Branch Manager: Schenectady

Company Name:
Key Bank
Job Description
The BM eports to the ARL and the primary focus of this role is to build, coach, develop, lead and motivate a team that is capable of analyzing clients needs and recommending financial solutions that create lasting client relationships. Is accountable for branch operations and compliance by providing direction and guidance to branch staff on operational/regulatory procedures, ensuring compliance with operational, security, audit procedures and timely completion of KSAP (branch self assessment program) tasks. Responsible for managing, staffing and scheduling all direct reports within the branch. The BM provides sales and service leadership within the branch, manages/develops a team and is the market leader in the local community or designated business area. Accountable for driving new client acquisition and retention, growing market share and balance sheet growth, growing non-interest income, growing joint partnership revenue, and fostering client and employee satisfaction to meet or exceed branch sales and service goals. The BM is accountable for marketing products and services to generate profitable revenue by calling on small businesses, developing centers of influence and networking in the community. Partners with and referring business to all lines of business partners including, but not limited to, Retail, Investment Services, Mortgage, Private Banking, Business Banking, Cash Management, Middle Market, Merchant Services and Foreign Exchange to meet client needs. Responsible for achieving branch goals.
Branch Staffing & Performance Coaching
Responsible for the staffing of the branch including recruiting/identifying talent and interviewing and selecting the branch team with involvement from ARL and Operations Leader
Develop branch staff through observational coaching sessions, joint sales calls and using the coaching model and developing/utilizing individual professional growth plans
Ensure the Branch team is trained on Keys products, sales, and service models
Responsible for developing the branch teams understanding of Keys products and services, Keys sales and service process and the competitive landscape
Conduct regular branch meetings
Engage in a disciplined approach to human capital by holding the branch team accountable for performance, providing training and recognizing/rewarding high performers
Lead by example and ensure consistent delivery of distinctive service for all clients
Branch Operations
Provide guidance and direction to branch staff positions to ensure compliance of regulatory, security and internal controls, which includes timely completion of all branch KSAP (branch self assessment program) tasks
Ensure satisfactory or better branch audits
Review and certify completion of continuity and recovery activities
Ensure the branch focuses on operational processes to enhance the client experience
Report and follow up on branch facility issues that hinder branch operations
Monitor and coach customer service behaviors to exceed service measurement goals within the branch
Provide opportunities for the service staff to observe sales interaction
Accountable for daily NSF review/weekly overdraft monitoring
Opportunity Management
Establish and communicate branch performance standards regarding client follow up, ensure proper focus in client relations, introduce members of the team to the client and participate in client appreciation events
Ensure Tellers are making client and account referrals in accordance with their established Teller referral goals
BM's in Business Intensive branches should focus on acquiring, retaining and deepening small business relationships
Needs Assessment
Review client needs and understand how the solution fits the client
Create and maintain active calling plan for Book of Business clients and prospects
Model and inspect the completion of electronic client profiles in the Client Experience (CE) Desktop
Discuss features and benefits of multiple products and services that may meet client needs to ensure the client selects the best product for them
Engage business partners as needed to bring the best solution to the client
Communicate across branch team to build relationships with all team members and create realistic expectations in the sales process and effectively resolve differences
Walk through expectations with the client and ensure that the solution meets the clients needs
Encourage business referrals in every sales process to generate profitable revenue
Accountable for risk management and compliance for the branch within established parameters
Ensure that client follow up calls are conducted by end of business day to confirm client understanding
Maintain and call on a client book of business
Ensure Branch financial goals are met or exceeded
Develop strong partnerships with Operations Leaders, Financial Advisors, Mortgage Advisors, Small Business colleagues and other line of business partners focusing on cross selling and referrals; effectively manage internal and external COIs
Ensure that the Branch operations are operating effectively/efficiently, maintain compliance, reporting requirements and client needs are being met
Manage employee hours worked in accordance to and compliant with KeyBanks time tracking policies
Utilize the annual district marketing plan to maximize community visibility, production, profitability and people resources
Additional Responsibilities for Business Intensive Branches:
Demonstrated small business deposit/credit experience and familiarity with small business operations
High School Diploma or 3 years of branch management experience
3 years experience in a sales capacity with a demonstrated ability to lead and coach a successful sales team.
General understanding of financial statements and concepts
Demonstrated understanding of consumer credit including loan to value, debt to income and credit reports
Demonstrated ability to leverage Centers of Influence (COIs) to further promote KeyBank business
Ability to interact with business partners such as Key Investment Services, Mortgage and Business Banking sales professionals
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and possess strong public speaking skills
Working knowledge of PC (MS Windows and Office Products)
Ability to work branch hours to include weekends and occasional evenings
Physical Requirements: Ability to routinely and frequently operate a motor vehicle with a valid drivers license in order to make outside sales calls
Additional Responsibilities for Business Intensive Branches:
Demonstrated small business deposit/credit experience and familiarity with small business operations
Managerial experience
Undergraduate degree in business related field
FINRA Series 6 and 63 investment licenses
State Insurance License
Investment products are offered through Key Investment Services LLC (KIS), member FINRA/SIPC. Insurance products are offered through KeyCorp Insurance Agency USA, Inc. (KIA). KIS and KIA are affiliated with KeyBank National Association (KeyBank).
Note: Employees in this job are required to comply with all rules and regulations of The Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 (The SAFE Act).
KeyCorp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer Min/Fem/Vet/Disabled
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