You will be primarily responsible for delivering services direct to clients, thereby supporting the work of the Wholesale Banking Coverage and Product Sales teams.
You should have experience in a similar role to this in a comparable baking environment and Trade Finance experience is crucial.
Duties & Key Responsiblities include:
Directly deal with enquiries from, facilitate the transactions of and build relationships with clients, independantly or working with Relationship specialist within the bank.
Coordinate with CDD specialists and Operational Support in order to ensure prompt on-boarding of clients.
Perform relevant non-customer due diligence.
Prepare relevant credit and admin applications in the Credit Management System from a business perspective (i.e. not credit analysis) as and when required.
Create and maintain client information and data, collection and management of required client static data, and attend to other account opening formalities in order to enable the handling of client business – proactively following up with Operational Support to ensure this is administered the Bank's systems in a timely manner.
Create and maintain other client / transaction-related records in order to ensure consistent and efficient processing.
Perform client opportunity assessments and escalate qualifying opportunities to relationship specialists.
Updating and maintaining standard and bespoke client rates/tariffs and instructions.
Work closely with specialists in order to drive and coordinate the structuring and execution of transactions in line with credit, compliance and other internal requirements.
Be the focal point for internal queries from and to Trade Finance Support, Business Due Diligence, Credit Administration, Legal Services, Compliance, Operational Support, etc
Support the careful monitoring of aspects of Risk and Compliance requirements, together with reporting and escalation as may be necessary, thereby ensuring the transparency and confidence that enables further business to be approved.
As may be required from time to time depending on the Bank's needs, work flexibly in order to support projects/requirements/initiatives, perform systems testing, resolve any external or internal issues or attend to any other ad hoc requirements.
Requirements of the role
Thorough understanding of wholesale banking products, in particular trade finance products, and the end-to-end processes involved in delivering those products to the Bank's clients.
Thorough understanding of credit, compliance and operations requirements.
Strong IT skills with capability to use spreadsheets, graphic and presentation packages to review and create professional materials.
Education / Certifications
None particularly required but a relevant education and professional qualifications would be expected of the sought after candidate.
You should have 4 -7 years' banking experience in a similar role (UK base int'l bank)
Experience of trade finance operations crucial
Experience of customer due diligence / on-boarding and/or transaction structuring and execution will be advantageous.
Customer service orientation.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Ability to maintain integrity, confidentiality and diplomacy under all circumstances.
Ability to remain calm, work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
Good organization, coordination and follow-up skills.
Attention to detail.
***Foreign language skills are an advantage, particularly in Arabic and French.