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Posted: Monday, March 5, 2018 8:44 PM

In its 41st year of creating the toughest and most dependable products on the market, Pelican Products remains the global leader in the design and manufacture of both high-performance protective case solutions and advanced portable lighting systems. Our products are depended upon by professionals in the most demanding markets including fire safety, law enforcement, life sciences, defense/military, aerospace, entertainment, industrial and consumer. Pelican has a unique entrepreneurial spirit that has enabled us to provide ever-innovative products to our customers and forge our way into new markets and industries. Pelican is expecting phenomenal growth over the next several years and is making an investment in key support roles to help drive our strategy and vision. Pelican products are designed and built to last a lifetime - DISCOVER YOUR CAREER WITH PELICAN! The Credit & Collections Manager will lead our Accounts Receivable team. This individual will have day to day responsibilities in credit, collections, dispute resolution, customer set up, managing intercompany billing, and AR Close. This leader will be responsible for building a strong dynamic team, building out AR processes and assist in finding new systems in creating efficiencies with Accounts Receivable. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Manage, train, evaluate and mentor a team of 5 (AR Lead, 3 Credit and Collections Clerks, 1 Cash Application Clerk) ensuring customer accounts remain current and invoices are disputes are resolved timely. Resolve escalated customer calls and keep accurate and complete notes of all customer correspondence (both verbal and written) in customer master in SAP. Manage new account set up process including credit evaluation through procuring and analyzing all necessary credit reports in order to recommend appropriate credit limits. Responsible for procuring and analyzing all necessary credit reports to maintain credit limits on established accounts. Responsible for collecting customer resale/exemption certificates and updating Taxware with appropriate sales tax status. Lead meetings with Customer Service Management and Sales Support to resolve deductions, disputes and any other collection matters. Hold weekly one-on-one meetings with team to perform account reviews, aid in removing road blocks and provide guidance in collection of accounts receivable. Oversee cash application to ensure accurate and timely posting of cash transactions. Ensure Sr. Manager is aware of all collection risks with customer accounts and provide an updated status of collection measures on an on-going basis. Perform month-end statement reconciliation review with clerks to ensure aged balances meet monthly and year-end goals. Prepare timely reports including AR Aging and KPI's (Days Sales Outstanding, Collections Effectiveness, and Closing Aged Debt). In addition to maximizing cash flow through timely AR collections, the Manager is also responsible for researching and refunding credit memos older than 18 months and unapplied cash older than 90 days. Provide supporting documentation for the external audit and tax return preparation. Responsible for implementation and training of staff in all safety guidelines and procedures. Establish cross-functional relationships while driving process efficiencies and conflict solutions. Perform additional duties as assigned by Sr. Manager. Follows company policies and practices as outlined in the Employee Handbook and/or applicable employment agreement. Follows safety guidelines and procedures in accordance to the job. Performs additional duties as assigned JOB REQUIREMENTS BS Degree in Accounting (preferred), with a minimum of 6-10 years' management experience in Accounts Receivable preferably in a manufacturing environment working with big box retailers, and two step distributors. Must have proven leadership experience managing multiple competing tasks and is able to execute on deliverables within given time frame. Must be proficient with Excel; experience with SAP or large ERP system preferred. Must have experience and strong sales tax knowledge Must have excellent written, presentation and verbal communication skills. Must have the ability to pay close attention to detail and understand written and oral instructions. Must have the ability to organize and schedule work effectively. Must be able to interact effectively and cooperatively with employees at all levels. Must be flexible with work schedules and be available to work overtime on evenings and weekends, with or without advanced notice. Must be able to operate in a fast-paced organization and handle multiple projects simultaneously. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Actively supports and complies with Pelican's objectives, guidelines and commitment to Quality and Safety, with an emphasis on continual improvement. Must be able to interact effectively and cooperatively with employees at all levels. Must have the ability to complete assignments within the timeframe specified by the Manager. Must be flexible regarding working hours. Must be able to work evenings and weekends, with or without advanced notice. Ensures that staff is contributing at maximum potential through rigorous hiring practices and an emphasis on training and development initiatives, including coaching and counseling direct reports in their performance and professional development, with final authority for approving pay increases, hiring decisions and disciplinary actions. Emphasizes ethical leadership and decision-making to protect Pelican's brand and reputation. Establishes challenging, productive and achievable goals for direct reports; measure results by establishing checkpoints to track progress. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be occasionally required to execute standard physical activities within the facility areas (ie stand, walk, sit, use hands/fingers). While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be occasionally required to execute non-standard physical activities within the facility areas (ie climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch). Ability to lift and/or move up to 5 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 5 pounds. This position requires repetitive hand/wrist activities. Pelican is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. #LI-POST


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