Accounts Receivable Team Lead

  • 43 Crooks Road, East Tāmaki, Auckland 2013, New Zealand
  • Full-time

Company Description

JDE is a subsidiary of JDE Peet’s, the world's leading pure-play coffee and tea company, headquartered in the Netherlands. For more than 265 years, JDE has been inspired by the belief that it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee. Today, JDE unleashes the possibilities of coffee and tea in more than 100 countries, through a portfolio of over 50 brands including Moccona, L’OR, Hummingbird, Bell Tea, Jacobs, Jed’s, Pickwick and more.

What’s it like to work at JDE?

We are proud of our passionate, driven associates that challenge the status quo and pursue mastery in everything they do. Our goal is simple and ambitious – JDE: A coffee & tea for every cup.

At JDE, we're Made to Stand Out. Every day we are progressive in outlook, ambitious in nature, resourceful in action and decisive in approach, bringing coffee and tea moments to everyone around the world. We care about our environment and have a sustainability program in place called Common Grounds focused on Responsible Sourcing, Minimised Footprint and Connected People. We’re striving to use 100% responsibly sourced coffee and green packaging and achieve gender balance in management by 2025 while reducing our emissions.

Job Description

We are looking for an  Accounts Receivable Team lead, to lead our AR function and team based in our East Tamaki office in Auckland, where we currently have a hybrid work policy (3 days WFO / 2 days WFH). Your main goal will be to manage JDE New Zealand’s Accounts Receivable function ensuring company policies, procedures, objectives and KPIs are adhered to and enhanced where possible. You will make use of SAP, TAS and Excel. Are you up for this challenge? 

In this role, you will:

  • Manage and coach a team of 4 AR Specialists
  • Lead reporting for the AR function (monthly AR reporting, analysis of overdues and OWC management, cash flow forecast of receipts)
  • Manage & complete AR tasks across the team ensuring completion by daily and month-end reporting deadlines – receipting, customer allocations, customer claims, consolidated invoicing, credit control management
  • Review & complete customer reconciliations
  • Be hands on and work on AR activities, together with the team
  • Lead improvement initiatives for AR processes and assist with year-end audit requirements


If you have the courage and confidence to venture into new cultures & territories, and you’re brimming with an entrepreneurial spirit and a drive to succeed, you’ll fit right in at JDE. We roll up our sleeves, pitch in, and get our hands dirty to break new ground. Committed to playing at our best, we think bigger and move faster, always rising to the challenge that matters most and celebrating the wins that count.

For this role as an AR Team Lead, we’re looking for someone who has the following skills and experience:

  • You have experience leading a team and are a true leader
  • You have 5+ years of experience in accounts receivable / credit control, ideally in a large-sized commercial business similar to JDE
  • You ideally have experience working with SAP, or with similar ERP systems
  • You have intermediate Excel skills
  • You have a hands-on mindset and don’t mind rolling up your sleeves to get the work done

Additional Information


What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive salary with contributions to your KiwiSaver and a bonus opportunity
  • A full-time permanent contract
  • Support, training and an onboarding program
  • Hybrid working – up to 2 days a week working from home
  • You’ll join JDE’s global AR community and can benefit from a wealth of knowledge and initiatives
  • Delicious coffee and tea on-site and quarterly free staff orders
  • Free parking at our Crooks Road, East Tamaki office
  • We will pay for your Medical and Life insurance
  • Career development opportunities
  • Experienced and enthusiastic team
  • Join in on the many social activities organised in the Crooks Road office

If you think you're up for a new challenge just like this, please grab a cuppa, brush up your CV and apply now (it's really easy, we promise). If you have any questions you'd like to ask before applying, feel free to send an e-mail to Nikki Suijkerbuijk ([email protected]). Please note: no applications are handled via e-mail.

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