Credit Manager

Encino, CA 91316

Posted: 01/29/20 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry or Function: Banking Job Number: 19082702 - FS Compensation: $150,000-$170,000 per year with 20% bonus

Job Description

Job Duties:

The Credit Manager is responsible for managing a team of Portfolio Managers within a given region, and responsible for managing a limited loan portfolio. This includes effectively managing the Commercial Banking staff to properly assess, manage, and limit the Bank’s credit risk, all while meeting the needs of the customers. This also includes managing, mentoring, and developing the Portfolio Managers who report to this position. The Credit Manager approves, and/or recommends for approval, loan requests, loan reviews, and other related items within specified approval limits; these responsibilities can entail any or all of real estate, C&I, or specialty credits. A significant component of this position is managing workflow and the individuals on the Credit team, as well as collaborating with/and serving the Sales side.


Other duties may be assigned

  • Supervise, mentor, coach, and train staff incorporating existing knowledge, credit principles, and Omega training.
  • Encourage teamwork and foster organizational commitment.
  • Disseminate guidance and updates to staff.
  • Support individual development plans through the Let’s Talk framework.
  • Ensure pipeline of qualified candidates for staffing needs.
  • Effectively lead the team in ongoing portfolio management in order to meet the needs of customers and Relationship Managers.
  • Manage and direct the workflow and assignments of the Portfolio Management personnel, including pipeline monitoring.
  • Collaborate effectively within the department, as well as with other departments (Relationship Management, Processing, Legal & Documentation, etc.) to ensure smooth loan flow process.
  • Review and approve credit approval memorandums, modifications, and loan reviews.
  • Ensure loans are underwritten according to bank practice, in compliance with policies and procedures, as well as regulatory guidelines.
  • Manage a portfolio of loans as the primary Portfolio Manager, with this function consisting of a reduced number of loans compared to similar responsibilities of team members.


Salary Range and Bonus Potential:

$150,000-$170,000 per year with 20% bonus

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

  • Managerial experience preferred.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in Commercial Banking, Loan Portfolio Management or other related area preferred
  • Demonstrated ability or capacity to lead a team.


  • Knowledge of commercial banking products and services.
  • Ability to provide guidance and direction to subordinates based on existing policies and management guidance. May perform work similar to subordinates, but at higher level.
  • Ability to develop solutions for problems and issues that require consideration of at least two dimensions (involving operations, people, finances, technology, etc.).
  • Applies the mastery of a specific function discipline to resolve significant department issues; coordinates with other departments as necessary.

Educational Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Business, Finance or related field a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or equivalent experience preferred.


Meet Your Recruiter

Michael Wilson
Director of Commercial Banking

I joined the TriStaff Group in November 2014 as the new Division Director of Banking when I relocated back to San Diego from Ontario, CA. I was hired to promote and expand the new Banking Division at TriStaff Group. Before joining the TriStaff team, I spent 10 years as Vice President, Talent Acquisition Manager for Citizens Business Bank in Ontario, CA, where I was responsible for all recruitment efforts of the bank. My Team and I focus on recruiting top-talent primarily in the Commercial Banking space for banks throughout California and nationwide. We specialize in placing Relationship Managers, Business Development Officers, Portfolio Managers, Business Bankers, Commercial Underwriters, Credit Analysts, Compliance & Risk Officers, Operations Managers, Regional Managers, Center Managers and Executive level professionals. We have placed many candidates with some of the top-rated banks in California and the nation. I’m excited to have the opportunity to build a Banking Division at TriStaff Group and to further promote the excellent reputation that TriStaff Group has in the market-place. I enjoy partnering with my clients to find top-talent to assist them in achieving their company goals, as well as helping a candidate enhance their career. I’m passionate about recruiting and building long-term relationships with clients and candidates. I was raised in Chula Vista where I attended Chula Vista High, Southwestern Junior College and San Diego State University. No matter where I have lived, I have always remained a loyal fan of the Chargers, Padres and Aztecs. I enjoy following the local sports teams, football, collecting sports memorabilia & art, gardening, traveling and enjoying the company of my pets.
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