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Career Opportunity: Vice President−Operations

Job Title
Vice President−Operations
Northwest Farm Credit Services, ACA, PCA, FLCA
Salem , Oregon
Lending & Insurance
Experience Level
Mid-Career (5-10 years)
Supervisor's Title
Oregon State President
Executive Team
Salary Range
DOE, depending on experience
Posted Date
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Closing Date
Open until filled
Job Description
As a recipient of the 2017 Gallup Great Workplace Award, and recently named the Best Large Company to work for in the Inland Northwest, we are a group of individuals who are passionate about and committed to supporting agriculture. We are a financial cooperative (owned and governed by our customers) that exists to improve the lives of our customers and employees, the communities where we work and raise our families, and the Northwest agriculture, food, and fiber industries, by providing reliable, consistent credit and financial services. Our customers are farmers, ranchers, commercial fishermen, forest products producers, rural homeowners and cooperatives in Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Alaska. We are seeking a Vice President−Operations for our Oregon Lending team. This role is responsible for statewide operational and administrative management and leadership. Preferred location for the successful incumbent's home office is Salem; Oregon office location required. Primary Responsibilities - Embrace Northwest FCS’ purpose and value proposition and build a shared sense of understanding, commitment and energy in assigned team to deliver in this regard. - Communicate and demonstrate Northwest FCS’ commitment to employee and customer engagement. - Provide leadership for assigned staff, including effective performance management. - Actively work with assigned staff to advance Stewardship and Community Service initiatives. - Ensure systems, process and controls consistency across all operations managers supervised, and collaborating with other state VPs of Operations. - Assist the State President by providing information, reports and feedback necessary to maintain awareness of operational strengths, weaknesses and developing areas. - Represent front-line staff needs, perspective and interest to headquarters support groups and project teams to ensure continuously improving efficiency serving customers. - Support State President and all SVPs in reporting, administrative functions (including the annual budgeting process and monitoring variance reports), and special projects. - Work with State President and SVPs to ensure Local Advisory Committee meetings and Customer Appreciation functions are organized and well executed. Requirements The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in business or ag-related field, or equivalent relevant experience and a demonstrated ability to communicate complex operations issues to a cross section of customer-facing teams. Deep understanding of bank operating and control systems, including loan accounting, general ledger, internal control and front end systems also critical. Travel Requirements: Extensive day travel may be required; overnight travel as needed. Northwest FCS offers competitive salaries, a bonus plan, robust benefits, supportive teams, a fun and family-oriented atmosphere, and many learning opportunities. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.
Contact Person
Jesika Harper
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