Director, Credit Risk Management, EMEA Structured Corporate Lending & Export Finance, Bulge Bracket Bank, Zurich

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- Our client, a leading global wealth manager, is looking to hire a Senior Credit Officer, covering the EMEA region, to their team in Zurich
- The role is servicing the International Wealth Management Division for their global credit portfolio of clients
- Particular interest towards candidates with experience analysing Emerging Markets credit


  • 10+ years of senior experience in corporate client business (M&A, Structured Lending or Credit Risk Management), of which at least 3+ in leadership position
  • Excellent knowledge of Emerging Markets and/or leveraged finance
  • In depth knowledge of risk, compliance and regulatory affairs in context of a leading investment bank operating environment
  • Excellent skills in analysing financial statements under international standards, including cash-flow modeling and DCF valuations
  • Ability to explain and present factual information in a structured, clear, confident and concise way
  • Established negotiation skills to deal effectively with conflicting priorities and resources
  • Ability to build strong relationships internally with divisional clients and influence others in collaborative and positive manner
  • Ability to work under pressure without compromising quality
  • Fluency in English; knowledge of German or additional languages would be an advantage


  • Responsibility for CRM Structured Corporate Lending & Export Finance servicing the International Wealth Management Division for their global credit portfolio of clients
  • Transaction and counterparty credit risk evaluation of complex financing solutions with recourse to cash flow generative corporate business
  • Product coverage comprises loan products and derivatives, including pre-IPO, ECA backed, syndicated and bilateral financing solutions, and leveraged finance
  • Closely work with a number of internal partners including Origination and Structuring, Legal, Market Risk, Risk Analytics, Regulatory Advisory & Compliance
  • Participate in client due diligence and ensure that transactions are structured adhering to internal underwriting standards and providing the best possible solutions for Clients
  • Perform and supervise financial analysis including cash-flow modelling and stress testing, assign credit rating and loss rates
  • Make credit decisions by exercising delegated credit authority or making recommendations to senior authority holders
  • Responsible for smooth and efficient credit operation as well as risk-compliant credit portfolio monitoring across Structured Corporate Lending and the Export Finance ECA business
  • Responsibility for credit control, data quality and quality assurance of the dedicated portfolio and team activity through the full transaction cycle from origination to final maturity, including regular rating reviews, covenants monitoring and Watch List
  • Collaboration in cross-divisional projects and expert contribution to IWM specific and Group wide projects to maintain industry leading risk management practice


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