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JPMorgan Chase & Co . (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firmwith assets of $2.6 trillion and operations worldwide. The Firm is a leader ininvestment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses,commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. Acomponent of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. servesmillions of customers in the United States and many of the world's mostprominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morganand Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at www.jpmorganchase.com Our Firmwide RiskFunction is focused on cultivating a stronger, unified culture that embraces asense of personal accountability for developing the highest corporate standardsin governance and controls across the firm. Business priorities are builtaround the need to strengthen and guard the firm from the many risks we face,financial rigor, risk discipline, fostering a transparent culture and doing theright thing in every situation. We are equally focused on nurturing talent,respecting the diverse experiences that our team of Risk professionals bringand embracing an inclusive environment. The Group: The Chase Middle Market Banking & SpecializedIndustries Group is part of JP Morgan Chase's Commercial Bank and focuses oncompanies with annual sales of $20 million up to $500 million. Within Specialized Industries, the LifeSciences industry vertical covers companies involved with the development ofdrugs, medical devices, diagnostic tools and other products aimed at improving the quality or reducing the cost ofhealthcare. Companies may range from pre-revenue biotechnology companies tomature and profitable contract research organizations.
Chase's Middle Market Banking footprint covers23,000 + clients with over 600 bankers in 26 states across the United States.Chase Middle Market Banking is the 3rd largest traditional Middle Market lenderin the country.
The Position: As a Sr. Underwriter in the Life Sciencesindustry vertical, your primary role is to manage your portfolio and utilizeexcellent credit skills to work independently on the portfolio of relationshipsassigned to you. You will diligently manage and appropriately assess therisk in your portfolio (i.e. renewals, modifications, managing the creditmetrics), and meeting customer deadlines. You will be a partner to anactive team of specialized Life Sciences Bankers located across the U.S., strivingto balance sales and credit quality goals. You will be an expert advisorto the Bankers on structuring and Credit Policy. You will be looked uponas a leader within and outside of Underwriting; providing depth to the local creditleadership team and serving as a mentor to less experienced underwriters andbankers.
Domestic travel is required from time to time.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Responsible for managing your portfolio, acting with a sense of urgency and determination in closing transactions.
Structuring transactions by being open minded, creative and thinking from the standpoint of "how can we do this deal" while balancing the risk/reward rather than concluding immediately that the deal cannot be done. Additionally, you will provide ideas/suggestions on how to market our structure to the customer.
Utilizing excellent credit skills to author well thought out and concise analysis of Middle Market relationships using appropriate structure and identifying key risks associated with clients, transactions and industry sub-sectors across your portfolio
Developing and articulating a dynamic, forward looking risk assessment of client companies, transactions, competitive threats, and industry and other factors. Work in partnership with the Bankers to develop fulsome Client relationships including being looked to as the go to person when the banker is out.
Working proactively, in a constructive, diplomatic manner, with both internal and external contacts to keep transactions moving.
Effective leader in complex transactions including syndications and multi-level capital structures.
Having the ability to quickly and accurately evaluate smaller relationships to determine if the risk profile is acceptable and recommend simple structures that adequately protect the bank while not over engineering the transaction.
Providing leadership in the market by being a positive contributor to the team including: being a mentor to less experienced team members and embracing change.
Demonstrating excellent communication skills both internally and externally and using those communication skills to effectively solve problems.
The ability and courage to voice your opinion in a clear, concise manner and to defend that position with Management.
BA/BBA/MBA and completion of amajor corporate or commercial bank credit training program (or theequivalent corporate banking/corporate finance experience)
Minimum of 8 years'experience in commercial banking/lending which might include credit,structuring and marketing experience
Significant accounting andfinance knowledge and commercial banking experience
Demonstrated excellentverbal and written skills, interpersonal skills, analytical and problem solvingskills
Understanding of Venture capital is helpful, but not required.
Life Sciences Industry experiencepreferred but not required.