Portland Associate Credit Analyst - Banker Development Program

Portland, Oregon
Feb 01, 2024
Feb 01, 2025

At the Commerce Bank of Oregon in Portland, we believe that delivering exceptional service to our clients is the single most important function we perform in our role as bankers.  We are dedicated to enriching professional, nonprofit and business organizations by providing them and their principals, with highly personalized banking and financial services from experienced bankers committed to long-term banking relationships.  We are now accepting resumes for our Banker Development Program located in Portland, OR. 

The Banker Development Program at the Commerce Bank of Oregon is a traditional credit training program designed to develop Credit Analysts into well-rounded bankers who will be the company's future leaders. The program is organized to provide continuing growth and challenge at a tailored pace to advance toward banking responsibilities.

The Banker Development Program offers:

·         A solid foundation in the basics of banking and credit

·         A defined career path that begins with classroom training as a Credit Analyst that evolves into a sales or portfolio management role

·         One-on-one working relationships with high-level bank decision makers

·         The opportunity to apply finance and accounting skills to assess credit and business risk

·         Increasing business development and relationship management or lending and portfolio management responsibilities

·         Competitive salary and benefits

There are two phases of the Banker Development Program: The Initial Training Phase and the Rotational Phase. 

Phase I - Initial Training (4-5 months)

Topics covered during the Initial Training Phase include introductory banking and lending concepts, financial accounting and analysis, cash flow analysis, credit analysis, risk management, as well as bank-specific administrative training. Some travel is required to complete this phase.

In addition to the self-study materials, during initial training, Credit Analysts participate in:

·         Case studies and discussion sessions to review concepts introduced in the self-study materials

·         Training to perform credit underwriting according to bank policy

·         Bank compliance and regulatory training courses

·         Introductions to senior management

·         Department tours to provide an overview of bank operations

Phase II - Rotations (around 12 months)

The primary objective of the Rotational Phase is on-the-job training. The rotational system offers each Credit Analyst in-depth exposure to various banking lines and ensures the development of well-rounded Bank Officers.

Various areas host Credit Analysts for rotations on an ongoing basis. Some of the business line opportunities for rotation are listed below:

·         Commercial and Industrial Lending

·         Commercial Real Estate Lending

·         International Banking/Investments

·         Credit Administration

·         Treasury Management

·         Customer Service/Retail Banking


·         Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance - START DAY ONE!

·         Life and Disability Insurance, Paid Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

·         Health Savings (HSA), Flexible Spending (FSA) and dependent care accounts

·         Paid Training, Paid Time Off (PTO) and 11 Paid Federal Holidays

·         401(k) plan with company match, Profit Sharing, competitive compensation in line with work experience

·         Mental health benefits including coaching and therapy sessions

·         Tuition Reimbursement for qualifying employees

·         Employee Ambassador preferred banking products

Participants who successfully complete the Banker Development Program can anticipate an exciting career path in banking!

The Commerce Bank's Internship and Banker Development Program positions are not eligible for employment visa sponsorship (e.g., H-1B visa). This includes, for example, situations where a candidate may have temporary work authorization while enrolled in school or upon graduation (e.g., CPT, OPT) but would need H-1B visa sponsorship within a few years of employment to maintain employment eligibility.




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