Credit Specialist

Company History

Power/mation is a nationally recognized distributor specializing in advanced automation hardware and software products as well as solutions. We help our customers improve their manufacturing processes by assisting them in the application of unique automation solutions in the following technology areas: motion control, logic control, software, sensors, vision, safety, power transmission, panel components and solutions.

Power/mation began in 1961 and has grown to multiple locations within Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska and the Dakotas.

Responsibilities

We are currently seeking a Credit Specialist for our St. Paul office.  This individual maintains good customer relations and accounts receivable balances in accordance with guidelines set by management.  Monitors current balances, past-due accounts and credit lines.

R

Communicates with customers concerning their account via phone and email

R

Reconciles customer’s accounts and makes adjustments when needed

R

Informs management and sales staff of account problems

R

Establishes credit lines and special agreements to meet customer needs

R

Reviews and establishes credit lines in order to minimize the organization’s credit risk

R

Maintains a credit file on customer accounts including credit history and past problems

R

Provides back-up for cash receipts as needed

R

Resolves disputes over invoices and other issues

Qualifications

R

High school diploma or equivalent required and two to four years secondary accounting education preferred

R

Minimum of two years credit experience

R

Knowledge of basic accounting practices and policies in order to effectively understand the credit and collection function and organization’s sales objectives

R

Negotiation skills to negotiate payments with customers

R

Ability to prioritize, organize and complete tasks accurately and in a timely manner

R

Computer proficiency to maneuver through credit screens, conduct research and request D&B reports on the internet and enter information into customer portal sites

R

Ability to think strategically and make decisions in order to resolve customer’s disputes in an efficient manner

R

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Benefits

Medical and dental plan, life insurance with AD&D, long term disability, health savings accounts, health and dependent care reimbursement accounts, voluntary life insurance, voluntary vision insurance, 401K with company match feature, discretionary profit sharing plan, educational assistance, paid time off, paid holidays including birthday and service anniversary.