Société Générale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Based on a diversified and integrated banking model, the Group combines financial strength and proven expertise in innovation with a strategy of sustainable growth, aiming to be the trusted partner for its clients, committed to the positive transformations of society and the economy. With a solid position in Europe and connected to the rest of the world, Société Générale has over 117,000 members of staff in 60 countries and supports on a daily basis 25 million individual clients, businesses and institutional investors around the world.

Our Division Global Transaction Banking (GTB) integrates the business activities such as cash management, correspondent banking, international trade finance, factoring and related currency services. These different competencies are offered to financial institutions and companies including multinational corporations as well as large- and medium-sized companies that conduct business internationally.

For our German Trade Finance Team, we are seeking an experienced

Trade Finance Middle Officer (m/f/d)
(Frankfurt am Main)

  • Support the processing and management of the entire process associated with incoming: Issuance, amendment and cancellation requests for international guarantees
  • Support the processing and management of the entire process associated with incoming: Issuance, amendment, document presentation and cancellation requests for import and export letters of credit
  • Ensure that all transactions are conducted in line with internal policies and regulatory guidelines.
  • Act as first point of contact for our customers and discuss with them operational specificities of their requests (e.g. required changes on guarantee texts or discrepancies on LC documents)
  • Fee monitoring / management /debiting (MT499 processing) / preparation of invoices in close dialogue and alignment with back office
  • Prepare internal / external monthly business reports and other relevant reporting / statistics
  • Reporting to Deputy GTB Head of Client Service
  • Close cooperation with GTB Front Office and support of Senior Trade Bankers
  • Support with execution of Permanent Supervision Controls

Experience & technical skills

  • University degree in Finance/business administration or related area
  • Deep knowledge of trade finance products (letters of credit, guarantees, etc.)
  • 5 + years of working in a Trade Finance Department in a Bank
  • Strong capacity for teamwork
  • Client oriented attitude (internally and externally)
  • Profound MS Office skills
  • Fluency in German and English (written and oral) is essential, French is of advantage

Personal abilities & competencies

  • Solution-oriented, structured and flexible working style
  • Pro-active team-player
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent presentation, communication and negotiation skills, written and verbal
  • Ability to learn and work in a deadline-driven and culturally diverse environment
  • Ability to escalate in an adequate manner
  • Good interpersonal skills including ability to establish and maintain good working relationships both internally and externally