Business Banking Associate (Trainee)

    Job Description

A successful business banker will bring commercial business into the bank through business development contacts with a customer/prospect. A business banker must match the product and service with the customer/prospect's identified needs and must carefully evaluate the amount of risk involved in entering into a relationship. A business banker must understand the business/industry the customer is in and must gain a thorough knowledge of the customer/enterprise history and future plans.

The business banker trainee will be placed in a training and development program to enhance or develop the competencies needed to become a successful business banker. The time spent in the program will be determined based on previous experience of the trainee and time needed to develop business banker competencies.

    Education & Experience

In order to be selected as a candidate for the Business Banker Trainee program, the candidate must possess one or more of the following qualifications:

  • Previous experience as a credit analyst, business analyst, or other related position
  • Previous experience as a business banking portfolio manager
  • Previous experience with consumer, mortgage, or commercial lending
  • Previous experience in business banking such as a business banking associate or other high-level support to business bankers

In addition, the following qualifications are needed to be successful as a Business Banker Trainee:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong sales development skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Willingness to become involved with and participate in community events
  • Ability to work well with business partners within the organization
  • Proven ability to develop new business
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, communication, and customer service skills
  • Position requires ability to have or obtain a NMLS License



  • People come first - our clients, our employees, our families, our communities
  • Rewarding and challenging work
  • Work-life balance is important with hybrid work arrangement for eligible positions
  • We strive to promote from within
  • Employee education and training is vital
  • Full benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401k with match, LTD and STD, employer paid life insurance, paid holidays and half-day off for birthday, generous PTO
  • Conveniently located in St. Louis Park, Robbinsdale, Hopkins, and Plymouth
  • Over 70 years of local banking history
  • Chosen by readers of local publications in St. Louis Park, Robbinsdale, Hopkins and Crystal as Best Bank!
  • Opportunity to participate in fun community activities

    How to Apply

Citizens Independent Bank
5000 W 36th St Ste 100 Saint Louis Park, MN 55416-2759

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