Credit Manager China

Purpose of the job: The Credit Manager China is responsible for leading a team of staff to oversee the billing and working capital functions across the region. The role plays a critical part in consulting the firm's different partners on their matters statuses and revenue performance, and also the key contact person for any critical debt issues and clients' resolutions. Tasks and duties: - To provide the guidance to the local finance team to carry out daily operations to comply with the Forbo customer and credit policy. - To review and provide advice for the new customer credit limit application from local entities to comply with the Forbo customer and credit policy - To prepare MIS reports and statistics identifying high risk accounts, over credit limit accounts, over payment term accounts so that immediate credit policies/actions can be taken to minimize credit risk - To monitor the AP DSO, credit limit, payment term, overdue accounts and the receivable provision to provide the early warning signal to the local and regional management team - To work with internal parties to enhance the mainframes and related systems so as to cope with the market changes and customer needs - To identify areas of improvement and to make changes to improve the DSO - To review from time to time the internal and external environments to recommend to management an effective corporate credit policy - To monitor export trade customers' credit management, AR control and orders processing - To be fully responsible for the credit management in China legal entities to comply with Forbo guideline Authority/signature rights/special authorizations: In accordance with the management rules for the Asia Pacific organization and the Manual of Policies and Procedures of Forbo Group, general rules and regulations of Forbo Group as well as Code of Conduct. Yard-sticks for measuring the job-holder's performance: - DSO - Overdue credit - Bad debt - Payment term - Compliance of internal/external regulations Typical scope dimensions / quantitative information: Responsible for AP Requirements placed on the job-holder: - Strong leadership, planning, organizing, problem solving and change management skills. - Proven ability to manage, motivate and coach subordinates to ensure delivery of quality products in a timely manner. - A “can do” attitude and be solution oriented. - Highly motivated, energetic, committed and driven. - Ability to communicate, present and influence effectively at all levels both internally and externally. - Strong interpersonal skills Qualifications required for the job: - University Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or related discipline - Minimum 7 years' solid experience in a supervisory position of credit management, preferably in manufacturing - Strong leadership, proactive, enthusiastic - Strong analytical mind and sensitive to market/economic environment - Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills - Excellent people manage