head of trade finance operations - foreign bank in Singapore

lynda tan, randstad
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about the company
Established for over 60 years, the Client is a leading corporate bank offering full suite of banking services to customers worldwide. They believe in grooming their employees to become the best at what they do.

about the role

  • Oversee and supervise the Trade Finance Operations team
  • Approve, verify and sign transactions prepared by team members
  • Review acceptability of terms on LC confirmation, Back to Back LC and Risk participation applications before their issuance
  • Authorise and release SWIFT messages generated
  • Authorise LC/Guarantee issuance after ensuring that ambiguity is highlighted
  • Monitor daily bank’s exposure and limits for trade transactions
  • Review each ticket and ensure that transactional risks are highlighted to Relationship Managers
  • Ensure all process are adherence to all laws (including trade) regulations, policies & procedures & KYC/AML /CFT Compliance
  • Participate in project and/or system enhancement initiatives
  • Participate in meetings relating to launching of new trade finance products
  • Coaching and mentoring of staff, as well as propose training
  • Conduct annual staff performance appraisals

skills and experience required

  • Minimum 15 years of experience in Trade Finance Operations, as well as demonstrated team management and leadership experience
  • Strong knowledge in Trade Commodity Finance products and operations
  • Effective leadership and problem-solving skills
  • Posses excellent communications and stakeholder management skills

If you would like to find out more about this role, please click apply below. Alternatively please contact Lynda Tan at 6510 7413.

EA: 94C3609 / R1223887


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educational requirements

Bachelor Degree