Credit Risk Officer in Memphis, TN at First Horizon National Corporation

Date Posted: 3/19/2020

Job Snapshot

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    4385 Poplar Avenue
    Memphis, TN
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Job Description

West TN, Arkansas and N MS Market Credit Risk Officer

Job Description:

This job function serves as a Credit Risk Officer for the bank to decision loan requests to core Commercial (C&I), Private Client and small Commercial Real Estate clients that are managed in the West Tennessee, North Mississippi and Arkansas markets. . This position evaluates credit requests and decisions loans to existing borrowers and prospective clients; reviews annual analyses and identifies potential credit risks; performs proactive portfolio management through ongoing monitoring. Some travel to call on client/prospects with the line is required.

  • Reviews credit packages, assists in structuring credit requests and decisions requests from existing borrowers and prospective clients; reviews credit memoranda to ensure that the analysis accurately presents pertinent credit risks and appropriate loan grading; provides recommendations to the line teams regarding specific loan requests as well as overall portfolio management. 
  • Ensures all asset quality objectives are met and processes/procedures are in compliance with the company’s policies, practices, and regulatory requirements. Communicates results and any potential issues to both line and credit leadership.
  • Manages existing portfolio relationships within established risk parameters; evaluates existing borrower and prospective credit requests within established performance standards.
  • Provides coaching, mentoring, and training to portfolio managers and analysts for the lending and approval process; assists line management in the evaluation of the line personnel and helps to identify training needs. 
  • Participates in the internal loan review, audit examinations, and forecasting of asset quality indicators to top management. 
  • Contributes to the development and maintenance of First Horizon credit culture.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in content, interpretation and applications of credit policy, and knowledge of appropriate actions to take with regard to applicable laws and regulations.

Job Requirements:

  • Fifteen years or more in commercial banking or related field with demonstrated expertise in structuring commercial loans
  • Underwriting experience is required; previous credit risk manager or credit officer experience preferred
  • Possesses an understanding of the current business environment, demonstrated knowledge of credit policy and analytical abilities
  • Goal and production oriented
  • Excellent relationship building skills; collaborative work style
  • Proficient with applicable computer software
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Good organizational and customer service skills
  • Travel required, primarily in the footprint mentioned above

Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred. Location of this position is in Memphis, Tennessee.


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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)