Credit Analyst

Position Summary
Under the direction of the Credit and Collections Manager, this position is responsible for analyzing a customer's financial condition and authorizing customer credit lines; with a focus to minimize bad debt risk, maximize collections and maintain a collections portfolio. The analyst will also be responsible for researching and resolving issues with customers. Participates in process improvement projects and support other directives while taking ownership of various reporting functions.
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed, as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.
Essential Functions, Duties and Responsibilities
Assess credit risk and establish credit limits
Analyze customer financial statements
Provide support to Supply Chain and Sales and Marketing personnel to control credit exposure, effect timely payment, and minimize risk of customer disputes
Conduct collection communication and account management to collect Accounts Receivables
Negotiate customer disputes to resolution and documents root cause
Provide customer service and develops relationships with internal/external customers and suppliers
Maintain accurate credit files and collection files
Maintain electronic collection notes for each customer account
Participate in major department projects and take an active role in cross-functional teams to assist in driving quality improvements, processes, and initiatives
Actively participates and communicates in the team-based work groups that make up the Credit Department
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance preferred
Apply basic accounting principles in the interpretation of customer financial statements
Effectively secure prompt payment from customers while employing commercial sensitivity, business acumen, and good judgment
Effective business writing and professional communication skills
1-2 years' experience utilizing Microsoft Office, Internet, and related computer skills
Demonstrated Effective Customer Service Skills
Raw / Food Industry experience is a plus
Language Requirements: Must be able to read, write and speak English

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