Chief Lending Officer – To $195K – Edison, NJ – Job # 2778

Who We Are

The Symicor Group is a boutique talent acquisition firm based in Lincolnshire, IL & San Antonio, TX. Our nationally unique value proposition centers around providing the very best available banking and accounting talent. In fact, most of our recruiters are former bankers or accountants themselves!

We know how to evaluate the very best banking and accounting talent available in the market. Whether you are a candidate seeking a new opportunity or a bank or company president trying to fill an essential position, The Symicor Group stands ready to deliver premium results for you.

The Position

Our bank client is seeking to fill a Chief Lending Officer role in the Edison, NJ area. The selected candidate will be responsible for the company’s loan portfolio, including all lending activities and ensuring that applicable bank lending policies and practices are followed.

The position includes a generous salary of up to $195K with an excellent benefits package.

Chief Lending Officer responsibilities include:

  • Managing and supervising all lending programs and performing timely and thorough reviews on loan relationships and segments within identified lending areas.
  • Establishing all lending policies and operating procedures that are approved by the Board of Directors.
  • Servicing as part of top management in the development of long-range planning.
  • Establishing interest rate guidelines, fees, and other charges that harmonize with overall bank policies and are competitive and profitable for the bank.
  • Developing and managing large and/or major loan accounts. Interviewing applicants, gathering, and evaluating financial and related data to establish creditworthiness, establishing and renegotiating credit terms where necessary, and continually monitoring customers’ financial condition and repayment progress.
  • Directing and controlling all lending activities, generally on the corporate staff level.
  • Formulating, reviewing, and approving lending policies and procedures.
  • Working with subordinate executives to assess the overall soundness of the loan portfolio and advice on policy questions, business development, staff requirements, performance appraisals, and salary administration as they relate to the lending function.
  • Responsible for collections and workout activities of delinquent loans and repossessions.

Who Are You?

You’re someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for an opportunity where you can pursue your interests and your passion. Where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but merely the starting point for your future.

You also bring the following skills and experience:

  • B.S. /B.A. in Finance, Accounting, Mathematics, Economics, or similar discipline required.
  • Five or more years of consumer/mortgage lending experience.
  • Five or more years of experience working in credit risk analytics and/or risk management with financial institutions including the development of credit policy, underwriting standards, and internal risk rating scorecards.
  • Exceptional leadership and communication skills.
  • General experience or knowledge in loan pricing, portfolio management, lending, and collections.
  • Knowledge of Excel Spreadsheet software, Microsoft Word Processing software, and Access database software.
  • Expertise in loan structure and administration including experience in business development.
  • Proven record of strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Prior leadership and management experience required.
  • Superior negotiation, relationship building, and professional reliability.

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