Career Opportunity

Credit Controller

Ref #:

5578571

Department:

Finance and Accounting

City:

Madrid

State/Province:

Madrid

Country:

Spain

Company Description

Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) is a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in five categories: apparel, accessories, home, fragrances, and hospitality. For more than 50 years, Ralph Lauren's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets. The Company's brand names, which include Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Collection, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Double RL, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children, Chaps, and Club Monaco, among others, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands

Position Overview

Responsible for the collection of Account Receivable for Iberia (Spain and Portugal) conducting credit checks on new customers, resolving problems in relation to invoice payments, and reconciling complex month-end accounts. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

 Responsible for all credit related matters including credit limit approval, collect late payment and bad debt, resolve invoice disputes, credit check, etc.

·         Setting up of terms and conditions of credit. Negotiate payment plans and settlements with debtors, including fixing terms and conditions

·         Notify debtors by letter, email, or telephone call of upcoming or outstanding invoices. Establish and maintain regular communications with clients to facilitate periodic payments

·         Reconciling complex accounts that have been escalated from the AR team. Ensure that payments are correctly allocated, to the appropriate account and against the appropriate invoice

·         Monitoring debtor balances to ensure a reduction in debtors DSO

·         Reply promptly to client questions and concerns. Close liaison with Sales and Customer Service department to resolve credit issues smoothly.

·         Initiate legal action against debtors who evade or refuse repayment according to the terms and conditions

·         Visit customers whenever needed.

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

·         Ability to work independently with minimal supervision to accomplish team goals and objectives

·         Strong analytical skills and attention to detail

·         Competency with large ERP systems

·         Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize a demanding workload

·         Good business acumen for problem solving

·         Excellent verbal communication skills

·         2-3 years’ experience in Credit Department within an international environment

Credit Controller Iberia