Front Office Credit Analyst

Up to £75,000 + benefits
18 Sep 2023
18 Oct 2023
Job Type
Risk, Risk Assurance
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you a highly skilled Credit Analyst with a deep understanding of commodities and trade finance products?

Job Description:

As a Commodities-Focused Credit Analyst, you will be responsible for assessing credit risks associated with commodity trade finance transactions. Your expertise in credit, combined with your in-depth knowledge of trade finance products, will enable you to evaluate the creditworthiness of clients and identify potential risks.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting thorough credit analyses of prospective and existing clients, including assessing financial statements, cash flows, market dynamics, and risk mitigation strategies.
  • Working closely with the relationship bankers to execute transactions.
  • Evaluating the creditworthiness of commodity trade finance transactions and assessing their alignment with internal risk appetite and policies.
  • Preparing comprehensive credit proposals, presenting findings and recommendations to the credit committee, and negotiating terms and conditions with clients.
  • Monitoring credit exposures and portfolio performance, identifying potential risks, and implementing appropriate risk mitigation strategies.
  • Collaborating with traders, relationship managers, and other stakeholders to structure trade finance solutions tailored to clients' needs while managing credit risks effectively.
  • Staying abreast of market trends, industry developments, and regulatory changes in the commodities and trade finance sectors.


  • Bachelor's degree in finance, economics, or a related field.
  • Proven experience as a Credit Analyst with a focus on commodities, natural resources, energy, power and trade finance products.
  • Strong understanding of commodities markets, including knowledge of various commodities, pricing dynamics, and supply chain factors.
  • Solid knowledge of trade finance products, such as letters of credit, standby letters of credit, guarantees, and pre-export finance.
  • Proficiency in financial analysis, including evaluating financial statements, conducting industry research, and interpreting market data.
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to assess credit risks associated with complex commodity trade finance transactions.
  • Effective communication and presentation skills to articulate credit analyses and recommendations to stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with relevant regulatory frameworks and compliance requirements in commodity trade finance.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, manage multiple tasks, and meet tight deadlines.

A competitive salary package, including benefits and opportunities for career growth and professional development is on offer. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a deal focused credit risk function

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