Credit Manager

Date: Nov 18, 2022

Location: Surrey, BC, CA, V3V 4G4

Company: Sonepar

Sonepar Canada is an independent family-owned company with global market leadership in the business-to-business distribution of electrical, industrial and safety products and related solutions. We are a proud member of the Sonepar Group, the world's largest privately-held electrical distributor. In Canada, we are represented by 7 locally managed electrical and industrial distributors and have over 114 locations with coverage in all 9 provinces.

Why Join Us?  

  • You will be joining a market leader with over 40 years of experience to help you elevate your potential.  
  • You will be working for the world's #1 privately held business to business distributor of electrical products and related solutions.  
  • We house the largest inventory to better service our customers and deliver on sales commitments.  
  • We are passionate about offering our employees challenges, responsibilities, coaching and learning opportunities to bring their careers to the next level.
  • In-depth process and product training provided by a mentored approach, and product knowledge sessions.

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Under the direction of the Director of Credit, the Credit Manager will be based out of our Surrey, BC head office and accountable for results associated with the management of the Accounts Receivable portfolio of Op Co’s within Sonepar Canada. Major responsibilities include credit risk management, establishing and maintaining key relationships with both internal and external customers, and managing a staff of credit professionals.





  • Lead the OpCo Credit team within the Sonepar Canada framework to be best-in-class, and execute core deliverables in a high performance culture.
  • Establish, implement and maintain standards of excellence for Credit functions and personnel. Use KPIs to measure and report actual results versus standards.
  • Manage the professional development of direct reports including technical, communication and supervisory skills.
  • Develop, maintain, and manage communication relationships with internal stakeholders and key external customers.
  • Representing the Credit function for the region.
  • Develop and manage business relationships with the Executive, Sales, Branch & Finance functions. Ensure that the Credit related business needs of all parties are fulfilled.
  • Prepare, distribute and discuss various reports on a regular basis with OpCo management.
  • Manage the Accounts Receivable assets of the region of responsibility with a focus on the following:
  • Maximize working capital position
  • Minimize bad debt write offs by maintaining effective risk management processes and protocols through to ultimate disposition
  • Establish and maintain effective and efficient credit worthiness processes and a disciplined collection framework.
  • Manage credit terms for all customers and develop alternative methods to securely sell.
  • Ensure and enforce all pertinent regulatory compliance as related to federal & provincial statutes. Monitor federal and provincial legislation for changes to the regulatory environment.
  • Prepare various reports to communicate performance and other measurements as required.
  • Represent the Company at industry credit meetings, trade functions and other external events.
  • Travel to meet with key customers, general meetings, conferences, etc. 
  • other duties as required.



  •  10+ years in a credit management role preferrably in construction credit, with supervisory experience.
  • CCP Designation or equivalent is required.
  • Superior relationship and business management skills.
  • Superior communication skills (verbal, written and presentation).
  • College or University Diploma/Degree preferred.
  • Credit contact workflow software experience preferred (coAction, GetPaid, Akritiv, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office required.

Benefits & Perks

  • We offer a competitive salary, plus a full set of benefits, including:
  • Flexible benefits program allowing you to choose from options that best fit you and your dependents’ needs. Benefit options include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Spending Account & RRSP matching.
  • Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Discounts and a career path.
  • Regardless of your benefits program, you will receive company paid Life Insurance, and employee paid disability.


We are interested in knowing you more. Start an exciting new career and enjoy many employee benefits by applying online. Sonepar Canada is thankful for your interest in joining the team, only individuals selected for interview will be contacted.    


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Sonepar is committed to providing a safe environment for our employees, customers, and the communities we serve. We believe the COVID vaccination adds a layer of protection that complements the extensive and necessary health and safety protocols that we have taken to date. In order to be considered for employment at any Sonepar location you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.