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Associate Director Trade Finance Officer / Originator (f/m/d)

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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 Credit Agricole Group, the 12th largest banking group worldwide in terms of tier 1 capital (The Banker, July 2020). Nearly 8,400 employees across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and 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

Job title

Associate Director Trade Finance Officer / Originator (f/m/d)

Contract type

Permanent Contract

Expected start date


Management position


Job summary

The incumbent will be responsible for a dedicated trade finance client portfolio which he/she shall manage on a day to day business and develop strategically. He/she be will in charge of marketing, originating, developing and structuring trade finance commercial activities (including working capital solutions such as Supply Chain Finance and Forfaiting). He will report directly to the local Head of International Trade & Transaction Banking.


Your missions


  • Manage and develop strategically own Trade Finance client portfolio
  • He/she will be in charge of marketing, originating, developing, structuring and closing trade finance operations in close cooperation with coverage, risk, support and network teams.
  • Support the introduction of digital trade finance solutions and platforms
  • Identify and develop business potential with new clients.
  • Identifying new sales and marketing channels.
  • Drafting and preparing trade finance related documentation with relevant departments such as legal and support teams
  • Preparing credit files in close co-operation with coverage and risk department
  • Managing trade finance and client portfolio related data
  • Continuously strive towards more efficient and robust processes in joint cooperation with direct Manager
  • Adhere to procedures, guidelines, policies, keep procedures up-to-date


What we offer


In addition to a varied job with room for initiative and creativity as well as family-friendly and flexible working time models, we offer you further additional benefits such as


o    Perspectives and opportunities for professional career development

o    a company pension scheme (BVV pension fund)

o    a free job ticket for public transport in Frankfurt

o    a monthly allowance for your fitness activities

o    Lunch vouchers (Sodexo cheques)

o    capital-forming benefits

o    State-subsidised job bike programme (Jobrad)

o    Hardware leasing programme (IT4You)


We also offer individual training opportunities and a comprehensive e-learning portal (hard skills, soft skills).


Your place of work is in the heart of Frankfurt at the Alte Oper. We offer a permanent employment contract, 30 days’ holiday, an attractive salary and development opportunities in an international and highly professional working environment.


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Are you interested?


Please register via our CA CIB job portal and send your application (motivational statement and your CV, copies of certificates as well as your salary expectations and possible starting date) quoting the reference number 2021-58780.

Position location

Geographical area

Europe, Germany



Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Postgraduate degree – MA/MSc/PhD/Doctorate or equivalent

Academic qualification / Speciality

Above average successfully completed university degree (Business administration, economics law or comparable academic degree)

Level of minimal experience

3-5 years


Approx. more than 3 years' of relevant professional experience in trade finance products such as guarantee, letters of credit, Supply Chain Finance and forfaiting

Required skills

  • Team player with flexible attitude and the willingness to learn, share and communicate
  • Autonomy
  • Ability to analyze and summarize
  • Ability to organize and prioritize a busy workload
  • Ability to use own initiative and desire to progress
  • Strong communication skills


Technical skills required

Microsoft: Word, Excel, PowerPoint


Excellent verbal and written communication skills in German and English