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Associate, Business Promotion Support

Mizuho

London, United Kingdom

Job Description:

Purpose:

Support Relationship Managers in ECBD1. Day to day contact with ECBD1 customers including but not limited to Japanese subsidiaries, non-Japanese Asian subsidiaries, as well as Korean and Singaporean subsidiaries.

Primary responsibility is increasing transactions and profit with existing customers by promoting their finance staff mainly working under their CFO or Group Treasurer. Candidates will have good communication skills and basic banking products (Deposit, Loan, Trade, Cash Management) knowledge.

Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

Relationship Management
Act as the contact point for customers for all bank related business together with Relationship Managers (“RM”). Develop relationships and build trust with customers. Need to visit customers regularly and undertake customer entertainment when appropriate.
Customers are based across entire EMEA region, including Middle East and South Africa. Willingness to travel is a necessity.
Understand customers’ requirements, provide and offer extensive solutions to meet customer needs with the supervision by RM.
Support RMs that they will be able to undertake the normal deal process for both bilateral and syndication deals from initiation through, negotiation, term sheet, and execution stage. This includes good communication with other syndicate banks.

Credit Evaluation
Support the RMs and Analyst that they can undertake credit analysis and produce applications in order to enter credit facilities with customers.
Support RMs to check customers’ financial situation and monitor credit worthiness in accordance with internal credit rating procedure. This includes undertaking the full process of renewal of revolving credit applications and semi-annual / annual rating review.
Take necessary action to mitigate risk arising from customers’ financial difficulty with RMs.

Document Controls
Prepare necessary documents to open accounts, extend credit and offer other banking products.
Complete transaction documentation with the assistance of internal/external lawyers. Initiate/complete the required process for Know Your Customer Exercise on Anti Money Laundering manuals.

Other
Take responsibility for any other ad-hoc job tasks, such as preparations for FCA inspections, departmental presentations etc.

Knowledge & Skills:
Must have excellent communication skills both in Japanese and English (written and oral, Native level Japanese is preferable due to the nature of the business).
Experience in credit analysis and ability to analyse key risks are required.
Understand document negotiation and transaction process (initiation to execution).
Working knowledge of MS Word, Power point and high skill of Excel is desirable.
Diligent methodical approach including an ability to follow policies and procedures are essential.
Willingness to increase knowledge on sectors or specialised financing (such as vessel financing) with help of other departments and own initiative.
Ability to plan and organize own work.

Mizuho Bank provides financial and strategic solutions for the increasingly diverse and sophisticated needs of international clients, focusing its efforts on serving major corporations, financial institutions, individuals and public sector entities. A relationship management approach to serving clients enables Mizuho Bank, together with group companies including Mizuho Trust & Banking and Mizuho Securities, to develop customised solutions in areas such as corporate, structured and project finance, transaction banking and risk management.

With 81 offices outside Japan, Mizuho Bank offers both local experience and the ability to progress careers across its global business network. Mizuho Bank is a subsidiary of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc, one of the largest financial services companies in the world, with total assets of approximately US $1.8 trillion (as of March, 2016). Mizuho London Branch has over 850 employees, Mizuho Bank employs over 27,000 employees and is part of the Mizuho Financial Group employing over 56,000 in 900 offices inside and outside Japan.

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