Branch Manager (Banking)

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Branch managers oversee all functions of their branch office. This includes tasks like managing staff and developing customer relationships as well as running the business side of the bank - increasing sales and market share. Bank managers have good communication, customer service and management skills as well as extensive knowledge of their banks products and services. Branch managers usually have extensive experience in the banking industry and many gain this role through internal promotion after starting as customer service officers or in other entry level roles. Some banks also offer graduate programs specifically designed to train business and finance graduates for management roles. The Commonwealth Bank for example, runs an accelerated 12 month program in which graduates complete rotations within different business units of the bank and upon completion are placed into a management role at one of the banks branches.