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Area Manager Director

Vancouver, WA, USA | First American

  • Industry:
    Real Estate
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Financial Services Professional
    General Management
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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Essential Functions

Has full supervisory responsibility for a large staff. Delegates tasks, manages work flow and plans staffing requirements. Responsible for salary administration. Interviews candidates and makes hiring decisions, writes and conducts performance reviews, provides ongoing feedback, and manages disciplinary actions. Coaches and mentors staff; provides development opportunities. Ensures that teams and individuals understand roles and responsibilities via clear communication of goals and objectives. Meets with individual team members on performance measurements, goals and evaluations

Applies and develops policies and procedures that comply with regulatory and statutory guidelines, rules, and standards

Contributes to the overall quality of the department by developing and coordinating work teams and by reviewing, recommending, and implementing improved policies and procedures

Contributes and provides administration of the functional unit’s annual and strategic goals

Confers with Senior and Executive Management regarding departmental requirements and solutions; facilitates the resolution of problems and the development of new initiatives to support business segments

Job Complexities

Works on highly complex problems in which analysis of situations or data requires significant originality and an in-depth evaluation of various factors

Exercises extreme judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results

Supervision Received or Extended

Responsible for a department that significantly impacts other departments

Makes final decisions on administrative or operational matters and ensures operations’ achievement of objectives


Erroneous decisions will have a serious impact on the overall success of functional operations, and will impact Company operations

Interacts with executives and/or major customers. Interactions may involve special skills, such as negotiating with customers or management or attempting to influence senior level leaders

Knowledge and Skills/Technology Used

Excellent communication skills; superior speaking and writing skills

Computer proficiency utilizing MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Ability to take a strategic approach to effectively develop and implement practical and results oriented business plans

Ability to learn needs of a wide range of employees while driving team performance, monitoring results and appropriately allocating resources

Possesses and applies a broad knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of particular field of specialization to the completion of complex projects

Experience and knowledge of functional tools and infrastructure

Progressive experience in leading employees in multiple locations, and significant experience developing and implementing solutions

Possesses problem-solving, conflict resolution, collaboration, critical thinking, team building, and presentation skills

Results oriented and solution thinking with time management and project management skills

Displays leadership skills, leading by example, driving employee commitment through actions, and empowering employees to reach their full potential

Typical Education

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

Advanced degree preferred

Typical Range of Experience

10+ years of management/leadership experience

5+ years working in the title insurance, lending, or real estate industries required

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