Customer Service Representative First Merchants Bank Oxford, OH 45056

Title Customer Service Representative
Date 29 May 2020
Company First Merchants Bank
City Oxford, OH 45056

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Full Description :

Position Goals:

Execute on individual and team sales and service metrics to help the banking center achieve the strategic and tactical goals of the company. Responsible for providing high quality customer service by accurately completing bank transactions and opening deposit accounts and processing loan applications while identifying and recommending products and services to meet the current and future financial needs of bank customers. Deliver upon a meaningful customer service experience while exceeding personal production goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide high quality customer service on a wide variety of general banking matters within the banking center. Some banking centers are designed to be a fluid, open space where employees are not at their desk or teller pod for long periods of time. Banking Centers are a fast-paced environment that requires ability to multi-task.
  • Perform Service Associate duties as needed. Ability to perform hospitality functions (i.e. make coffee, serve refreshments, clean up).
  • Be highly responsive to customer requests of everyday monetary transactions, i.e. process deposits, loan payments, cash checks, night deposits, change orders, cashier’s checks and money orders.
  • Assess customer’s financial position to identify additional relationship opportunities. This includes acquiring and using in-depth knowledge of products/services of all lines of business at First Merchants.
  • Process non-monetary requests for customers i.e. approve checks for cashing; accept and process stop payment orders, order debit cards, complete address changes and process check orders.
  • Resolve customer inquiries, problems and complaints with scope of authority while proactively using service to sales techniques to provide solutions to customers for current financial needs.
  • Use feedback from Customer Service surveys to build customer loyalty and create customer advocates.
  • Provide assistance with maintaining customer records and accounts.
  • Actively participate in leading the sales and service activities at the Banking Center.
  • Meet or exceed established individual and team sales goals to help the Banking Center achieve scorecard goals.
  • Effectively use the consumer and business guided conversation to assess the customer’s current and future financial situation to identify and recommend additional products to deepen client relationship.
  • Engage customers through teleconsulting activities including but not limited to call blocks and call nights to drive attainment of individual and team sales goals assigned to the Banking Center.
  • Fully engage in the sales management process including, but not limited to daily huddles, weekly sales meetings, touch bases and coaching sessions.
  • Utilize customer relationship management tool (CRM) and other sales tools to record, track and maintain sales records for the incentive plan.
  • Train, coach, and guide staff with operational and sales skills.
  • Recognize and solicit new business opportunities; sell all bank products and services; make customer calls as required.
    • Open new accounts and process loan applications for new and existing clients.
    • Utilize kiosk to provide education and help customers enroll in electronic banking products and services during account opening.
    • Be knowledgeable of all bank products and support the whole bank by making partner referrals as appropriate for merchant services, treasury management, mortgages and investments.
    • Complete all new account onboarding calls and activities in a timely fashion.
  • Assist in banking center operations and ensure policies and procedures are followed.
  • Assist the banking center manager with general administration and operational aspects of the banking center including items such as audits and branch balancing to ensure efficiency.
  • Assist associates with problem resolutions and procedure inquiries.
  • Adhere to and participate in completing the branch daily security checklist.
  • Monitor and resolve deposit and loan exceptions in a timely fashion.
  • Comply with information security and customer and business verification policies and procedures.
  • Attend and/or complete applicable and required training sessions.
  • Understand and ensure compliance for regulations and reporting, including but not limited to: Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), OFAC, CIP, EDD, etc.
  • High performing CSR’s may serve as a Banking Center Mentor.

Position Requirements:

EducationHigh school diploma or equivalent (GED).

ExperienceOver one (1) year of banking, sales, or related experience. At least six months of experience selling products or services.

LicenseThis position requires S.A.F.E Act registration at the time of employment through the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS). Employees hired or transferring into this position will need to meet the qualification requirements within three (3) months of hire.

OtherAbility to obtain Notary Public designation.

Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.

In-depth knowledge of products/services offered by the bank (all lines of business).

Physical Requirements

Ability to stand for long periods of time and move freely about the office.

Ability to lift files, open file cabinets, bending, and stooping.

Ability to ambulate fingers to utilize office equipment such as a computer, phone, printer, etc.

Preferred Requirements:

Prior banking experience.

Ability to sell and cross-sell bank products and services.

Experience Required
  • Over one (1) year of banking, sales, or related experience. At least six months of experience selling products
Education Required
  • GED or better
  • High School or better
Licenses & Certifications Preferred
  • Notary Public
  • NMLS

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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