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AVP Vendor Operations Manager

Location: No City, TX, United States
Req ID: 013898

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We’re here to keep the dream of home ownership alive. Oh, and while we’re at it, we’re determined to change the lending industry itself. It’s simple, but it won’t be easy. And we’ll need a great team behind us. (That’s where you come in.) We want to show the world that transparency, candor and collaboration aren’t just good values. They’re good business. Working here isn’t for people who want to punch a clock. It’s for people who want to punch a hole in the status quo. Come join us. And make a difference instead of just a living.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Work as an integral member of the NDC Operations Leadership Team to define and manage NDC’s offshore manufacturing processes to include:

Engage the vendors – to include the negotiation of all necessary agreements / SOWs to set up off-shore operations.

Ensures appropriate staffing levels are maintained and that all team members (Offshore and Mr. Cooper Captive) successfully discharge their job responsibilities.

Administers performance management of all personnel based on key performance indicators specific to each role managed.

Create operational reporting requirements & ensure all necessary reports are built.

Develop and implements process flows / policies & procedures and ensure that these are uniformly executed across all vendors and operational sites:

Credit/Legal Indexing & Loan Set Up meet initial compliance and advanced to underwriting fully processed.

Condition Review is vetted prior to the advancement to underwriting for partial/final review inclusive of full data entry within the Loan Origination System.

Pre-Purchase Review meets all CFPB guidelines inclusive of compliance testing for TILA, RESPA, HOEPA, HPML, Federal and State Predatory Pricing.

Create quality controls measures throughout the manufacturing process to ensure the production of defect free loan files that meet MrC Underwriting Guidelines and are salable without remediation.

Manage client loan pipeline through the utilization of pipeline reports and other tools to meet/exceed established turn time SLAs.

Manage all off-shore functions (vendors and MrC Captive) to ensure that all work is done per SOW and operational standards. Achieve all established goals for productivity, loan quality, customer experience, turn times, loan production, and costs per loan / financial measurements. Drive efficiency & continuous process improvement for all key performance goal areas. 

All other responsibilities as assigned.

FUNCTIONAL JOB COMPETENCIES

Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.

Integrity & Trust: Is widely trusted; is seen as a direct, truthful individual; can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; doesn’t misrepresent him/herself for personal gain.

Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.

Time Management: Uses his/her time effectively and efficiently; values time; concentrates his/her efforts on the more important priorities; gets more done in less time than others; can attend to a broader range of activities.

Drive For Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.

Written Communications: Is able to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles; can get messages across that have the desired effect.

Presentation Skills: Is effective in a variety of formal presentation settings; one-on-one, small and large groups, with peers, direct reports, and bosses; is effective both inside and outside the organization, on both cool data and hot and controversial topics; commands attention and can manage group process during the presentation; can change tactics midstream when something isn’t working.

Business Acumen: Knows how businesses work; knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, and information affecting his/her business and organization; knows the competition; is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace.

Problem Solving: Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answers.

Decision Quality: Makes good decisions (without considering how much time it takes) based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; sought out by others for advice and solutions..

Process Management: Good at figuring out the processes necessary to get things done; knows how to organize people and activities; understands how to separate and combine tasks into efficient work flow; knows what to measure and how to measure it; can see opportunities for synergy and integration where others can’t; can simplify complex processes; gets more out of fewer resources.

Negotiating: Can negotiate skillfully in tough situations with both internal and external groups; can settle differences with minimum noise; can win concessions without damaging relationships; can be both direct and forceful as well as diplomatic; gains trust quickly of other parties to the negotiations; has a good sense of timing.

Planning: Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects; sets objectives and goals; breaks down work into the process steps; develops schedules and task/people assignments; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; measures performance against goals; evaluates results.

Organizing: Can marshal resources (people, funding, material, support) to get things done; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently; arranges information and files in a useful manner.

Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.

Innovation Management: Is good at bringing the creative ideas of others to market; has good judgment about which creative ideas and suggestions will work; has a sense about managing the creative process of others; can facilitate effective brainstorming; can project how potential ideas may play out in the marketplace.

Comfort Around Higher Management: Can deal comfortably with more senior managers; can present to more senior managers without undue tension and nervousness; understands how senior managers think and work; can determine the best way to get things done with them by talking their language and responding to their needs; can craft approaches likely to be seen as appropriate and positive.

Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.

Motivating Others: Creates a climate in which people want to do their best; can motivate many kinds of direct reports and team or project members; can assess each person’s hot button and use it to get the best out of him/her; pushes tasks and decisions down; empowers others; invites input from each person and shares ownership and visibility; makes each individual feel his/her work is important; is someone people like working for and with.

Priority Setting: Spends his/her time and the time of others on what’s important; quickly zeros in on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside; can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; eliminates roadblocks; creates focus.

Organizational Agility: Knowledgeable about how organizations work; knows how to get things done both through formal channels and the informal network; understands the origin and reasoning behind key policies, practices, and procedures; understands the cultures of organizations.

Developing Direct Reports: Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each direct report’s career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes direct reports to accept developmental moves; will take direct reports who need work; is a people builder.

Directing Others: Is good at establishing clear directions; sets stretching objectives; distributes the workload appropriately; lays out work in a well-planned and organized manner; maintains two-way dialogue with others on work and results; brings out the best in people; is a clear communicator.

Managing And Measuring Work: Clearly assigns responsibility for tasks and decisions; sets clear objectives and measures; monitors process, progress, and results; designs feedback loops into work.

Action Oriented: Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seizes more opportunities than others.

Perseverance: Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.

Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihood’s; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Graduation from a 4-year college or university with major course work in a discipline related to the requirements of the position is preferred (will consider the equivalent combination of job experience & education that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of this job).
  • Minimum of 7+ years of experience in mortgage banking operations with knowledge of both loan originations and servicing processes.
  • Experience leading large teams of employees in the successful achievement of budgeted results.
  • Experience leading the implementation and management of major strategic programs or projects.
  • Experience in implementing major, and knowledge of other financial and leading products is preferred.

  • International travel required
  • General office environment
  • No special physical requirements

Mr. Cooper is committed to nurturing a diverse and inclusive environment where every employee is empowered to be their authentic self.  We know that a large part of our success as a business is directly tied to our ongoing efforts to attract and retain diverse talent and maintain an inclusive environment where each employee can thrive.  Embracing and leveraging diversity through an inclusive work environment fosters new ideas, new insights, and constant innovation.  We strive to weave the principles of diversity and inclusion throughout the fabric of how we work, how we interact, and how we engage with our customers and the community.

Job Requisition ID:

013898

Job Category:

Originations

Primary Location City:

No City

Primary Location Region:

Texas

Primary Location Postal Code:

77027

Primary Location Country:

United States of America

Posting Organization:

Mr. Cooper

Line of Business:

Origination

Additional Posting Location(s):

Home - Michigan

Alternate Requisition:

No

Summary

Reporting to the AVP – Client Relationship Management Non-Delegated, the AVP – Vendor Operations Manager is responsible for the leadership of all areas of NDC’s offshore operations (MrC Captive and vendors) to include vendor due diligence and selection, vendor on-boarding to include negotiation of all applicable SOWs, creation of Performance Standards & SLAs and management of all offshore operations to ensure performance objectives for production and quality are met as well as all other SLAs specified in the associated SOWs.   The AVP – Vendor Operations Manager is also responsible to create staffing capacity models and work with the vendor for staff hiring based on forecast modeling and to ensure all vendor offshore personnel are appropriately trained to handle offshore operations of Indexing – Credit Packages, Loan Set Up, Conditions Review, Indexing – Legal Packages and Pre-Purchase Review.
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