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Credit Portfolio Manager - Canada Region

at LeHigh Hanson

Posted: 3/6/2019
Job Reference #: 443177

Job Description

Position Title
Credit Portfolio Manager - Canada Region

Department
Finance

Primary Location
Irving-TX

Job Posting
WE GIVE DOWN-TO-EARTH A WHOLE NEW MEANING


You experience our products every day, though you may not recognize our name.  That’s OK.  We’re focused on being great, not especially flashy.
 
We’re Lehigh Hanson.  Our products build cities and towns, including stadiums that hold thousands of fans, and bridges that support millions of vehicles.  We have thousands of employees across hundreds of locations in the U.S. and Canada, making us North America’s leading supplier of cement, aggregates, ready mixed concrete, asphalt and related construction materials.
 
HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL GET TO DO
The position of Portfolio Manager II – SSC Credit Services will be responsible for delivering outstanding performance focusing on days sales outstanding (DSO) for an Accounts Receivable (AR) portfolio with a value between $50 million and $250 of annual revenue.  Primary responsibilities include determining and maintaining credit worthiness of new/existing customers, DSO improvement through the application of disciplined credit procedures, establishing & maintaining effective relationships with key external and internal customers, and minimizing bad debts.
 
This opportunity is perfect for the portfolio management professional with a manufacturing/industrial background looking to grow their career with an industry leader. You will experience the opportunity to work alongside a tenured and knowledgeable team.  This is a unique opportunity for you to begin your career with a proven leader in the cement and construction materials industry.
Reconcile vendor accounts using statements, open or paid vouchers.
 
  • Manage the accounts receivable assets of respective area of responsibility with a focus on the following:
    • Minimize the DSO metric by developing and maintaining diligent credit worthiness processes and an effective, disciplined A/R collection framework. Establish and enforce credit terms for all customers.
    • Secure and enforce compliance with the appropriate state bond and lien statutes.
    • Develop expertise in the U.S. and/or Canadian Bankruptcy Codes as well as the Uniform Commercial Code.  Monitor federal, state and provincial legislation pertinent to credit and/or collection laws, bonding issues and lien statutes. 
    • Develop effective relationships with all relevant internal customers.  Provide pertinent value-added information and instruction on a timely basis to Sales and Management.
    • Understand and provide solutions to balance the goal of maximizing sales while minimizing credit risk.  Cultivate and maintain enduring relationships with external customers to enhance customer retention.  Where open account sales are not appropriate, develop alternative methods to sell marginally qualified customers on risk mitigating credit terms.
    • Minimize bad debt write-offs.
    • Attend sales meetings/AR Reviews in assigned area of management (travel required)
  • Work closely with the Litigations and Disputes team to provide effective solutions in managing difficult customer relationships with active accounts.  Ensure that litigation files are communicated to the Litigation team on a timely basis to maximize potential recovery.  Accumulate and retain all data and evidence necessary to allow successful prosecution.
 
This position will be based at our corporate office in Irving, Texas. Our corporate office supports the Lehigh Hanson plants in North America and offers highly competitive benefits with no waiting period to participate in medical, dental, vision, and life insurance programs.  In addition, we offer a 401(k) retirement savings plan with an automatic company contribution as well as matching contributions. Amenities include a free fitness center, free covered parking, and on-site cafe and coffee bar.  We also offer “Dress for Your Day” which gives our employees the discretion to select appropriate dress depending on the business activities of each workday.
 
HERE’S WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
 
  • Five to ten years (minimum of seven for external candidates) of functional experience in Accounts Receivable/Credit
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required
  • Possess excellent communication skills, with demonstrable ability in all facets (verbal, presentation and writing)
  • Possess experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Microsoft Office
  • Direct industry experience a plus
  • 10% Travel required
BRING YOUR HUMBLE OVERACHIEVER ATTITUDE AND LET’S ELEVATE OUR COMPANY EVEN HIGHER!
 
We’re a tight knit team. While we strive to be the best, we do it with an attitude that is humble, accessible and down-to-earth. We don’t ask you to “fit in” to our culture. We invite you to add to it.


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Auto req ID
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Line of Business
Corporate Administration (SSC, IT, Employee Services, Etc.)

Employer Statement
Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled