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Bank of the West Asset Management Group Manager, Equipment Finance in Tempe, Arizona

Asset Management Group Manager, Equipment Finance


At Bank of the West, our people are having a positive impact on the world. We’re investing where we feel we can make the most impact, like advancing diversity and women entrepreneurship programs, financing for more small businesses, and promoting programs for sustainable energy. From our locations across the U.S., Bank of the West is taking action to help protect the planet, improve people’s lives, and strengthen communities. We are part of BNP Paribas, a global leader supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yes, we’re a bank, but as the bank for a changing world, we are continually seeking to improve the ways we help our customers, while contributing to more sustainable and equitable growth.

Job Description Summary

Responsible for managing the Asset Management Department for the Equipment Finance Division. Oversees daily operations and governs workflow responsibility and assignments for the group. This includes being responsible for all asset management functions including, but not limited to, residual valuation, equipment appraisals, end-of-lease monitoring and negotiation, remarketing returned equipment, and working with the special assets department in restructuring distressed transactions including the remarketing of repossessed equipment and providing periodic portfolio reviews to track residual exposure and insure compliance with FASB13 and external audits.

Essential Job Functions

  • Develops policies and strategies for implementing and monitoring the EFD Asset Management department functions including, but not limited to, residual valuation, equipment appraisals, end-of-lease monitoring and negotiation, and remarketing returned equipment.

  • Supervises the Asset Management Department to insure compliance with Company policies and procedures.

  • Serve as primary asset management resource to peers throughout organization.

  • Negotiates contracts with external providers of repossession/remarketing services.

  • Designs policies and procedures to insure operational risk compliance.

  • Coordinateswith Division level risk management for strategic outlook and planning.

  • Meets with prospective lessees, vendors, dealers, and manufacturers as needed.

  • Maintains the bank's residual loan policy, equipment matrix and recommends changes as needed.

Other Job Duties

  • Oversees design and implementation of Inventory database and workflow processes.


Required Experience

  • Requires 10 - 12 years minimum prior relevant experience in Asset Management within Equipment Finance.

  • Must have a strong working knowledge with a wide range of leasing products and markets covering a broad spectrum of assets and industries with a principal focus on transportation, construction, material handling, machine tools, diversified manufacturing and agricultural equipment, technology

  • Hands-on knowledge of remarketing with a proven record in portfolio management and end of lease sales

  • Knowledge of credit, accounting, and tax issues related to leasing and asset management

  • Knowledge of equipment to be financed or leased an appropriate product lease structure for each type of equipment and industry

  • Knowledge of tools used to perform duties, such as InfoLease Database software


  • Bachelor's Degree Finance or Business

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.


Job: Business / Commercial Banking

Location: United States-Arizona-Tempe

Other Locations: United States-California-San Francisco

Requisition ID: 054656