Job Description

Carpenter Co has an entry level career opportunity available for a Credit Specialist at our Corporate office in Richmond, VA. This position will work as a member of our hard working Credit department. The Credit Specialist performs a variety of complex customer dispute resolution functions to assist the North American Carpenter locations in resolving disputes. Additionally, the Credit Specialist will initiate credit memo request forms where the customer position has been proven correct and ensures that proper supporting documentation is provided for chargebacks that are deemed collectable.

Job Responsibilities

    • Identifies and investigates chargebacks to determine appropriate resolution or disposition.
    • Research and analyze remittance advices to determine nature of dispute creating chargeback.
    • Reconcile and apply credit memos to chargebacks as appropriate and relevant.
    • Inquires by telephone and in writing to customers, salesmen and/or North American Carpenter locations to resolve chargeback issues.
    • Contacts customers to arrange for the payment of collectable chargebacks. As necessary, elevates the customer contact to a decision maker and documents the status of collection efforts.
    • Responds to requests from customer, salesmen and/or North American Carpenter locations to assist in resolution of chargebacks.
    • Interacts with North American Carpenter locations regarding billing and documentation policies, procedures, and pricing to resolve causes of chargebacks.
    • Prepares credit memo request forms as appropriate.
    • Serves as key contact with other department representatives to resolve chargeback issues.
    • Collects and summarizes data for preparation of reports.

Skills / Requirements

  • Associates degree, preferred
  • 1+ years of commercial credit and collections experience, preferred
  • Strong written and oral communication skills to interact professionally with customers and individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience with MS Word and Excel
  • Strong negotiating experience is preferred

Important Notes

No phone calls or agencies, please.

Carpenter Co. is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or other legally protected characteristic.