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EMEA Collection Manager France and Italy


Beauvais, 60, FR, 60031

Brand:  RS Group
Function:  Finance
Work Location:  Working from home

EMEA Collections Manager - Italy & France


We are looking for an EMEA Collections Manager - Italy & France who will be responsible for leading the day to day of both French and Italian Market, managing in each a Market a team of Credit Controllers.  The role holder will be responsible for AR activities to achieve Cash Collection, Aged Debt and DSO targets in line with RS Group Credit Policy and procedures.

The role holder will be Fluent in English, French and Italian and fully conversant with French and Italian sphere of Accounts Receivable, Legislation along with the Market’s ways of working and cultural and legal environment, ensuring cash collection activities are performed, aged debt reduction targets are delivered, maintaining credit management policies. The role holder will drive excellence in Customer Service and Employee engagement to maintain high performing team and be 1st choice for the employee and work in the RS Way. Key working relationships with AR Teams, Country Manager & Country Teams, AR Team Managers, Process Owners, Sales Team, New Business Teams, Supply Chain, Product Management, Operations, Indirect Procurement, and other areas of Finance.

Location: Remote Working

About the role:

Manage French and Italian Credit Teams to deliver Cash, Debtor and DSO target.

Identify, investigate, and solve debtor relates queries.

Reviewing the debtors’ ledgers on a regular basis for unallocated/mis posted payments, ensuring these are corrected in a timely manner.

Providing reliable, accurate and up to date information of debtor’s balances, and demonstrating visibility of progress to senior managers.

Producing month end debtors reports with commentary and follow up actions for review.

Recording and managing disputes & contribute to the resolution to closure.

Recognise any irrecoverable debts and assist the Management Accountant in maintaining an accurate and realistic Bad Debt Provision.

Work with country management team, governance and audit teams to maintain good relationships and operate within governance, audit, local ways of working/legislation.

Generation of debtors reports to provide up to date information for production of cash forecasts.

Producing month end debtors reports with commentary and follow up actions for review.

Compile documentation to commence legal action as and when required.

Monitoring of the AR e-mail inbox, ensuring all appropriate inboxes e-mails are actioned in a timely manner.


What we’re looking for

Fluent English and Italian and preferable French

Ability to provide leadership, guidance and support using relevant tools and procedures to achieve high performing team and meet and exceed on set targets

Demonstrate key controls in place to meet Governance/internal/external audits

Ability to co-operate with EMEA Markets and understanding the priorities of the executive level and communicate solutions clearly.

A logical approach to troubleshooting, diagnosing, and resolving problems (technical and non- technical challenges within Accounts Receivable

Demonstrate the ability or have experience working in a fast-paced and changing environment.

To protect from bad debt losses by keen risk awareness and focus on aging debt,

Adhere to and operate within the agreed levels of authority

Capacity to take ownership of the managed service processes and seek continual service improvement opportunities

Experience managing EMEA teams and in performing at a high level

Excellent reporting and analytical skills; ability to document and communicate in written and verbal forms with ease


A bit about you

We are looking for someone who has an excellent analytical skills and ability to distil complex data into action orientated insight or information.

Approach your work with enthusiasm, positivity, and willingness to deliver the best results, whatever the challenge. 



We are RS Group.


RS Group is a global integrated omni-channel solutions partner for industrial B2B customers who design, build, and maintain industrial equipment and operations.  We are a FTSE 100 company with £2 billion in revenue, operating in 32 countries, shipping 60,000 parcels a day to over 1.2 million customers worldwide.

Our Vision is to be first choice for all our stakeholders, and we know that starts with our people. At RS we want everyone to show up to work as themselves and know that they will be supported and encouraged to develop and grow. We want work to be a place that excites and empowers, a place where you can be passionate and challenge people to think differently. 

We want to hire the best talent, people who share our values and understand that when we act with respect and humility, we can do great things.  That’s why we’ve put our purpose at the heart of our organisation, we want to make amazing happen for a better world. We empower our people to make a difference, innovate to make more possible and deliver to make it happen.


Are you ready to explore the possibilities?



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