Senior Loan Solutions Specialist – Assistant Vice President

Employment contract:

Permanent

Location:

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Job/mission:

OPERATION PROCESSING

Reference:

12347037

BNP
Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a
presence in 73 countries, with more than 196,000 employees, including around
149,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities:
Domestic Markets, International Financial Services (whose retail-banking
networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services)
and Corporate & Institutional Banking (CIB), which serves two client franchises:
corporate clients and institutional investors.

Our Securities Services business, which forms part of CIB, is a leading
global custodian providing specialist post-trade and asset servicing solutions
to buy and sell-side market participants, corporates and issuers. Based in 35
locations around the world, our award-winning Securities Services teams have
built one of the most extensive custody network in the industry, giving clients
the connectivity and local knowledge they need to navigate change in a
fast-changing world.

The Loan
& Debt Operations Team provides debt solution services across a variety of
products, focusing primarily on the Collateral Debt Obligation and Loan Fund
markets. We provide a premier account administration service for loan
portfolios across a number of global clients.

Key Responsibilities

In the role, you will act as a combination of both the main
and secondary UK based client contact for a portfolio of clients and will be a
main contact for Loan Solutions Portugal to ensure the service delivery is of a
high standard. You will represent an escalation point in the event of urgent
and unresolved issues.

  • Lead
    and take ownership of the daily operational and oversight requirements of
    Loan & Debt Operations UK. 
  • Providing
    oversight of Loan Solutions IOC Portugal’s service delivery and provision
    of Collateral Administration, change and client facing support locally.
  • Working
    closely with the Loan Solutions Managers to drive first class client
    service and to ensure that oversight and control are top priority in an
    evolving model to drive a risk excellence culture.
  • Develop
    a strong working relationship with Staff and Team Leaders in IOC Portugal
    to ensure that the operating model remains efficient and effective.
  • Act
    as both main and secondary contacts for Client relationships on the Loan
    Solutions UK service delivery across both Loan & Collateral
    Administrations platforms as required
  • Monitor and support operational
    and regulatory processes in the department to ensure that they are
    effectively carried out and coordinated within company procedures,
    guidelines and expectations. Recommend improvements where appropriate in
    line with best practice.
  • Work under general guidance
    from more senior staff referring more unusual and complex matters upwards
    for support when required.
  • Focus on providing analyses and
    interpreting results based on expertise and experience to help identify
    opportunities for improvements to the service that the Client Delivery
    team can provide to clients.
  • Deliver small-scale projects or
    well defined tasks on major projects to improve operational support to
    clients.
  • Monitor the overall service
    provision and ensure that monthly MIS complete in Portugal is accurate and
    a true reflection of the service delivery
  • Responsible for ensuring all
    client KPI’s and service delivery commitments are being met in accordance
    with client service level agreements
  • Assist
    the Loan Solutions Manager to maintain policies, manage internal /
    external audits, and work collaboratively with the key stakeholders in the
    organisation
  • Assist
    the team with technical development and regulatory change management
    activities
  • Assist
    in dealing with technical queries from clients / auditors / internal stakeholders
  • Support junior level staff and
    working with colleagues and Managers to contribute to enhancements, change
    controls and the on board of new business and service delivery
  • Train
    and develop Loan Solutions Specialists and other Junior members of staff.
  • Oversight
    of <> 4 staff members
  • Act
    as day-to-day operational point of escalation
  • Assess
    training needs of oversighted staff working in conjunction with the Line
    Manager and provide formal feedback and input into interim and year end
    appraisals
  • Keep
    up to date with legislative and regulatory changes affecting the business
  • Actively
    participate in the objectives and appraisal processes by completing a
    self-evaluation and suggesting appropriate development to ensure own
    effectiveness in a changing business context

The Requirements


Essential

·       Prior experience of loan administration and good
understanding of the loans market, and in particular bi-lateral loans,
syndicated loans, loan funds including direct-lending.

·       Good working knowledge of a wide range of BNPP Client
Delivery policies, procedures, regulations and legislation.

·       Good people management skills and an ability to work with
individuals to set individual objectives and manage performance to ensure their
delivery.

·       Excellent written and oral English skills in order to
articulate technical issues and to be able to take the complex and make simple
to enable effective communication with individuals across the business.

·       Computer literacy and a good understanding of relevant
software.

·       Cash and asset reconciliation experience

·       Understanding of loan trade documentation, transfer
certificates, pricing letters etc.

·       Ability to read, understand, and interpret legal documentation,
such as Offering Circulars, Facilities Agreements etc.

·       Strong team player who shows initiative, accountability, and
is able to self-motivate.

·       Good problem solving and analytical skills, deadline focused
yet shows great attention to detail.

Preferred


·       Direct Lending Leveraged Loan Fund Portfolios / CLOs

·       Sentry

·       Experience in Loan Closing

Equal Opportunities

BNP
Paribas promotes equality of opportunity and is committed to ensuring that no
individual is discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender
reassignment, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity,
race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

As an employee with BNP Paribas London Branch, we want to
make sure that you are rewarded for your commitment. As such, you will be
entitled to our award winning benefits package which includes a generous
holiday allowance of at least 34 days (including bank holidays), a
non-contributory pension of 12%, private healthcare, GP service and dental
cover all as standard, along with a number of personal insurances such as
income protection, life assurance and personal accident insurance. We believe
in ensuring all our employees have a positive work life balance so in addition
you will also have access to a variety of flexible lifestyle benefits such
as cycle to work and green car leasing schemes, season ticket loans and reduced
cinema and gym membership to name a few.


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