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Accounts Receivable / Credit Controller (8 Month Contract)

Auckland, NZ
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 15, 2024

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Job Role
Accounts Receivable
Contract Type
Full Time

Work for a global company with some of the world's most trusted and iconic brands.

Be part of an exciting business where employees are recognised and career growth is nurtured.

Bluebird Foods Ltd, proudly in NZ for 70 years, we are the leader in Salty Snacks and well known for our most loved and trusted range such as Bluebird Originals, Doritos, Copper Kettle, Grain Waves, Twisties and Cheetos! As part of PepsiCo, we were recognised as a Top Employer consecutively in 2021, 2022 and 2023!

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our Bluebird Team as a Account Receivable / Credit Controller on a 8 Month Contract until the end of 2024! This position will play a crucial role in managing Traditional Trade customer accounts through maintaining regular communication with customers, identifying and pursuing overdue accounts to help reduce bad debt provisions.


In this role you will:
  • In collaboration with Sales and SSC, ensure timely follow up of Traditional Trade customers with overdue debtors to minimise aged portfolio of customers across remaining traditional trade customers (excluding grocery and the top 30 traditional trade customers in New Zealand).
  • Call Traditional Trade customers who are not providing remittance and not paying to statement to help set up remittance payment process.
  • Set up Direct Debit payment method for all Traditional Trade customers who are not linked to Head office account and have credit terms $5,000 or below.
  • Work closely with Account Managers, Customer service, Sales Admin and Commercial Finance teams to any non claim and invoice transaction in the AR Tracker are processed in a timely manner (within 60days); resolve any pending issues/claims.
  • Assist in digitalisation of payments for Traditional trade customers
  • Assist in increasing the automation for the AI tool High Radius
  • Manage ongoing relationship with internal and external service providers (E.g. Equifax, IBM, GBS, MBS, Commercial Finance team, Sales team and customers etc).
  • Lead, recommend and support implementation of cross functional process improvements with a focus on efficiency and controls
  • Identify opportunities for improved controls/processes and work with key stakeholders across business to develop and implement system enhancements/process automation (Process control and improvement


To be successful in this role, you will have:
  • SAP - Accounts Receivable
  • Accounts Receivable and credit control knowledge
  • At least 5+ years of relevant experience working on ERP solutions preferably SAP
  • Cross functional collaboration skills
  • Negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • Strong administration and management skills
  • Proven problem-solving capabilities with ability to challenge status quo
  • Experience of driving successful projects and working with clients to deliver project objectives
  • Professional qualification is an added advantage
  • Working with shared services environment will be an advantage

About PepsiCo:

We are a progressive and people-focused business and believe our diverse workforce is the key to our success. Because we value our employees and their families, we offer an agile and flexible working environment with an emphasis on work life balance and health, as well as plenty of learning opportunities and room to grow your career. We offer you:
  • An opportunity to join a Global FMCG Company and a Top Employer of Choice!
  • A competitive benefits package
  • Bluebird Product Perks
  • Health and Wellness Programs
  • Free access to our new onsite Gym 24/7
  • Free Car Park and Subsidised Staff Canteen

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