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Vice President Credit Department

Graduate at Michael Page International

Vice President Credit Department

Graduate at Michael Page International

  • LocationLondon, UK
  • Position levelGraduate
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 11 Sep, 2018
  • Start date iconStart date:
  • Visa iconVisa Sponsor
  • CompetitiveCompetitive
Vice President, within a team of 12 credit professionals covering large cap Corporate Credit portfolio, as well as Problem Asset management.
Client Details
Global Bank
Description
Description of Duties
* Portfolio of Corporate client credit connections, including Problem asset credits. Credit management is based on sector alignment, however, the portfolio will include sectors involving a heavier weighting to the German corporate market.
* Maintaining active focus on working with front office deal teams to ensure promise-keeping delivery to clients
* Proactively managing the interaction and communication with marketing officers, obtaining requisite information in order to complete the analysis, discuss and agree applicable conditions and instructions.
* Attend meetings with marketing officers, articulate CD risk perception and appetite for a transaction / counterparty in line with the bank's policies and procedures
* Assist other team members when less busy by taking work, particularly in times of strong work flow and absences, to ensure that the work is fairly distributed.
* Work collaboratively with other risk disciplines (market risk, operational risk, reputation risk) where appropriate to ensure enterprise wide view of risk is considered for a counterparty, portfolio, asset class etc.
Experience Required
* Extensive experience in a credit management role within major Tier 1 international bank(s).
* In depth experience of undertaking corporate credit analysis in a structured manner enabling clear identification and articulation of risk issues, and how these are mitigated
* In depth experience of engaging with front office professional to manage credit transactions from inception to close
* Providing appropriate challenge to front office on risk issues of a client / transaction, and developing suitable workable solutions
* Strong evidence of the ability to work independently in order to manage actively transactions deadlines, with early escalation to senior management of material issues.
* Partnering with key stakeholders, and influencing senior management both within the Credit Department and front office units.
* Preparation and / or analysis of appropriate forward looking projections to generate clear articulation of risk appetite
* Experience of problem asset management or work outs would also be an advantage
* Strong working knowledge of corporate loan products, trade finance products, and derivative products including appropriate documentation and current market trends.
* Strong German language skills, and knowledge of German corporate markets (large and mid-caps) is a key differentiator.
* Experience of a front office / marketing role and knowledge of key players in the corporate and trade finance market also is also an advantage
Profile
Specific Qualifications / Skills Required
* Degree level education or equivalent professional qualifications (eg: ACA, ACCA, ACT). Preference also for CFA qualification.
* Advanced level credit skills
* High level of IT literacy
* Strong written and verbal communication skills to support preparation of succinct, and focused credit papers
* Strong preference for candidate with high degree of German language fluency, and knowledge of the German corporate markets.
* Strong interpersonal / teamwork skills
Personal Characteristics / Other Information
* While committing to the team objectives, demonstrate personal accountability for delivery of personal actions
* Highly disciplined person with ability to form and express well reasoned arguments and to influence senior management
* Ability to seek and respond to guidance from CD colleagues in order to steer marketing staff in both new business development and to act as a credit gatekeeper detecting problem loans.
* Have a broad network of professional relationships within the financial / sponsor communities.
* Possess and maintain up to date knowledge of key trends in the corporate and trade finance market.
* Flexibility to get involved in ad hoc projects and have an open mind and attitude for any problem solving and change
* Strong problem solving skills, combined with positive "can-do" attitude
* Demonstrable ambition and clear desire to contribute to both personal and Bank's growth & development.
* Acts with highest standards of integrity and fairness to colleagues and clients
Job Offer
Perm role

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