Business Loan Relationship Manager

Business Loan Relationship Manager - East Midlands (Derby, Nottingham & Lincoln)

Hybrid working.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Business Development or Relationship Manager from a business or commercial banking or SME lending background to join an existing team.

The Midlands Engine Investment Fund is a £42M debt fund that provides growth loan finance to small & medium sized enterprises across the Midlands.

You will be responsible for origination, appraisal, and deployment of loans to growing and innovative SME's from £100K to £1.5M

You will be expected to:

* Originate a consistent pipeline of suitable lending opportunities, developing relationships with introducers, and marketing the product to appropriate audiences
* Carry out evaluation and due diligence on suitable proposals in line with the Fund's Lending Policy and Operational Guidelines.
* Present proposals to the credit committee
* Manage completion matters post approval including completion of facility documentation and working alongside company solicitors to ensure all security requirements are met
* Pro-actively manage a client portfolio, monitoring performance and identifying early potential default situations.
* Contribute to periodic fund reporting requirements and preparation of marketing materials.

This role will include some travel to meet with new and existing clients in the area covered, and to attend marketing/networking events.

Use of own vehicle will be required for which travel expenses are payable.

Desired Skills & Experience:

* Significant prior experience in lending to SMEs where the primary repayment source is future cash flow based on planned expansion
* Being located in the are to be covered with an existing network of introducers would be an advantage
* Strong ability to assess and structure loan propositions
* Ability to multi-task and prioritise deadlines to meet customer expectations.
* Good presentation skills & ability to communicate and interact at all levels of management.
* A high level of IT proficiency, particularly on Microsoft Office 365 products
* A diligent working style and experience using CRM systems to manage & track proposal activities.

What we offer:

* A competitive base salary commensurate with your experience (up to £60,000 per annum)
* 25 days annual leave plus usual Bank holidays in England & Wales.

You also get your birthday off and one day for a volunteering purpose.
* 5% contribution to employer pension scheme, subject to minimum 3% contribution from employee
* Option to join the private medical scheme (50% employer contribution to premium)
* Death in Service benefit equivalent to 4x salary.

About The FSE Group:

Our primary goal is to provide tailored funding solutions and support for ambitious and innovative small and medium enterprises (SMEs), to help them achieve their maximum potential.

With over £200m of debt and equity funds under management, the Group is continuing to grow and prides itself on taking a holistic approach to the funding needs of our clients.

At the FSE Group we work hard to create an environment where our people can make a difference - to themselves, their career, their teams, and to the success of our firm and clients.

We support all our people to work on a hybrid basis, to manage their family and other responsibilities alongside their work commitments; we believe this is key to achieving an inspiring and fulfilling working environment.

Diversity and Inclusion at the FSE Group:

The FSE Group is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion amongst our teams.

This is central to our values of collaboration, Inclusivity, Innovation, Sustainability and Delivery.

The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society, and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.

Job Types: Full-time, (but open to requests for part time of 4 days per week minimum).

Applicants must have unrestricted access to work in the UK.

  • Location: NG1 1EH, England
  • Salary: £55000 - £60000 Per Annum
  • Type: Permanent
  • Recruiter: Career Kinetics Limited
  • Posted: 14-Oct-2022
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