AR & Credit Operation Manager

Posted Date 1 week ago(14/3/2018 4:56 PM)
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At Celanese, we are engineers, scientists, operators and product developers who work every day on bringing differentiated solutions to our customers. We make products that are essential to everyday living. In 2007, Celanese Corporation established its shared services center in the heart of Budapest. Through dynamic development, the Celanese Budapest Business Services Center (BBSC) has grown to be one of the most renowned shared service centers of the Central-Eastern European region, employing more than 360 young, talented professionals. The Budapest office is responsible for the financial, logistic and customer service processes of Celanese Corporation’s North-American, Western-European and Asian business lines. Celanese BBSC places a great emphasis on work-life balance, and as a recognition to these efforts, has been awarded as “Family Friendly Company of the Year 2017”.

Celanese currently employs approximately 7,500 employees worldwide and had 2016 net sales of $5.4 billion.


Position Summary:

  • Taking accountability to develop and operate a high performer team of the Accounts Receivable & Credit function (40+ FTE) which plays a significant role of the company Working Capital operation through its key activities such as Cash collection and applications, customer evaluations and dispute management.
  • Work closely with Global Credit Manager to support and execute global Working Capital and Accounts Receivable strategies and objectives.
  • Support regional LFOs
  • The role directly reports to the Working Capital Director who takes accountability for the Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Master Data and Global Credit function.


Areas of Responsibility:

  • Ensure proper staffing and development of personnel
  • Deliver according to agreed service level requirements 
  • Deliver exceptional customer service by ensuring credit risk is managed in line with the guidelines, debt recovery in accordance with collection/credit policy, all cash receipts are correctly aligned to transactions, 
  • Maintain compliance with internal controls and Global Credit Policy
  • Ensure quality of Accounts Receivable and credit function through KPI reporting and execution of relevant managerial actions
  • Continually review/evaluate and identify process re-engineering opportunities based on gaps in performance
  • Ensure quality process integration of the Growth of the company and maintain strong relationships with interdependent functions (e.g. Sales/Marketing, Customer Service, AP, GL)
  • Actively participate in the Leadership of the Finance Shared Services Center and contribute to the Site’s initiatives


  • Minimum 5+ years of leadership experience including knowledge of AR/credit management, 
  • Fluency in spoken and written English, 
  • University Degree required (Accounting or Finance or equivalent) 
  • Problem solving and analytical skills with a proactive management style to implement new processes is requirement
  • Mindset for excellent process execution & continuous improvements
  • Experience with SAP is advantage
  • Strong customer focus, 
  • Excellent presentation, communication, negotiation and influencing skills are required
  • Experience in Sales/Marketing is an advantage


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