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Finance and Insurance Consultant

Location: 

Neu-Isenburg, HE, DE

Consultant Finance and Insurance

 

Location: field- based (Cologne, Dusseldorf area)    
Career Band: Professional 
Job Function: Sales 

 

We are paving more roads to Harley-Davidson by developing exhilarating new products, creating broader access to our iconic brand, and building a stronger dealer network. We can’t do it without the best and brightest. Step one of this strategic acceleration is adding talent who can blow the doors wide open with innovation and creativity while staying true to the Harley-Davidson brand and legacy. We are focused on the next 115 years. Are you in?

 

Harley-Davidson Financial Services (HDFS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harley-Davidson Motor Company, offers a wide range of financial products and services to motorcycle enthusiasts and Harley-Davidson dealerships. Products available to consumers include financing on motorcycles, MotorClothes™, and parts and accessories; cycle insurance; and extended service plans for Harley-Davidson® motorcycles.
 

We need people who wake up every day with a passion for customers and who come to work with the creativity and drive to make amazing things happen. This isn’t just any company. And yours isn’t just any career. It’s part of your story. Write it with us and make it legendary.

 

The team works closely with the local regional office for Central Europe in Neu-Isenburg and the wider organisation including the Company Headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (USA).  

 

Join our team as Finance & Insurance Consultant for the German North/West Region covering the most of North Rhine-Westphalia and beyond. 

The Finance & Insurance Consultant will meet established financial and non-financial targets and maximize business opportunities in the areas of Retail Finance Sales both new and used, Retail Insurance product sales including Extended Warranty Plans, Service Plans, GAP, MOTI, Road side & Recovery, Motor-Cycle Road Insurance & any other additional products.

The F&I Consultant will be responsible for being the trusted Finance & Insurance business advisor for the dealer network within the assigned territory by:

  • Effectively managing the day to day relationship and be the direct dealer interface with Finance & Insurance product providers in the region
  • Managing day to day relationship between Harley-Davidson Financial Services and Harley-Davidson Europe ensuring activities and priorities are aligned to the company’s key objectives

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Liaison between the finance & insurance product providers, HDFS, the dealership network, and in particular, the dealer principal & Business Managers if applicable
  • Macro and micro level involvement with the annual HDFS business plan 
  • Analyze Sales and F&I process to identify gaps and implement best practices to maximize mutual value for the dealer and HDFS
  • Discussion of the dealers’ needs as it relates to HDFS building on a short term and long term approach
  • Work with HDFS as it relates to new product launches to ensure the success of these specific launches 
  • Establishment of goals to help the dealers measure their successes or opportunities for improvement
  • Holding extensive knowledge of HDFS products and services and mentoring dealership personnel through training, onsite-visits and further communication channels
  • Maintain and obtain additional industry knowledge via continuing education and training opportunities as provided the company
  • Perform regular dealer visits to obtain and discuss financial information, facilitate debrief meetings with the dealer principal and other key staff and deliver training
  • Ensure communication between the company, dealers and outside network
  • Be responsible for the management of the regional budget including expenses, promotional materials, Dealer Events and Point of sale material
  • Create internal/external reports and communicate results within the sales and operational departments
  • Maintain a current awareness and understanding of appropriate banking laws, regulations, internal policies and procedures, and to comply fully with those laws, regulations, policies and procedures

 

Job Requirements

Experience & Knowledge

  • GCSE level required, University/College bachelor’s degree is preferred
  • A minimum of three years related experience in an automotive financial services company and/or dealership environment

Competencies (Skills & Abilities)

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in German and English
  • Strong negotiating and decision making skills a must
  • Frequent travel required
  • Must perform well in a self-directed environment
  • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook and MS PowerPoint is preferred
  • Demonstrate ability to take the initiative and achieve results in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Strong teamwork skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of staff
  • Positive influencing skills

 

 

 

We offer an inclusive compensation package for all full-time employees including, but not limited to, bonus programs, health insurance benefits, pension program, onsite fitness centers, employee discounts on products and accessories, and more. We believe that employees do their best work when they are free to be themselves. This means our dress code is relaxed, and all types of work styles are welcomed. 

 

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the EU. 

 

Hiring Manager: Bernd Koehler   
Travel Required: More than 75%  
Location: [[location_obj]] 
Job Expires: 
Direct Reports: No 
Company: Harley-Davidson Motor Company 
Auto Req ID:1159 
Visa Sponsorship: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship 
Relocation: This position is not eligible for relocation assistance 


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