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Credit Controller

Date:  11-Nov-2022

Johannesburg, GT, ZA

Type of work:  On site





Credit Controller


Position Snapshot

  • Type of work: On site 
  • Type of Contract: Open-ended/permanent 
  • Full time 
  • Location: [[city]],  [[country]] 


The Company:

Bridgestone in Europe, CIS, Middle East, India and Africa (BSEMIA), headquartered in Zaventem (Belgium), is a subsidiary of  Bridgestone Corporation, a global leader providing sustainable mobility and advanced solutions.

In addition to our premium tire products, we offer a growing portfolio of tire-centric and mobility solutions. Together with our partners and guided by "Serving Society with Superior Quality”, that has been our mission since Shojiro Ishibashi founded Bridgestone in 1931, we are  working to accelerate sustainable mobility innovations and solutions. Through innovative technology,  we are committed to easier, safer, smoother and seamless mobility for our society and customers improving how people move, live, work and play .

Bridgestone also benefits from a significant retail network throughout the region – in fact our retail presence in the EMIA region is the largest in the tire industry. Through 17 distinct retail partners, we have around 3,500 outlets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa as well as around 2,500 outlets through our partner network in India. This network offers a selection of services, concepts and mobility solutions.

At Bridgestone we pride ourselves on the strong relationships we maintain with everyday drivers and this extensive retail network is one of the core reasons why.



Bridgestone EMIA


In line with the “Bridgestone Essence”, our work environment is based on integrity and teamwork, where everyone can learn from each other and contribute with their own ideas in achieving the coming goals.

We want to hear from people who can take the challenge, unleash their creative potential and contribute to the company success demonstrating ownership, courage and agility. We want you to develop your skills, expand your knowledge and be proud of your work.


Role Summary:


We are looking for a Credit Controller reporting directly to the Group Credit Manager based at Bridgestone’s Head Office in Midrand. You will be responsible for collecting debts from our company debtors, evaluating new credit requests, ensuring timely payments of company debts, processing invoices, maintaining sales ledgers, and providing administrative support.



  • Analyse and evaluate the credit worthy of our customers, analysis of financial statements, contacts with our credit insurer
  • Establish and monitor credit limits
  • Active collection of outstanding invoices by phone, e-mail, or other means (e.g. automated dunning procedures)
  • Continuously working on the DSO
  • Follow-up the whole credit limit process; releasing the orders, blocking the customers, updating credit limits.
  • Deciding on block shipments in consultation with the Credit / Finance manager.
  • Minimize bad debt exposure
  • Close cooperation with our internal stakeholder
  • Report generating, writing, and compiling


 Reconciliation of Vendor Statements:

  • Statements
  • Reconciliation Sheets
  • Remittances
  • Unpaid Report
  • Requesting of outstanding invoices


Required Capabilities:

  • Close cooperation with all relevant internal stakeholders,
  • Transparent and prompt communication regarding credit analysis with internal and external stakeholders, clients, customers, and vendors,
  • Strong interpersonal skills,
  • Unquestionable professionalism showcased to all internal and external parties,
  • Meticulous in the manner of approach and line of questioning,
  • Quantitative analysis skills,
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional working client relationships, both internally and externally at all levels.
  • Ability to work independently but being a team player
  • Accurate, hands-on, and flexible
  • A positive attitude and a growth mindset


    Role requirements:

  • Bachelor’s in finance/ Credit Management and accounting or equivalent through experience
  • Knowledge of SAP will be advantageous
  • Relevant working experience of national and government accounts
  • Strong legislative knowledge

Bridgestone Behaviours

Qualified candidates need to demonstrate the following behaviours:

  • Agility – to work in a matrix, complex and fast paced environment.
  • Courage – to share ideas, challenge the status quo.
  • Ownership – to see the bigger picture and take ownership by thinking and acting beyond the role (self-starter).


Why should you apply?   

  • We are passionate about our people and want to offer them the opportunity to develop and grow.
  • You never stop learning. You will have the possibility to develop yourself via our Learning Management System that is also connected to LinkedIn Learning.
  • Bridgestone as a global company drives your career to the next level by offering you possibilities to work in an international setting.
  • You will have the opportunity to work with leading technologies.
  • You will have the opportunity to experience a dynamic and challenging environment and work on different and innovative projects. 
  • We help you to drive your career path onward and upward work in a culture of feedback that recognizes you and helps your development.
  • You will work in a healthy and safety environment, as safety is a key priority area in Bridgestone.
  • You will have the opportunity to participate in our Corporate Social Responsibility activities. 





If you can demonstrate the skills we are looking for and would like to make a difference in a Pioneering company dedicated to shaping a sustainable future of real-world mobility solutions, join us at Bridgestone!


Process Next Steps: All applications will be reviewed. Our HR team will contact those applicants who we would like to invite for the next stage of the recruitment process.


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We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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Diversity and inclusion are a central part of Bridgestone EMIA’s values at the highest level. This is key for our people to show a passion for excellence for improving society connected to the world in which we live. Our commitment to diversity, is linked to our founders mission of ‘Serving Society with Superior Quality’, which is essential in shaping and creating the organization, serving all people, respectfully, connected to our business. We recognize that everyone is different and that attracting, developing and retaining our employees will create a sustainable working environment which is essential to our success. This means that all job applicants and members of staff will receive equal treatment and that we will not discriminate in particular on grounds of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, color, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age.

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