Interested candidates – please send your resume and cover letter to Bob Ax at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This position is located in Porter and LaPorte County
Agricultural Business Banker I
Banking Region/Dept as assigned
Responsible for the management of a portfolio of medium sized farm, farm business and complex accounts. Typically manages a portfolio from $7-$15MM.
Analyzes and approves credits within prescribed limits; recommends action on credits in excess of loan limits.
Documents bank/customer relationships and commitments.
Retains and strengthens current relationships and seek to develop new business.
Reviews periodically the bank’s exposure and relative account profitability.
Performs financial reviews on a timely basis.
Complies with bank’s loan policies and procedures and legal requirements.
Able to identify client needs (i.e., SBU products and services; such as cash management, etc.) and requests documents.
Must be willing to travel for extended periods of time for outside-the-Bank calling in rural areas and for agribusiness/agrifinance training sessions
Must have valid driver’s license.
Completes all compliance training related to the position.
Understands all applicable laws and regulations that apply to the position and complies with the requirements.
Performs all other duties as assigned.
EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: One (1) to three (3) years retail banking or business banking sales experience preferred.
Previous farm background or agribusiness experience preferred
Prior sales and proactive calling skills preferred.
Good PC skills--proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel essential.
Good verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate with all levels internally and externally.
Ability to maintain effective relationships with internal service partners and customers in order to gain their trust and respect.
Willingness to join/participate in 4-H, Ag Extension and rural civic organizations is essential
Customer service oriented.
Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’ Degree in Agricultural business, economics, ag production or Ag Finance is preferred.
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to travel to off-site locations for meetings, projects, seminars, etc., as well as ability to travel overnight.
PHYSICAL: Field and office environment, which includes sitting, standing, computer use, lifting up to ten pounds, using office equipment, field trips and farm inspections, checking crop and livestock production, attending fairs, livestock auctions, farm sales, field days, speaking on a phone and serving customers.
EQUIPMENT: MS Office PC, fax, phone and standard office equipment.