Woodforest National Bank Retail Market Manager - Gulf Coast LA & MS in Gulfport, Mississippi

The Retail Market Manager is responsible for leading the overall performance and environment of retail branches. This position leads and directs the branch teams in achieving outlined goals and in establishing the foundation necessary for the branches to be successful. This position leads and directs branch management teams in achieving profitability, sales, customer experience, compliance, and growth objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Must be a “Keeper of the Woodforest Culture”, and possess the ability to create energy around Retail Branch Evolution.

  • Conducts regular update and strategy meetings with direct reports and leadership teams.

  • Must assign and manage teams across multiple states. Hire and train new team members on all aspects of delivering the Woodforest Experience.

  • Provides senior level guidance and support to the branches regarding customer concerns, operational questions, risk management, and human resource issues. Fearlessly make suggestions and implementing change regarding process improvements.

  • Manages, develops and leads branch management teams; approves incentives, expense reports, and other personnel and compensation matters.

  • Drives branch sales and performance and provides strategic direction focused on the continued growth and development of assigned branches within the region.

  • Conducts regular update and strategy meetings with direct reports, peer management and leadership teams.

  • Tracks and reviews daily region performance levels; compiles summary reports and communicates standings; develops and directs action plans for improvement areas.

  • Conducts frequent branch visits to ensure adherence to bank policies, consistency in sales and marketing efforts, successful implementation of new products and services, and to develop and maintain strong professional relationships with branch employees and host retail partners.

  • Promotes community development and serves in the communities serviced by the region.

  • Performs other job related duties or special projects as assigned.

    Competencies Required

  • Excellent customer service, relationship management, and business development skills.

  • Sound knowledge of marketing, sales, financial, managerial and leadership principles with broad knowledge of banking operation practices, policies, products and applicable regulations.

  • Excellent problem solving, decision making, critical and strategic thinking skills, as well as strong attention to detail and concern for data accuracy.

  • Ability to analyze trends, processes and procedures and develop innovated and effective solutions for improved performance.

  • Strong overall business acumen with an ability to understand the direction, priorities, and goals of the organization.

  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills; presents a positive and professional image, effectively collaborates with diverse teams, and is successful at achieving results through the effort of others.

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with proven ability to prioritize and manage workload and to instill a sense of urgency in others as necessary to meet deadlines and goals.

  • Ability to create a positive and engaged environment.

  • Flexibility to engage in overnight and regional travel up to 75% of the time.

    Minimum Qualifications/Experience

  • 4-6 years progressive branch operations or sales management experience in the financial services or banking industry.

  • 3-5 years of management or supervisory experience.

    Formal Education & Certification

  • Bachelor’s degree in Banking, Finance, Business Administration or related field; or an equivalent amount of directly related work experience.

    Work Status

  • Full-Time.

    Supervisory Responsibility

  • 2 or more direct reports.


  • Up to 75% travel expected.

    Working Conditions

  • Conditions involve lifting no more than ten pounds, standing most of the time, and may involve walking, moving, or sitting for brief periods, and occasionally lifting and carrying articles like files, ledgers, folders, etc.

Woodforest is an Equal Opportunity Minority/ Female/ Individual with Disabilities/ Protected Veteran and Affirmative Action Employer

Job: *Branch Banking


Title: Retail Market Manager - Gulf Coast LA & MS

Location: Mississippi-Gulfport

Requisition ID: 031620