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Debt Recovery & Litigation Manager

  1. Corporate
  2. West Midlands, N/A
R-112550

We are looking for a Debt Recovery & Litigation Manager to lead the UK Centre of Excellence Debt Recovery and Litigation team. This is a unique opportunity to make a significant difference to cashflow, work with a global team and have a pivotal role in contributing to the success of the business. The team deal with the debt collection procedure for the UK business following escalation from the Credit Control Team. We are a fast-growing company and experienced high levels of growth. It is a great time to join as we have invested heavily into new finance technology, allowing more automation, this role is important to support in the management of these exciting changes.

Flexible and remote working are central to our culture, so talk to us about what's important to you, from reduced weeks to buying more leave, and how we can make reasonable adjustments for you or support your ambitions outside of work. This is a part time role and can be flexible in terms of working hours. The role will be home based with attendance at a team day in Worcester one day a month.  Travel to other offices and venues may be required due to the nature of this role.

Your purpose:

  • Run own debt caseload as well as providing bespoke advice on more complex matters.
  • Management of remote and offshore team members, ensuring that all accounts move through the process in a timely manner and accurately worked.
  • Communicate with Clients, third parties and colleagues in the business to maximise recoveries whilst ensuring client relationships are maintained.
  • Work to minimise litigation by resolving contractual disputes pre proceedings. Attend without prejudice meetings and mediation.
  • Issue Court Proceedings, County Court Judgment applications, prepare statutory demands as well as taking enforcement action as necessary. Manage insolvency processes filing proof of debt and attending meeting of creditors.
  • Ensure all monthly reports are completed accurately and within agreed timescales.
  • Attend Management meetings to report on debt levels and status across the business.
  • Support Cash Collections Team in meeting targets and KPIs.
  • Keep up to date with knowledge of policies and procedures in relation to debt recovery.
  • To train and develop the team ensuring that appraisals, allocation of work and supervision is carried out in accordance with AtkinsRéalis policies.
  • Plan and develop effective strategies to improve debt recovery and service standards across the business.
  • Carry out other tasks with relate to the operation of the UK Centre of Excellence as required.
  • Experience of managing and motivating staff.
  • Debt recovery experience in a construction setting is desirable as is knowledge of the industry.
  • Excellent IT skills particularly Microsoft Excel, working previously with cash collection or case management software would be an advantage.
  • Good negotiation and organisation skills with strong attention to detail. 
  • Ability to balance debt recovery action with commercial and cost risk. 

What you can bring:

  • Experience of managing and motivating staff.
  • Debt recovery experience in a construction setting is desirable as is knowledge of the industry.
  • Excellent IT skills particularly Microsoft Excel, working previously with cash collection or case management software would be an advantage.
  • Good negotiation and organisation skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to balance debt recovery action with commercial and cost risk.
  • Leadership skills with the confidence to communicate and support across all levels of the business.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional legal qualification e.g. solicitor or FILEX.
  • Must have a legal practicing certificate.
  • Good knowledge of Civil Procedure Rules and Civil Claims.
  • Good knowledge of Contract Law.

Meeting your needs: 

When you start with us, you'll enjoy "Total Reward", a package that can be tailored to your lifestyle, career and personal needs. From flexible holidays to life assurance, health & wellbeing benefits, and career planning for the senior stage of your career. 

Making sure you're supported is important to us. So, if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview. And let's talk about any adjustments you might need. 

New name, new era. We are AtkinsRéalisIt will take some time for all our information to update – you can still refer to our fantastic benefits via the link below: 

YourReward at SNC-Lavalin​ (snclavalin.com). 

Training: 

AtkinsRéalis is committed to developing its people both personally and professionally. Our colleagues have the advantage of access to a high ranging training portfolio and development activities designed to help make the best of individual’s abilities and talents. We also actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions. 

More about us: 

AtkinsRéalis is a leading global consultancy with over 100 years of design and engineering expertise. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills, knowledge and support to help you succeed. Together, we can deliver projects which have a positive, sustainable impact on the world. 

Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects. 

Additional Information: 

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance.  If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. The vetting process is delivered by United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) and may require candidates to provide proof of residency in the UK of 5 years or longer. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance. 

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability. 

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