Lineas is the largest private rail freight operator in Europe offering premium rail products and total door-to-door logistics solutions. Our mission is to offer such superior rail products and services that customers shift the transport of their goods from road to rail. This allows them to improve their supply chain while decreasing their impact on mobility, climate and air pollution.

Senior Credit Collector - class 5

Are you an experienced credit collector? Are you a proactive and communicative teamplayer?

Then maybe you are our new senior Credit Collector!

At Lineas you can:

  • Work in an open and flexible environment where you can be yourself
  • Do things and put your ideas forward
  • Contribute to a better environment

Who are we?

We are Lineas, the largest private rail freight operator in Europe. We convince companies to shift the transport of their goods from road to rail. Because that's much better for the climate and mobility. We make this Modal Shift a reality with the best train products and innovative services.

We, the FREIGHT FORCE, dedicate ourselves day after day to the freight transport of our customers. And to really make a difference!

Who are we looking for?

You are responsible for out standing customer receivables, open risks and credit limits:

  • You ensure that outstanding customer receivables are timely turned into cash and contribute positively to the company’s cash flow
  • You ensure high quality standards of our service towards the customer and our internal stakeholders (Sales, Customer Relations, …)
  • You ensure correct customer credit check preparation and highlight customers with financials risks and/or significant payment issues
  • You monitor if collection procedures and policies are respected

What are your duties?

Credit collecting

  • You manage a dedicated customer portfolio : due + pre-due collecting (on high & critical open payment issues + major financial risk)
  • You track & monitor outstanding receivables of a dedicated customer portfolio
  • You establish regular dialogue with the dedicated customers & follow-up on discussed arrangements
  • You follow-up & clear unallocated payments
  • You handle payment differences
  • You monitor payment behavior of a dedicated customer portfolio and take corrective action(s) if needed
  • You align payment behavior with internal guidelines
  • You escalate potential payment issues to the commercial department + Credit & Collection Manager
  • Develop and extend relationships with external and internal counterparts
  • Follow-up guarantees :
    • Pre-payments
    • Comfort letters
    • Bankguarantees
  • You ensure required customer portfolio reporting is done and available
  • You support the C&C team to realize the defined objectives (Target + KPI’s)
  • Monthly reporting on overdue per customer to Credit & Collection Manager
  • You act as back-up for your colleagues-credit collectors
  • You share expertise / support on the job training
  • Dispute registration as back-up for OTC Accountant (if needed)
  • Prepare accounting journal for received payment advices for Treasury
  • Daily follow-up of Finance mailbox (mailbox assigned to credit control)
  • Manage and guide credit administrator in case of Credit & Collection projects
  • Perform ad hoc requests asked by management

Credit Control

  • You prepare & schedule monthly meetings per market with our commercial department
  • You ensure and support further improvement of the implemented C&C tool and credit management policy
  • You set-up new customers + customer master data changes in relevant IT systems

Credit management: preparation

  • You are the back-up for the Credit & Collection Manager
  • You prepare customer acceptance confirmation (incl. bank certificate) + Credit worthiness analysis

Reporting

  • Report to the Credit & Collection Manager

What is your profile?

  • You have at least 5 years of experience within Credit & Collecting and a basic knowledge of accounting, AR and AP
  • You’re fluent in Dutch, French and English with a good knowledge of German
  • You have extensive experience with a Credit & Collecting tool and Excel. Experience with Navision is a plus
  • You are assertive, with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • You’re a teamplayer with a “can do”-mindset
  • You’re detail- and result oriented
  • You are open to work from our Brussels and Berchem office minimum one day a week each.

Lineas stands for diversity. We believe that skills and talent are unrelated to gender, ethnicity, age, social background, sexual orientation, philosophical or religious beliefs, ...

What do we have to offer you?

With us you will have the opportunity to develop your career in a fast growing and international company.

  • You will be part of a team of passionate colleagues who will make the Modal Shift a reality.
  • You will receive an attractive salary with attractive fringe benefits.
  • We give you a personal training and all the coaching you need to get started.
  • Afterwards, you will be given every opportunity to further develop your talents.
  • You are allowed to work autonomously and independent of time - even from home
  • You will end up in a young and energetic company. Things are moving fast here and a lot is always changing. That opens up permanent perspectives for your career.

Your application will be evaluated by the HR department of Lineas itself. For any additional feedback regarding your application, we kindly refer you to the Lineas HR department.

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