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Trade Finance, Sr. Advisor

Company: SVB Financial Group
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Trade Finance, Sr. Advisor

Job Description Summary:

The Sr. Trade Finance Business Advisor will be reporting directly to the Director and Trade Finance Manager.

The responsibilities include but not limited to:

Work independently with general guidance from the Director and Trade Finance Manager.

Covering one complex trade finance products.

Partner with Commercial Bank and Product Advisors to define client needs and ensure existing product meet client needs and are competitive.

Structure standby and import letters of credit and guarantees.

Provide response to queries, sound advice, guidance and/or recommendations on trade finance matters in relation to interpretation of letter of credit terms and rules to internal and external clients in a timely, accurate manner and cost effective manner.

Provide visibility to clients on their trade finance activities and identify cross-selling opportunities.

Work closely with compliance, Legal, and Credit Administration to address and resolve complex issues.

Resolve and/or mitigate the risks in the Global Trade Finance products and services transactions.

Perform and process Trade Financing duties.

Apply the Compliance and Letter of Credit rules on the day to day transactions.

Maintaining current client relationships and independently handle complex client issues.

Assist in providing guidance to a more junior member of the team.

Participate in departmental and bank wide initiatives and projects.

Any additional tasks assigned by the manager.

Skills and requirements:

Excellent Trade Finance and financial service background required, with over 10 years in financial services of which minimum 8 years in Trade Finance.

Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.

Excellent leadership skills.

Excellent customer service skills and relationship skills.

Excellent planning, multi-tasking and organization skills.

Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Customer-focused with excellent interpersonal skills.

Excellent verbal and written communications skills and ability to communicate and influence at an appropriate level.

Proactive and self-motivated with ability to work independently with minimal supervision and under tight deadlines.

Proven ability to meet new challenges, assimilate new information and to influence people through maturity of approach.

Ability to make sound and reliable decisions under supervision.

Ability to work independently with no supervision from the manager.

Working expertise and knowledge of the following:

OFAC

Trade based Money Laundering

Department of Commerce Anti-Boycott Regulations

SWIFT

Uniform Customs and Practices for Documentary Credits (UCP600)

International Standby Practices (ISP98)

Uniform Rules for Collections (URC522)

Uniform Rules for Bank to Bank Reimbursement (URR725)

Uniform Rules for Bank Guarantees (URDG758)

Uniform Commercial Code Article 5

Other compliance or trade related rules and regulations

Keywords: SVB Financial Group, Santa Clara , Trade Finance, Sr. Advisor, Other , Santa Clara, California

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