7-10 years
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Job Description

Your responsibilities
  • Act as a center of competence for the trade finance instruments portfolio management for the cluster countries.
  • Provide expert advice on trade finance instruments structure during the negotiation of and after the export sales contract is concluded.
  • Provide relevant advice and risk mitigation activities in case of non-standard instruments being requested.
  • Knowledge of local legal environments, implications for the issuance of trade finance instruments, know-how of specific local instruments such as sureties, burgs hafts, etc.
  • Drive standardization of PG trade finance instruments wordings (standard templates, bank templates, global library, promotion of usage of international standards such as URDG, UCP, ISP98)
  • Speaking partner to Head Global CoE Trade Finance, PG CFM's for Trade Finance Link (system) and Trade Finance portfolio
  • Follow relevant PG rules and guidelines.
  • Collaborate with the relevant, existing Trade Finance Delivery Center (TFDC) hub and across regional hubs (in case of language or legal issues).
  • Portfolio oversight (for countries with no TFDC hub servicing)
  • First escalation point for business users
  • Support/oversight on the data quality management in TFL
  • KPI reporting, SOX controls
  • Adhering to local regulations and relevant customary practices
  • Approval role (for hosting country)
  • Release bank guarantee requests as part of the 4-eye principle
  • Maintain bank guarantee portfolio (new issuance, amendment, extend or pay, claims, closing, free formats)
  • Receive the incoming bolero messages, check the quality and content agrees with request and import accordingly
  • Follow manual procedure in case of non-Bolero contracts
  • Assign advised export LCs to the relevant recipients as per maintained allocation guidelines or based on any other source of information (like beneficiary, goods description, etc.)
  • Approval of the new user requests, modification, and deletion
  • Regular control and reconciliation of the users as required
  • Participation in planning activities of Global CoE Trade Finance
  • Budgeting support to Head Global CoE Trade Finance
  • Support in the TFDC hub model development and its roll out (including Business workflow) across entire PG organization
  • Support PG country in maintenance of existing or requesting of a new stand-alone credit line
  • Provide input on the bank performance / satisfaction survey preparation
  • Incoming invoice reconciliation
  • Timely bank fee payment execution
  • Cost center allocation for bank fees
  • Usage of global application Trade Finance Link (TFL) and Bolero communication channel (where applicable)
  • Act as a Local Power User (LPU) for the business users in case of questions or doubts Support the Trade Finance Link development by providing input on identified, potential improvements
  • Statistics over bank performance and guarantee and LC portfolio
  • Quarterly management reporting
  • First level support for any Service Quality issues to Head Global CoE Trade Finance
  • Ad-hoc support for Head Global CoE Trade Finance in regards of special reports, improvements of processes, analysis and other Trade Finance related matters
Your background
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Banking, Treasury Management or another relevant field
  • Minimum experience of 7-10 years experience in Trade Finance (administration, advisory, consultancy in guarantees and letters of credit)
  • URDG, UCP and other relevant industry standards sound knowledge and usage experience
  • Certification in trade finance instruments (such as CSDG, CITF, CTFP) would be considered an advantage
  • Pro-active business attitude
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fluent English (oral and written)

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