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Assistant Director - Guarantee Operations

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General information


Crédit Agricole CIB is the corporate and investment banking arm of Credit Agricole Group, the 12th largest banking group worldwide in terms of tier 1 capital (The Banker, July 2018). Nearly 8,300 employees 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 markets 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 - Corporate & Investment Banking

Contract type

Permanent Contract

Job summary


Responsible for all aspects of the day to day running of the Guarantees area.

Key Responsibilities

· Responsible for the timely and accurate processing of guarantees and associated work.

Preparation and issuance/re-issuance/checking of guarantees including Tender Bonds, Advance Payment Guarantees, Performance Bonds, Retention Monies Guarantees, Customs Guarantees etc., (including the booking of our share of syndicated loans and guarantees).

Follow-up work on guarantees including amendments, extensions, cancellations/releases, queries and claims.

 Claiming and handling receipt of all related fees commissions.

 Maintaining Excel spreadsheets and monitoring/agreeing suspense accounts at month end.

·  Providing advice to clients and Front Office. Reviewing and helping to structure guarantee texts. Vetting/drafting guarantee texts for clients. Ensuring the compliance of client requests with authorisations held.

· Maintain an up to date set of procedures

· Ensure that all necessary controls and reporting are undertaken on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.

·  Processing appraisals for guarantee members of staff

Management and reporting

Organise the Guarantee team taking into account productivity, operational risk and Audit requirements

Co-ordinate with the Head of DGO staff related issues such as  training and  holidays

Deputising for Head of Department (in meetings, administrative duties, etc.).

Responsible for keeping Senior Manager informed of important events with regard to internal organisation, staffing, errors and incidents. Monthly statistics and Key Performance Indicators.

Legal and Regulatory Responsibilities

· Comply with all applicable legal, regulatory and internal Compliance requirements, including, but not limited to, the London Compliance manual and the Financial Crime Policy.

· Maintain appropriate knowledge to ensure to be fully qualified to undertake the role. Complete all mandatory training as required to attain and maintain competence.

· As a Manager, to be responsible for the implementation of internal systems and controls and ensuring staff adhere to requirements.

Key Internal contacts

ITB (Front Office)

Middle Office/Account Officers

Financial Security/Compliance


Nostro Reconciliation & Investigations




Key External contacts

Major Corporate Clients, other CACIB branches worldwide and correspondent banks

Optim Trade (electronic platform)

Position localisation

Geographical area

Europe, United Kingdom



Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Bachelor Degree / BSc Degree or equivalent

Academic qualification / Speciality

Specialist knowledge of the different products processed in the Guarantees area.

Knowledge of ICC rules for Guarantees.

Functional knowledge of all systems used in his area.

Experience/knowledge of other Trade Finance operations, (L/C's, Collections, etc.)

Required skills

Experience of all aspects of guarantees work within a similar organization

Technical skills required

Pragmatic approach.

Proactive thinking.

Man management and communication skills.


French language (Advantageous). Other European languages (Italian, Spanish, German