Accounts Receivable Senior Analyst (Credit)

Costa Rica, San Jose

Accounts Receivable Senior Analyst (Credit)

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

Performs a variety of roles related with Credit analysis and Risk Management responsibilities. This individual is responsible for analyzing different sources of information: financials, credit bureau´s reports, bank/trade references and historic data. The Credit Analyst will also be able to determine and/or suggest credit lines to be granted even when a higher approval is needed based on the Credit Policy. The analyst will provide documentation support for the credit analysis and decisions about customers, being responsible for maintaining documentation updated for each customer.

Control and monitor the Order Management process to determine the fact of releasing orders based on different credit factors. Proactively work in the Portfolio maintenance´s activities to ensure proper credit conditions are set and avoid unnecessary backlog of orders.

Key responsibilities:

  • Control and monitor the Order Management process to determine the fact of releasing or not an order based on an internal/external assessment. To provide a high level of customer service when exchanging credit/order release information with internal and external´s customers while complying with the established KPI´s and SLA´s.
  • Perform Credit and Risk Management analysis to determine credit limits of existing and/or new/prospective clients. Adhere to credit policy and guidelines following the appropriate approvals based on the credit approval matrix Present to Management timely and accurate reports on Credit information, customer data and terms approved.
  • Portfolio maintenance´s activity is key to ensure proper credit conditions are set based different factors such as: payment history behavior, financial scores, or any other credit risk factors, considering as well any increase or decrease on sales to maximize sales opportunities, cash collection while mitigate credit risk and minimize receivables exposure.
  • Make sure periodic reviews already scheduled are done on time, proactively work on Credit Limits exceeded (Ad-hoc reviews).
  • Daily Tax exemption`s entries in the system, proactive searches, and data base maintenance.

Key requirements:

  • 2 to 3 years of experience within the related position, proven ability to negotiate with sales/customers, data analysis of credit reports and order management processes.
  • Share Service Center experience is a plus.
  • Experience working in objectives based on key process Indicators.
  • Highly preferred ERP (SAP) and intermediate Excel skills (including lookups and pivot tables).
  • Technical or bachelor degree Business Administration, Accounting and/or any related field.
  • Level of English between 80% to 95% written and oral.

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Reference: R32661