The Sarjeant Company has been supplying construction materials and fuel to Simcoe County for over 125 years. Our growth in the Ready Mix Concrete, Aggregate, Asphalt and Fuel industries is a result of our ongoing focus on innovative technology, outstanding customer service, progressive employment practices and community leadership. We value the commitment of our employees and provide a challenging and rewarding work environment. As we continue to grow, we are always mindful of our long term customer relationships, the corner stone of our success. A recent winner of Barrie’s Employer of the Year, The Sarjeant Company is considered one of the best places to work in Simcoe County!
If you are proactive and want to make your mark on a department and a Company, this is the job for you! In this fast paced environment, you will have full accountability to lead and manage the Credit Department (5) of The Sarjeant Company. You will safeguard the accounts receivable assets through effective credit and collection activities. You will be responsible to perform all credit, collection and cash application functions, including extending credit, collection of receivables, resolving disputes, approving customer orders, overseeing payment applications and work directly with Sarjeant’s sales force. This is a challenging and dynamic environment with a large and diverse customer base of residential and commercial customers in multiple locations (ready mix concrete, aggregates, asphalt, commercial fuel (cardlock), home heating fuel). You will need strong people and negotiating skills, combined with an energetic can-do attitude to continue the evolution of credit function as a customer responsive team and a bottom line contributor.
Review and approve all credit limit requests for new and existing customers
Liaison with sales force to communicate credit decisions and ensure timely review of new customers
Plan and organize activities of accounts receivable team to ensure all tasks are completed timely and accurately and teams initiatives are met
Handle all escalated issues and provide telephone support for peak call times
Negotiate payment terms with customers experiencing financial difficulties
Develop and produce Accounts Receivable management reporting
Develop, implement and report departmental metrics
Motivate and coach the Accounts Receivable team
Manage relationships with Collection agencies and legal firms
Monitor the order releasing queue to ensure that held orders are being reviewed and released appropriately
Monthly/weekly submissions of PAP files to the bank and the credit card merchant
Assist with month end close
Support all marketing initiatives that require communication with customers (Preauthorization programs, new services and products, etc. …)
8+ years Credit Management and Collections experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Business and FCI or CPP designation preferred
Experience with a large and diverse customer base
Experience in with construction and liens an asset
Understanding of financial processes and best practices
Advanced Microsoft Excel experience
Effective management, coaching and mentoring skills for AR staff
Ability to work and thrive in a fast paced environment
To sum up, we are looking for an energetic leader who will thrive in this extremely fast paced and challenging environment with multiple locations, a diverse customer base and a large volume of accounts. If you love going to work every day to a fun supportive environment, if you enjoy mentoring a young team, and if you are looking to join a rapidly growing family type organization, this opportunity is for you!