Atlanta Main, US

Location Details:  Atlanta, GA

Title:  Sr Manager, Credit & Risk Management, F&A, Americas

Sr. Credit & Risk Manager

Join us and develop your career while creating a more sustainable future! You’ll be part of a global team of more than 5,000 people and 60 nationalities, where diverse perspectives are valued and you can bring your authentic self to work every day. At Kemira you are empowered to reach your full potential, deliver innovation, and make an impact. We embrace a growth mindset, so we can deliver more value to our customers and communities. 


Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemistry for water intensive industries. For more than 100 years, our chemistry has advanced human progress and quality of life. Kemira’s solutions help our customers in the pulp and paper, water, and energy industries clean water, save energy and use natural resources responsibly, while improving their productivity and enabling more sustainable business. We call it chemistry with a purpose, better every day.


In this role, you will have the flexibility to organize your work between office and remote, in a hybrid work culture.


We are seeking a motivated and business minded Sr. Credit & Risk Manager to join the Americas Finance & Accounting unit of Kemira’s CFO Organization. The role will have credit, receivables and risk management responsibility for the $1.2+ billion Americas region of Kemira and reports to the VP, Finance & Accounting, Americas.


The position also serves as a key regional contributor to the global credit policies and processes. The role is located in Atlanta, GA (Parkwood).


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Responsible for directing and making financially sound credit decisions for customer accounts across North and South America, with higher day-to-day focus on US and Canadian customers.
  • Manage a seven member US team of credit and receivables, and three team members based in Brazil. Direct reports include a North America manager of receivables, South America manager of credit & receivables, and two North America credit specialists.
  • Collaborate constructively with commercial teams to assess business opportunities balanced against financial risk.
  • Manage the regional insurance policies with brokers, including support on claims and coverage reviews. Serve as primary internal liason between the business and brokers/insurers for insurance matters.
  • Manage the bank credit facility for factored customer invoices.
  • Utilize credit tools in SAP, Dun & Bradstreet, and Credit Risk Monitor to properly assess and manage the credit function in a process driven manner.
  • Maintain compliance with internal controls and support audit and other control based activities.
  • Participate in global process improvements and initiatives.


What you can expect from us:

  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth in a global environment
  • Benefits package including annual bonus and attractive 401K savings
  • Employment in a stable company with an established position in the market
  • A multicultural and positive working environment


What you’ll bring to the team:

  • Bachelors and/or Master’s degree in Finance or other relevant business concentration
  • Minimum 10 years relevant commercial credit experience, preferably 3-4 years as manager
  • Large ERP platform experience; SAP expertise a plus
  • Ability to read and understand credit ratings
  • Ability to apply financial analysis, quantitative and qualitative credit assessments
  • Ability to influence and build relationships in a global cross-functional organization
  • Confidence to take positions on important issues while working in professional and collaborative manner
  • Ability to work both strategically and hands on to support daily business needs


Join Kemira and create better every day


Please apply with CV at kemira.com/careers.


Kemira is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to further develop our  diverse and inclusive workplace​.


Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemical solutions for water intensive industries. We provide best suited products and expertise to improve our customers’ product quality, process and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, water treatment and oil & gas. In 2021, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.7 billion and around 5,000 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.