Branch Retail Manager (18382)

Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc. Paragould, AR

Responsible for the overall sales, production and profitability of the retail branch, including operations, product sales, customer service, community involvement and security and safety in accordance with the Bank's objectives. Develops new deposit business; provides a superior level of customer relations and promotes the sales and service culture through coaching, guidance and staff motivation. Strives to achieve individual and branch goals through new business sales, referrals and retention of account relationships. Provides leadership, training and supervision; delegates day to day operations to branch personnel as necessary.


* Southern Bank team members are a family, rooted in the communities we serve and working together to be the best in our industry, utilizing innovative ideas and strong products. The Southern Bank Patch illustrates these ideals.

* Ensures the confidentiality of customer non-public personal information and secures information systems to comply with bank regulations.


Sales/Customer Service

* Takes the lead in acquiring, expanding and retaining customer relationships by partnering with Loan Officers or Community Bank Presidents to develop a business development strategy and by partaking in business calls;

* Develops new customer relationships and/or retains and expands existing relationships by proactively listening and identifying customer opportunities utilizing fundamentals of cross-selling to achieve personal and branch goals and when necessary will work cooperatively with appropriate internal team members;

* Proactively educates customers on utilizing available access channels;

* Resolves customer complaints promptly and effectively. Takes responsibility for all customer complaints and problems until resolved;

* Implements strategies to achieve sales benchmarks and objectives;

* Prepares and compiles more complex new customer data to open new accounts including, but not limited to, commercial/business checking, individual, retirement accounts, trusts, estates, IOLTA's, representative payees, etc.;

* Maintains thorough knowledge of bank regulatory requirements included, but not limited to, Bank Secrecy Act, Regulation CC, Regulation E, Customer Privacy and Information Security;

* Maintains proficiency in bank products and services such as internet banking, bill pay, mobile banking, mobile deposits, card valet and other customer products;

* Actively participates in business development opportunities (e.g. phone out-reach, community events or groups, meetings with local businesses) to establish visibility in the community and drive business to the branch; and,

* Maintains the level of trustworthiness, character, professionalism, confidentiality and honesty in dealing with internal or external customers.

Personnel Management:

* Reviews the qualifications of all applicants and employees to ensure qualified individuals are treated in a nondiscriminatory manner when hiring, promoting, transferring and terminating actions;

* Addresses and resolves employee issues;

* Facilitates training on new branch initiatives, marketing and new products by working with the Regional Operations Coordinator;

* Works with the Community Bank President in order to promote teamwork in the branch to ensure a positive overall customer experience in all huddles, branch communications and meetings;

* Motivates employees by incorporating the Bank's Patch and the branch's goals into daily communications and by recognizing and rewarding staff for their contributions;

* Coaches and develops the sales and service skills of branch team members;

* Supervises and observes employees in action; provides both formal and informal coaching on an ongoing and consistent basis to establish best sales practices and to provide excellent customer service; and,

* Determines performance appraisal and rating, delivers performance reviews to subordinates and recommends merit increases for all direct reports.

Branch Management:

* Plans, coordinates, and monitors the overall activities and operations of the branch, including tracking and monitoring sales, customer service, and performance against established plans and objectives;

* Consistently looks for opportunities to improve branch profitability and deposit growth of the branch;

* Serves as a retail products and services expert in the branch and has a working knowledge of loan products;

* Maintains thorough knowledge of procedures required for ATM/ITM settlement, night depository, vault cash, safe deposit, opening/closing procedures, ordering cash, and preparation of cash for shipment and receipt of cash shipment;

* Maintains reliable attendance with the ability to work a schedule that may include working overtime, nights, weekends and holidays;

* May be asked to assist at various branches across Southern Bank's footprint;

* Responsible for branch security oversight and training; and,

* Performs any and all other duties which may be assigned.


The following specifications are general guidelines based on the minimum education and experience normally considered essential to the satisfactory performance of this position. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to perform the position in a satisfactory manner. Individual abilities may result in some deviation from these guidelines.


* Ability to think strategically and put the organization's plans into action;

* Excellent understanding of the Bank's products and services;

* Proficient in business products (i.e. Cash Management, Remote Deposit Capture)

* Demonstrated positive and helpful attitude toward both internal and external customers;

* Good interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to use effective communication skills, understand procedures, and speak clearly to customers, employees and supervisors;

* Good computer skills; and,

* Excellent customer service skills.


* Associate's degree or high school diploma or equivalent with five years' banking/finance sales and customer service;

* Familiar with marketing techniques, such as cold-calling, to help build a customer base;

* Experience in managing people in a goal setting environment where compensation was goal driven with multiple product sales;

* Excellent understanding of the Bank's products and services;

* Proficient in business products (i.e. Cash Management, Remote Deposit Capture)

* Demonstrated positive and helpful attitude toward both internal and external customers;

* Good interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to use effective communication skills, understand procedures, and speak clearly to customers, employees and supervisors; and,

* Good computer skills.


Building Trust – Interacting with others in a way that gives them confidence in one's intentions and those of the organization.

Customer Focus – Ensuring that the customer perspective is a driving force behind business decisions and activities; crafting and implementing service practices that meet customers' and own organization's needs.

Contributing to Team Success - Actively participating as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of goals.

Building a Successful Team – Using appropriate methods and a flexible interpersonal style to help build a cohesive team; facilitating the completion of team goals.

Decision Making – Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.

Delegating Responsibility – Allocating decision-making authority and/or task responsibility to appropriate others to maximize the organization's and individuals' effectiveness.

Sales Ability/Persuasiveness – Using appropriate interpersonal styles and communication methods to gain acceptance of a product, service, or idea from prospects and clients.

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