Our client, an international company, is looking for an experienced

Trade Finance Officer

Job Function:

  • Ensure physical transactions originated by the Trading and under his geographical or product responsibility are financed by Banks;
  • Bring support to Front desks for the structuration and operations of their deals;
  • Maximize financings and monetization of assets in relation with Trading activity, while avoiding cash traps.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Responsible, within pre-defined banking facilities, to find adequate financing for new physical transactions and provide financial follow up/up-dates to banks once deals are placed;
  • Follow up of deals internally in order to give adequate instructions in respect of all collateral to be collected / issued in favour of our banks (invoices, BLs, notification of LCs, PUs, guarantees etc…)
  • Responsible for the review of import LCs prepared by LC Dept. prior to have them sent to relevant financing bank for issuance by providing internal visas;
  • Coordinate with Treasury the setting up of loans and their renewals whenever necessary and follow up receivables collection (including supervising with LC Desk discounts under LCs).
  • Monitor exposure on certain counterparts to be within pre-established internal limits and responsible for (i) advising management whenever needed and (ii) providing credit risk reports on regular basis;
  • Follow up payment process of receivables with Trading and whenever necessary, contact Financial Departments of our counterparts and/or their respective banks;
  • Whenever necessary search for means of cover such as bank silent guarantees or credit insurance with Insurance Dept. to mitigate AESA payment risk (export side) or performance risk (import side);
  • Review financial clauses of contracts issued by Operation Desk whenever needed.
  • Inform Trading about financing costs in relation with a deal whenever needed and input them in Nova.
  • Control whenever necessary with Treasury Dept. debit advices received from banks.
  • Prepare calculation of late interest’s penalties to be raised to clients and issue invoices to affiliates.
  • Responsible to provide banks within our TPAs with adequate hedging to secure financings granted on physical transactions

Soft skills:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Team spirit
  • Sense of initiative
  • Ability to work in large organisation and interact with different profiles


Know-how and experience required:

  • Minimum 5 years previous working experience in a bank’s Trade Finance Department or in a Trading Company
  • Degree in Economics or equivalent
  • Master in Commodity Trading from UNIGE, a plus
  • Working knowledge of Trade Financial Instrument (letters of credit, guarantees, bill of exchange)
  • Working Knowledge of specific aspect of international Trade (such as incoterms)
  • Working knowledge of foreign exchange
  • Fluent in French and English (oral and writing)



Date de création : 03.09.2021


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