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Title National Underwriting Manager
Categories Management, Underwriter
Salary Based on experience
Start Date 2018-05-14
State TX
Job Information

Job Title:              Underwriting Manager



Positon Overview:

Subject to the ultimate supervision, direction and control of Company, the Underwriting Manager will be responsible for the day to day oversight of the Underwriting department to ensure loans are underwritten in a timely, efficient and compliant manner, suggesting operational improvements as needed. The Underwriting Manager will recruit, develop and manage a team of Underwriters and support staff who represent the Company to underwrite residential real estate mortgage loans.


Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the daily operations of the Underwriting staff, including desk coverage, overflow underwriting and turn times, team member productivity, quality and adherence to guidelines; cover desk as necessary when team members are out
  • Ensure that all loans are underwritten according to established Company timelines and workflow processes and procedures and all federal and state regulations
  • Review work to provide feedback and develop skills of team to increase efficiencies
  • Ensure that Underwriters are communicating to all parties regarding daily status of loans
  • Ensure operational compliance by partnering with Director of Mortgage Compliance
  • Run daily pipeline reports to ensure loans are working through the system within established timelines and with maximum efficiency, balancing and providing feedback to the team as necessary
  • Serve as a resource for the Underwriting team to answer general underwriting questions; provide guideline interpretations; acceptable documentation to meet program, agency and investor guidelines; advise on how best to handle a situation and/or structure a file
  • Assist Underwriters with quality issues by providing training for improvement, including partnering with Processing and Closing departments to determine if additional training is needed
  • Assist and provide backup coverage for Underwriters as needed
  • Work closely with Processing, Closing, Funding and Post Closing departments to resolve any issues and obtain any follow-up documentation required
  • Act as a liaison between Underwriting team and Origination staff to ensure a commitment to meeting closing deadlines is met
  • Lead and motivate all employees within the Underwriting team, encouraging a team environment between Loan Officers and Underwriters to complete transactions timely and efficiently
  • Effectively resolve any issues and problems that arise on a daily basis
  • Directly underwrite all employee loans
  • Identify, develop and implement process improvements to streamline functions, improve productivity, and improve service to customers
  • Keep current with industry and investor guideline changes by reading updated bulletins and communicate as needed
  • Other duties and responsibilities as required; management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time

This position may work remote.

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