Lendmark Financial Services Branch Manager Trainee in Valdosta, Georgia

Branch Manager Trainee

Job Details

Level

Experienced

Salary Range

Undisclosed

Job Location

USA-GA-Valdosta

Travel Percentage

Occasionally Overnight

Position Type

Full Time

Job Shift

Day

Education Level

4 Year Degree

Job Category

Finance

Description

Lendmark Financial Services is a consumer finance company that specializes in providing direct and indirect personal loans, automobile loans, debt consolidation loans, and merchant retail sales financing services. Lendmark operates 319 branch locations throughout Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Alabama, Mississippi, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Ohio, Texas and Washington.

We are an Equal Opportunity and eVerify participating employer.

SUMMARY:

The purpose of this program is to develop future branch managers to fill openings as a result of growth, acquisition and turnover. The training program consists of two phases. Upon completion of Phase I, Trainees must be willing to relocate. Candidate must select 3 geographic areas (divisions) into which he/she would be willing to relocate before acceptance into Phase II. A signed commitment is required.

Major Duties/Responsibilities

Phase I

Consists of learning the basics of the consumer finance industry, this will include all phases of the branch operation. During Phase I Trainees are expected to learn the following competencies:

  • Consumer finance basics, Credit and non-credit products, Fundamentals of credit extension, Collection basics and account servicing, Bankruptcy basics, Providing client service, Internal and external business development including Sales.

  • In addition to learning the competencies listed above, Trainees are expected to be a fully contributing individual producer on the branch team. This consists of generating a requisite number of loans monthly, servicing an assigned portion of the branch’s consumer loan portfolio to protect Lendmark investment against potential losses, meet all state licensing requirements regarding the sale of Lendmark’s available non-credit products, develop business relationships with merchants and establish a financing program with a requisite number of merchants each month and complete independent study requirements associated with the Manager Training Program.

  • After completion of all self-study assignments, review of individual production requirements, Trainees may be considered for acceptance into Phase II.

Phase II

Phase II consists of learning how-to manage a consumer finance branch. During Phase II Trainees are expected to complete the following:

  • Manage one Phase of the Branch Operation every month for nine consecutive months

  • Create monthly business plans related to each of the assigned activities

  • Complete four independent Relief Assignments in four different branches

  • Supervise and direct the monthly activities of all branch associates

  • Travel with the Divisional Branch Coordinator on at least one full Branch Supervision

  • Attend required leadership and development training classes

Qualifications

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or recent (within the last 24 months) course of study in a lending training program or other closely aligned course of study.

  • Applicants MUST submit a separate written request for acceptance into this program.

  • Applicants MUST be able to relocate and have the availability to travel overnight as required

  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Must be competent in Microsoft Office, especially Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

  • Must be familiar with Windows operating systems, web-based applications and internet protocol

PREFERRED/DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Industry-related experience

  • Bilingual, Spanish/English

  • Ability to relocate

Working Conditions:

  • Normal office environment

  • Ability to travel, occasionally overnight