Contract Hire and Automotive Leasing Jobs
With all the cost and operating risks traditionally associated with running a vehicle fleet – car or commercial vehicle – bundled up into a fixed monthly rental, it is no surprise that many decades after its introduction, contract hire remains a highly popular fleet-funding product.
Consequently, there are a large number of providers, some owned by the vehicle brands, some by banks, some by private-equity houses and some by dealer groups – and they are all ambitious to grow and retain good profit as well as needing to attract great talent for their latest vehicle leasing jobs.
The breadth of products and services they now have to provide to compete also grows as the market continually evolves. Most of the leasing businesses not only provide contract hire, but a range of other lessor-risk-based finance products such as salary sacrifice or ECO schemes.
Additionally, they often provide non-asset-based services such as rental, accident management, driver risk, fleet consultancy, fuel management, telematics and others as described in our Fleet Services section.
Their Org Charts are broad too, often needing to recruit specialists in finance, risk, procurement and supplier management, IT, HR, in-life operations, remarketing and, of course, sales, marketing and customer services.
We are frequently briefed by some of our highest quality leasing companies on their latest vehicle and fleet leasing jobs, populating most of a typical Org Chart. These include board appointments for every function and CxO/MD roles, heads of sales, marketing, operations, customer services, asset risk, IT and remarketing, general-manager roles of various disciplines, and a frequent requirement for proven sales talent – often called account directors both for new business and account management.