VF Corporation Specialist, Credit in Appleton, Wisconsin
Join the VF Family
We are one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies connecting people to the lifestyles, activities and experiences they cherish through our family of iconic outdoor, active and workwear brands. At the heart of our journey lies our company-wide purpose: We power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and our planet. This is our purpose. It’s the reason we come to work every day. It’s a commitment shared by all of our global associates across brands. Our purpose unites us and leads us to pursue our goals, together. This is our calling.
We believe that when you discover the difference between a career and a calling, you get so much more out of life. When those lines begin to blur, you start to limit yourself much less and start aiming for more. That’s what we want for everyone who joins us at VF. And frankly, that’s what it takes to thrive here.
Here you can do the best work of your life. We are purpose led and performance driven, people-focused and supportive. Most importantly, we believe that everyone should be empowered to be their authentic self and we power an internal movement of inclusion and belonging. Our teams are built on a global mindset, sparked by sharp minds of diverse individuals and reflects the global consumers we serve.
Bring your energy and fresh perspective, contribute to our movement and build your future with us.
**This position requires proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 on the first day of employment, absent need for medical or religious accommodation or other exemption as allowed by state or local law. Further information provided during the recruitment process.
The Credit Specialist manages an assigned portfolio of accounts, primarily processing payments, monitoring cash flow, and determining financial risk to the company. The Specialist partners with customer, sales, and customer service, as well as with management to keep receivables current. Additionally, the Specialist compiles and analyzes a broad spectrum of account financial and credit data to make credit decisions, negotiate repayment plans, and assist in finding alternative payment solutions as needed in order to keep accounts receivable up to date.
This position is working on a Hybrid model, and requires working in the Appleton, WI office two days per week.
How You Will Make a Difference
Manages credit activities for assigned customer accounts by receiving and posting payments, requesting payments of delinquent invoices, resolving variances between charges and credits issued, and assisting customers in understanding charges.
Evaluates credit worthiness of assigned accounts to determine financial risk to the company, resulting in releasing orders for shipment, delaying or holding future orders, and potentially adjusting credit lines.
Fulfills customer’s requests for duplicate invoice copies, shipping papers, proof of delivery or other documents as needed to reconcile accounts.
Maintains timely communication with internal departments to ensure prompt payment of delinquent invoices, as it directly impacts cash flow and monthly Day Sales Outstanding for the company.
Free To Be, Inclusion & Diversity
As a purpose-led, performance driven company, we strive to foster a culture of belonging based on respect, connection, openness and authenticity. We are committed to building and maintaining a workplace that celebrates the diversity of our associates, allowing them to bring their authentic selves to work every day.
Skills for Success
Years of Related Professional Experience: 2-3 years of experience. Credit/collections experience preferred.
Educational Position Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent education; Associate’s degree preferred. *Equivalent years of experience in a substantially similar industry may be considered in lieu of a degree to be determined by the nature of the specific job and the hiring manager’s criteria.
Proficient PC Skills, strong skills in Microsoft Suite
NACM certifications: CAP and ACAP desired
Ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure and time constraints
Must be a self-starter, able to work independently with a proactive working style
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong organizational skills and high attention to detail
Strong math skills needed to reconcile accounting data
Must be able to multitask and prioritize workload in order to meet deadlines
Strong negotiation skills
Financial analysis and collection/customer service experience
VF Guiding Principles: Live with Integrity, Act Courageously, Be Curious, Act with Empathy, and Persevere.
What’s in it For You
We’re in the business of unleashing human potential, driven by the ideas, energy and commitment of our people. That’s why we offer comprehensive benefits that encourage both mental, physical and financial well-being for all VF associates. When it comes to benefits, we’re the total package. Go to MyVFBenefits.com and click on “Looking to Join VF” to learn more.
We just have one question. Are you in?
Unless prohibited by applicable law, this position requires proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 on the first day of employment, absent need for medical or religious accommodation or other exemption as allowed by state or local law. Further information will be provided during the recruitment process.
VF Diversity Vision Statement VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the world.VF is an equal employment opportunity/ affirmative action employer of minorities, females, protected veterans and the disabled. VF is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating our VF associates and VF applicants without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor.
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