Accounts Receivable Supervisor
Rutherford Cross
April 5, 2024
Fochabers, United Kingdom
Job Type
Industry and Commerce
Commercial Finance
Salary Guide


The Company:

Baxters Food Group is a fourth-generation privately owned entrepreneurial business which specialises in the manufacturing of premium quality, primarily branded, food products. The Group's product range includes soup, beetroot, chutney, condiments, preserves and meal options.

Since Baxters began operation in 1868 a lot has changed, but their dedication to making only the best quality products has always been at the core of everything they do. The Baxters brand has grown from a humble village store to a global brand with a turnover of circa £450m.

With the sheer scale of operation, Baxters now has sites based throughout the UK and food manufacturing operations in the USA, Australia, and Poland. The science and technology that underlies their process today may be far removed from the little village shop that started it all in Fochabers, but the ethos remains the same - “Be different, be better”.

Baxters now find their products being sold in major supermarket chains such as Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and many more, which has contributed to the large-scale growth of the business. Baxters’ Head Quarters is situated just off Charlotte Square in Edinburgh and oversees the UK & European operation based in Fochabers.

The European Business has a turnover of circa £140m across their sites, which also incorporates two specialist manufacturers, Manor Vinegar, one of Europe’s largest vinegar producers, and Orexis Fresh Foods, a leading London-based chilled foods business specialising in ready-to-eat products.

The Role:

  • Manage the Accounts Receivable function for the BFG and Manor Business Units
  • Build and develop strong relationships with BFG and Manor customers to ensure prompt payments
  • Administer customer accounts and pricing changes
  • Manage credit risk and take prompt action when credit limits or payment terms are exceeded
  • Conduct bi-annual reviews of credit limits and changes are appropriately authorised
  • Work with other departments to ensure payment issues are resolved accurately and quickly
  • Administer the month-end AR close and ensure balance sheet reconciliations are completed
  • Ensure adherence to all financial and internal controls
  • Reply to customer and internal emails to maintain the flow of the AR inbox
  • Implement new procedures where relevant to drive efficiency and autonomy
  • Supervise team members working within Accounts Receivable with a strong emphasis on teamwork, and liaise with management on team progress and development needs

The Individual:

  • High capability relating to the Baxters Behavioural Standards
  • Existing Credit Control experience essential
  • Knowledge of large accounts, particularly major Supermarkets, and administration of Trade Management
  • Experience of working with finance software, in particular, Oracle
  • A good understanding of accounting practices and experience within a Finance department
  • Able to utilise Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel at a high level
  • Able to work to busy deadlines
  • Strong data entry skills and a keen eye for detail

Baxters Behavioural Standards:

Work Together

  • Works well with others
  • Behaves positively and sets an example to others
  • Is enthusiastic and committed at all times

Be Better

  • Looks for ways to improve things and solves problems
  • Develops own skills to get better
  • Has a consistently high standard of work
  • Operates competently without supervision

Be Respectful

  • Always treats people with dignity and respect
  • Treats everyone in a fair and consistent manner
  • Manages emotions when dealing with difficult people or situations
  • Relates well to all types of people and at all levels

Get Results

  • Sets measures and standards and regularly reviews against these
  • Holds self accountable for personal objectives & gets support from others
  • Plans & prioritises and is flexible to change when necessary
  • Is clear what needs to be done to be successful & achieves the standard

What to Do Next:

To find out more about the role, please contact Baxters’ retained advisor, Nadia Stahl at Rutherford Cross - [email protected].

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