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Accounts Receivable Manager - Retail

Department:  Controlling Lavazza Premium Coffee


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Job Purpose/Overview


At Lavazza, the Accounts Receivable Manager needs to manage and understand the end-to-end accounting process and have extensive background in retail and working knowledge of trade promotion management. The AR Manager will need to multi-task effectively and determine priorities within the retail channel. This role will be a liaison between accounts receivable, sales, finance, and marketing. Managing the process of monthly trade accrual meetings, collaborate with the FP&A team by providing trade related reporting, and working with the marketing team on any promotional deductions that flow into accounts receivable. 


The Accounts Receivable Manager will need to work in a team environment with strong leadership /team management skills, have the ability to meet tight deadlines, have keen attention to detail and strong organizational skills. In this role, this person will need to have a strong business judgement, leadership, & integrity and be able to clearly communicate to leadership when issues arise.

Location: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York 



Key Responsibilities


•    A key focal point in the role is identifying discrepancies in deductions related to all trade.
•    Oversees maintenance of all respective trade accruals.
•    Identifies and oversees the end-to-end trade performance management function.
•    Ownership of the entire Retail A/R portfolio; keeping aging within company standards as defined by leadership.
•    Working knowledge on BIG BOX retail customers, Mass merchants, & E-commerce customers.
•    Execute and improve key strategies on collection process and deduction management clearing.
•    Collaborate with finance on all trade related accruals to ensure accuracy of month-to-month accruals.
•    Ensures timeliness and accuracy of executing various reports and SAP transactions in accordance with policies and procedures.
•    Develop and track monthly KPI’s respective to leadership goals.
•    Develop new and efficient processes around A/R.
•    Oversee reconciliation of payments made via credit card.
•    Collaborate with order hold stake holders to ensure timeliness of order release.
•    Additionally, any ad-hoc reporting needed related to invoices & deductions.


Job Specifications/Qualifications


•    Four-year college degree from an accredited institution, Finance or Accounting preferred

•    Knowledge and understanding of order to cash, ERP systems and accounting is a must
•    Proficient: Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point),
•    Working knowledge of accounting, excellent written and oral communication
•    Accuracy and attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills
•    SAP experience a plus

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