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Underwriting Supervisor

North American Savings Bank Kansas City Full-Time
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Credit Underwriting Supervisor
Summary Description
This role is a key figure in the success of the mortgage operations center and the loan officers for which it supports.  There is a high level of involvement providing guidance to underwriters, loan officers and processors to assist with structuring complex loan transactions. The Underwriting Supervisor will also underwrite a small pipeline to stay involved with process and procedures. A positive and friendly attitude is an important attribute to be successful in the role of Underwriting Supervisor.  Due to its Supervisory nature this role is required to be on-site and in the office full-time.  
  • Support a staff of credit underwriters responsible for the review and decisioning of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, VA, portfolio and delegated investor loan products. 
  • Develop procedures to ensure credit underwriting consistency among the team and perform periodic reviews of the underwriter’s decisions.
  • Identify, train and mentor employees for the Jr. Underwriting program for future staffing needs.
  • Responsible for conducting second level reviews for all loans with recommendations of suspend or decline
  • Work closely with manager to implement plans to increase consistency, efficiency and shorten turn times.
  • Work closely with the origination staff on underwriting scenarios and to resolve escalated issues. Address questions and assist with problem solutions as necessary.
  • Assist QA and internal staff as needed with repurchase requests or non-saleable loan notifications.  Ascertain the defect and assist in rectifying the issue to rebut the repurchase request or facilitate the sale of the loan.
  • Work with Underwriting Manager to keep the department updated with current agency and investor changes to underwriting guidelines, and pertinent industry information as it relates to a credit underwriting.
  • Identify training and continuing education opportunities for staff to further develop the staff’s knowledge and skill set.
  • Assist Management with monthly meetings with credit underwriting team.
  • Assist with departmental preparations for regulatory exams and other duties as assigned by management.
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related field, preferred.
  • 8+ years related experience and training in the underwriting of Conventional, FHA and VA loans, preferably in a management and/or supervisory capacity. 
  • Strong ability to lead, influence and motivate employees.  
  • DE & VA SAR/LAPP Approval.

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