Finding the right candidate for your credit manager jobs
There are certain skills which every credit control employee needs, and this is especially true of senior staff such as credit managers. While the individual requirements of each organisation is sure to be different, there are core skills which any credible credit manager cannot be without.
What you should look for
A key feature that should be on the CV of any serious credit manager job applicant is a qualification from the Institute of Credit Management (ICM). This will show that they have the capability to successfully perform the role, while it also reveals a commitment to their profession which has been nurtured over time.
They should also be very organised in order to deal with the day-to-day demands of the job, which can involve overseeing several different teams simultaneously in order to ensure a task is completed. Their work history should show some examples of team management, including the size and remit of those teams.
Strong interpersonal skills are also advantageous, as the successful credit manager candidate will need to communicate both internally with team members and externally with clients. Naturally, as someone who has progressed within the credit control sector, they will possess excellent numerical skills.
Understanding credit control issues
Every credit manager candidate should be aware of all the latest legislation and issues affecting the credit control industry.
For example, the problems facing landlords in the UK is one topic that has come under the scrutiny, specifically the difficulties posed by the introduction of new local housing allowance cuts. Any credible credit manager candidate will be well aware of this situation, so asking them about this could be a good indicator of their suitability.
The debate surrounding this issue centres on new rules that state a prospective tenant on housing benefits must be aged 35 or more before they can qualify for anything bigger than a single room in a shared house. Where once the maximum benefits permitted were 50% of the local average rent, it has now shrunk to just 30%, leaving many landlords concerned that people on this revised allowance will not be able to afford their properties.
Increased homeowner debt also means that many low earners may be soon be unable to live in the same living arrangements they enjoy now, with 69% of landlords expecting to have no tenants on this housing allowance in their properties.
Working with Portfolio Credit Control
Our team of recruitment consultants can help you find the right person for your credit manager jobs, their help and guidance can make your credit control recruitment process a much easier task.
We will assign you with a consultant as soon as you start working with us, and that same person will remain with you throughout the process, sourcing the best candidates and ensuring only the best people get sent to you for an interview. They can help find the ideal person for all kinds of jobs in credit control, from full time senior positions to temporary work, while if you are a jobseeker they can help match your skill set with one of our vacancies.