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Smithfield Foods, Inc.

Credit/Collections Coordinator

Smithfield Foods, Inc. - Lisle, IL


The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job. Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.

Team members support a focus on building strong customer relationships, critical to the success of our customers and to the company.  As part of the customer accounting team, this position authorizes credit and maintains a large customer portfolio.


Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:

Manage a trade credit portfolio of $100 million.

Review credit applications and extend appropriate levels of credit.

Determine customer credit worthiness using financials and D&B.

Proactively monitor and maintain accurate customer credit files.

Facilitate shipment of customer orders currently outside of established credit parameters.

Monitor and identify associated risk.

Develop excellent working relationships with internal and external customers.

Work with customers to remove barriers to payment.

Partner with sales team to resolve credit issues.

Create and prepare monthly reports for presentation to leadership.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university in Finance, Accounting, Business or related major and 5 years of progressive experience in credit and collections or other related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

SAP experience, preferred.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong inter-personal skills.

Demonstrated proficiency in Word and Excel.

Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet deadlines.

Innovative thinking, with strong problem solving and analytical skills.

Customer focused.

Foreign language a plus.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibilities. 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Frequently required to sit; stand; walk; reach with hands and arms.

Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance, vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.

Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Corporate working environment.

Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by la


17 days 23 hours ago

Smithfield Foods, Inc.


Credit/Collections Coordinator Smithfield Foods, Inc. - Lisle, IL, United States


Location: Lisle, IL

Company Profile:
From our small town beginning in Smithfield, Virginia, Smithfield Foods has grown into a global food company with a presence in 12 countries. Regardless of the size and scope of our business, we always conduct ourselves with respect for our animals, communities, customers, employees and the environment. Our philosophy has served us well and we are committed to providing Good food. Responsibly.® so you can confidently share great meals and memories with family and friends.