Fresher Collections Officer Job Opportunities – Platinum Credit (U) Ltd

Job Title:    Collections Officer  
Organisation: Platinum
Credit (U) Ltd
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About Us:
Platinum Credit (U)
Ltd is a subsidiary of Platcorp Holdings Ltd which operates as a holding
company and through its subsidiaries provides emergency loans to individuals in
the East African region. They are a leading Regional Micro Finance Company
providing emergency loans to employed individuals in Eastern Africa with a
branch network in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Platinum Credit (U) Ltd has
introduced a new product available to formally employed persons working in the
Private Sector.
Job Summary:  The Collections Officer is responsible for
managing and undertaking a collections process for debts that have been
allocated to him/her. He/she will utilise best practice processes and
techniques, as well as information at hand, to positively influence debtors to
maximise payment of debt over the shortest period of time.  The Collections Officer is the front face of
the business therefore it is important to communicate courteously with debtors
by telephone, letter, and email or by text. It is important to build a positive
relationship as well as investigate, respond to, and progress issues and
queries to a successful conclusion at the earliest time. The Collection Officer
needs to display a positive attitude and a team ethos and work effectively
under pressure and handle conflict situations whilst remaining professional at
all times. The Collection Officer also needs to be enquiring and recognise the
importance of best collections practice and procedures, as well as have a
strong focus on achieving collection of debt in a proficient and effective
manner.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Coordinate and execute timely and accurate collection of Customers’
    accounts, including calling up customers for payment.
  • Monitor work progress and collection processes, handle and
    investigate cases for efficient debt recovery.
  • Handle enquiries from customers/associates on payment issues and
    outstanding balances.
  • Compiling status and monthly reports.
  • Ensuring prompt administration of credit collection policies and
    procedures.
  • Prompt follow ups and communication to stakeholders, votes/clients
  • Handle disputes/differences in opinion
  • Tracing for defaulters
  • Meeting and exceeding assigned individual activity and result
    targets
  • Carry out any other duties as will be assigned by you supervisor


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Platinum Credit Collections Officer must hold a bachelor’s
    degree in Business Administration / related field
  • One to two years of proven experience in DEBT Collections.
  • Awareness of financial services
  • Call centre work experience
  • Computer literacy skills 
  • Credit management experience
  • Driving experience.
  • Good knowledge of civil service and the decentralization process
  • Knowledge of credit industry and legal processes and application in
    a debt recovery environment
  • Life skills – the confidence and ability to relate to people from
    varied circumstances
  • Sales, Collections and negotiation experience
  • Age: 25-35 years
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications, detailed
CVs (in Ms Word format) and testimonials (in PDF format) to the address below;
(total email size should not exceed 2MB)
The Ag. HR Manager,
Platinum Credit (U)
Ltd
Send your
application to: info@platinumcredit.co.ug 
Deadline: 18th July 2018
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