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The EIB, the European Union's bank, is seeking to recruit for its Operations Directorate (Ops) - Iberia Department (Iberia) - Public Sector, Structured Finance and Financial Instruments, Spain Division (Iberia -1), Public Sector Unit, at its headquarters in Luxembourg, a:
(Senior) Banker – Iberia
This is a full time position at grade 5/6
The term of this contract will be 4 years Panel interviews are anticipated for end of October. The EIB offers fixed-term contracts of up to a maximum of 6 years, according to business needs, with a possibility to convert to a permanent contract, subject to organisational requirements and individual performance.
Purpose As (Senior) Banker, you will identify, appraise, negotiate and monitor lending / guarantee / equity and quasi-equity operations in Spain according to EIB policies and procedures and with the objective to contribute to the EIB's policy objectives, including EFSI.
Operating Network Iberia-1 Division covers lending / guarantee / equity and quasi-equity transactions related to public sector, project finance, infrastructure and financial instruments operations in Spain. You will report to the Head of Division and the Head of the Public Sector Unit. You will cooperate closely with colleagues within the Division, throughout Ops, and also with other EIB Directorates e.g. RM, JU, PJ, TMR, and FI. You will also build and maintain a close and active network with clients and other partners.
Project origination process
Track developments and monitor your target market, build and maintain a network of public promoters, banking and equity counterparts, screen proposals and identify business opportunities that best meet COP objectives.
Evaluate, at an early stage, the quality of potential projects and their chance of success, including where appropriate consultation with other Directorates so as to improve the effectiveness of the appraisal process. Origination will include predominantly financing for public sector projects as well as development of investments platforms and risk sharing transactions.
Lead and coordinate the lending process in cooperation with other Bank directorates also under the concept of Global Relationship Management.
Structure loan / guarantee / equity proposals, evaluate their feasibility, analyse project and financial risks, draft reports and lending proposals in cooperation with the appraisal team.
Negotiation of contracts
Negotiate terms and conditions of loan / guarantee / equity and other project documentation with promoters and other counterparts, in liaison with appropriate Directorates.
Organise contract signatures and assist, as applicable, in the disbursement process.
According to prevailing rules and procedures, participate in the follow-up and possible re-negotiation of existing transactions in close cooperation with other services of the EIB, aiming to preserve credit quality in compliance with the standards and decisions of the Bank while maintaining customer relationships.
Disbursement and monitoring
In close coordination with the Implementation team, monitor the disbursement process and contractual compliance. Follow-up developments of projects, in coordination with PJ. Ensure, in line with applicable guidelines, a regular review of the financial position of counterparts/projects and contractual compliance.
Optimisation of operating tools and working methods
Innovate and suggest improvements to existing tools, systems and products in response to modifications in the operational framework.
Ensure correct input of data relating to own area of activity into the management information system to contribute to the continuous improvement of working methods and development of products.
Share your own information and experience in the management of operations with other members of the team in order to improve team's knowledge and competencies. Value added, cost management and return on operations
Ensure the quality and overall value added of lending / guarantee / equity and quasi-equity operations; make sure that the financial terms set by the Bank match the risk profile and the type of operation, in order to protect the Bank's interest and ensure that operations are as cost-efficient as possible in the given context and provide for the risk on an overall basis.
University degree, preferably in Finance, Business, Economics or related subject. Applicants with University degree in engineering or law, combined with finance studies, would also be considered.
At least 5 years' relevant experience in long-term lending and/or structured finance. Experience of working in the public sector would be an advantage
Practical experience with commercial banks and the public sector in Spain would be an advantage.
Expertise in financial analysis as well as in origination and credit risk assessment.
Knowledge of the Bank's standard computer tools.
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and good command of French(*). Excellent written and spoken Spanish is also essential.
Achievement Drive: Continually keeps an eye on performance, focusing on improving it, showing drive and determination to meet short and long-term goals.
Change Orientation: Adapts to differences and changes in the environment; takes a flexible approach to reach outcomes.
Collaboration: Works cooperatively as part of a team; works collaboratively with peers across organisational boundaries based on a genuine interest in and an accurate understanding of others and their individual perspectives and concerns.
Organisational Commitment: Is willing to commit to an organisation whose mission is to support Europe and is open to diversity, and to align her/his own behaviour with the organisation's needs and intrinsic values, acting with integrity in ways that promote the organisation's mission, policies and rules.
(*) There may be certain flexibility on this requirement, but limited to particularly suitable candidates who may not yet be proficient in French. If selected, such candidates will be hired on the condition that they build up rapidly knowledge of French and accept that their future career in the EIB may be subject to the attainment of sufficient proficiency in both of the Bank's working languages
We are an equal opportunity employer, who believes that diversity is good for our people and our business. As such, we promote the inclusion of suitably qualified and experienced staff without regard to their gender, age, racial or ethnic origin, religion or beliefs, sexual orientation/identity, or disability (*).