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Credit Manager in Manhattan Beach, CA at BetterJobs

Date Posted: 4/15/2019

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Job Description

Company Description

A 3.56-billion-dollar global leader in the performance and lifestyle footwear industry (as of year-end 2016), Skechers USA, Inc. designs, develops and markets more than 3,000 styles for men, women and children. Skechers' success stems from its employees, high-quality, varied product offering, diversified domestic and international distribution channels, and targeted multi-channel marketing.

The company offers two distinct footwear categories: a lifestyle division and performance footwear. Through licensing agreements, the company also offers branded apparel, bags, eyewear, toys, and more.

Celebrity product endorsees for Skechers' lifestyle collections include multi-platinum recording artists Camila Cabello and Meghan Trainor, actor Rob Lowe, model and actress Kelly Brook, TV personality Brooke Burke-Charvet, and athletic legends like David Ortiz, Joe Montana, Sugar Ray Leonard and Howie Long. The Skechers Performance Division's roster of elite athletes features marathon champion and Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi, elite runner Kara Goucher, and pro golfers Matt Kuchar, Brooke Henderson, Russell Knox, Wesley Bryan, Billy Andrade, Belén Mozo, Ashlan Ramsey and Colin Montgomerie.

The Company sells its footwear in department, specialty and independent stores, as well as through more than 2,300 Skechers retail stores and online at Beyond the United States, Skechers product is available in more than 160 countries and territories through an international network of subsidiaries in Canada, Japan, Europe and Latin America, joint ventures in Asia and the Middle East, and distributors around the world.

Headquartered in Manhattan Beach, California, Skechers is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SKX

Job Description

The Credit Manager is an integral member of the Skechers finance team and the growth of the brand.  They will oversee and coordinate the operation of the credit and collection staff processes.  This position requires a driven individual who encompasses strong analytical skills, is software systems savvy, and has excellent business acumen to support corporate and customer initiatives.


  • Plan, evaluate, and implement continuous process improvements in all department functions and processes
  • Establish and maintain strong working relations with the sales team and customers
  • Review new credit applications submitted by the sales staff and set credit lines based on the info provided
  • Update credit files on a regular basis for continuing customers
  • Contact bank institutions and credit references as necessary
  • Maintain communication with business owners and senior management personnel to update the performance of their operations, ensuring creditworthiness of the business
  • Communicate with customer personnel to quickly address matters and ensure proper follow up to optimize cash flow
  • Order and review credit reports published by outside credit agencies to monitor customer performance in the overall industry
  • Analyze financial statements to assess opportunities and growth potential
  • Analysis of A/R aging reports to maximize A/R turn and maintain strong cash flow
  • Analyze reports to reduce delinquencies as well as resolve and minimize unapproved cost deductions
  • Lead and guide a team of credit analysts; oversee performance of duties and responsibilities
  • Collaborate with Collections Manager and supervise actions of the collections staff
  • Ensure SOX audit compliance as well as approve and facilitate audit request
  • Manage the credit application and collections activities with a focus on efficiency and accuracy


  • Other duties as assigned


  • Yes


  • Ability to multi-task
  • Effective negotiation skills
  • Experience in preparing and analyzing financial reports
  • Strong analytical, data mining, and strategic problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills with proven ability to work effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Proven record leading a team to success through mentoring and coaching
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers, Skechers management, and cross-functional departments
  • Systems savvy and ability to work with different applications and databases

  • College degree preferred in Business or Finance
  • 3+ years credit management experience
  • 5+ years credit analysis experience

Job Requirements


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The skills, abilities and physical demands described are representative of those duties that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified for the job position, to perform the essential functions.

Additional Information


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel. The employee is occasionally required to sit for long period of times.  

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