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SVP Commercial Lending - C & I Team Leader

  • Job Tracking ID: 512272-605584
  • Job Location: Needham, MA
  • Job Level: Executive
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: February 07, 2018
  • Years of Experience: 10 - 15 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:

Job Summary:                   Responsible for the management, direction and development of a commercial and industrial lending team consisting of commercial lenders, credit analysts and commercial loan assistants.




  • Manage and coordinate the lending activities of a commercial and industrial lending team, consisting of commercial lenders, credit analysts and commercial loan assistants, focusing on loans to businesses, owner-occupied commercial real estate, business deposits, and related transactions
  • Manage the team’s business development activities and portfolio management practices
  • Approve loan transactions in accordance with the bank’s lending authority, policies and procedures
  • Manage an existing commercial loan portfolio
  • Originate and close new loans to existing customers and prospects consistent with the bank’s loan policies and procedures and in accordance with state and federal regulations
  • Coordinate collection/work out activities with the Bank’s Managed Assets Group
  • Identify and refer prospects internally regarding other bank products including:  deposits, cash management, residential mortgages, and financial services
  • Respond to customer and prospect inquiries
  • Conduct performance reviews and recommend training and development of team members
  • Guide, manage and assist in development of team members (transfers, promotions, terminations salary/bonus adjustments and work schedules, etc.)  as necessary
  • Coach, develop, mentor and support team members
  • Represent the Bank at various community functions
  • Participate on Bank task forces as assigned 
  • Perform additional duties as requested, needed or assigned



Experience and Skills:







  • Extensive knowledge of financial institution policies and procedures
  • Extensive knowledge of commercial lending practices and related areas               
  • Knowledge of department support structures, resources and personnel  
  • Thorough understanding of loan documentation criteria and business objectives for the commercial real estate department
  • Excellent  management, analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Solid knowledge of commercial real estate lending policies and procedures
  • Ability to build strong relationships and alliances across the organization, ability to adapt to change, ability to multi-task, reliable and highly self-motivated
  • Superior customer service skills, exceed customers’ expectations
  • Proven organizational and public relations skills
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
  • Ability to adhere to Needham Bank’s Core Values (Quick-Decision Making, Reliability, Relationship-Based Focus & Quality Service) 
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance or related area
  • Ten or more years’ experience, with progressively greater responsibilities in a commercial lending environment
  • Educated in banking federal and state regulations and laws

Needham Bank offers a competitive salary and an amazing benefit package for a full-time employee which includes fully paid medical and dental insurance, HRA, 401(k) plan with an 8% bank match, paid vacation, paid holidays, paid leave benefit, a bonus program, flexible spending accounts, vision service plan, group term life insurance, short and long term disability insurance, tuition reimbursement, and an Employee Assistance Program.  We offer a great benefit package to our eligible part-time employees as well.

Needham Bank is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Needham Bank will provide all applicants for employment and all employees with equal opportunity for employment and promotion regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, or gender identity.