Personal Banking Associate

Alterna Savings - Fort Frances, ON (30+ days ago)

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Scope of Position

This role serves in a unique capacity as ambassador for new/existing members of Alterna. The incumbent must quickly and efficiently probe to uncover and assess overall needs of all members (at every contact) and identify opportunities for cross-sell, up sell, and meet the needs of all mass market members by providing appropriate education, advice, products and services. They will also identify members with more complex needs and refer to their appropriate branch partner or Senior Bankers.

In addition, this role requires the Associate to maintain a cash drawer and service members accordingly.

The Personal Banking Associate contributes to the team’s sales plan through effective assessment of members’ financial needs and providing product and service solutions to satisfy primary needs. Proactively promotes, up sells and delivers a full range of banking products and services. Deals primarily with member initiated contact.

Major Responsibilities

Follows all sales and service processes

Meet sales targets by delivering products and services that satisfy the members’ primary need.
Probes to uncover additional needs to cross sell and up sell at every member interaction
Provides education and advice to members on basic transactional banking and less complex investment and credit situations.
Transaction posting, cash management (including balancing), administrative, and security /risk management procedures will be executed with the highest level of accuracy.
Identify and refer high value or high potential members to appropriate staff.
Through opportunity spotting ,maximizes growth and retention, contributing to overall Branch goals
Attends and actively partakes in branch meetings, huddles, sales initiatives and campaigns.
Is available for walk in traffic and other member initiated contact.
Acts as a member of both the Member Service Representatives (Tellers) and Sales team
Maintain a solid working knowledge and understanding of all products and services we offer and keeps up to date with procedural changes including new accounts, investments, loans and mortgages.
Is proficient in the use of sales and service tools to support member interactions
Identify and set personal development plan ; completes activities set out in the plan, influencing Employee engagement and enablement.
Actively participate in regular weekly goal setting meeting and coaching sessions.
Compliant with anti money laundering guidelines and other compliance and regulatory guidelines.
Actively participates in community initiatives as determined by the Branch, or more broadly as part of Alterna.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Educations / Certifications / Experience

Post secondary education coupled with a minimum 2 years experience in a sales industry or equivalent experience
Financial Services Industry experience an asset
Proven sales experience
Experience in providing credit solutions an asset

About the Alterna Financial Group

Alterna Savings and Credit Union Limited (Alterna) has been the Good in Banking for 111 years!

Alterna has grown from its humble beginnings to be the second largest credit union in Ontario, and one of the Top 10 in Canada, with over $8 billion in assets under management and more than 167,000 members and a network of 35 branches across Ontario. The impressive growth throughout the years stems not only from merging with other credit unions, but also from significantly gaining new retail, business and not-for-profit members as people recognize Alterna’s philosophy of putting members first.

Known for its fast-paced environment, Alterna is viewed as a trailblazer in the industry. Led by a CEO with a passion for innovation, Alterna was the first credit union to introduce a digital bank and the first to offer a fully digital end-to-end mortgage through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Alterna Bank.

Alterna is proud of its long history of helping communities thrive. It shared its success in 2018 by donating more than $1 million to the community and, in partnership with employees, contributed 11,300 volunteer hours. Its flagship Community Micro Finance Program also helps underrepresented groups. Since inception, the program has disbursed more than $5 million in impact loans and helped change the lives of more than 1,000 participants and their families.

Alterna is also extremely proud of its corporate culture. With a workforce of more than 600 employees, Alterna is honoured to be recipient of prestigious employer awards, including the National Capital Region’s Top Employers and Aon’s Best Employers (Platinum level) awards.

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At Alterna, we offer a competitive total rewards program and an opportunity to truly make a difference. If you put people first and value excellence and integrity, we hope you'll apply!

  • Although we appreciate all applicants, preference will be given to candidates who most closely meet the qualifications, key skills and competencies outlined above.
  • Alterna is compliant with the Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you have a disability, please contact the recruiter to let us know how we can accommodate you.