IDB2331 - Senior Associate, Relationship Management

Business Unit: ITFC
Division: Not Applicable
Department: Not Applicable
Country: Bangladesh
Location: Bangladesh - Dhaka
Closing date: 15-Aug-2019


This role is responsible for implementing ITFC’s strategies for market penetration and deal generation in the designated region This role is intended to manage client relationships first hand and oversee the end to end implementation of the upstream investment process under the guidance and supervision of an experienced Relationship Manager. This includes identifying prospective clients, evaluating their associated risks and structuring deals for trade finance. This role is responsible for ensuring adherence with ITFC’s risk guidelines. 


Relationship and Portfolio Management

  • Acting as the focal point for clients and supporting the Relationship Manager throughout the deal cycle, from deal generation to deal closure. Coordinating all communications with internal and external stakeholders, including work related to legal documentation, over-dues and complaints.
  • Receiving financing requests from prospective clientele and following up on the emerging needs and requirements.
  • Conducting due diligence on prospective deals by evaluating the associated risks in a robust manner. Conducting field visits to validate key aspects of the concerned clientele, as required. Conducting thorough reviews of client profiles, related documentation and financials and in order to validate the client’s financial standing and risk exposure.
  • Following up on leads under the supervision of the Relationship Manager by front-ending the client relationship, building an understanding of the existing client needs and drafting the indicative Term Sheet in line with the relevant guidelines at ITFC.
  • Liaising with prospective clientele to secure approval on the proposed Term Sheet and initiating amendments, if needed, in line with the relevant guidelines at ITFC.
  • Developing the detailed Credit Memorandum and clarifying the terms and conditions for the provision of Trade Finance instruments. Conducting a thorough risk evaluation to identify the potential risk factors and incorporate mitigating clauses in the Memoranda
  • Forwarding the documentation to the ITFC Legal department and following up with them to secure approval. Sharing the final documentation with the Credit Administration for subsequently archiving and setting up the facility.
  • Contribute to the presentation of prospective deals at committees in ITFC and working to secure approval for implementation.
  • Liaising with ITFC clients in the designated region to secure the required documentation for creating the facility.

  Integrated trade solutions & client advisory

  • Developing in-depth understanding of the target countries and sectors which serve as focus areas for ITFC’s export/import financing products. Gaining insight into the economic, political, social and regulatory factors impacting the ease of facilitating international trade across the member countries assigned.
  • Developing market intelligence to build an understanding of the predominant players In the Trade Finance market, and their offering across member countries assigned within the designated region.
  • Liaising with prospective clientele to build awareness around the nature of Islamic Trade Finance products offered by ITFC (such as Murabaha and Istisna’a), the mode of funding provided (export financing, LC based funding, commodity transactions etc) and the terms and conditions mandating transactions (Sovereign and Non Sovereign Guarantees, commodity based collateral, terms of repayment etc).
  • Contributing to pricing based on market- and segment-specific knowledge and other relevant criteria.
  • Advising prospective clientele (if necessary with support ofthe Relationship Manager) on trade programs designed for trade promotions & facilitation as contribution to their economic development

Managing Regional Presence

  • Providing input to devise country specific strategies for effective penetration and lead generation in the designated region for ITFC’s Trade Finance offering.
  • Contributing to the sales planning by delivering market information of their respective segments/markets to the responsible Relationship Manager.
  • Support the Relationship Manager with implementing the CRM process for the region by sharing relevant information for all prospective and existing clientele, and leveraging the database to guide origination efforts.


  • Masters / Post Graduate Degree, preferably MBA with a specialization in Marketing or International Business/Trade

Language Skills:

  • English and local language are compulsory

Years of Experience:


  • Minimum 5 years of experience
  • Prior experience in a Corporate Banking Set up, preferably with Trade Finance products
  • Prior experience in an Islamic Banking Setup