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VP, Division State/Area Manager

Anchorage, AR, USA | The First American Financial Corporation

  • Industry:
    Financial Services
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Operations / Production
  • Experience:
    12-15 years
Job Description:
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Responsible for the day-to-day operations of a defined U.S. geographic area (e.g., county, multiple counties, area, region, state, multiple states). Implements operational efficiency improvements, which may include, but are not limited to, standardization of systems, quality control, safety, site selection, facility design, and customer satisfaction. Responsible for the revenue generation in branches and key accounts within a geographic area or market. Generally manages Field Sales Managers and Branch Managers in multiple offices by ensuring strategies are implemented.

Essentials Functions

Directs and develops the implementation of goals, objectives, and work standards for a Functional Unit without focus on the daily operational activities.

Develops and directs the implementation of policies and procedures that comply with regulatory and statutory guidelines, rules, and standards.

Plans, organizes, administers, reviews, and evaluates the activities of professional, technical, and office support staff through subordinate managers and supervisors.

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

Develops, coordinates, and provides for overall administration of the Functional units annual and strategic goals.

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

Authorizes projects, sets priorities, approves designs, and cost estimates for projects.

Knowledge and Skills/Technology Used

Demonstrated competency in creating and executing on strategic plans

Proven track record of leading large, complex projects with multiple stakeholders and driving organizational change

Demonstrated success with meeting the needs of a wide range of employees while driving team performance, monitoring results and appropriately allocating resources

Possesses and applies comprehensive knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of particular field of specialization to the successful execution of multiple complex projects

Strong experience and knowledge of functional tools and infrastructure

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

Possesses strong problem solving, collaboration, critical thinking, team building, and presentation skills

Results oriented with strong time management and project management skills, and must be highly organized and driven to succeed

Strong 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

12+ years demonstrated experience managing complex cross functional units or groups

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