Manager, Credit & Collections - Americas


Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to developing innovative technology solutions to the world s water challenges. The Company s products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor and return water to the environment in public utility, industrial, residential and commercial building services settings. Xylem also provides a leading portfolio of smart metering, network technologies and advanced infrastructure analytics solutions for water, electric and gas utilities. The Company s more than 16,500 employees bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on identifying comprehensive, sustainable solutions. Headquartered in Rye Brook, New York with 2017 revenue of $4. 7 billion, Xylem does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands.

The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit us atwww. xylem. com.

The Role:The Manager of Americas Credit & Collectionsis responsible for implementing the strategic vision and roadmap for the Americas credit risk and collections management.

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Implement America s credit and collections strategy by leveraging industry experience, peer network, benchmarking avenues and direction from the Global Director of Credit and Collections.
  • Implement credit and collection policies and procedures in compliance with all regulations and standards.
  • Develop tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information and make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations.
  • Oversee the management to drive risk and days in receivables reductions and measure progress.
  • Review and establish effective action plans to mitigate credit and collection risks.
  • Prepare monthly management reports, schedules, including budget, strategic planning and variance reports.
  • Develop working capital KPI s and drive optimization for the Americas.
  • Participate in strategic projects to support business goals, build extensive industry and subsector knowledge
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Evaluate existing systems/processes to reduce complexity and increase process standardization efficiency.
  • Collaborates with multiple levels of management and various business segments including Finance, Sales, Customer Service, Marketing and Information Technology.
  • Ability to effectively select, develops, coach, empower and motivate the direct/indirect team to ensure growth in their scope of responsibility and accountability for operational excellence.
  • Ensure direct collaboration with Global Business Services Organization.

Key Competencies:

  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Developing capability
  • Cross-boundary collaboration
  • Leading people and teams
  • Inspiring accountability

Key Relationships:

  • External: Customers, service providers, financial agencies
  • Internal: Finance, Global Business Services, Commercial Teams, Growth Centers
  • Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

Required Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of finance experience
  • Bachelor s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Management or related field
  • Extensive experience in finance, accounting & FP&A

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master s degree preferred
  • Prior Collection and Credit Management experience preferred
  • Strong problem solving and financial analysis skills
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills with the ability to deal tactfully, confidently, and ethically with both internal and external customers
  • Time management, organization, and prioritization skills
  • Financial modeling ability
  • Experience with database applications
  • Strong computer skills

Additional Information:

Physical Demands

(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Light lifting (20-25 lbs.), office environment
  • Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility

Work Environment

(The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Office: Standard office equipment; work usually performed in an office setting free from any disagreeable elements.
    • Standardweeklyjob hours:40 hours

EOE including disability and veteran

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