We are looking for a Credit Manager to join our Finance team based in Hoofddorp, Netherlands.

About Barentz

Barentz is a leading global life science and specialty performance ingredients distributor. The company sources branded specialty ingredients from leading manufacturers worldwide and its ingredient experts provide value-added technical support which includes pre-mixing, blending, ingredient formulation and ingredient testing from its state-of-the-art, customized formulation centers and application laboratories in EMEA, Americas and Asia-Pacific.

Established in 1953, Barentz has operations in more than 65 countries with a strong presence in Europe and North America, and a rapidly growing network in Latin America and Asia-Pacific. With an estimated turnover of €2.5 billion, the company employs over 2,000 people worldwide and serves more than 22,000 customers. For more information, visit: www.barentz.com.

About this role

Job Purpose

Managing the credit function within a country or area, ensuring compliance with credit policies and procedures, and providing guidance to customers and sales teams on credit matters.

Critical results

Carry out local processes, policies, and applications for credit & credit risk management in order to maintain a high quality of debt collection and minimize the risk of operational losses, without losing the commercial perspective of “making a profit”.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Manage the local credit management and credit risk management activities, balancing revenue maximization, credit risk minimization, and cash flow optimization.
  • Reduce overdue receivables and manage bad debts and write-offs, by effectively reporting, analyzing, and following up on collections.
  • Analyze the effectiveness of existing collections strategies and identify new opportunities for improvement.
  • Oversee the credit analysis and decision-making process, ensuring that decisions are made following company credit policies and procedures.
  • Analyse customer financial statements and other relevant information to assess creditworthiness and make informed credit decisions.
  • Manage the credit limit setting and credit review processes, ensuring that credit limits are appropriate and regularly reviewed.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with customers, sales teams, and other key stakeholders.
  • Manage the relationship with local Credit Insurance
  • Provide training and support to sales teams on credit policies and procedures.
  • Monitor and report on credit risks and make recommendations for credit risk mitigation strategies.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of new credit policies and procedures.
  • Keep abreast of changes in the economic and regulatory environment that impact the credit function.
  • Participate in other ad-hoc accounting projects as needed.



About You

Education / Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field
  • 5 or more years of experience in a relevant field or related management experience


  • Applies practical knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education and work experience.
  • Works independently with general supervision.
  • Problem-solving attitude
  • May influence others within the job area through explanation of facts, policies, and practices.

Key behavioral criteria

  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to make informed credit decisions based on financial information and market trends.
  • Excellent communication internal and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong relationships with customers and sales teams.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks and projects concurrently.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Familiarity with relevant regulatory requirements and industry standards.
  • Knowledge of financial software and systems.
  • Microsoft Office applications

Key interdependencies

  • Finance Manager
  • Country management
  • International Credit Managers
  • Sales department

Why Barentz?

Barentz is a fast-growing organization with an open culture and short lines of communication. We offer you the freedom and opportunity to operate independently within the set objectives and frameworks. Barentz is looking for employees who are creative, independent, and energetic and like to take on challenges. You like to work in a dynamic and rapidly changing environment, which requires a high degree of flexibility.

  • Competitive package including 27 days annual leave + bonus structure
  • An inspiring multinational company in a fast-growing and innovative business
  • Commuting allowance, up to 50 Kilometers one way
  • Flexible and hybrid working environment
  • Fringe benefits like private health care, private pension scheme, company Fitness scheme, etc.


If you feel excited reading the above and want to join our journey, please send your in English, by using the apply button. Any questions regarding this position, please contact Jill Lan: jill.lan@barentz.com.

Job ID: No.42