Regional Vice President - Western Region February 4, 2021

February 4, 2021, Alabama Farm Credit, Cullman, AL

Location: Administration Office - Cullman, AL
Salary: Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications
Reports to: Chief Risk Officer

Company Profile

Alabama Farm Credit is an aggressively growing $1.031 billion Farm Credit association dedicated to the financial needs of our rural communities. In short, we help fund new ways to grow food, generate energy, access technology, and otherwise improve life in rural America. A career at Alabama Farm Credit can offer you the opportunity to make a personal impact on the people and communities where we do business. The institution is headquartered in Cullman, AL with five offices that serve the northern twenty-seven (27) counties of Alabama. We continue to serve the agricultural related needs of the two major metropolitan areas of Alabama in Birmingham and Huntsville. We also provide competitive compensation, health and wellness benefits, company-funded retirement plan, “best in market” matching 401(k), and professional development programs.

Position Summary

The Regional Vice President is responsible for planning, directing, and managing the overall operations of multiple branch offices within the western region of the Alabama Farm Credit territory. Performs a direct role in the analysis, structuring, and monitoring of large and/or complex loans. Has considerable latitude for decision making in the implementation of association goals.

Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Agricultural Economics, Finance, or related field plus a minimum of ten (10) or more years of experience in agribusiness, lending, credit analysis and/or sales experience with a related financial services or agricultural credit organization required; master’s degree preferred. A minimum of five (5) or more years successful experience in a management role, with a proven ability to effectively lead a team.

Experience with a complex commercial portfolio is a requirement of this Vice President position. Demonstrates sound influence and negotiation skills in responsibilities such as loan pricing, loan terms and conditions. Possesses sound credit analysis skills with the ability to appropriately structure loan packages and proposals. Has thorough knowledge of client needs and the association’s product offerings. Demonstrates agricultural expertise including solid knowledge of multiple agricultural industries.

Job Purpose and Scope

  • Primary responsibility is to establish goals and objectives for the western region and its employees, delegating authority as appropriate to carry out the association’s goals and objective. Manages the loan portfolio pipeline for the region and leads calling efforts for customers and prospects. Hires, motivates, evaluates, and provides for training of branch office employees.
  • Consults with staff on routine loan origination and the analysis, pricing and structuring of credit. Direct and mentor staff in the structuring of large and/or complex loans that may entail higher risk to the Association. These loans exceed a delegated authority level established by management. Monitors credit quality and ratings. Meets with customers and business owners to promote new loans, investigate complaints, and resolve customer service issues.
  • Assists with the compliance with internal controls, credit standards, and standards of conduct for the offices supervised. Ensures that loans in the Regional portfolio are properly risk rated, assigned loss given defaults are correct and performance status assignments are proper. Complies with proper credit administration practices as outlined in association’s policies and procedures. Monitors progress and informs management of the assigned region’s success in meeting association goals.
  • Develop a professional presence within assigned territory through participation in commodity groups and networking with agricultural industry knowledge contacts. Contribute to the Association’s image as the leading ag financial institution.
  • Maintains awareness of agricultural trends and business activity, FCA regulations, and legal obligations. Ensures all operations comply with applicable policies, regulations, and laws. Oversees the preparation of all reports required by association management.

Benefits

  • An outstanding company-wide incentive program
  • Accommodating and flexible vacation and sick leave
  • 12 paid holidays
  • 401(k) plan with up to a 9% employer contribution/match
  • Affordable health, dental, and vision plans
  • Employer paid life insurance and disability
  • Tuition reimbursement (100%)
  • Up to $800/year wellness reimbursement
  • Company paid clothing allowance
  • Association vehicle with unlimited personal mileage, company paid cell phone and laptop

Apply or Request Additional Information

If you would like to apply, please send your resume to:

Alabama Farm Credit, ACA
Attn: Brandi Jones
P. O. Box 639
Cullman, AL 35056-0639
Email: employment@alabamafarmcredit.com

Requirements of the job include the ability to do the work, with or without reasonable accommodations. It is the Association's policy to make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Leadership retains the right to add, subtract or change duties of the position at any time.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than "at will" employment relationship.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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