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Sterling State Bank is looking to expand our commercial lending department in both our Lakeville, MN and Apple Valley, MN offices.

Are you a Commercial Lender ready to take the next step in your career? Sterling State Bank is growing and hiring in our Twin Cities markets. Responsibilities include generating new business relationships including consumer and commercial deposit and loan clients, maintaining and enhancing current relationships and new account administration.

Additional responsibilities and skills required include:

•Responsibility for developing a quality commercial customer portfolio and managing the customer relationship. This also includes underwriting, structuring and closing loans and achieving sales objectives.

•A willingness to participate in marketing strategy for commercial loan origination as needed.

•Preparing loan packages that meet the Bank's underwriting standards.

•Monitoring and managing delinquent credits in the portfolio.

•Developing business and community relationships and participating in community activities and organizations to increase the Bank's visibility.

•Recognizing opportunities and making referrals for other banking services and products.

Ideal candidates will possess some of the following experience:

•Bachelor's Degree in a business-related field is preferred.

•Previous commercial lending experience is required.

•A minimum of 5 years' commercial lending experience is preferred.

•Effective sales ability and persuasiveness

•Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Proficient in bank information systems and standard business software.

Sterling State Bank is a full service FDIC-insured commercial bank that includes an Insurance Agency and investment advisory service. We have 7 branches serving Southern Minnesota, Rochester and the Twin Cities markets. Founded in 1958, Sterling State Bank is a community bank specializing in commercial banking and lending, with extremely fast loan decisions and an efficient, centralized loan processing department to support our Commercial Lending team. If you are looking for an opportunity to grow your loan portfolio in a fast-growing market area? Sterling State Bank is a great fit!

Sterling State Bank considers all applicants for all positions, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other prohibited basis of discrimination, as provided under applicable state and federal law. Equal opportunity employer (EOE).

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Or submit a resume to Malachi McNeilus at: mmcneilus@sterlingstatebank.com (“Attn: Commercial Lender” in the subject line). Questions about this opening? Call Malachi at (507) 282-1845 or send an e-mail. We are excited to hear from you!