-3107
    Position Type
    Permanent Full-Time
    Category/Function
    Accounting/Finance
    Brand
    Pentland Brands
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    Building a family of brands, for the world to love, generation after generation

     

    Pentland is the name behind some of the world’s best sports, outdoor and fashion brands.

     

    We own Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Speedo, Boxfresh, Ellesse, KangaROOS, Mitre, Prostar and Red or Dead. We are also the global licensee for Lacoste Chaussures and Ted Baker footwear, the UK licensee for Kickers, and are shareholders in other companies such as Hunter, Butterfly Twists, Heidi Klein and Tracksmith.

     

    We’re a third-generation, family-owned business – and we retain strong family values. We care about people, and that’s what drives our day-to-day work. Last year the Great Place to Work® Institute recognised Pentland Brands the 11th Best Workplace in the UK and the 16th Best Workplace in Europe. Our global headquarters is in the UK and we employ 2,000 people across 20 countries around the world.

     

    We believe that doing business the right way, with respect for people and the environment, is essential for ensuring our long-term sustainability - generation after generation. The Pentland values are at the heart of what we do and how we interact with the world around us.

     

    For further information, please visit www.pentland.com.

     

    Key Purpose of Job

     

    Day to day management of direct reports, embedding improvements and ensuring  KPIs and SLAs are met.

    Be working for a fast-paced Customer Financial Services team managing collections and risk across a portfolio of brand accounts. Delivering exceptional customer service in a professional manner, in accordance with the Group Policy.  Assisting in the development of strategies for continuous improvement and effective risk management.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Ensure ledger KPIs and SLA are delivered
    • Ensure any issues are escalated to key stakeholders
    • Manage proactive cash collections across a portfolio of brands to achieve team goals and objectives, whilst ensuring company risk is kept to a minimum.
    • Build effective and collaborative relationships with both internal and external customers.
    • Have full responsibility for accounts and have complete knowledge of accounts to enable accurate decision making
    • Participate in the success of the brands stock turnover days through daily order releasing and order-book reviews.
    • Participate in review meetings with brand senior management as appropriate.
    • Proactively take responsibility for the escalation of developing issues and/or key risks
    • Ensure that any decisions taken follow the Credit Policy and DOA (Delegation of authority)
    • Investigate and resolve incoming queries within agreed SLA’s, with ability to influence and eliminate problems at source.
    • Proactively liaise with account sales managers to influence them in concluding issues and queries.
    • Provide a consistent level of high customer service.
    • Ability to motivate a team of credit controllers to drive success.
    • Continuously challenge the status quo, reviewing current procedures and processes and helping with the implementation of any changes.

    Key stakeholders

    • Credit Manager, Credit Controllers,  Heads of Finance, Risk, Cash Team, Brand Finance, Customer Finance, Commercial Finance, Customer Service, Group MDM, Sales Team, External Customer, Bank

     

     

    What we need to see in you

    • Significant previous collections experience
    • Previous SAP experience is desirable
    • Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritise workload and work within deadlines
    • Ability to work with different stakeholders, and adapt your style accordingly to influence
    • Good written communication and organisational skills
    • Good telephone manner
    • Good Microsoft Office skills, especially Excel
    • Basic accounting understanding
    • ICM qualification is desirable
    • Proven people management experience

     What we need to see in you

    • Passion for customer service
    • Ability to work independently, with a confident, assertive and resilient.
    • A professional “can-do” attitude
    • Ability to combine a flexible approach with a desire to “go the extra mile”
    • Hard working and tenacious
    • Proven ability to develop and take on additional responsibilities
    • Good interpersonal skills and positive towards change
    • The ability to influence others to achieve results
    • Be a true team player, yet self-motivated

     

     

    Measures of success


    Success to be measured and tracked through monthly 121’s and half year PDR reviews for the Delivery of Departmental KPI’s / Divisional OGSM/ Relationship building with Key Stakeholder.

     

    This overview gives you a feel for what you’ll be doing day to day but it’s not an A to Z.

     

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