Credit Controller - Fixed Term Contract - 9 Months

DS Smith
Caerphilly (Caerffili)
10 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


DS Smith is currently seeking a Credit & Collections Team Member to join their growing Finance Department. This role has developed due to internal movement and is based at the SSC in Caerphilly and reporting to the Credit & Collections Team Leader, your primary responsibility will be to protect DS Smith’s investment in its debtors as well as maintaining the lowest level of receivables by maximising cash collections and minimising bad debt.

The Role

As well as protecting DS Smith’s investments, you will be responsible for carrying out the day to day collections activities as defined in the credit policy. You will manage a portfolio of customer accounts and will build excellent working relationships with these customers, liaising with them directly regarding payments and adherence to agreed credit terms, thus ensuring that cash targets and achieved and where possible, exceeded. You will deliver excellent customer service at all times, ensuring that customer queries are processed in a timely manner and are effectively resolved.

Further to this, you will keep within acceptable levels of bad debts and will identify high risk and marginal risk accounts, taking the necessary action to safeguard sales to those customers. You will monitor overdue debt against agreed payment terms and will act in accordance with the credit policy. You will comply with the Group’s credit insurance policy at all times and will provide assistance in regards to bad debt provisioning.

You will also build excellent working relationships within the Credit & Collections Team and wider business, adopting a flexible approach to ensure targets are met effectively. You will support other Team Members, providing cover during periods of absence when required. You will also work closely with the Credit & Collections Team Leader, informing them of any key collections issues and suggesting ideas for process improvement where possible. You will also participate in regular credit meetings and will provide information to management as requested.

The Candidate

The essentials:

? Proven experience in a similar role, within a large organisation

? Excellent communication skills, with the ability to build good working relations with both internal and external stakeholders

? Excellent customer service skills, with the ability to resolve internal and external customer queries

? Ability to work as part of a team

? Ability to produce work of an excellent standard, paying meticulous attention to detail at all times

? Strong Microsoft Office Skills (particularly Excel)

? Ability to prioritise and execute tasks

? Must be prepared to travel to UK Site locations if required

The desirables:

? Experience of SAP

DS Smith: DS Smith Plc. is a leading supplier of recycled packaging, both within the UK market and throughout Europe. A FTSE 250 listed business with a turnover in excess of £4 billion. The organisation employs over 26,000 people worldwide & is continuing to grow both organically & through acquisition.

Salary & benefits:

? £18-20k

? Up to 5% bonus

? Contributory pension

? Annual cycle to work scheme

? Childcare vouchers

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