Position Overview: This position provides technical expertise, input and analysis that supports strategic planning, strategy and investments for the leasing product. Identifies and collaborates on opportunities for product innovation and product enhancements. Provides systems, process and training support and collaborates with Business Technology to identify technology challenges that impact operations. Acts as liaison to assist in analyzing business needs, identifies and integrates data from various sources and develops the best methods to implement changes in business processes.
Guides the product planning including collaborating with BT on the lease product roadmap and production development/implementation.
Collaborates with leadership, ALCO, EFM and other stakeholders (internal and external) to insure awareness and adherence to key industry changes, dates and regulations that impact client acceptance/experience and stakeholder profitability.
Conducts leasing research to insure the company is aware of key equipment finance industry trends.
Gathers, interprets, and articulates user and business requirements (both stated and latent). Represents both client/market and business needs in product development; helps the team to understand and apply the voice of the client and business requirements.
Researches and evaluates best practices and new developments/innovations to assist in predicting long-range use and business needs and requirements.
Collaborates with internal teams to identify, evaluate, and implement technologies or process improvements to enhance operating efficiencies, promotes standardization and improve client experiences.
Works directly with external vendors and internal technology resources to develop or enhance product delivery.
Manages product backlog and partners with cross functional stakeholders and business process owners to set priorities leasing product enhancements.
Works with leadership to identify key metrics and deliver actionable data analysis to understand and maintain focus on specific data needs.
Acts as the data owner for leasing while tracking and monitoring relevant product metrics and KPIs. Evaluates and implements corrective action as needed.
Minimum Qualifications & Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Bachelor’s degree in agribusiness, business administration, mathematics, economics, statistics or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job.
Minimum of 5 years of direct experience involving equipment leasing or equipment finance.
Comprehensive experience in leasing, including significant experience in lease economics, lease process, legal understanding of leasing and documentation.
Knowledge of the Farm Credit System, its regulations and requirements.
Has a comprehensive understanding of the equipment financing industry.
Strong computer skills, including MS Office applications (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
Advanced written and oral communication skills and the ability to work and collaborate with key business partners.
Advanced analytical skills.
Proven problem-solving skills with high level of critical thinking.
Passionate about understanding the business and building a scalable, collaborative leasing model.
Ability to build strong professional relationships at all levels.
Compeer Financial is a member-owned, Farm Credit cooperative serving and supporting agriculture and rural communities. We provide loans, leases, risk management and other financial services throughout 144 counties in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Based in the upper Midwest, Compeer Financial exists to champion the hopes and dreams of rural America. With 1,323 dedicated team members serving approximately 73,600 member-owners, we offer specialized expertise and personalized service regardless of the size of the farm, the type of crop grown or the livestock raised. Our services are provided with convenience in mind, through visits to fields, barns and homes, or by maximizing technology to make the most of every hour in every day.
Compeer Financial regularly collaborates with others who are also dedicated to agriculture and rural America. Our in-house specialists participate in conversations that extend beyond our service area, providing formal and informal insight on topics pertinent to all industries, including dairy, swine, grain and renewable energy. With $28.1 billion in total assets, Compeer Financial is one of the largest cooperatives in the Farm Credit System. This nati...onwide network of lending institutions supports agriculture and rural communities with reliable, consistent credit and financial services.