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Trade Finance Officer

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Minimum Years of Relevant Experience
A minimum of 5-8 years of professional experience and proven track record in a Commercial / Development Banking or Financial institution environment with sound knowledge of Structured Trade and Commodity Finance Products.
Qualification, Knowledge and Skills
  • A Masters' degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Banking, Finance, or Economics with certification in documentary credit or similar qualification;
  • Proven track record and experience in documentary credits with ability to process complex trade finance instruments;
  • Robust knowledge of the regulatory environment in the Bank's operating region as it relates to Structured Trade and Commodity Finance Products with excellent knowledge of professional and industry standards;
  • Strong acounting and financial analysis skills;
  • Results oriented individual with excellent written and communication skills with proven ability to rapidly produce quality reports and ability to work in a multicultural setting;
  • Proven organizational, problem solving and decision-making skills with the ability to build partnerships, work in multinational teams, deliver results and management of client relationships;
  • Proficiency in the use of computer programs including MS Office applications;
  • Fluency in English is a requirement and further fluency in French or Portuguese will be an added advantage.


Main Responsibilities
  • Identify and structure suitable transactions/clients and identify suitable counter-parties (collateral managers, trade finance insurers, etc.) and financing partners/agent banks in case of syndication/co-financing;
  • Actively support Trade Finance Officers and Analysts with respect to financial analysis and due diligence on all transactions to ensure quality control;
  • Prepare and analyse credit proposals for trade/structured trade finance facilities for funding by the bank;
  • Establish and maintain strategic relations with clients at senior management level of the Bank's existing and prospective partners and stakeholders;
  • Produce periodic technical and financial progress reports on trade finance facilities under their supervision;
  • Seek new business opportunities in the region to ensure a good pipeline of transactions;
  • Undertake product development and marketing initiatives and develop client base using contacts, experience and relationship to pursue trade finance opportunities;
  • Prepare board papers, ALCO reports, and partake as a member of committees/taskforce;
  • Provide support to middle office operations including documentary credit review.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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