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Reference - 47644
Location - Leicestershire
Salary - £25,000
Job type - Permanent

FRS have been engaged by a specialist division and part owned subsidiary of a major high-street brand to assist with the recruitment of a Credit Manager to work from their offices in Central Leicester.

Working as part of a small team, you will report into the Head of Credit Control and Risk, assisting with the day to day management of a small team whilst also being involved in the day to day improvement at a hands on level of both aged debt and credit risk.

Purpose of Role:

• Minimise financial exposure to the business through timely and robust decision making (new and existing customers)
• Review existing facilities as part of ongoing portfolio management
• Timely identification / escalation / action to address deteriorating trends and to mitigate losses
• Securing and exiting existing high risk / deteriorating facilities in order to minimise Credit and Fraud losses
• The role will be split with c60% Credit Manager duties, c30% Line manager duties and c10% collating and analysing MI for the Credit Review Team
• Supporting the Credit Managers and Line manager as and when required
• Provide guidance to Area Sales Managers to aid understanding of credit risk / exposures
• Maintain working knowledge of industry regulations

Skills Required:

• Analytical, judgmental and decision making skills, able to manage highly volatile risk situations whilst under pressure
• Proven credit acumen and sound understanding of effective risk management
• Analysis of data from multiple sources to determine key risks and priorities
• Previous line managerial experience is essential
• Excellent Excel skills including V lookup, formulas and pivot tables
• High level of initiative, able to develop solutions to unique problems
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Enthusiastic, innovative, self-motivated and committed to continuous improvement
• Quick at learning and highly productive, ensuring work streams are completed quickly and effectively whilst following processes
• Team work is crucial

Applicants will need to have previous credit control experience coupled with a confident and outgoing approach.

A high level of IT Literacy to include MS Excel (Look Ups / Pivot Tables) is desirable and previous experience in a supervisory or managerial role preferred, however not essential as training can be given to an experienced Credit professional looking to take a step up.

In return, a great working environment where you will form part of a dynamic, forward thinking team.

Excellent benefits and a competitive basic salary awaits.

Salary: £22,500 to £25,000 (Includes 10-15% Bonus and Excellent benefits).

FRS strives to be an equal opportunities employer, and is committed to treating all applicants alike. FRS does not treat any individual on grounds of sex, age, colour, marital status, race, nationality or ethnic or national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability or membership or non-membership of a trade union, less favourably than others. All vacancies advertised are open to all ages.

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