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Career Opportunity: Relationship Manager

Job Title
Relationship Manager
Southwest Georgia Farm Credit, ACA
Dawson, Georgia
Business Development
Experience Level
Mid-Career (5-10 years)
Supervisor's Title
Senior Relationship Manager
Sales and Customer Relationships
Salary Range
DOE, depending on experience
Posted Date
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Closing Date
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Job Description

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit was chartered by Congress to serve as a competitive source of dependable credit to agriculture and rural America. We deliver the financial power of national and international money markets to the rural communities we serve. Farm Credit has been a stable and reliable lender for nearly a century, and our employees are uniquely positioned to serve the needs of rural America.

We currently have a position open for a Relationship Manager.


Responsible for conducting a business development program which results in portfolio growth of acceptable classed loans, priced to achieve ACA financial objectives.      


Serves as an aggressive sales and business development representative of the ACA.  Highly skilled negotiator with demonstrated results in attaining sales goals.  Direct experience in all aspects of commercial lending with proficiency in risk assessment and loan structuring.  Maintains an understanding of applicable policies, procedures, and regulations and conforms as appropriate.  Has direct responsibility for maintaining acceptable credit administration and credit quality.  Will build and service a loan portfolio which meets the growth objectives of the ACA.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS of the job include, but are not limited to:

  • Services an assigned portfolio of loans.  Is responsible for maintaining satisfactory credit quality and loan administration on existing accounts as well as new accounts.
  • Sales
  • Expected to construct marketing and business development plan and is responsible for meeting sales goals established by ACA.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS of the job include, but are not limited to:

  • Irregular hours and travel (75%) likely.


  1. Education and/or experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in business administration, agriculture, economics or finance.
  2. Five years or more experience, with an additional 3 years of commercial lending experience required.
  3. Strong analysis, judgment and communication (oral and written) skills.
  4. Ability to be assertive and decisive in arriving at sound business decisions which serve the best interest of the borrower and the ACA.
  5. Problem solving skills and ability to work independently.
  6. Demonstrated selling and negotiation skills related to commercial lending.

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Possesses knowledge of market and competition
  • Analyzes information skillfully and develops alternative solutions
  • Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals
  • Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles
  • Demonstrates excellent presentation and sales skills
  • Manages difficult or emotional customer solutions
  • Solicits customer feedback to improve service
  • Manages competing demands
  • Knowledgeable about agriculture


  1. Farm or ranch background with related practical experience preferred.
  2. Farm Credit experience preferred.

As designated within delegated authority.


Relationship Manager will be able to work independently and will handle a wide range of loans by size and complexity.

Supervises 1 Employee


Senior Relationship Manager, Relationship Managers, Sales/Account Officers and other Farm Credit employees.  Association members and prospective customers.

EOE, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.