Senior Credit Analyst - Financial Institutions (100%)

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Senior Credit Analyst - Financial Institutions (100%)

The ideal candidate is a self-starter, well-organized team player who contributes with his deep understanding of financial institutions in emerging markets to the development of the credit function and growing portfolio/credit limits in Sberbank. The candidate has good communication and presentation skills and is interested to embrace a fast-paced, ever-changing environment in a corporate growing bank based in Zurich, Switzerland and backed by one of the largest European banks. 

Your responsibilities:

• Ownership and expansion of a portfolio of international financial institutions (incl. insurances) with focus MENA region by ensuring detailed understanding of the financial performance and markets in which such Financial Institutions operate

• At times, support in the growth of a corporate portfolio and the development of new banking products, with focus on financial market transaction as well as corporate lending 

• Prepare and present credit assessments/applications in a clear, structured, concise and confident manner and ensure adherence to the defined lending standards and working instructions 

• Ensuring a smooth and efficient credit approval process in Sberbank Group and Sberbank Switzerland in respect of various types of financial market/credit limits for financial institutions 

• Execute periodically reviews of insurance companies relevant to the Bank’s Trade Finance and Structured Finance business

• Key contribution in drafting of ISDA agreements being concluded between Sberbank ) and financial institutions or corporates

• Ongoing monitoring of financial markets and regulatory developments, etc. with respect to existing counterparties

• Strong interaction with Business and Risks units of both Sberbank Switzerland and the Sberbank Group

• Train and mentor Junior Analysts


Your team:

• Dynamic team of 7 people covering the credit supply chain from due diligence and structuring of limits to the credit approval 

• Hard working, cross-trained, able to cover each other at all times, closely communicating

• Great team spirit, working as a strong and close team

• Collaborating closely with all teams of the bank and top management of the bank 

• Next to day to day work, the team is involved in various projects for the benefit of the bank


What We Offer:

• A bank that offers to employees market competitive remuneration and additional benefits

• A bank that values its employees and takes care of them

• A place where employees can develop personally and professionally

• An exciting place to work where you can be part of a growth and success story where individual contributions matter

Your profile:

• At least 5 years’ experience in a risk management role/credit analysis for financial institutions with a good understanding of trade finance products and overview of the banking market in the MENA region 

• Strong quantitative attitude and proven analytical skills, with a high attention to detail

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to clearly provide instructions to others, summarize and articulate issues as well as document them in a concise manner 

• Problem-solving and analytical skills to identify appropriate solutions to resolve issues and work effectively with constraints 

• Self-starter with willingness to achieve high quality results and maintain strong attention to detail under pressure and difficult circumstances in a fast paced environment

• A reliable and motivated team player that drives projects and tasks independently with a hands-on mentality that is willing to accept challenging tasks under demanding circumstances

• Swiss / EU passport or valid Swiss work permit (mandatory) as well as fluent in English and Russian, German and Arabic is a plus 


For this position we only accept direct applications (not from agencies).

If you fulfill the above requirements and are looking for a challenging role in a multicultural and rapidly growing bank, please send us your full application (cover letter, curriculum vitae, reference letters and certificates).