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Bank of the West Branch Optimization Program Manager in Tempe, Arizona

Branch Optimization Program Manager


At Bank of the West, our people are having a positive impact on the world. We’re investing where we feel we can make the most impact, like advancing diversity and women entrepreneurship programs, financing for more small businesses, and promoting programs for sustainable energy. From our locations across the U.S., Bank of the West is taking action to help protect the planet, improve people’s lives, and strengthen communities. We are part of BNP Paribas, a global leader supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yes, we’re a bank, but as the bank for a changing world, we are continually seeking to improve the ways we help our customers, while contributing to more sustainable and equitable growth.

This team is primarily located in the Bay Area (California), but has the ability to be remote in states where we have branches (Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming).

Job Description Summary

Responsible for identifying, evaluating and recommending optimal locations for new retail branches in target market areas. Works closely with Division and RBG staff to obtain pertinent site information to factually evaluate potential locations from a marketing, financial (revenue & profitability) and operational perspective. Works directly with Branch Network Management and Corporate Real Estate and presents alternative new sites to Division management.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provides Division & RBG Management with detailed analysis of alternative sites and makes recommendations based on research and analysis.

  • Commands detailed knowledge of target market trade areas and the components to create branch success.

  • Partners with Division staff (region managers, sales development managers, DAM’s) in the research and analysis of target market areas.

  • Develops and implements processes and templates to standardize site evaluations and recommendations to Management.

  • Establishes an efficient communication system for tracking the progress and results of all de novo branch expansions and reports to all business partners.

  • Builds teamwork among those groups associated with the de novo branch expansion process i.e. Division/Region staff, RBG, Real Estate and Facilities.

Other Job Duties

  • Works with existing branches to understand their lines of business, sources of revenue and growth plans.

  • Maintains current knowledge of market opportunities, trade area changes (demographics, investment), competitive activity etc.

  • Ensures compliance with personnel, management and operational policy and procedures.

  • Ensure that all activities minimize the loss exposure of the bank’s assets and of the bank’s credibility to its customers.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Experience

  • Requires deep knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience.

  • Typically viewed as a specialist within discipline.

  • May have broad knowledge of project management.


  • High School Diploma or GED Required


  • Understanding of financial and statistical analysis.

  • Ability to utilize necessary software to create presentations and reporting for the Division.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.


Job: Branch Banking

Location: United States-California-San Ramon

Other Locations: United States-Colorado-General CO, United States-Minnesota-General MN, United States-Missouri-General MO, United States-Oregon, United States-Nebraska-Omaha, United States-Washington-General WA, United States-Arizona-Tempe, United States-California-General CA, United States-Arizona-General AZ, United States-Nebraska-General NE

Requisition ID: 053928