LyondellBasell Industries Sr. Credit Assistant in Houston, Texas

*The Senior Credit Assistant acts as a local bridge between the Credit Assistant team, the Commercial and the Supply chain organizations. The key activity is to act as a focal point for both the Credit team and the local commercial staff in all credit overdue and receivable related activities. Additionally the Senior Credit Assistant is responsible for all payment related issues for all customers under his/her responsibility. *

  • Responsibilities and Accountabilities:*

  • Responsible for collections and issues resolution on his/her accounts receivable portfolio.

  • Will monitor the collection issues due to incorrect invoices. This includes all types of errors possible: address- payment terms-name-VAT-price-quantity-quality… and late payments related to cash flow issues.

  • Responsible for following the escalation process in place to ensure prompt issue resolution for his/her assigned portfolio.

  • Responsible for providing and reviewing a root cause analysis report related to payment issues

  • Responsible for accounts clean up on balances, refunds, reconciliation of accounts, sending out account statements to customers.

  • Responsible for providing a quarterly 60 days overdue dispute management overview.

  • Will monitor the payment performance of the customers in the assigned portfolio and will present to sales payment delay issues.

  • Will act as internal focal point for all cash application matters and will liaise/ support the AR team.

  • Will be the prime contact with Sales, Pricing, Order Fulfillment and the Customers for all overdue and payment issue.

  • Qualifications:*

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • 2+ years of relevant finance / accounting experience.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required to interact with internal and external customers.

  • Requires a degree of independence in completing job responsibilities prior to issue escalation.

  • Must be able to maintain professional relationships with Business, Pricing, and Sales groups.

  • Languages: Fluent in English and Spanish

  • IT literate: Solid grasp of Microsoft Office applications and knowledge of SAP is preferred.

  • Critical Competencies/Behaviors:*

  • Unquestionable, Impeccable Ethics and Integrity: will not waiver from doing the right thing under any circumstances; objective at all times and in all situations, always operates free from bias.

  • Decision Quality: makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; sought out by others for advice and solutions.

  • Drive for Results: can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.

  • Negotiating: can negotiate skillfully in tough situations with both internal and external groups; can settle differences with minimum noise; can win concessions without damaging relationships; can be both direct and forceful but also diplomatic; quickly gains trust of other parties to the negotiations; has a good sense of timing.

  • Strategic Agility: capacity for strategic thinking as well as high attention to detail; sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; able to communicate clearly and concisely, both in written and verbal formats, within a multi-cultural environment;

  • High intelligence, focus, energy and drive, professional sophistication, detail and results oriented and able to perform well in a fast-paced, rapid-growth environment where there is a continuing commitment to the highest quality of operations and staff.

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the world’s largest plastics, chemical and refining companies and a member of the S&P 500. LyondellBasell ( manufactures products at 55 sites in 17 countries. LyondellBasell products and technologies are used to make items that improve the quality of life for people around the world including; packaging, electronics, automotive parts, home furnishings, construction materials and biofuels.

Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.

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LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.