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Team Leader Trade Finance & Credit Control

  • Atlas Copco
Antwerp, Belgium
Full-time
Published:
  • Atlas Copco
Antwerp, Belgium
Full-time
Published:

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Atlas Copco Airpower n.v.’s Trade Finance - Credit Control Team ensures that all international sales are adequately covered against political and commercial risk according to the Group’s Credit Policy. Debt control and debt prevention are key words. To achieve this goal, different trade finance instruments are used, such as Letter of Credits (“L/Cs”), documentary collection, bank guarantees, and credit insurance. Moreover, the team reports and analyses the receivables in order to reduce the receivables in days.

As our business is continuously growing in a challenging international business climate and as we are on a constant search for best practices in order to keep our practices on a “state-of-the-art” level, we are looking for a Team Leader to adequately support and guide the team.

AS TEAM LEADER YOUR TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE (BUT NOT LIMITED):

  • Daily coaching of the team, which consists of 6 people;

  • You will act as first line support for the team;

  • As you will be “part of the team”, you will also take ownership of certain daily tasks and routines which the team performs, especially whenever there is a necessity or when circumstances require this (e.g. backup function) to assure the continuity of the service which your team provides and to assess potential process opportunities;

  • Mapping of the existing flows and processes;

  • Further process improvement and keeping track of these changes;

  • Organizing the team’s workload in the most optimal way, taking into consideration the Group’s deadlines (cf. closing/reporting, Netting calendar) and customer needs;

  • Streamlining the L/C process and documentary collection process in order to meet the required deadlines/targets;

  • Making sure that your team mitigates the commercial and/or political risk of Atlas Copco Airpower n.v.’s sales by using the most appropriate and cost-efficient trade finance instrument;

  • Adapting current processes in line with changes in local country legislation (e.g. import rules);

  • Ensure timely reporting of figures and scorecards;

  • Analyzing the figures in order to take appropriate (corrective) action;

  • Timely escalation of potential threats and risks, and raising red flags to manager.


CONTACTS:

International contacts are an essential part of your daily activities.

  • Banks;

  • L/C partner;

  • Credit insurer;

  • Business Controllers;

  • Divisional Controllers;

  • Customer Centers;

  • All “Order-to-cash” actors.


You will report to the CT/PT Transfer Pricing Manager & Responsible Trade Finance & Finance Projects.

PERSONAL SKILLS:

  • You have strong communication skills and your English is flawless;

  • You are fluent in writing, and you have a natural capacity to motivate and stimulate people;

  • You have a “hands-on” mentality, act in a proactive way and you are able to function in a dynamic work environment;

  • You are flexible and your customer-oriented personality triggers ideas for process improvement;

  • You have a good understanding of how a complex business environment functions and can easily detect bottlenecks in the end-to-end process;

  • You are familiar with the common software tools.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • You have a Master degree or equivalent relevant experience;

  • Preferably you have an accounting/financial background and/or experience with trade finance tools;

  • A first experience in a bank or in an international environment is an asset.


OFFER:

Thanks to the various contacts, both internally (e.g. Logistics, Product Company, Business Controllers, and Divisional Controllers) and externally (e.g. Customer Centers), you will be able to set up a vast network and learn about how the order parties in the value chain function. The experience can be considered as an ideal acquaintance with the company. There are interesting career opportunities which are announced thru the internal job market database.

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