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Collection Specialist

Overview
Credit First National Association is a private label credit card bank and the consumer credit division of Bridgestone Americas. The Bridgestone Americas family of enterprises, including CFNA, is comprised of more than 50 production facilities and 55K employees throughout the Americas. We provide the consumer credit solution for the Firestone Complete Auto Care, Tires Plus, and Wheel Works brands, in addition to customized retail credit services for more than 8,000 other tire and automotive retailers nationwide. With competitive interest rates, generous credit limits, and promotional financing, our 4.6 million cardholders enjoy greater purchasing power and financial peace of mind.
At our office in Cleveland, OH, more than 300 professionals gather each day to run a successful private label credit card program. We invest in our community and strongly believe that meaningful commitment to a wide variety of philanthropic organizations builds a better world and a brand that makes us proud.
Position Summary
Looking to start 2019 off on the right foot? How about starting a career at CFNA/Bridgestone. We are looking for energetic career focus individuals for our collections department. Here you will work with other talented teammates to collect on 30-90 day past due accounts. To be successful in this role you must be able to work both independently as well as part of a team, able to maintain a positive attitude, work evenings and some weekends, be on time, and want to grow with a great company.
Responsibilities
As a Collections Specialist the main areas of responsibility would be:
Place outbound (automated and manual) collection calls to customers
Negotiate payments and (repayment arrangements) to assist customers in curing their delinquency
Handle inbound customer calls regarding past due balances and / or account inquiries
Initiate account corrections/updates/adjustments when necessary
Thoroughly document account notes
Validate customer demographics (phone, address, etc.) to ensure accuracy
Other duties as assigned
Qualifications
The skills and ability's that a good collector should have are:
Strong communication skills including listening, probing and negotiating.
Goal oriented and self-motivated toward achieving established performance goals.
Basic typing skills and the ability to maneuver multiple computer screens/sessions is a must.
Must be able to work evenings and weekends
Ability to adhere to a schedule
Experience in call centers or collections is a plus
As a teammate of Bridgestone/CFNA you have many Benefits, Privileges and Growth Opportunities:
We offer over 31 Benefits and Privileges to include medical, dental, vision, 401k, cash balance retirement plan and more.
We are An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, in fact, "One of our strengths is found in our commitment to serve a diverse customer population with diverse teams of teammates."
Over 100 years of success is an indication of the stability our workforce enjoys.

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