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Head Of Debt Strategy

Walsall, West Midlands

Closing date May 7th 2021

Salary Competitive salary

37 Hours

1 Position Available

Key Responsibilities:

  • The leadership and evolvement of an effective Billing and Collections function
  • Develop leaders and managers who are committed to growing others within the company to drive performance
  • The development and implementation of effective billing and collection strategies with key stakeholders and processes in the operation to support delivery
  • Manage budget covering manpower and non manpower costs and supply chain
  • Delivery of billing and collections targets in year and for aged debt
  • Manage the performance of third parties as part of the overall strategy
  • Develop a culture of continuous improvement within the area
  • Support the delivery of client 5 year plan including the development and delivery of an Income and Debt strategy and readiness of processes and service teams to deliver these strategies
  • Clearly and effectively communicates service culture, values and vision
  • Serve the operation and wider business effectively in line with company values

Experience:

  • Proven record of gap analysis of policy and process against industry and wider best practice with recommended change plan to address
  • Knowledge/experience of technology/data to drive process and performance
  • Detailed analysis of debt portfolios, identifying trends and levers to improve performance
  • Leading teams through change
  • Managing positive customer experience through a step change in collections approach
  • Strong knowledge of wider support networks for financial vulnerable customers
  • Driving improved performance from partners

Skills:

  • Highly organised and an excellent communicator
  • Strong stakeholder management skills, with an ability to influence outcomes
  • .Strong analysis skills, using data from a variety of sources to support decisions and to align others with the organisation's overall strategy
  • Ability to set clear and challenging goals while committing the team to improve performance; tenacious and accountable in driving results
  • Ability to work closely with the Exec teams and peers in the senior team to develop and execute effective collections and income activity

Personal Characteristics:

  • Comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty; able to adapt nimbly and lead others through complex situations
  • A risk-taker who seeks data and input from others to foresee possible threats or unintended circumstances from decisions; someone who takes smart risks
  • A leader who is viewed by others as having a high degree of integrity and forethought in their approach to making decisions; the ability to act in a transparent and consistent manner while always taking into account what is best for the organisation.
  • An entrepreneurial and creative approach to developing new and innovative ideas that will stretch the operation, and push the boundaries within the industry
  • Ability to effectively balance the desire/need for broad change with an understanding of how much change the operation is capable of handling, to create realistic goals and implementation of plans that are achievable and successful.
  • A leader who is self-reflective and aware of their own limitations; leads by example and drives the organisation's performance with an attitude of continuous improvement by being open to feedback and self-improvement.

Qualifications:

  • Ideally a Graduate/professional qualification or equivalent
  • Diploma or above in in Management / Leadership would be desirable


If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you please send your CV & Covering letter to: iwanttowork@echo-ms.com

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