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Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation Wholesale Mortgage Correspondent Purchasing - Subject Matter Expert (Remote) in Lisle, Illinois

Are you a mortgage correspondent purchasing guru?

Are you BIG on helping business units determine best practices & efficiencies?

Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment?

Are you a team player looking to make a difference and help others?

Then this might be just the opportunity for you!

Here at Fairway, we strongly believe the way we do things is just as important as what we do. Our Core Values define how we work together as team, support individual growth, and guide us in determining how we can best serve our customers, team members and communities. As a member of our Mortgage Wholesale Operations - SME team, YOU can be a difference maker!

The Wholesale Correspondent Purchasing - Subject Matter Expert (SME) position is responsible for providing the knowledge and expertise related to Closings for business department projects. Functions as a liaison between department staff, development teams, and corporate training to ensure content and communication for projects is complete and accurate. Serves as proxy for department manager for project requests and prioritization. Provides business knowledge and analytical skills to assist in solving problems, improving processes, and refining requirements. (NOTE: Previous wholesale mortgage / TPO lending experience preferred. Previous Correspondent Purchasing experience REQUIRED. This role is 100% remote, open to qualified candidates located anywhere in the U.S.)

Essential Job Functions:

  • Partners with department managers and staff to prepare enhancement requests, identifying root causes of issues and/or potential areas of improvement or efficiency gains

  • Analyzes and documents current and future optimized business process models that accurately reflect user workflows

  • Provides a holistic approach and process flow orientation to analysis

  • Partners with Solutions Analyst to define, develop, test, and implement short-term and long-term projects that improve department workflow

  • Leads coordination for training and communication for Encompass Changes and Releases

  • Works with Policy and Procedures department to update and ensure compliance

  • Maintains partnership relationship with development teams to meet business needs and demands

  • Collaborates to refine requirements or mitigate issues discovered in project testing

  • Manages pipeline of projects and/or enhancements that align with the department’s strategic goals

  • Communicates with assigned resources to ensure on-time completion of planned tasks

  • Communicates with counterparts and business partners to ensure continuing alignment with project objectives

Non-Essential Job Functions:

  • Participates in and leads proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals

  • Adopts Fairway values in personal work behaviors, decision making, contributions and interpersonal interactions

  • Contributes to a positive work environment by demonstrating cultural expectations and influencing others to reward performance and value "can do" people, accountability, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, continuous improvement, collaboration, creativity and fun

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Solid knowledge and understanding of a variety of loan programs: Conventional, FHA, USDA, VA, etc.

  • Solid knowledge and understanding of developing specific and realistic goals and plans to prioritize, organize, track, and accomplish work

  • Solid knowledge and understanding of current business acumen

  • Solid knowledge and understanding of mortgage lending processes, procedures, and regulations

  • Solid knowledge and understanding of Encompass LOS

  • Solid knowledge and understanding of mortgage best practices

  • Solid knowledge and understanding of customer service and intrapersonal best practices

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education and work experience

  • 3+ years of experience in the mortgage industry in a direct line of business role (wholesale mortgage lending preferred)

  • Experience with agile project management methodology a plus

  • Demonstrated experience with Encompass LOS

  • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing creative solutions to meet needs of business line

  • Demonstrated experience thinking critically to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternate solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems

  • Demonstrated experience discussing complex business and technology issues with technical and non-technical business users and customers

  • Demonstrated experience reporting, analyzing, interpreting, and researching information

  • Demonstrated experience with analytical research, critical thinking, problem solving, and making solid business decisions

  • Demonstrated experience communicating with all levels of management

  • Demonstrated experience effectively managing relationships with internal and external partners

  • Demonstrated experience working in a fast paced and changing environment

  • Demonstrated experience with attention to detail, time management, written and oral communication, multi-tasking, and working in a team atmosphere adhering to tight deadlines

  • Demonstrated experience with MS Office software products

If the above job describes you and you’re interested in becoming a part of the Fairway team, please “Apply Now” to complete our application process. Be sure to include a resume with your application.


Job Posting Title (Candidate Facing): Wholesale Mortgage Correspondent Purchasing - Subject Matter Expert (Remote)

Portal Location: Lisle, Illinois

External Company Name: Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation

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Street: Work From Home

Remote (for Job Posting Search Purposes): Yes

Remote Type: Can be located anywhere in US