Western Alliance Bank

  • Client Service Advisor- Team Lead

    Req No.
    Torrey Pines Bank
    Commercial & Industrial Lending
    Regular Full Time
    San Diego
  • Overview

    The Client Service Advisor Team Lead is responsible for managing the full client lifecycle for top tier clients utilizing products and services from the Treasury Management suite. Oversees the team that is responsible for pre-onboard and post-sale onboarding, setup, client training, service, and expert advisement for these priority clients on various TM products and services along with all bank products that support the client’s needs. The Team Lead’s primary focus is on ensuring that the department meets service level standards (customer service, turn-around time; risk management and regulatory compliance; audit soundness; and productivity and efficiency).


    Supervises assigned staff in their performance of daily tasks, holding them accountable for quantifiable results. Monitors and reports on Service Level Standards performance and other KPI’s. Coordinates and distributes work to teams based on active and accurate understanding of their ability and experience, and the team and individual’s workload pipelines. Performs supervisory tasks such as performance appraisals, disciplinary actions, and interviewing candidates for employment, develops work schedules, and provides necessary training and coaching. Typically directs a small to medium-sized team of employees (2-5).

    Improving operational processes to mitigate identified risk concerns, increase efficiencies, and enhance the functionality and ease of use. Assists Associates with complex client onboarding and ongoing service challenges. Fosters good working relationships with leaders in partner departments including Treasury Management sales, Operations, IT, Lending, Loan Servicing, Credit Administration, other internal support groups, as well as third-party services.

    Manages complete client lifecycle stages to achieve quality, scope, and schedule that delivery on the products and services utilized by the client. Provides technical support and assistance to top tier clients, helping to troubleshoot, and determines how and when to escalate issues; ensures staff perform their activities in compliance with bank policies and procedures, and that documentation is accurate and properly maintained. Leads service projects and initiatives focused on improving client experience, staff development, and operational efficiency.

    Serves as a facilitator between top tier clients and Relationship Management and TM Sales as related to technical and operational processes and requirements, risk mitigation, efficiency, and customer service. Facilitate the flow of information and overall communication between all involved parties.


    A minimum of a bachelor’s degree (BA) or equivalent from a 4 year college or university and 5 or more year’s related experience, or 7 or more years related experience in lieu of education. Work related experience should consist of relevant experience in the financial industry.

    Three (3) or more years of experience in project / program management including technological projects, and large, complex projects required.

    Advanced knowledge of general banking, including understanding of bank products, services, and regulations, policies and procedures, with an emphasis in Treasury Management products and / or Client Services required.

    Intermediate knowledge of client-side treasury operations processes and controls.

    Advance knowledge of core banking systems

    Advance proficiency utilizing the Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project, and Visio or similar process mapping software.

    Superior oral and written communication skills with well-developed business acumen including the ability to produce executive level presentations.

    Previous experience supervising a small group of employees (at least 2-5) required.


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