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Section Lead - Trade Finance Operations

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About Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (Crédit Agricole CIB)

Crédit Agricole CIB is the corporate and investment banking arm of Crédit Agricole Group, the 10th largest banking group worldwide in terms of balance sheet size (The Banker, July 2022).
8,600 employees in more than 30 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Middle-East and North Africa, support the Bank's clients, meeting their financial needs throughout the world.
Crédit Agricole CIB offers its large corporate and institutional clients a range of products and services in capital market activities, investment banking, structured finance, commercial banking and international trade.
The Bank is a pioneer in the area of climate finance, and is currently a market leader in this segment with a complete offer for all its clients.

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Job description

Business type

Types of Jobs - Operations

Job title

Section Lead - Trade Finance Operations

Contract type

Permanent Contract

Expected start date


Management position


Job summary

Key Responsibilties

  • Responsible for the supervision and oversight of a team and / or of workflow and functions.
  • Responsible for operations and transaction processing, with prompt & decisive resolution over exceptions encountered.
  • Assist the Department Head to ensure that regulatory, bank’s policies, guidelines, control and compliance requirements are strictly adhered to.
  • Review new products and requirements with Bank’s business and/or support units and setup procedures to operationalize such service delivery to customers. Provide trade technical advice to BSGs, Relationship Managers and customers (very rarely) when needed.
  • Measurement and adherence to KPIs
  • Keeping errors and operational risks under control
  • Managing crisis without operational loss.
  • Driving Efficiency Gain related projects through various initiatives / changes.
  • Deep dive in process and review/authorizing high value and complex transactions.
  • People Management – Recruitment, development, training team and managing attrition.
  • Ensure timely review & renewal that all process notes, flowcharts, checklist etc. that is referred to by the team and annual review as applicable.
  • Support H.O.D. in Audit related activities and ensure Process Hygiene to have NIL findings.
  • Flexible to working hours, as per Organisation’s requirements.

Position location

Geographical area

Asia, India



Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Bachelor Degree / BSc Degree or equivalent

Academic qualification / Speciality

Bachelor's degree / BSc Degree or equivalent

Level of minimal experience

11 years and more


Experience Required

  • Good Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and other operating system skills especially using emails
  • 10-12 plus years of prior experience in Trade Finance (Preferred).

  • Should have prior experience in leading team and people management.

  • Strong knowledge and compliance of various latest provisions of applicable ICC rules and regulations like

    o   Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits (UCP 600)

    o   International Standby Practices (ISP 98)

    o   Uniform Rules for Reimbursement (URR 725)

    o   Uniform Rules for Collection (URC 522)

    o   Uniform Rules for Demand Guarantees (URDG 758)

    o   International Standard Banking Practice (ISBP 745)

  • Certifications like CITF, CDCS & CSDG by LIBF will be added advantage but not mandatory.

  • Knowledge of French will be an added advantage (not mandatory)

  • In addition, any other relevant certifications will also be of added advantage (not mandatory) e.g. CTF by IIBF.

  • Knowledge of Reconciliation, Funds transfer, Forex payments, SWIFT etc. would be necessary for the role of a Validator but not of a Document examiner (unless executing dual role-refer to secondary activities)

Required skills

Key Competencies Required

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Strong problem-solving and/or analytical skills.

  • Strong team player with good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong attention-to-detail is required.

  • Strong sense of ownership and accountability for work.

  • Consistent ability to adapt to process changes quickly and accurately.

  • Ability to influence and impact outcomes

  • Ability to operate in a multi-tasking environment and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to take initiative, work independently and to accomplish tasks with little or no supervision

  • Ability to build working relationships with stakeholders.

  • Confident and Self-motivated.