Production Manager

| Chicago

Job Description

Guaranteed Rate is the 7th largest retail mortgage lender in the U.S. By offering industry-leading tools, low-rate mortgages and unparalleled customer service, we’ve become the Home Purchase Experts®. At Guaranteed Rate, we think big—pushing beyond what most people believe is possible. We strive to work with the best of the best, building business with the best referral partners and hiring the best employees—allowing us to deliver world-class customer service. Our goal is to make sure every customer has a great experience. Headquartered in Chicago with 5,000+ employees in 300+ offices across the U.S. and licensed in all 50 states, we’ve helped thousands of homeowners with more than $24 billion in home purchase loans and refinances in just the past year alone.
 

What's the Role?

The Production Manager (PM) position was created to effectively manage the processing pipelines of VPs (LO) who have achieved a predetermined volume threshold based upon the VP’s previous year’s loan volume. Working alongside the Regional Operations Manager (ROM), the PM will be responsible for ensuring the movement of VP units from the Sent to Processing milestone through funding. The PM, with the guidance of the ROM will manage the capacity of the VP’s processing team (POD), interact with Guaranteed Rate support departments as needed, ensure the continued education of the POD regarding performance and adjustments to compliance and company policy; engaging the ROM as needed. The PM will work alongside their ROM, VP, and Sales Management to fulfill Regionally coordinated strategies.

Delegation of loan tasks to POD members:

  • Identify owners of tasks based upon the skill sets within the POD
  • Clearly communicate expectations
  • Outline the task that needs completing
  • Outline the timeframe in which it must be done
  • Follow up with the delegated party until the task is satisfactorily completed

Operational ownership of the VP’s transaction:

  • Utilize the functionality of Guaranteed Rate’s YBR to audit loans daily
  • Utilize tools like the YBR and HotList to track loan progress: determine opportunities and trends for team improvement
  • Monitor the tasks performed by the processing team, utilizing the YBR (pipeline report) to ensure that loans are happening within set timeframes
  • Follow up immediately with POD members on tasks outside of expected turn time

Support Management and Performance Connection:

  • Closing Department
  • UW Department
  • Appraisal Department
  • Compliance Department
  • Escalation oversight

Personal Growth:

  • The Production Manager will remain up to date on all relevant training, updates to investor guidelines, and internal communications which affect both Sales and Operations.

Guaranteed Rate is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes and encourages all applicants to apply regardless of age, race, sex, religion, color, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital or parental status, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy or other reason protected by law.

 

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Location

3940 N. Ravenswood , Chicago, IL 60613

What are Guaranteed Rate Perks + Benefits

Guaranteed Rate Benefits Overview

• Our location rocks – right off the brown line at Irving Park. Our home base is a hip office with exposed brick and duct work, windows we can actually open during the summer, and an open floor plan. Rather than a cubicle life, we work in an open and collaborative environment.
• An in-house café offers breakfast, lunch and a late afternoon healthy snack. We subsidize all meals so you’ll never pay full price.
• Access to the office gym for only $20 a year. Yes, a whole year! There is also yoga, cross fit, and boxing offered for a very small fee. We want our folks happy, healthy, and feeling good.
• A FREE on-site nurse. Psshh who needs a doctor’s appointment when our nurse can do it all?
• A 5,000 square foot rooftop deck that’s available to everyone all day and all evening with WiFi, two bars, music, grills, fun umbrellas, a ping pong table, corn hole, and fire pits. All of this is offered when Chicago gives us those non-snow covered days.
• Holiday parties? We got’em!! Not just major holidays, any holiday. We also have monthly celebrations on our Rooftop.
• Inter-office contests like the Great Mac-Off, Chili Cook-Off and Limbo. We always keep you guessing, participating, and wanting more.
• 401k with percentage matching, Blue Cross health care coverage (yup, dental and vision too), short-term disability, life insurance, and even legal assistance (for a small monthly fee)…and did we mention the awesome rooftop deck?

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga, In-office fitness classes.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Mentorship program
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