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VP AgDirect Operations

Farm Credit Services of America Omaha, NE

Job Summary

**Hybrid-Position is required to work a percentage of time each week in the Omaha, NE office. **

Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) is a great place to work. You see it in our people and the relationships they have with each other and our customers. Our passion and commitment to serving both rural America and each other is key to our success in the marketplace.

We are seeking a VP AgDirect Operations to provide overall direction, coaching, and strategic planning for the AgDirect Operations team. This role would be responsible for influencing business results by helping identify and lead implementation of new products, processes, and technologies while fostering and coordinating business relationships that deliver consistent business results.

The VP AgDirect Operations will establish and lead a customer centric culture ensuring an unrivaled customer experience throughout all phases of the loan origination and loan closing process. The ideal candidate brings a background in agricultural or consumer credit with experience in leading an operations team.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

AgDirect Operations

  • Develop, implement, and manage effective workflows for Retail Installment Contracts (RICs), Loan & Lease originations and closings.
  • Serve as the primary contact for internal/external audits as well as all compliance and regulatory requirements
  • Ensure lending controls are implemented, understood, and followed to minimize fraud risk and ensure a high level of loan administration.
  • Maintain lending processes that are efficient and effective in maintaining satisfactory credit administration.

Team Leadership

  • Establish a positive work environment that promotes continuous learning, feedback, development, and retention of high-caliber employees
  • Establish a positive, participative, and collaborative team environment that inspires creative, high-performing, continuous learning, and engaged team members.

Business Partnerships

  • Work directly with all AgDirect partners and vendors to develop relationships and provide support in all areas of business operations.
  • Lead activities related to onboarding new partners and partner mergers and provide support to partners on a wide range of support requests.
  • Serve as the primary contact with respect to AgDirect products and delivery systems.

Leasing Services

  • Lead specialized AgDirect Leasing teammates to help ensure proper execution of all AgDirect originated lease transactions.
  • Ensure all leasing activities follow the information sharing agreements between FCSA and Farm Credit Leasing.

Quality Assurance

  • Lead quality control functions for the AgDirect team.
  • Responsible for development and implementation of adequate controls and monitoring to assure compliance with association policies, credit standards, and procedures.
  • Ensure accuracy of products and processes including procedural enhancements focusing on such things as proper functioning systems, reporting, compliance, etc.

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance, and/or Economics

Years of Experience

  • 5+ years agricultural or consumer credit experience

  • 5+ years leading and supervising an operations team

  • A thorough understanding of credit management and administration in a dealer lending environment

About Us

Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica), AgCountry Farm Credit Services (AgCountry), and Frontier Farm Credit are financial cooperatives operating under joint management. While each Association is owned by its local farmers and ranchers, the cooperatives pool their resources, experience, and talent to deliver affordable credit, crop insurance services, and financial services.

FCSAmerica serves rural communities and agriculture in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming. AgCountry serves portions of North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, and Frontier Farm Credit serves eastern Kansas. Together, we support nearly 82,000 producers and agribusinesses, meeting the needs of todays agricultural industry with our combined 2600+ employees providing lending, risk management, technology, commodity marketing, and customer and employee education.

We have employment opportunities across our combined eight states. FCSAmerica is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, and has 48 local offices; AgCountry is headquartered in Fargo, ND and has 45 local offices; and Frontier Farm Credit is headquartered in Manhattan, KS and has six local offices.

Date Posted May 10, 2024
Date Closes July 9, 2024
Requisition 1240-en_US
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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