AVP Program Operations Manager I

Job Location US-SD-Sioux Falls
Full Time


Position Summary

Manage assigned third party processors, become the subject matter expert for assigned third party processors, provide implementation and post-implementation support of client programs, develop close working relationships with clients, and troubleshoot and resolve issues to ensure satisfied customers and successful card programs that comply with all regulatory requirements.


  1. Essential Functions

    1. Develops close working relationships with each processor to ensure a strong partnership. Be the subject matter expert and escalation point for daily issues and concerns associated with programs on assigned processors. Interact extensively with partners and processor teams as well as program vendors to troubleshoot and manage the resolution of issues. Seek win-win solutions with partners and handle issues in a timely manner providing a high level of customer service. Assist in the ongoing development of existing programs to promote growth of the portfolio and increased revenue. Interact with top level executives internally and within vendor and client companies. 
    2. Manages, troubleshoots and resolves tactical issues relating directly to processes and initiatives. Identify issues and work with team to implement improvements to ensure best in class processes and services. Facilitate resolutions related to operational issues identifying when solutions should be implemented on a global scale.
    3. Provides direction to clients and processors regarding The Bancorp Bank’s guidelines and policies. Ensure program accuracy and compliance with all appropriate governing entity rules and regulations. Verify the parameters and functional elements of new programs, enhancements and other changes.
    4. Maps and identifies various fields within the raw data files sent from the processors and clients to design and implement reports used throughout the payment systems for both internal and external clients. Create and test reports to ensure they satisfy the needs of the user. Review existing reports periodically to improve efficiency. Solve intricate data transmission problems specifically regarding data transmissions used for reporting in a timely manner to ensure no disruption or delay in monitoring.
    5. Develops and documents new processes within the Operations department as needed for client implementations or ongoing support of existing clients. Train Operations team on system, processes, and related issues. Present information on report functionality and processes effectively to groups of customers or employees of the organization.
    6. Works in partnership with the Relationship Management team and Bancorp Compliance on regulatory issues with potential negative customer impact. Utilizes Business Objects to validate the remediation of issues and work with the client or processor to address any discrepancies. Create check batch files for external check vendor. Manage the work-flow within acceptable timeframes. Manage activities to meet deadlines. Analyze issues to prioritize importance with minimal guidance from management.
    7. Performs card and transaction testing for new programs including live card testing in physical merchant locations. Create and run test scripts, document test results, and retest as needed.
    8. Performs other duties as assigned.


Education/Experience Requirements

  • Undergraduate’s degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Four years’ experience.

Preferred Requirements  

  • Strong working knowledge of payment operations
  • Basic knowledge of network (e.g. Visa, MasterCard) regulations
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Team player able to work effectively in a team fostered, multi-tasking environment
  • Good analytical and problem-solving abilities to resolve complex problems
  • Able to perform independent work with minimal supervision while meeting deadlines

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The Bancorp Bank, N.A. is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or other protected category with respect to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment.


Employment with The Bancorp Bank, N.A. includes successfully passing a background check including credit, criminal, education, employment, OFAC, and social media background history.


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