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  • Head of Operations – London

    Date posted

    Company Name

    Employment type

    Location

    15 August 2017

    AMC Trade Finance Limited

    Full-time

    London

Description

A London based, African focussed boutique Trade Finance house, is seeking a dynamic professional to manage the operations team and documentary flow of trade transactions, as well as assist in the process and infrastructure development.

A London based, African focussed boutique Trade Finance house, is seeking a dynamic professional to manage the operations team and documentary flow of trade transactions, as well as assist in the process and infrastructure development.

Your main responsibilities will be:
• Oversee due diligence and provide operations input on new transactions
• Coordinate transactions with the import and export parties, freight forwarder and corresponding banks
• Management and checking of all transaction documentation
• Frequent reporting of status of each transaction to the directors
• Designing and implementing new systems, including reporting processes
• Presenting to and answering questions from investors on operations
• Review and update all Policies and Procedures to ensure compliance with regulatory procedures
• Design and implement training programmes for all staff to ensure staff are up to date with procedures and remain legally compliant
• Coach and develop staff to meet the changing demands on the department.

Company description

The Company provides trade finance solutions to global businesses trading in Africa.

The funding model is transactional, rather than balance sheet driven, with the aim to dramatically increase the availability of trade finance to selected African countries. Operational HQ is based in London, supporting the regional offices.

Experience

• Managing an operations team in a growing organisation
• Emerging markets, with African trade finance experience preferred
• Knowledge of Swift Alliance
• Knowledge of ICC publications – UCP600, ISP98, URR725, URC522, ISBP, etc
• Regulatory compliance and anti-money laundering policy
• Experience with document checking, bill discounting, negotiating, transfers and assignment of proceeds, pre & post shipment finances, payments, collections, reimbursements and reconciliations.

Skills

• Very strong communication skill to work with the team, department, clients and relationship managers
• Exceptional problem solving and negotiations skills
• Very high attention to detail
• CDCS and relevant bachelors degree preferred

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