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Collection Specialist

The right location.
The right product.
The right expertise.
The right career.
You'll find it with us! Airgas is a company of doers, not talkers.
Our associates would rather roll up their sleeves and get the job done than write a memo.
They embrace change, instead of running from it.
This entrepreneurial spirit has fueled Airgas' growth from a small Connecticut packaged gas operation in 1982 to America's largest supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases and welding and safety supplies.
At Airgas, you have the opportunity to make your mark as an individual, backed by a business that gives you the tools, training and products to succeed.
Airgas is organized into four new Divisions, each with its own Business Support Center (BSC) which provides accounting and administrative services to the Division and its Region Companies.
As part of this alignment and BSC expansion, we have several outstanding opportunities available on our Collections Team.
The Role:
The Collection Specialist is responsible for the daily tasks related to collection efforts of a portfolio of customer accounts.
This role is accountable to perform business to business collections , research problems, work with internal and external customers to issue credits, correct invoices, pricing, etc.
, while providing outstanding customer service to all.
In addition, recognition of significant credit risks and escalation of these matters are critical.
QualificationsQualifications Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalent; Associates Degree or 2 years of college in accounting or business is preferred.
Previous business-to-business collection experience is required .
Demonstrated understanding of quality customer service and the relationship to collection efforts .
Experience with SAP and/or ERP systems a plus.
Basic Excel experience is preferred.
Ability to manage multiple priorities.
Preferred Qualifications:
Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years previous collections experience.
National Accounts experience is essential for certain openings .
Must have strong computer skills with basic knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Must demonstrate outstanding customer service, ability to consistently handle multiple priorities and deliver results.
Demonstrated planning skills and outstanding personal relationship skills.
The successful candidate takes ownership and creates solutions and enjoys working "hands-on" in a high-volume, fast-paced work environment.
Must demonstrate a positive attitude; communicate directly and honestly as demonstrated by previous work experience and performance.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Is a role model for expected performance on the job.
Airgas is recognized by customers coast to coast as a premier provider of high-quality products, services and expertise, and by investors as one of the fastest growing companies on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:
ARG).
We combine a strong national presence with personal, local service.
Our associates work in an organizational structure that encourages decision-making close to the customer, so national strategies lead to local success, branch by branch.
We understand that customer relationships are built at the local level.
That is why Airgas provides its businesses with the support they need to meet their customers' needs and grow.
At Airgas, you have the opportunity to make your mark as an individual, backed by a business that gives you the tools, training and products to succeed.
Airgas is an equal opportunity employer and promotes a drug free workplace.
EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability

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