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Credit Officer

April 15 2018
Industries Food, Catering, Beverage, Tobacco
Categories Accounting, Finance, Credit - Risk, Credit - Collections
Saint-Hubert, QC

AGROPUR COOPERATIVE

Founded in 1938, Agropur Cooperative is a North American dairy industry leader. With sales of $6 billion in 2016, the Cooperative is a source of pride for its 3,345 members and 8,000 employees. Agropur processes more than 5.9 billion litres of milk per year at its 39 plants across North America and boasts an impressive roster of brands and products including Natrel, Québon, OKA, Farmers, Agropur Signature, Agropur Grand Cheddar, Island Farms, BiPro, and the Ultima Foods joint venture's iögo and Olympic brands. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and we will reasonably accommodate applicants with disabilities during the selection process.
 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Reporting to the Senior Credit Officer, the Credit Officer manages a portfolio of accounts with one or more major accounts, identified as strategic to Agropur. He has an influential role and builds strong business relationships with clients and internal partners. In order to carry out his mandates and projects, he ensures autonomy, resourcefulness and an excellent sense of analysis in his duties. Specifically, it:

  • Communicates, negotiates and concludes payment arrangements for the collection of accounts under his responsibility in accordance with credit policy and established procedures in order to ensure, within appropriate delays, the achievement of the objectives set by Agropur
  • Verifies and makes decision regarding to the release of orders by negotiating with clients including, if need be, the interruption of credit privileges
  • Communicates and collaborates closely and continuously with the Senior Credit Officer
  • Investigates, analyze and submit recommendations and ensures the solvency of existing and new clients in order to minimize the risk of bad debts while preserving the confidentiality of the approach and the files
  • Identifies and produces monthly highlights of its portfolio, communicates and collaborates closely and continuously with the Sales Director
  • Intervenes with various services (customer service, logistics, sales and other) for better management of its portfolio (management of deductions, unpaid invoices, EDI problems, etc.)
  • Interacts directly with our clients, for deductions to be repaid, missing documents or for any other reasons
  • Provides suggestions to the Senior Credit Officer to improve our processes and, if necessary, participates in business projects related to our functions

REQUIREMENTS

  • Hold a DEC in administration or equivalent BAC in finance or else consider an asset
  • 5-7 years' experience in a similar position
  • Working toward getting the CCP (Certified Credit Professional) designation, B.A.C. (Patent of the Association of Credit Managers) or GCC (Gestionnaire de crédit certifié) is considered an asset;
  • Bilingualism in English and French (verbal and written) would be an asset
  • Proficiency in Word and Excel, knowledge of Oracle is an asset

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