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Credit & Collections Specialist

Lutz, FL, US, 33559

Preferred Materials Inc


Job ID:  389659


Preferred Materials, Inc., a CRH Company, is the leading vertically integrated supplier of construction materials, and construction/paving services in the United States.  Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, the Preferred Materials Region has facilities throughout the State of Florida, as well as Coastal Georgia and South Carolina.  Companies within the Preferred Region are leading providers of ready mix concrete, concrete block, aggregate materials, hot mix and warm mix asphalt, as well as design-build and conventional-bid-build solutions for roadway and civil construction projects.  Preferred is committed to being a great place to work, and to attracting and retaining exceptional employees.  We promote a strong safety culture, and have dedicated professionals who are focused on their own safety and the safety of their co-workers.


Summary and Job Scope:  This position will provide vital support to our team by acting as the collector and liaison between Sales and customers. This person will handle important administrative tasks as well as support responsibilities for the department.


Individual must be able to work accurately and with great attention to detail. Excellent communication skills as they will be working with other departments providing service to both internal and external customers. This position will require superb clerical skills, together with computing and data entry skills.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Monitor aged receivables for assigned A/R accounts and make collection calls as necessary for any outstanding customer payments within the assigned portfolio.
  • Add account update notes to ViewPoint regularly for accounts over payment terms.
  • Perform customer account reconciliations, review, research, and submit disputed balances to sales for resolution.
  • Communicate troubled accounts and escalate potential risk to Collections Manager
  • Track and record liens and bond claims by filing the proper paperwork in a timely fashion based on the state’s lien laws
  • Prepare accounts to submit to legal or collections.
  • Provide notes for meetings reports.
  • Participate in monthly calls between the Sales Reps and Sales Managers
  • Attend monthly trade meetings as assigned such as NACM
  • Provide necessary payment information for posting to the Cash application department.
  • Assist in training new team members as needed.



Support responsibilities:

  • Cover for assigned collector during absences/PTO.
  • Assist Collections Manager in additional tasks as needed.









  • Intermediate user of Microsoft Office Suite and intermediate Excel skills
  • ViewPoint experience is a plus
  • Lien Law knowledge is a plus.
  • Possess strong time management skills and exceptional problem-solving skills
  • Possess excellent organizational skills, aptitude to focus on tasks until complete, and ability to prioritize to meet deadlines
  • Must have outstanding math skills and attention to detail
  • Establish and maintain a good business relationship with co-workers, internal and external customers.
  • Capable of conducting independent research
  • Open to change and willing to learn new skills
  • Positive, upbeat, friendly attitude and mind-set
  • Commitment to providing extraordinary customer service
  • Capacity to follow up on pending issues
  • Dedication to accuracy and attention to detail
  • Familiarity with the industry would be a plus
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent  
  • 3+ of Collections experience


Key Attributes:


  • Flexibility
  • Ability to negotiate/liaison
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to recognize and decipher complex problems
  • Ability to multitask
  • Outstanding soft skills
  • Fosters teamwork and cooperation and be able to collaborate and work effectively across departments within the organization to achieve goals


What CRH Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion



About CRH


CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.


If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


Preferred Materials, Inc., a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link




Date Posted:  Jun 24, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Tampa

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