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VP, Area Manager

Department: Retail Banking - Administration
Location: Maitland, FL

At Axiom Bank, you will be part of a diverse team in an environment that promotes collaboration, accountability, respect, and high ethical standards. We encourage you to aim for the sky and leverage your expertise and passion to excel. You’ll also have opportunities to help improve the communities we have been serving since 1963. Axiom Bank is a growing, dynamic organization – this is an exciting time to get on board!

General Responsibilities

This position is critical to achieving business results through people by connecting retail strategic objectives to branch behaviors and customer deliverables.   The Area Manager is the primary coach and advisor to the branch manager in ensuring sales success, customer experience and operational consistency. The incumbent facilitates Area and branch performance, sales growth, and customer satisfaction through visible leadership, performance management, key partnerships, prioritization, planning, and problem resolution. He/she is a visible representative of the Bank in the community, cultivating referral and prospecting opportunities, and is responsible for overall Area compliance with regulations, Bank policies, procedures, and operational integrity.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

The Area Manager’s Key Accountabilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Lead and administer sales management process and business development plans. Apply effective sales management practices.
  • Develop and maintain a sales culture focused on delivering an outstanding customer experience.
  • Develop and implement Branch sales and performance objectives.
  • Analyze performance metrics and data to determine appropriate strategies to achieve objectives. Hold managers accountable for results, ensuring early intervention and effective corrective action.
  • Conduct second Interviews for prospective branch employees to ensure top-talent selection.
  • Conduct periodic meetings to introduce/discuss products, compliance, sales results and operational items.
  • Provide relevant expertise and ensure that all branch employees have adequate training and development in sales, operations and compliance.
  • Effectively manage performance of direct reports, and provide support and guidance to managers with their teams including performance reviews, coaching and performance improvement plans.
  • Serve as a liaison to senior management and other departments of the bank.
  • Promote and ensure a positive work environment for employees within the Area.
  • Manage bank visibility/recognition in the communities within the Area.
  • Actively lead the Bank’s community development efforts across the Area.
  • Ensure Area maintains audit, compliance and security standards.

Supervision of Personnel

  • Branch Managers - comprising 10 to 15 direct reports.

Working Conditions

  • Typical office environment. Minimal physical effort required, freedom of movement on a regular basis. This is a full time position supporting a retail bank operation which is open six days per week. Work will be performed at branch locations and Maitland office or specific local location. Rotating shifts will be required.

Travel

  • The incumbent of this position is required to travel up to 90%. Must be able to travel to various locations.

Qualifications Summary

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in a Business discipline or equivalent work experience in related fields.

Experience

  • 7-10 years’ experience in Retail Banking with at least 3 years of leadership experience, including sales, sales management, goal setting and team development.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Demonstrates excellent written, oral and presentation skills.
  • Displays strong financial acumen and knowledge of banking industry, products, and regulatory understanding.
  • Proficient in research and investigation of issues.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to supervise multiple locations and effectively manage remotely.
  • Ability to train staff—in operations, compliance, sales and service.
  • Strong managerial and leadership skills, with demonstrated ability to coach and develop staff.
  • Demonstrated sales, business development and relationship management experience, with track record of effective sales management.
  • Ability to build collaborative relationships across the organization and influence others.
  • Ability to lead proactively through change.
  • Ability to use reports, metrics and other data to identify trends ,issues and opportunities.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong partnerships with local community & civic organizations, including participation in CRA qualified committees.
  • Proven ability to successfully handle multiple priorities under time constraints.
  • Solid problem solving, conflict resolution and team building skills.
  • Computer proficiency using MS Office products (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook)

Other Duties -Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

(Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these tasks. If you need an accommodation, please contact us at hr@axiombanking.com)

Supporting communities. Improving lives. Working together toward your future.  

At Axiom Bank® we believe in working together for a brighter future. Through our environment of collaboration and camaraderie, we offer a uniquely fun and rewarding place to develop your career. Axiom Bank is headquartered in Central Florida and has 24 branch locations, with 22 branches located inside select Walmart Supercenters®.

Working in our Branches: Our innovative in-store branch model makes working at Axiom Bank unlike any other traditional banking institution. Set in a retail environment, our bankers are empowered to engage with customers, developing relationships that improve lives and strengthen communities.   

We believe in the value of promoting a healthy work/life balance and are committed to recognizing the role everyone plays in our ongoing success through competitive benefits, as well as the guidance you need to learn new skills and shape our business and future. We proudly offer the following benefits to our Full Time Employees:

  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Matching 401(k)
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits
  • Company Paid Life, AD&D Insurance, Plus 100% Company Paid Short and Long Term Disability

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Axiom Bank are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Axiom Bank does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Legal authorization to work in the US is required.  We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

Axiom Bank will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.

It is the policy of Axiom Bank to conduct background, credit reference and drug screening tests as a condition of employment. Drug Free Workplace. EOE/AA/Minority, Female, Disabled, Veteran.

Eligibility Requirements:

All applications for employment must be submitted through the Axiom Bank Job board,  https://axiombanking.com to be considered.

  • You must be 18 years or older
  • You must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • You must be willing to take a drug test and submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process

If currently an Axiom Bank employee, you must have been in your current position for a minimum of 1 year, have at least a "consistently meets expectations" performance rating and have the approval of your manager to post or the approval of your manager and HR to apply if you don't meet the time-in-job performance requirement.  

Axiom Bank is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for employment or contractor opportunities. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Axiom Bank via e-mail, the Internet, or directly to hiring managers in any form without valid written search agreement executed by an Authorized Officer at Axiom Bank for that specific position will be deemed the sole property of Axiom Bank and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired as a result of the referral or through other means. 

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