Trade Finance Associate

  • Job Reference: Req0936916
  • Date Posted: 10 May 2022
  • Employer: Santander
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  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Banking & Financial Services
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Join our community.

Position within SCIB GTB Middle Office, supporting origination teams with BAU documentary trade and discounts portfolio: new transactions execution, ongoing portfolio management and monitoring including amendments, discounts, negotiation, BAU liaison with offshore Operations teams for booking and monitoring of TF instruments, providing guidance and support.

The difference you will make.

  • Identifying, assessing, managing, and reporting risks and controls to achieve strategic objectives and support goals.

  • Identifying processes, systems and control weaknesses, proposing improvements using a robust control mindset.

  • Providing excellent customer service and satisfaction, identifying opportunities proactively.

  • Achieving consensus solutions, influencing, negotiating, delivering on challenging goals, promoting relationships and clear communication with stakeholders.

  • Working autonomously using initiative, organisation, attention to detail, prioritisation, problem solving ability, adapting approach to circumstances together with capability to work under pressure, with large amount of information, and to deliver to tight timelines.

What you will bring

  • Solid exposure to investment banking products and banking regulations, regulators and auditors (internal/external), able to demonstrate familiarity with deal origination, execution and processing of trade finance and assessment of their main risks.

  • Direct experience in trade finance and documentary trade, basic lending, portfolio management lifecycle events, including elements of legal documentation review, and understanding of regulatory developments.

It would be nice for you to have

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent (Engineering, Finance, Science, Mathematics).

  • Second language (ideally Spanish, spoken and written).

  • Trade Innovation or similar Trade booking system, repository sites.

What else you need to know.

This role is currently office based (London) /Home based until corona virus restrictions are lifted

How we will reward you.

As well as a salary, we offer a wide range of benefits that you can choose from and tailor to your needs

  • Eligible for a discretionary performance-related annual bonus

  • Pension with generous contributions of up to 12.5% from Santander, depending on your own contribution and length of employment with us

  • 27 days' holiday plus bank holidays, which increases to 28 days after 5yrs service, with the option to purchase up to 5 contractual days per year

  • Company funded individual private medical insurance

  • Voluntary healthcare benefits at discounted rates such as, dental insurance, healthcare cash plan and health assessments

  • Benefits supporting you and your family, such as death-in-service benefit, income protection, and voluntary life assurance and critical illness cover

  • 24/7 access to an online employee discount platform including retailers, entertainment, eating out, travel and more

  • Share in Santander's success by investing in our share plans

  • Support your favourite causes through charitable giving and our community partnerships

Learn more about our benefits and family friendly policies

#ThePlaceToBeYourself - Everyday Inclusion at Santander

We are committed to making sure all our colleagues feel they belong and are supported to succeed. Our customers come from a wide range of backgrounds, and so do our people, so we welcome applications from across society.

You can find out more about how we're embedding an inclusive culture that encourages our people to bring their full and authentic selves to work on our Inclusion and Belonging page.

A bit more about Santander

At Santander we're driven by our purpose - to help people and businesses prosper. This means we help customers to create change for themselves and those around them, and we champion businesses to grow sustainably. We do this by always living our values of Simple, Personal and Fair.

At Santander, we each take personal responsibility for managing risk by embracing the I AM Risk framework - to Identify, Assess, Manage and Report risks, and to continuously build a deeper understanding of the risks we face. It is an important part of our culture at Santander and we will provide you with knowledge to help you manage risks in your role.

What to do next:-

If this sounds like a role you're interested in, then please apply.