We are regarded as the trusted decorating and DIY retail brand in London, selling paint, tools, plumbing, electrical and woodwork materials throughout our 32 stores. As part of the Grafton Group we have the stability and support of a leader in the field of Building Materials and DIY Retail.
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This is a newly created role in our finance function. As the Credit Manager you’ll be leading, developing, supporting and empowering the credit control team to be the best they can be and reach their potential, ensuring the team are meeting and achieving targets and objectives while managing a small portfolio of key accounts. You’ll be the key person in identifying process improvements in the credit control team and involved in wider Finance process improvement activity.
Whilst this is a hybrid role, you will need to be able and willing to commute to our Head Office in Wembley at last 3 days per week.
Credit Manager - What will I be doing?
Empower My Team
Create an inclusive, high achieving and fun team culture
Review team members behaviours and performance, ensuring these are line with our Vision and Values and meeting expectations, targets and KPIs
Set annual objectives for individuals, conducting quarterly reviews with each member of the team
Identify development opportunities and ensuring this is visible in the team
Visible that colleagues are encouraged to be more involved in wider business activity, networking, training opportunities and new initiatives
Review, Identify and deliver Credit Control process improvements that will benefit the function and wider business
Collaborate with the team, finance function and wider business to deliver process improvements and projects
Support the Finance Manager and Finance Director with identifying process improvements in the Finance function as a whole
Provide reports and statistics to the Finance Director on a weekly/monthly basis, including;
Debtors aging report with commentary on overdue payments
Debts under debt collection, payment plans and legal proceeding
Status of new customer account opening
Develop and monitor critical metrics / KPIs
Account Management and other accountabilities
Maintain the provision of a high-quality credit control service to the business
Ensure the credit risk is adequately managed and appropriate credit limits are set for the customers
Maximise cash collection and improve working capital whilst reducing aged and doubtful debts
Implement Credit Control timetable including reminder letters and calls to customers for outstanding debts
Prompt response to customers to their enquiries raised by phone or emails, ensuring that account related queries raised by customers are resolved satisfactorily
Ensure the process of opening new customer accounts meets business expectations and is a great impression for the customer
Calculate bad debt provision and recommend write offs where appropriate
Maintaining relationships and small portfolio of the top customers, to ensure smooth running of the accounts
Represent the business in legal matters and court attendances
How will we reward you?
We have an excellent benefits package on offer:
- Annual bonus opportunity of up to 17.5% of salary
- 30 days holiday a year, increasing with service
- Up to 20% discount in Leyland SDM, plus discount across other Grafton Group brands
- Pension with competitive contributions
- Health Cashplan – claim money back on everyday healthcare needs and treatments (Dental, physio, prescriptions to name a few)
- Share saving scheme into our parent company, the Grafton Group
- Company sick pay
- Life assurance
- Cycle2work scheme coming soon
- 100’s of retail discounts available through our flexible benefits portal