Lakeland Bank

VP - CML Relationship Manager, Bernardsville/Iselin Lending Office

Job Locations US-NJ-Bernardsville | US-NJ-Iselin
Posted Date 2 months ago(6/15/2021 8:23 PM)
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155 Morristown Rd.
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Lakeland Bank has a fantastic growth opportunity for the right motivated Commercial Lending professional. We are looking for an experience VP - CML, Relationship Manager to grow the CRE/Commercial and Industrial (C&I) lending business in the New Jersey market. If you have a developed network of prospects and centers of influence, (COI) and are motivated and excited about joining a growing bank to further your career, we’d like hear from you!


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


Key Responsibilities:

  • Quick ability to identify viable relationship opportunities to include full lending, deposit, cash management and other banking services beneficial to the client and the bank
  • Provide framework for initiation and development of commercial loan requests from centers of influence, existing customers and prospects through detailed calling plans and extensive networking activities
  • Utilize experience in CRE/C&I lending to quickly analyze and partner with analysts to underwrite specific credit requests including loans of all types
  • Structure, prepare and present loan offerings to management.
  • Manage the entire credit approval process through to closing
  • Monitor and maintain relationships to ensure timely loan administration to include repayment, receipt of required financial updates, detection of potential problems and opportunities for additional business.
  • Active involvement in community and business organizations. Refer and cross-sell bank services to best meet client needs


Skills required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree; preferably in advanced accounting, marketing, business administration and/or finance
  • 7 years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience in Commercial Lending
  • Ability to generate loan business with through prospecting and connecting with current book of business
  • Ability to underwrite specific credit requests including CRE/Commercial & Industrial, Owner-Occupied and Investment Real Estate, construction loans
  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate to customers, clients and co-workers 
  • Ability to cross-sell bank products and services to best meet client needs
  • Ability to build meaningful relationships with clients and co-workers
  • Ability to solve practical problems and find creative solutions
  • 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 needed


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).   The Bank operates New Jersey branch offices in Bergen, Essex, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex and Union counties; 6 NJ regional commercial lending centers in Bernardsville, Jackson, Montville, Newton, Teaneck and Waldwick; and 2 commercial loan production offices serving Middlesex and Monmouth counties in New Jersey and the Hudson Valley region of New York.


Lakeland Bank offers an extensive array of consumer and commercial products and services, including online and mobile banking, localized commercial lending teams, and 24-hour or less turnaround time on consumer loan applications.




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