Entry Level Financial/Credit (Trainee Position)

Graybar Electric Company, Inc. Charlotte, NC
Start your rewarding career in an employee owned business!

Graybar is looking for talented, enthusiastic people to help us maintain the highest levels of customer satisfaction in every area of our business. We are a Company that recognizes talent and provides the opportunity for training and development for your career growth.


Develop a working knowledge and understanding of the principles and procedures of financial management, learn Company policies and departmental routines and objectives through on the job training and interaction with local financial and branch management.


* Adhere to scheduled training program assigned; attend training sessions and courses as assigned; adhere to current status on computerized training system.

* Complete training on best practices; apply learning to daily routine including collection schedule, key metrics, and overall management of the accounts receivable (A/R) portfolio.

* Obtain credit information, reports, and other necessary information to effectively evaluate prospective customers.

* Handle phone calls, emails, and other routine correspondence with customers.

* Secure necessary job information including lien notifications; understand lien and bonds laws as they apply to the local market.

* Assist with credit car and credit file review and maintenance.

* Assist in credit evaluations and credit approvals as delegated.

* Assist in collection efforts by phone, in person, or through correspondence as directed.

* Cross train with other departments to learn about other functional duties and responsibilities.


Minimum Job Requirements

Four-year college degree is required.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities


* Knowledge of the wholesale distribution industry

* Knowledge of the Company's business

* Knowledge of the Company's policies and procedures

* Knowledge of assigned specialty area

* Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

* Understanding of continuous improvement techniques and practices


* Oral and written communication skills

* Computer skills

* Interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a team-based environment

* Customer service skills

* Analytical, conceptual, and problem solving skills

* Planning, organizational and time management skills

* Leadership skills with the ability to mentor and supervise others


* Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced working environment

* Ability to interface with all levels within the organization

* Ability to work effectively with external customers, suppliers, and vendors if required in assigned specialty area

* Ability to be self-motivated, business oriented, flexible, and accountable

* Ability to be detail oriented and accurate

* Ability to relocate, depending on assigned specialty area

Working Conditions

Office environment. Some travel may be required, depending on assigned specialty area.

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