Lakeland Bank

VP - CML Relationship Manager, Waldwick, NJ

Job Locations US-NJ-Waldwick
Posted Date 2 months ago(5/28/2021 12:31 PM)
Job ID
64 Crescent Avenue
Hidden (21426)
Zip Code


Lakeland Bank has a fantastic growth opportunity for the right motivated Commercial Lending Professional. We are looking for an experience commercial lender to join our growing organization.  If you have a developed network of prospects and centers of influence (COIs) and you're motivated and excited about joining a growing bank, we'd like to hear from you!


As a VP- Relationship Manager at Lakeland Bank you will develop and grow the commercial loan business through new and/or existing customers. 


Key Responsibilities:


  • Underwrite specific credit requests which could include Commercial & Industrial, Owner-Occupied and Investment Real Estate, construction loans
  • Understand, structure and present loan requests to optimize the return to the Bank
  • Prepare and present loan offerings to designated levels of authority and manage the entire credit approval process. Lead  administrative staff and/or direct legal counsel, review loan documentation of correctness and attend loan closing
  • Monitor and maintain relationships to insure timely loan administration; including repayment, receipt of required financial updates, detection of potential problems and opportunities for additional business
  • Organize and prioritize work-flow to ensure highest priorities are addressed on a timely basis
  • Refer and/or cross-sell other bank services
  • Actively involved in community and business organizations


Skills and qualifications:

  • Four year college degree in accounting, marketing, business administration or finance area; plus 6 years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Six to ten years related experience and/or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Commercial and industrial (“C&I”) lending proficiency to include: manufacturers, retailers, service/professional companies, Non-profits, and educational organizations
  • Real estate (“CRE”) lending proficiency to include: owner occupied, investor income properties, and construction to permanent finance
  • Proven ability to generate own loan business, but also capable to underwrite prospective C&I and CRE opportunities
  • Exceptional communication skills with an ability to effectively communicate information and respond to questions
  • Ability to solve practical problems and find solutions
  • Person should be able to work equally well independently and within a team environment
  • Knowledge of Baker Hill software a plus Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Must be bondable

Employment Eligibility

All Lakeland Bank employees must be bondable.  FBI background checks are required to confirm eligibility for bonding.  Note: A guilty plea or criminal conviction will not necessarily preclude employment at Lakeland Bank.


Lakeland Bank is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, genetic information, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law

Scheduled Hours

Monday - Friday.  8:30am-5:00pm, 40 hours per week.  Overtime as necessary.


Come join the Lakeland Bank team... You’ll love it here!


Lakeland Bank fosters a work environment that is supportive, caring and team-centered. We believe in providing career advancement opportunities within our organization and treat our colleagues with dignity and respect. We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including 401(k) and education reimbursement.


Apply today, and find out why our colleagues love it here! Visit:


We are very proud to have been recognized for a second time by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies”. This honor was a result of how we always have, and how we always will, conduct our business. The relationships we develop with our customers are governed by the principles of trustworthiness: honesty, integrity, and reliability. It’s what our customers expect and it’s what we deliver every day.


Our success begins and ends with our people. We are an equal opportunity employer of qualified protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, minorities and females. Lakeland Bank is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:LBAI). 



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