The Equipment Finance Collections Manager is responsible for developing policies, procedures and strategies for implementing and monitoring the recovery of past due receipts for all Equipment Finance Division (EFD) portfolio leases and loans. Directly supervises the Collections Department staff to ensure compliance with Company policies and procedures. Acts as liaison between the Managed Asset Group and EFD Specials Assets. Plans and establishes goals and objectives and job descriptions for the team. Manages all programs across equipment channels. Acts as technical resource to peers throughout the organization and across various functionalities and divisions. Responds to internal and external audit inquiries and requests. Negotiates contracts with external companies to obtain collection agency services in accordance with the Banks policies and procedures.
Requires 7 years minimum prior relevant experience.
Understands basic management approaches such as work scheduling, prioritizing, coaching and process execution. Typically requires advanced knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience.
Expertise in general collections techniques, settlement, bankruptcy and litigation negotiations.
Thorough knowledge of business to integrate strategies and link financial goals and organizational profitability.
Proven experience in staff development, job performance management and organizational development.
Proven track record and ability to establish milestones and meet objectives.
Thorough understanding of EFD’s general business strategy as compared to competitors.
Establish and recommend changes to policies with organizational and financial impact.
HistoryOur history shows that great things can happen when you keep your focus local.In 1874, Bank of the West opened its doors on the California frontier as Farmers National Gold Bank. One of just 10 banks nationwide authorized to issue paper currency backed by gold reserves, the San Jose bank helped people build homes, finance farms, and grow their businesses.Over the years, we grew bigger and r...eached beyond our hometown roots. Customers entrusted us with their money, we continued to provide great service, protect deposits and lend prudently to the growing communities we served. In 1880, Farmers National Gold Bank became First National Bank of San Jose.Careful management and sound banking practices allowed the bank to contribute to the Bay Area's growth through the 1906 earthquake, the Great Depression, and two World Wars. Following World War II, the bank grew rapidly and by 1979 had 35 San Francisco Bay Area locations and $350 million in assets.In 1979, we changed our name to Bank of the West. The change reflected our desire to grow and provide our style of relationship banking beyond the Bay Area. Today, we have branch and commercial banking offices across the West Coast, the Southwest, the Midwest, and the Rocky Mountain states.Since 1980, we have been affiliated with BNP Paribas, a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. In 2001, our holding company BancWest Corporation became a wholly-owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas.Bank of the West has continued to grow in recent years, thanks to a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions, including United California Bank, the largest Los Angeles-based bank, in 2002, Union Safe Deposit Bank in California's Central Valley and Community First Bank in Fargo, ND, both in 2004, and Commercial Federal Bank, of Omaha, in 2005.Today, Bank of the West operates more than 600 retail, wealth, commercial and business banking offices in 23 states. Prudent credit underwriting, a diversified loan portfolio, and careful risk management have allowed us to grow to more than $80.7 billion in assets. It is one of the nation's largest banks, yet it preserves its local feel and its award-winning style of relationship banking that ensures superior customer service.
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