Western Region Credit Manager, Cargill Animal Nutrition
Cargill - Ferndale, WA

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Description

Cargill Animal Nutrition

develops and markets a broad range of animal feeds and customized animal productivity solutions direct to producers and through dealers in over 37 countries across North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

Cargill Animal Nutrition has an exciting opportunity for a

Western Region Credit Manager.

Responsiblities will include:
Ensure overall compliancy with the CAN platform credit policy through reporting and monitoring of the process, procedures and results. Define & follow-up on action plans to address any elements of non compliancy.

Utilizes broad knowledge and extensive experience in credit and collection theory, principles and application in the risk evaluation of new and existing trade accounts. Provides services to both internal and external customers in order to increase Cargill’s market share, build customer alliance.

Manages the credit risk and sets-up/approves credit limits for all customers. Works with the Finance managers and the Sales team to resolve special customer issues and drive action plans, including design and implementation of collection / hold strategies.

Ensures audit compliance. Collaborates with teams that include A/R management, Collections and Dispute management and EDI.

Provides credit expertise, valued insight and monitoring of credit issues as they impact Cargill Animal Nutrition. Works autonomously and takes initiative without significant supervision. Documents and supports decisions with sound judgment and reasoning.

Principal Accountabilities:
50% Decision Making and Problem Solving:
Actively manage customer portfolio risk for over limits and past dues.

Communicate issues appropriately and timely to Management.

Drive action plans to resolve customer issues and make the decision to put a customer’s shipment on hold.

Manage underwriting and risk mitigation.

Develop and manage risk assessments & monitoring tools.

Collection strategy developed and managed.

10% Analysis and Process Improvement:
Drive continuous improvement in systems, processes and procedures. Evaluate and communicate for change.

20% Communication and Reporting:
Provide timely and informative analysis to management (i.e. Manage reserves for bad debt, AR aging, metrics and deductions).

5% Collaboration:
Collaborate w/ NA Credit Manager on US credit initiatives

15% Supervision:
Supervise, coach, and develop employees on sound credit management practices

Qualifications

Required:
BA/BS in Business, Finance or Accounting or related field; or 6 years of experience as a Credit Manager in lieu of a degree.

3 years of credit related experience

Knowledge of credit, collection, bankruptcy laws, UCC-1 rules, collection agencies and attorneys

Expertise in financial statement analysis and risk assessment

Successful interaction and negotiation with customers

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Strong interpersonal skills/ ability to communicate effectively

Flexibility and collaboration to effectively business partner and be solution driven

Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, etc)

Ability to Travel (10%)

Preferred:
Previous experience managing non-exempt employees

Credit system and scoring model knowledge

Credit for Agriculture sector/Farm Credit

Cargill is an EEO/AA employer.

Job

Finance/Accounting

Primary Location

US-WA-Ferndale

Schedule

Full-time

Job Type

Standard

Shift

Day Job

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