The DNA of an International Credit Director

Key Technical Skills

  • To create an environment where there is a continuum of highly accelerated cash released from A/R into the enterprise
  • To understand and quantify financial risk to the enterprise and to articulate and communicate the magnitude of the risk at 360 degrees
  • To understand, quantify and explain the impact of financial loss to the enterprise
  • To understand and manage the cultural and legal diversity of the territories within the portfolio
  • To be the trusted source of identification of opportunities for generating incremental revenue at tolerable financial risk
  • To be instrumental in the creation of an efficient OTC model with extremely low defect tolerance
  • To create an organisational model that completely caters for the needs of the enterprise
  • To manage the functional budget and deliver the best people, systems and processes in support of the enterprise
  • To be the sole provider of expertise in relation to organisational development

Behavioural Characteristics of an International Credit Director

  • Deep understanding of the Business
  • The ability to sell your enterprise, function and yourself effectively in the market place
  • Integrity and Ethical Standards
  • Perspective on Risk
  • Result Oriented Nature
  • Leadership Skills
  • Demonstrate well attuned political skills when dealing internally, with clients and other 3rd Parties

Behavioural Competencies

  • Communication Skills
  • Results Driven
  • Drive & Energy
  • Impact & Influence
  • Breadth of Thinking