ABOUT THE JOB (JOB BRIEF):
Serves as the account executive for commercial clients and develops/maintains a 'trusted advisor' relationship with clients based on knowledgeable advice that is aligned to the clients' business objectives and lifecycle. Develops new business and builds strong relationships with prospects. Drives financial performance through profitable revenue growth and quality credit.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Serves as the Trusted Financial Advisor to clients, and functions as the Commercial Banking client 'expert' and the go- to person for the client. Develops focused strategies for acquiring, retaining and growing select clients. Leads all business development efforts for specific client and/or prospect base. Drives a focused business development effort by developing a clear and holistic understanding of the client's or prospect's business/industry. Analyzes data and topical information relevant to the client's business and industry. Viewed by the client as a business partner (financial strategist), is able to share a valuable financial perspective. Prepares for client reviews, identifying opportunities for presenting unsolicited solutions/advice. Provides the client with knowledge in key product areas (cash management, derivatives, equipment finance, etc.) and educates the client on Key's capabilities. Maintains active prospecting effort, including identification, qualification and calling. Consistently balances prospecting efforts and quality client maintenance responsibilities. Develops active Center of Influence referral network. Assembles cross- functional team to quickly respond to customer requests when not able to address requests personally. Knows when and how to bring in teams of experts. Identifies cross- sell opportunities and partners with Product Specialists to structure, coordinate and sponsor credit and non- credit products/services. Solves internal obstacles for the client with a sense of urgency and finds the right way to get things done for the client. Acts as client advocate while adhering to sound business practices. Drives a culture of creative and strategic thinking to arrive at multiple potential ways to achieve identified client goals. Maximizes profitability of assigned portfolio by effectively selling the value Key provides. Improves functional/technical sales and credit expertise continuously and transfers this knowledge to team members. Partners effectively with Credit Officers, as the first level sponsor for credit decisions. Leads and participates in credit processes and assumes ultimate accountability for all portfolio activities/issues ensuring sound asset quality, including underwriting, structuring and portfolio management activities. Directs the preparation of all Asset Quality Reports and new Risk Rating models to assure accurate risk assessment of assigned portfolio. Resolves out of formula situations on borrowing base facilities.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience in accounting, finance, or related field. Minimum 5 - 7 years of financial services related experience. Established business development skills. Extensive knowledge of bank products. Proven outstanding credit skills, analytical skills and financial acumen. Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills. Confirmed superior client relationship and internal partnering skills. Ability to use applicable equipment, which may include: PC, Microsoft Office and various Key proprietary systems e.g. Desktop, etc.
KeyCorp's roots trace back 190 years to Albany, New York. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Key is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $134.5 billion at March 31, 2017. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management, insurance, and investment services to individuals and businesses in 15 states under the name KeyBank National Association through a network of more than 1,200 branches and more than 1,500 ATMs. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications, and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name. KeyBank is Member FDIC.
ABOUT THE BUSINESS:
Key Community Bank serves individuals and small to midsized businesses from Maine to Alaska through our 15-state network of over 1,200 branches, 1,500 ATMs, telephone banking and robust online and mobile platforms. KeyBank’s Consumer/Business Banking segment provides consumers and small business owners with straightforward banking solutions and personal finance expertise that helps them make confident financial decisions today and plan for tomorrow. Key Private Bank offers wealth planning that follows a consistent, disciplined approach guided by objective advice based on each unique situation. KeyBank Commercial Bank offers midsize business financial services that drive growth and profitability and help business owners identify new opportunities with products and services including deposit, cash management, investment services, commercial lending, equipment leasing, and asset-based lending.
KeyCorp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer committed to engaging a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.