Spec Lending Team Ldr - REMOTE
* This position is remote, however will require the individual
to work within Sandy Spring Bank's footprint (Maryland, DC and
Are you someone who seeks opportunity and has a true desire to
grow your career with an organization that has enriched the lives
of its clients and communities in the Greater Washington region for
more than 150 years? If so, Sandy Spring Bank may be the perfect
fit for you!
Sandy Spring Bank is a growing financial services company
focused on creating real experiences for our employees, clients,
shareholders and communities. We are proud to have been recognized
by The Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun as a Top Workplace, by
Forbes magazine as the #1 Bank in Maryland, as well as by American
Banker as a Best Bank to Work For. It is our employees who play an
integral role in shaping who we are as a company and upholding what
matters most to us: people and relationships.
To help us attract the highest quality individuals, we offer a
comprehensive benefits package to those who qualify. We offer
competitive market salaries, paid time off, multiple retirement
savings options, full health care options, life insurance, health
care and dependent care flexible spending accounts, career
development opportunities, tuition assistance and volunteer
opportunities. We are proud to offer those, and so much more,
making Sandy Spring Bank a remarkable place to work and build a
About The Job
Sandy Spring Bank is currently recruiting for a Specialty
Lending Team Leader in the Business Banking department. If you are
the chosen candidate, you will be responsible for supervising the
Specialty Lending Service Administrator function and staff
primarily charged with the coordination and servicing of government
guaranteed loans. Duties include coordination of team activities
with other Team Leaders and Specialty Lending Administration
Managers. Utilize a firm understanding of Specialty Lending Loan
Policy and Specialty Lending processes related to loan
documentation and the loan closing process.
Areas of focus:
* Management of Specialty Lending Administrators
Responsible for a segment of the Bank's administration and
reviews activities to ensure that government guaranteed loans
adhere to existing policy and guidelines. Provides support,
training and assistance for direct reports and other specialty
lending team members to develop knowledge, skills and abilities to
maximize performance. Document performance and complete performance
review forms in a timely manner. Collaborates with the Specialty
Lending Administration Manager regarding resource management.
Addresses personnel issues promptly and consistently. Lead a team
through a fast paced/high volume environment with the ability to
resolve challenges, communicate clearly and foster a positive
environment with a focus on professional development as well as
accountability. Actively collaborate with Specialty Lending
Administration Manager to resolve challenges and maintain strong
overall knowledge of team capacity.
Through a strong understanding of the workflow, directs the
Specialty Lending Administrators in resolving administration issues
and is tasked with ensuring that assigned process is done
efficiently and accurately. Understands risks and has a firm
understanding of loan policy. Interfaces directly with the borrower
and other parties, as needed, to assemble additional supporting
information and due diligence required for processing.
Prepares/reviews adverse action letters and processing of decline
or withdrawn files. Collaborates with appropriate team members to
manage loan payoffs.
* Quality Control
Works closely with team to ensure that customers' applications
are completed in accordance with SBA rules and SSB procedures.
Collaborates with other Specialty Lending Team Leads and team
members to maintain the quality of files. Interfaces directly with
borrowers as needed to collect pending information in concert with
the RM and/or other specialty lending team members.
* Client Experience Oriented
Proactively develops and identifies opportunities to create
remarkable client experiences. Troubleshoots problems or issues
with clients as needed. Resolves client problem situations and
coordinates with other areas of the Bank to provide remarkable
client service. Assists employees in resolving problems that impact
work assignments and/or client satisfaction.
* Other duties as may be assigned.
* Position requires a broad level of professional experience in
related field with a minimum of 7-10 years' work experience in
commercial lending; knowledge of commercial lending principles.
Supervision experience required. * Ability to utilize standard PC
based software to prepare correspondence, reports and other
documents as needed. * Excellent communication skills needed to
effectively work with diverse groups of internal/external clients
to explain products and interpret policy. * The highest level of
challenge management skills is required; situations require
operational knowledge of the work and the unit, which may involve a
range of possible solutions to challenges. * Work is under minimal
supervision, where the work requires independent judgment in the
interpretation of existing policies and procedures and the
selection of alternative procedures and work routines. Alternatives
may be limited or not well defined. * Various situations require a
substantial degree of analysis. Interpretation and evaluation.
Situations encountered include facts, issues and circumstances,
which are significantly different from those previously addressed.
These situations call for the consideration of alternative courses
of action and of their consequences before taking or recommending
Sandy Spring Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected
veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We
maintain a drug-free workplace environment and perform
pre-employment substance abuse testing.
If you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a
position, please call our job line at 1-800-399-5919 and select
option 5. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.