VF Corporation Sr. Accounts Receivable/ Credit Specialist in Appleton, Wisconsin

Job Description

VF Outdoor, a division of VF Corporation, is proud to call Appleton, WI home, providing support for exciting VF brands including The North Face, Vans, JanSport, Timberland, Kodiak, Smartwool, Reef and Eagle Creek. Our Credit Department is currently seeking a qualified candidate for our Sr. Accounts Receivable/Credit Specialist position. Come be a part of a diverse team that values honesty, integrity and respect!

This position manages an assigned portfolio of accounts, with the purpose of supporting the growth of the brands while identifying any risk to the company. Additionally, compile and analyze a broad spectrum of customer credit data to make sound credit decisions, communicate to accounts regarding outstanding balances, manage any orders that stop in credit review and review, research, and manage approved program (Vendor agreements) allowances, as well as customer deductions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage credit activities for assigned account portfolio; communicate with customers regarding their delinquent invoices, helping to resolve disputed balances including reconciling variances between amounts charged and credits issued.

  • Evaluate credit worthiness of assigned accounts to determine growth potential or financial risk to the company, adjusting credit lines as needed.

  • Fulfill customer’s requests for invoice copies, proofs of delivery or other documents as needed to reconcile accounts.

  • Maintain timely communication with internal departments to ensure timely payment of delinquent invoices; directly impacts cash flow and monthly DSO for the company.

  • Analyze, identify root cause and resolve a high volume of customer deductions.

  • Understand and utilize vendor portals for payments, discrepancies and all points of contact.

  • Collaborates with internal partners from Finance, Customer Service, Sales and Vendor Compliance to ensure that all customer programs are adhered to and maintained.

  • Review orders in a ‘hold’ status to determine if customer is in good standing to release the order(s) and/or if we have the appropriate credit lines established for the account.

Job Requirements:

  • 2+ years of credit experience in business to business environment

  • Associates degree in Accounting preferred

  • Proficiency with MS Excel, Word and Outlook

  • Working knowledge of internet searches for credit data analysis

  • NACM certifications: CAP and ACAP desired

  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills with all levels of management.

  • Strong math skills needed to reconcile accounting data

  • Must be able to multitask and prioritize workload

  • Must be able to meet deadlines

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Financial analysis and collection/customer service experience

Why should you work at VF?

  • Discounts on all VF products

  • Casual work environment

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Opportunities for growth

  • Competitive compensation and benefits package

  • Opportunities to get involved in the community

  • Work for a place that has a commitment to sustainability

Organized in 1899, VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, with global iconic brands, 64,000 associates and $12.4 billion in revenue. Our businesses and brands are organized into four categories called coalitions, comprising: Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear, and Sportswear. While VF is highly diversified across brands, products, distribution channels and geographies, our One VF culture and approach to doing business provide a unique and powerful competitive advantage.

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.