(Senior) Credit Risk Manager/Underwriter CTF area - Commodity Trade Finance (100% - m/f)

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(Senior) Credit Risk Manager/Underwriter CTF area - Commodity Trade Finance (100% - m/f)

cooperation with Sales and Credit Department of Sberbank (Switzerland) AG and Risk Department of Sberbank Russia. The (Senior) Credit Risk Manager/Underwriter will cover a portfolio of Commodity Trading Houses with emphasis on major global, Russian and CIS markets counterparties.

As key credit stakeholder for any Commodity Trade Finance related topics, you will be involved in further evolving the Risk function for Commodity Trade Finance related products, incl. development and refinement of best practices, processes, documentation and tool(s).

The ideal candidate is a self-starter, well-organized and structured team player who contributes with his deep understanding of Commodity Trade Finance products, in particular transactional lending, to the development of the Risk function and to the Bank in general. We need a candidate who is highly motivated, has good communication and presentation skills and is interested – with a fresh international mind-set - to embrace a fast-paced, ever-changing environment in growing bank based in Zurich, Switzerland and backed by one of the largest European banks.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Credit and counterparty risk assessment, analysis of financial, industry and other relevant information (all aspects of risk), structuring of the limits and facilities to properly mitigate the risks, provide recommendations to the decision-makers;

  • Advising files in light of strategy and underwriting criteria/requirements of the Bank and Headquarters;

  • Collaboration with Business as internal customer, Credit unit, Headquarters;

  • Ongoing credit monitoring and reviews;

  • Portfolio management activities and regular reporting to the Management;

  • Bring best practices, develop guidelines;

  • Support Head of CTF Underwriting Group in all other projects and initiatives;

  • Direct reporting line to the Head of CTF Underwriting Group.


Your Profile:

  • At least 7 years corporate banking experience of which minimum 4 years in CTF Credit Risk (candidates with 4 years’ experience in CTF Credit Risk only are also to be considered);

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

  • Proactive, matured and reliable personality, self-starting, showing push to new solutions;

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills;

  • Strong analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills;

  • Able to think ‘out of the box’; able to lead improvements in the area of CTF underwriting; objective thinking, demanding towards via-a-vis; efficient despite pressure and multitasking;

  • University degree in Finance, Economy, Management, or Mathematics with demonstrated ongoing professional skills improvements;

  • CTF-related, CFA, FRM, ACCA or CIMA qualification would be a plus;

  • Knowledge of FINMA relevant requirements; would be a plus,

  • Commodity trading and derivatives related experience would be also a plus;

  • Fluent (spoken and written) English; German and Russian would be a plus