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Branch Manager

Company: Ameris
Location: Lawrenceville
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Ameris Bank is a purpose-driven company, dedicated to bringing financial peace of mind to communities, one person at a time. Whether a customer wants to grow their business, buy a home, or feel confident in their retirement plan, they have a partner in Ameris Bank. We serve customers in our locations across the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and nationwide through our extensive digital offerings and mobile app.

Delivering financial peace of mind starts with a team that values integrity and rewards ingenuity. At Ameris, you'll find teammates who are inclusive, collaborative problem-solvers who go the extra mile to support one another and to meet every customer's needs. When teammates are empowered and bring their diverse perspectives to the table, we create the best possible outcomes for our customers. At Ameris, we know that a growth mindset is key for high performance and fosters an environment that prioritizes continuous improvement. Teammates have access to Employee Resource Groups that serve as advocates and allies as well as professional development opportunities to drive ongoing education. Learn more about our purpose and how you can bring it to life as an Ameris Bank teammate.

The Branch Manager oversees all Branch operations and leads a team in execution of sales and service goals. The position is responsible for planning and directing all branch functions ensuring compliance, operational and customer service excellence. The Branch Manager leads a team which may include Tellers, Personal Bankers, Assistant Managers and Team Leaders and is responsible for assessing skillsets, assigning resources and serving as a coach to drive team and individual performance. The position is responsible for attainment of Branch objectives and goals and demonstrates the Ameris Vision, Purpose, Expectations and Values.

Essential Functions, Duties, and Responsibilities:

  • Strictly adheres to Bank Secrecy Act requirements and applies organizational policies and procedures in all activities
  • Implements strategy, assesses and monitors performance, motivates and manages a team to meet and exceed service and sales and service goals objectives as outlined by Bank leadership
  • Recruits, trains, coaches, leads, schedules, motivates, and evaluates the work of a team which may include Tellers, Personal Bankers, Universal Bankers, Assistant Branch Managers, Head Tellers, and Travel Bankers
  • Responsible for optimizing use of resources to meet operational needs of the branch
  • Demonstrates effective sales strategies to attract, expand, and retain customer relationships and guides team to achieve sales objectives through action planning
  • Oversees the customer experience within the branch assessing customer and employee feedback, identifying opportunities for improvement, and researching and resolving complex problems to ensure customer service excellence
  • Manages branch safety, security, and compliance
  • Protects against criminal or fraudulent activity, risk or exposure
  • Performs regular audits of vault and teller cash with proper documentation
  • Represents the Bank in business development efforts and at networking and community functions
  • Ensures regular communication with Bank leadership
  • Maintains knowledge of banking products, programs, services, and promotions
  • Leads training and staff meetings
  • Approves policy exceptions within authorized limits
  • Responsible for achievement of branch objectives, sales and service objectives as set by Bank leadership
  • Responsible for making outbound calls and external appointments to grow deposit portfolio
  • May perform all sales and service functions of the branch as needed
  • Practices ethical sales behaviors in accordance with the Bank's Core Values of Integrity and Honesty
  • Always acts in the best interest of the customer when offering additional products and services

    Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies:

    • Demonstrates leadership skillset with ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships, coach, mentor, and retain a high performing team
    • Able to provide a high level of interactive service to others, building relationships, and addressing identified needs
    • Knowledge of banking policies and procedures
    • Ability to analyze local market, identify prospects, develop, and execute sales techniques and strategies
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Intermediate PC proficiency
    • Intermediate proficiency in Google Docs and Microsoft Office products

      Industry and Work Experience:

      • 3 or more years of retail banking experience required
      • 1 or more year of supervisory, leadership or mentoring experience required
      • Branch operations experience required
      • Cross selling experience required
      • Sales management and business development experience required
      • Consumer credit experience preferred


        • High school diploma or GED required
        • Bachelor's degree in finance or related field preferred


          The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the position.

          All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

          Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

          The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Ameris, Roswell , Branch Manager, Accounting, Auditing , Lawrenceville, Georgia

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