Credit Control Manager (m/w/d)

Danone (Düsseldorf NW, Deutschland) Vor 14 Stunden veröffentlicht

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This is a new 1 year fixed-term position in a highly visible team within Alpro; you will interact with stakeholders in sales, customer services, supply chain and finance functions – both locally and across our European sites. The role attracts a competitive salary package including bonus, pension and private medical insurance.

By joining us you will become part of one of the leading and most innovative food companies in the world.

We believe that everyone has talent, something which comes natural to you. Your uniqueness is something which brings both excellence as well as energizes you.

So, are you ready to work in a super-fun, fast-paced and supportive team environment where we'll champion your development and, of course, provide as much plant-based goodness as you need! What are you waiting for?

About the Job:

Want to work for the No.1 Out-of-Home plant-based brand, or maybe the fastest rising brand ever in the Grocer top 100? That's Alpro Join us and help turbo-charge our plant-based leadership to the next level, in a new role in Düsseldorf.

As Credit Control Manager you are member of Alpro’s Account Receivable Team, reporting to the Head of Accounts Receivable for Alpro based in Belgium. Your main responsibility is managing the open Accounts Receivable balances of Alpro’s business in Düsseldorf efficiently, in a timely manner and in full compliance to necessary procedures. The role will be based in our modern offices in Düsseldorf, is also based. Your key focus will be on the cash-in activities, trade support management and rebate process.

Your top 3 challenges:

  • Business partnering
    • Work in close contact with necessary departments in the Alpro organization (e.g. Customer service, sales service, supply chain, finance) and inform them about credit / collection issues such as unpaid invoices and claims deducted in customer payments.
    • Participate in credit committees and other appropriate monthly meetings with Finance, Sales and Supply Chain to provide insight into performance against cash management and working capital targets.

  • Accounts Receivable Management
    • Take full ownership and responsibility of the AR process
    • Manage, monitor & assist in timely posting of customer payments and monitor unallocated payment positions
    • Manage and follow up invoice approvals and rebate process
    • Ensure blocked orders are checked and treated along the recommendations as per the credit policy
    • Perform a credit worthiness screening of new and existing customers and determine a risk analysis code and credit limit amount for all customers in scope
    • Be an active credit controller : Ensure customers are contacted related to unpaid documents
    • Perform a monthly accurate forecast cash-in (to be delivered to the Alpro cash controller)
    • Guarantee effective internal control tasks in the areas assigned
    • Ensure the month-end close process and prepare reports
    • Present and contribute on continuous improvement initiatives

  • People Management
    • Lead and support 1 x Credit Controller in the account receivable responsibilities. Coach, build trust and develop the team, set objectives and identify personal development opportunities

About You:

To be successful in this role you will:

    • Good knowledge of general accounting postings preferably working towards AAT / ACCA / CIMA
    • Have relevant working experience preferably in Shared Service Environment
    • Be accurate and numerate, detail focused and able to get the work done thoroughly
    • Be able to work with a team as well as independently
    • Be enthusiastic and reliable and feel comfortable in communicating with different people, backgrounds and cultures
    • Have strong communication skills in English and German – both verbal and written
    • Have good knowledge of MS Office (in particular Excel skills) and accounting systems (SAP is a plus)
    • Be pro-active and organized

As an individual:

    • You will bring us your engaging personality in managing stakeholders from all levels of the organization - internally and externally;
    • You will have an interest in the latest innovations and know how to implement latest trends and tools, credit management, cash collection
    • You are a decisive person, you have a hands-on mentality and like to work with different people, background and cultures
    • You have the capability to see the bigger picture and anticipate impact of changes and events, without losing important details;
    • You are willing to visit the wider Finance team in Belgium and to collaborate closely with the AR team in Belgium


Lisa Broermann, HR Business Partner

Alpro GmbH

Johannstraße 37

40476 Düsseldorf

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