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Sr Commercial Underwriter

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Talmer Bank and Trust

Troy, MI

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The Senior Commercial Underwriter will be responsible for the overall asset management and reporting for a portfolio of loans to support the development and management of the commercial middle market group.  The Senior Commercial Underwriter also supports Business Development in strengthening relationships with clients and new relationships. As part of Credit, the Senior Commercial Underwriter supports the achievement of Credit goals and overall risk management. The Senior Commercial Underwriter will be a self-starter with the ability to work independently on complex transactions with little oversight.  The Senior Commercial Underwriter will demonstrate strong credit, analytical, and written and verbal communication skills along with experience in financial modeling, portfolio management, and projection and sensitization analysis.  The Senior Commercial Underwriter will work closely with Senior Account Executives in managing the overall credit approval process as well as assist in the training and development of other members of the credit team.  
Reporting Relationship:
The Senior Commercial Underwriter reports to a  Credit Officer and will work closely with the Credit Officer, Credit Manager, Underwriters and Business Developers in an effort to meet lending goals and objectives.
Job Duties:

Performs portfolio management responsibilities including:
Preparation of credit underwriting and analysis of existing relationships in connection with renewals, modifications and new transactions. Assist in facilitating closing of those transactions.
Promotes and monitors customer relationship and growth
Assists Lenders to ensure customers are being serviced as needed
Attends bank/lender meetings as needed to assist in the loan approval process and delivering the Bank to the clients.
Solicits existing portfolio customers in an effort to increase and retain volume and cross sell Bank products and services.
Assist lenders in managing past due and maturing loans.
Prepares periodic reviews of existing loans to assess credit quality, covenant compliance, risk rating review and regulatory review.
Receive and review periodic reporting provided by customers to ensure borrowing base availability as well as to monitor performance
Actively participates in research, preparation and execution of customer calls
Review legal documents and seek additional approvals to ensure compliance, if necessary.
Non-performing Loans \u2013 provides support, as requested to the Senior Credit Officer in managing non-performing loans, including but not limited to conducting site inspections, appraisal reviews, and borrower or project financial analysis.
Reporting \u2013 responsible for reporting on the overall  portfolio, including and not limited to assessing asset quality, stress testing, industry and market analysis, asset allocation, reserves and non-performing loan analysis. Assists in the preparation of RLAC reports for the portfolio, when necessary, as well as leveraged lending and cash flow lending reporting.
File maintenance and retention management partnered with the RM to assure quality control, particularly in preparation for audits and loan review, including annual reviews and adequate reporting.
Accessing data rooms to collect existing customer information, and contact the agent to obtain current information.
Follow up, verification and modification/correction of all internal reporting and system on boarding: proper P&L/cost center, application of fees to the note, set up for payments and interest, collection and application of any additional revenue.
Familiar with operations and approval docs to facilitate booking and supporting lending assistants in getting approvals for funding wires.
Projects \u2013 may be required to work on miscellaneous projects and initiatives related to either the credit functions or across the company as needed.
Effective and timely communication with credit management, borrower, and agent banks as well as with internal partners such as Treasury Management, Corporate Banking, Operations, Accounting, Legal, etc. engaging partners as appropriate throughout the underwriting process.
Prepares Annual Reviews on existing customers, to include but not limited to:
Prepare Credit Reviews for each loan on a regular schedule to review overall asset quality, including performance against original underwriting expectations.
Detailed analysis of financial statements.
Detailed collateral analysis.Detailed analysis of debt service and covenant compliance
Review of credit risk rating.
Borrower and Guarantor analysis. Assessment of lending risks, clearly identifying offsetting mitigates and summarizing recommendations.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Understand complex deal structures and leveraged lending reporting requirements, and capable of preparing the framework of a loan approval document.
Familiarity with Multi-bank deals and documentation and ability to work with Agents, legal counsel and the client to support closing those deals.
Ability to work with Agent, Client and Credit to complete modifications and simple amendment approval documents.
A bachelor\u2019s degree preferably in business management, accounting and/or finance.
At least 5 years\u2019 of comparable experience. Preference will be given to candidates who have both leveraged lending experience and middle-market bank experience.
Strong credit and underwriting skills; understanding of bank\u2019s credit profile, credit policies, and risk management objectives.
Understanding of complex loan documentation; negotiation skills.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with external clients, senior account executives, agent banks, credit administration, and other bank personnel.
Ability to effectively work under tight timelines.
Proficient user of Microsoft Excel and Word.
Demonstrated ability to analyze, negotiate, and manage complex Leveraged Lending transactions.
Experience analyzing business financial statements and tax returns (individuals and business).

As a Chemical Banker, you will join other professionals who share our community banking philosophy of making a positive impact where we live, work and play. You will be a part of a growing community bank that believes in the dreams of its customers and employees alike. With Chemical Bank, you will make a difference in your community while enjoying excellent benefits and top career opportunities. Visit our Careers Page for more information.

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Talmer. It's a different kind of name for a bank, isn't it? Well, we're a very different kind of bank. Our name combines the last name of my grandfather (Talmage) with the last name of the grandfather of Gary Torgow, chairman of Talmer Bancorp, Inc. (Merzon). Our grandfathers were two remarkable humanitarians who never met, but shared a common purpose - to help others and to enrich the lives of their communities.

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