Position Detail: Credit Manager

Position NameCredit Manager
CompanyNikon Americas Inc.
Code2022CM

Overall Responsibility

If you're looking to join a company with a dynamic vision for the future, set your sights on a challenging career with Nikon Inc. Recognized among America's ten most respected brands, our products continually set new standards in each of their respective industries. 

The Nikon name is equated with extraordinary imaging performance, innovation, precision and optical quality. Our brand symbol expresses Nikon's pursuit of infinite possibilities within the domain of light: from research, design and manufacturing to services and customer relations. The symbol conveys an unleashing of the power of imagination turned into actual products and services for Nikon customers. For our employees, in addition to the incredible benefits, competitive salary and 401(k), we provide a forum for continued development and opportunity. We are currently working under a hybrid environment.

As the Credit Manager for Nikon Americas Inc., you will be responsible for account maintenance which includes but is not limited to: the extension of credit, credit reviews, and the timely resolution of account discrepancies and payment delinquency.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

  • Work in a fast-paced environment to manage customer-centric marketing activities in the Imaging category.
  • Maintain / update and monitor customer master records in SAP including such information relating to credit limits, credit ratings, insurance coverage, terms of sale, key contact information and required review dates. Continuously review customer information for accuracy.
  • Ensure that customer credit files are regularly updated and specific customer information (financials, trade and banking references, correspondence) are maintained in a confidential manner.
  • Manage daily invoice collections and resolution of deduction balances
    • Assure timely resolution of past due receivable balances
    • Internally escalate and resolve disputed customer deduction balances with internal and external parties as required.
    • Work closely with Accounts Receivable, Sales and Logistics personnel to research and resolve disputed balances.
  • Complete ongoing credit analysis of assigned customers
    • Complete on a timely basis periodic financial reviews on assigned customers utilizing both internal and external information sources.
    • Analyze customer financial statements and recommend and or approve credit limits within pre-approved authority. Communicate approved credit limits to respective Sales and Financial Managers as appropriate.
    • Conduct on site meetings with customers to review financial information and/or resolve disputed balances.
  • Facilitate and expedite ongoing sales transactions
    • Approve and Release Customer Orders on a Timely Basis and Within Approved Authority, including on nights, weekends, holidays as needed.
    • Review sales orders with customer and/ operations personnel when required
    • Communicate with Customer, Sales and Operations personnel on any orders being held for credit related concerns.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, One-Note)
  • SAP, Internet applications
  • Strong ability to analyze financial statements
  • Strong collection and customer account reconciliation skills
  • Ability to translate business issues into system solutions
  • Excellent communication, quantitative analysis and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work across functional areas and amongst all levels of management
  • Ability to take initiatives and make decisions
  • Ability to handle multiple and often competing priorities. Strong organizational and time management skills needed.
  • Ability to manage staff and workflow processes
  • Strong negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to travel up to 15% (includes overnight)
  • Ability to work outside of regularly scheduled work hours as needed
  • 5 + years’ experience in all phases of credit and collections management
  • Supervisory experience
  • A. Business, Accounting or Finance

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Please email your resume to careers.us@nikon.com and identify Code:2022CM

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