Trade and Working Capital Transactor Job in Nigeria

 Rand Merchant Bank (RMB), a division of FirstRand Bank Limited, is a leading African corporate and investment bank and part of one of the largest financial services groups in Africa. We offer our clients innovative, value-added advisory, funding, trading, corporate banking and principal investing solutions.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Trade and Working Capital Transactor

Job Identification: R13311

Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • We are looking to appoint a Transactor within the TTS team. The individual must be an entrepreneurial self-starter who has the energy and passion to develop RMB’s TTS business.
  • The successful candidate will be required to provide support to the trade finance and working capital solutions to clients based in Nigeria

The successful candidate will be responsible for: 

  • Responsible for implementing the set strategy and budget numbers for the product set, in conjunction with the head of TTS.
  • Maintaining existing client/partner relationships, in conjunction with the Coverage team to ensure profitable Treasury and Trade Solutions  
  • Managing the trade and working capital portfolio from reporting, Credit Approval, deal implementation, and closure.
  • Assist with the origination, structuring, and implementation process around bespoke lending, and trade finance.
  • Drafting detailed deal screen memos, including fundamental financial analysis and models and independent research using a variety of data sources
  • Conducting debt capacity analysis as well as putting together pitches and proposals and executing them Participating in discussions with management regarding bespoke deal structuring
  • Managing the transaction execution process for multiple ongoing deals
  • Close transactions by obtaining the relevant internal approvals for the transaction and leading or actively participating in the successful conclusion of negotiations.
  • Rating and pricing structured trade finance transactions and term funding according to a formalized Credit Rating Methodology, with assistance from the Structuring team.
  • Identifying transaction-specific risks including credit, compliance, taxation, accounting, and legal.
  • Manage the credit approval process in conjunction with Client Coverage
  • Building on the existing strong relationships with the Credit and Market Risk teams, Legal and Compliance functions, and Middle and Back-office areas.


  • Cross-selling of bank products/opportunities to its clients
  • Internal stakeholder relationship management

Qualifications and Experience

  • B.Sc. in Economics, Accounting, and Finance or any finance or social science-related courses with a minimum of Second-Class Lower division. 
  • At least 6 years of experience in banking, working with Lending & and trade solution products in Nigeria. Other African experiences are also advantageous.

Technical Skills:

  • Strong financial modeling skills 
  • Strong analytical, numerical, and writing skills. 
  • Proficient in the use of Excel to prepare spreadsheets and other modeling tools for generating reports logically.
  • Proficient in the use of PowerPoint and strong presentation skills 
  • Good understanding of Credit 
  • Advanced level product/processes knowledge 


  • Good judgment and decision-making skills 
  • High levels of numeracy and literacy are essential  
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and  
  • Listening, analysis, and debating skills 

Business Skills:

  • Excellent report-writing skills 
  • Ability to critically assess the commercial viability of clients’ business models and operations, identifying viable lending/financing opportunities. 
  • Ability to originate, critically assess, develop, and close structured trade and commodity finance transactions. 
  • Ability to analyze company financial statements, interpret corporate credit quality, and identify and quantify business and financial risks from a lending/credit perspective. 
  • A passion for structured lending and investment banking generally, commodity markets, and structured (trade) finance specifically. 
  • A general understanding of a variety of financial derivative products and instruments will be a distinct advantage.  
  • A good understanding of corporate credit ratings, portfolio theory, and credit pricing will be a distinct advantage. 
  • Effectively prioritizing and managing heavy workload in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment. 
  • Creating new trading strategies and improving the existing ones to cope with changing market scenarios. 
  • Comprehensive understanding of industry regulations & and all other regulatory requirements. 

Additional Competencies (will serve as a strong recommendation):

  • Post-graduate studies/qualifications in banking, finance / financial markets   
  • Proven experience in structuring and implementing working capital and supply chain solutions for clients 
  • A sound understanding of forex markets will be beneficial.  
  • Existing strong Nigerian Corporate relationships 
  • Existing STCF experience  

Human Relations Profile:

  • Strong character & integrity paramount 
  • High degree of self-confidence; pleasant personality; well-presented 
  • Well organized / good time management skills / disciplined/ detail orientated 
  • Self-starter able to work with minimal supervision 
  • Team oriented 
  • Flexible when necessary  
  • Ability to work under pressure 
  • A strong communicator who is deadline and solutions-driven.  
  • Strong work ethic and ability to operate in a fast-changing environment (building a business).  
  • Able to work as part of a highly innovative and competitive team, meeting demanding deadlines.  
  • A high degree of professionalism and business acumen.

Application Closing Date
13th June, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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