Amer Sports is a dynamic, global sports company offering passionate achievement-oriented professionals the chance to succeed and flourish in an international environment. Our globally recognized brands include Salomon, Arc’teryx, and Atomic, among others. We are a company where ambitious, competent and motivated people can make their mark. All our team members are ready to strive for the best of the company and to win together. Just like our customers, we are dedicated to an active lifestyle and sports. Join us.
What You'll Do
Amer Sports Winter & Outdoor Company is seeking a Credit Manager to exercise good judgment to help improve the sales potential of our portfolio of brands while protecting our accounts receivable investment. This role will manage the day to day activities of the Credit Department.
The Credit Manager will partner with stakeholders to facilitate best in class customer-credit-sales relationships while developing strong relationships with customers to drive cash flow and mitigate bad-debt losses. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Formulate organizational credit policies for management approval and establishes general policies, procedures, and practices governing credit and accounts receivable functions.
Exercise prudent control and good judgment to improve sales potential while protecting the accounts receivable investment.
Manage and control receivables portfolio through periodic review and direct engagement with the team and customers.
Provide guidance in gathering sufficient reasonably recent information related to customer creditworthiness upon which a credit decision can be made.
Utilize all available credit information to evaluate credit risk, predict customer payment behavior and determine appropriate payment terms and credit limits for each account. Manage ad hoc and seasonal credit review process, oversee credit analysts performing analysis and approve credit limits that exceed analyst’s approval authority.
Responsible for establishing trade receivables goals with management, judicious granting of credit and maintaining efficient collection practices.
Work closely with customers to establish and develop strong relationships to mitigate payment delays and minimize bad debt risk.
Review credit organization activities and recommend business process improvements based on best practices to ensure objectives are achieved. Approve changes recommended by the staff in accordance with operating requirements and current conditions.
Drive business process improvements and lead with a bias towards continuous improvement.
Work with internal departments to enable sales, mitigate risk, drive cash flow and meet organizational objectives.
Oversee local credit team and collaborate with overseas Shared Service Center to support business objectives and manage execution of departmental activities.
Establish and monitor standards of performance for credit analyst positions and focus on developing the skillset of direct reports to best support the department and the organization. Recommend changes in salary and status, including reclassification, transfers, promotions, and terminations
Assist the Director of Credit and others in periodic analyses of the market, economy, industry, and business conditions affecting the company’s credit policies.
Act within established company policy on all credit matters
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Shift: 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Some flexibility in hours.
Travel: some domestic travel required (10%)
What We're Looking For
The Credit Manager role requires 7-10 years related experience in a similar environment and 3+ years’ experience managing others; and a thorough understanding of the legal aspects of credit/AR along with a strong understanding of bankruptcy laws. Professional certifications such as CBA, CBF, CCE or CICP preferred. Other qualifications include:
Strong interpersonal, communications and presentation skills are needed to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public
Daily interaction with senior management; ability to handle confidential discussions and documents
Strong supervisory and leadership skills
Passionate team leader and team player
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations