Manager, Underwriting in Mount Laurel Township, NJ at PHH Mortgage Corporation

Date Posted: 1/18/2020

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Job Description


Reporting to the Director of Underwriting, the Supervisor, Broker/Direct Underwriting, will lead a team of underwriters to increase their skills, knowledge, and help them to achieve their individual goals.  The Supervisor will also work closely with the Operations Management to identify areas that are in need of change, training, or updating, and helping to implement the required action. The Supervisor will also be available to assist in a resolution to issues that have been escalated, and communicate with different groups within operations and sales Officers in regards loan files. 

Job Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Assist underwriters with file level problems and  issues to find a solution

  • Point of escalation for Sales Management or Loan Officers who need help or have issues on loan files

  • Assist in interview process as needed

  • Onboarding/training of new employees as well as on-going training for current team members

  • Coaching of team to help team improve, and exceed all goals and expectations.

  • Identify trends within the underwriter’s pipeline that need to be addressed or changed, and work with Management to put together action plans as needed

  • May underwrite loans as needed to help with time off, overflow and other business needs

  • Meet or exceed both team production goals as well as SLA requirements

  • Assign loan files and keep pipelines balanced

  • Help drive and ensure team work, high customer service and high quality

  • Work on areas of the pipeline identified as a need by the Management, or complete any other tasks identified by Management.

  • Ensure team members adhere to company policies and procedures, work with HR on employee issues, and complete end of year performance appraisals


To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following education and/or experience:

  • High school diploma, GED, equivalent certification, or military experience

  • 2+ years of mortgage underwriting experience

  • 2+ years of supervisory or team lead experience

  • Demonstrated knowledge of mortgage guidelines, DU & LO, RESPA & disclosure requirements, loan closings, loan processing

  • Encompass experience a big plus

  • Proven leader & problem solver

  • Must have excellent customer service, and people skills

  • Must be able to measure team production & SLA goals and work with HR if a team member is falling short


  • Must pass the Company’s Background Screening process prior to beginning employment.  Additionally, as a condition of employment, you may be required to pass client-specific background check requirements or Federal/State licensing requirements, if applicable.

PHH Mortgage, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ocwen Financial Corporation, is one of the largest subservicers of residential mortgages in the United States. PHH Mortgage provides servicing solutions to companies who own mortgage servicing rights and offers portfolio retention services to extend and enhance customer relationships.  

Located in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, PHH has been providing mortgage lending and servicing solutions since 1984 and is dedicated to responsible and ethical practices while delivering an exceptional customer experience. We strictly focus on subservicing and portfolio retention allowing our diverse professional clients – representing some of the largest and most recognizable financial and wealth management institutions, investors of MSRs, regional and community banks, and credit unions – to concentrate on their core businesses, while providing borrowers with exceptional customer service throughout the life of their loans.

Adhering to the highest levels of risk and compliance, built to bank-like standards, we build relationships with our clients and their customers to promote a philosophy of retaining “customers for life.” We strive to be a natural extension of each client’s team, helping them to keep their expenses down, borrowers satisfied and service levels up while meeting today’s regulatory demands and changing market conditions. 

Ocwen is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

Primary Location
US-NJ-Mount Laurel

Mortgage Operations


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