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Credit Manager - Wholesale / Retail

Tampa, Florida; Job Reference ID: CREDI04718
Company Description:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Credit Risk assessment, management, and recommendation including financial statement and credit report analysis as well as acquisition of appropriate collateral.
  • Establish customer accounts and credit lines for individual accounts
  • Develop and maintain relationships with principals at key accounts.
  • Supervise collection, dispute resolution and cash application activities.
  • Monitor department performance metrics and proactively address issues.
  • Collection of past due amounts on corporate and house accounts.
  • Collaboration with Sales Force for collection of past due amounts on independent accounts.
  • Responsible for on-going training of sales department on New Customer Applications/Credit Policy/SOX Compliance issues.
  • Maintain relationship with legal firms and collection agencies.
  • Special projects as identified by corporate/division management or self.
  • Maintain DSO at levels established in business plans
  • Takes appropriate steps to prevent past due accounts
  • Ensures credit files complete and updated according to company policy
  • Filing of legal claims or bankruptcy claims
  • Obtains approval from Division President and Controller on the acceptance of notes, settlements, partial payments, time extensions, and the writing off of non-collectible accounts
  • Manage one AR clerk position for growth, engagement, cross training, and possible succession planning


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor degree in Accounting or Finance or Associates degree with 5+ years direct Credit experience.
  • 3+ years experience in Credit or AR role highly preferred
  • Advanced or highly proficient skill set in Microsoft Office systems and software (Excel, Outlook, Word, Access, Microsoft PowerPoint, etc.)
  • High attention to detail - ability to determine discrepancies between invoice and purchase orders, assess discounts and promotions.
  • Focus on excellent customer service both inside and outside the organization. Able to focus on team needs and support coworkers to meet team goals and deadlines.
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills.
  • Experience working in a Credit role is preferred.
  • SAP experience a significant plus.
  • Ability to manage a high volume workload, with ever changing deadlines and priorities. Must work well under pressure, meet multiple deadlines.
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic, able to work overtime as needed to meet deadlines.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, ratios, proportions, and percentages. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required perform while to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit, walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to stand. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Travel: Rarely
  • Work Hours/ Shifts: Typically, Monday-Friday and ability to work varied schedule when necessary for coverage.
  • Equipment Used: Daily use of computer

The pay rate for this position is a $50k base, with annual bonus incentive up to 15%.