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Personal Banker-Oswego, NY

Company: KeyBank
Location: Oswego
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

138 State Route 104 East - Oswego, New York 13126

Job Summary
Be a problem solver, trusted advisor, and partner to the people and businesses in our Key Bank communities. Personal Bankers engage clients in deeper conversations to uncover needs and provide guidance and solutions to assist in client's financial wellness both in person and through proactive calling efforts. As part of the branch team, the Personal Banker will work toward attracting new clients to Key and work with existing clients to develop and expand relationships based on their unique financial goals, leading to client confidence in their finances. The Personal Banker is a client first, sales-driven, self-motivated, and competitive individual. Strong and effective teamwork, paired with communication polish and confidence, are critical for this role. At KeyBank, we believe it's our opportunity and our privilege to help our clients move forward in their financial journey. We take pride in serving our clients and making them feel that no bank will fight harder for them.


  • Embodies a strong client experience culture, being present with every client and teammate and realizing the impact we can have on their day, personally, professionally, and financially.
  • Listen for clues for financial wellness opportunities during client conversations and provide effective and customized financial wellness recommendations to clients
  • Consistently attains individual activity, behavior, and outcome expectations.
  • Opening personal and business accounts (consumer checking, small business, various deposit products, home equity, unsecured lending, certificates of deposit, etc.).
  • Developing strong partnerships with branch teammates and line of business partners - focusing on client acquisition and deepening the relationship of current clients; effectively managing internal and external centers of influence.
  • Ensuring compliance with operational, risk, security and audit procedures and policies including appropriate documentation of client interactions.
  • Support of branch operations including assisting with client transactions on the Teller line as needed.
  • Participate in and occasionally facilitate morning huddles and end of day debriefs
  • Performs other duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities and/or activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice
  • Complies with all KeyBank policies and procedures, including without limitation, acting professionally at all times, conducting business ethically, avoiding conflicts of interest, and acting in the best interests of Key's clients and Key.

    Education Qualifications
    • High School Diploma , GED or equivalent business experience (required) or
    • Bachelor's Degree (preferred)

      Experience Qualifications
      • 1-3 years Experience in developing current and new customer relationships, achieving sales goals, and building referral sources. Experience with sales is more important than financial services experience. KeyBank provides the tools and training, but we need relationship builders with a curious nature who are great at sparking conversations. (required)
      • Understanding of consumer credit - including loan to value, debt to income and credit reports. (required)
      • Foundational knowledge of sales and service techniques with clients, including tele-consulting, outside calling, prospecting, and networking. (required)
      • Comfortable interacting with small business clients, overcoming objection, and asking fact-finding questions with the goal of being helpful. (preferred)
      • Demonstrated experience with influencing business partners and leveraging centers of influence, as this role will require significant influence of partners such as Key Investment Services, Mortgage and Business Banking sales professionals. (required)
      • Working knowledge of PCs (MS Windows and Office Products including Word, Excel, etc.). (required)
      • Working knowledge of digital technology (mobile, apps, web-based browsing) and ability to educate clients on digital platforms and capabilities within Key (required)

        Licenses and Certifications
        • Notary License (preferred)

          Tactical Skills
          • Is knowledgeable about the client's accounts and business with the bank and uses sound judgment with customers and transactions
          • Demonstrated ability to attain sales and referral goals through preset appointments and quality conversations leading to recommendations that support clients' financial wellness goals, leveraging system generated lead lists, walk ins, and professional contacts
          • Strong work ethic and high level of integrity
          • Excellent Time management skills

            Personal Skills
            • Adaptability: Demonstrates a willingness to listen to other opinions and adjusts to new or changing assignments, processes, and people while avoiding snap reactions
            • Collaboration: Demonstrates experience in participating in productive collaborative processes that help solve business problems and meet business goals
            • Critical Thinking: The ability to identify, obtain, and organize relevant data and ideas and prioritize concerns in the decision-making process
            • Decision Making: The ability to select the right activities to work on from a range of competing priorities and stands by decisions in the face of conflict or unexpected outcomes
            • Emotional Intelligence: Identifies relevant EI components, practices, benefits, and development venues and discusses issues and considerations needed to advance one's own EI maturity

              Practical Skills
              • Business Acumen: Participates in business tasks to get things done in own business unit and communicates key considerations for business decision-making processes
              • Oral & Written Communication: Possesses the ability to adapt listening and facilitation style to others' communication styles and uses various approaches appropriately and effectively
              • Risk Management: Implements or manages risk management for own business unit and documents key steps of the risk management process and associated procedures
              • Storytelling: Demonstrates basic storytelling principles to create compelling stories that will positively influence clients and potential clients
              • Change Navigation: Articulates the rationale for, and positive and negative consequences of change so as to help others adapt; encourages exploration of non-traditional ideas by team members leveraging the concept of continuous improvement

                Core Competencies
                • All KeyBank employees are expected to demonstrate Key's Values and sustain proficiency in identified Leadership Competencies.

                  Physical Demands
                  • Consumer Retail - Prolonged Standing (5-8 hours per day), frequent use of hands to manipulate/grasp objects, ability to communicate face to face and on the phone with clients, occasional bending and lifting from floor height, frequent forward reach, frequent lifting of 1 - 10 lbs., occasional lifting of up to 30 lbs.

                    Driving Requirements
                    • Ability to routinely and frequently operate a motor vehicle with a valid driver's license.

                      KeyCorp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other protected category.

                      Qualified individuals with disabilities or disabled veterans who are unable or limited in their ability to apply on this site may request reasonable accommodations by emailing

Keywords: KeyBank, Syracuse , Personal Banker-Oswego, NY, Accounting, Auditing , Oswego, New York

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