Precor is part of the world’s leading sports equipment company Amer Sports Group (www.amersports.com) with internationally recognised brands including Salomon, Wilson, Precor, Atomic, Arc’teryx, Mavic and Suunto. All Amer Sports companies develop and manufacture technically advanced products that improve the performance of active sports participants. The Group’s business is balanced by its broad portfolio of sports and presence in all major markets. Precor is one of the leading manufacturers of professional fitness equipment. Headquartered in Woodinville (USA) Precor maintains offices in Seattle, UK, Germany, Benelux, Spain, France, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Israel, Japan, China and Australia.



POSITION TITLE: Customer Finance Manager - Precor
LOCATION: Frimley - United Kingdom

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

As Customer Finance Manager you will be supporting the Precor sales team on a day to day basis in all aspects of arranging finance leasing transactions for Precor’s customers with emphasis on the markets of Benelux, Germany, Austria, UK and Switzerland. Areas of responsibility include:
  • Liaising with funders and brokers and managing external relationships ensuring high quality service levels are maintained.
  • Assisting the Precor sales teams in utilising the effective use of finance to win sales.
  • Providing day to day support to Precor sales teams to include discussing lease options with sales reps and customers, creating and pricing lease solutions tailored to customer needs and attending customer visits.
  • Pricing, quoting and structuring of lease transactions to optimize revenue/profit opportunity for Precor within accepted risk parameters.
  • Requesting and reviewing credit information and managing risk evaluation process for recourse transaction including making and presenting business recommendations to management and obtaining credit approvals from finance partners.
  • Liaising with funding partners, brokers and customers to ensure timely completion of documentation, compliance with conditions of approval and prompt pay out of transactions.
  • Generating fee income for Precor from the placement of lease transactions with funders.
  • Interacting with Amer back office functions including logistics, customer service and finance to manage financial aspects of transactions on a cradle to grave basis.
  • Utilising CRM system to record lease activity and running and analysing SF reports to assist in targeting and reporting of leasing activity.
  • General administration duties including maintaining records to track Precor’s leasing activities, end of term and liability reporting.
  • Assisting ICFD with maintaining and developing adequate funding lines to support Precor’s business needs. 

YOUR PROFILE:
  • Educated to University degree level (preferably in Finance or Business)
  • Minimum 5 years work experience gained in a sales, sales support or customer service role within a lease company or vendor finance business
  • Fluency in English and German is essential. Working knowledge of Dutch or French is an advantage.
  • Experience with lease pricing tools and Excel spreadsheets including use of Goal seek function
  • Ability to read, analyse and interpret business plans, audited accounts and financial statements an advantage
  • Some Credit underwriting experience is an advantage
  • Familiarity with lease and finance products, particularly in focus countries is an advantage
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office, Advanced Level Excel
  • Experience using SAP and Salesforce.com is an advantage
  • Passion for fitness/sports is beneficial
  • Driving licence is a plus

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:
  • Planning & Organising
  • Analysing and Interpreting
  • Relating and Networking
  • Presenting and Communicating
  • Writing & Reporting
  • Deciding and Initiating Action
  • Persuading and Influencing

WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU:
  • An interesting and varied role in the growing Fitness industry
  • Career progression opportunities
  • An opportunity for independent and self – reliant work
  • A friendly and vibrant working environment in a dynamic and international team

Please apply online.

When making the application please state your salary expectation related to this role.

In order to apply for the above position all applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

NO AGENCIES PLEASE.

Amer Sports UK Ltd aims to be an equal opportunity employer and to provide equality and fairness for all in our employment. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination. Entry into the Amer Sports UK Ltd business and progression within it, will be determined solely by personal merit, and the application of criteria which are related to the effective performance of the job and the needs of the business. All employees, whether part-time, full-time or temporary will be treated fairly and with respect. Selection for employment, promotion, training or any other benefit will be on the basis of aptitude and ability. All employees will be helped and encouraged to develop their full potential and the talents and resources of the workforce will be fully utilised to maximise the efficiency of the organisation.