Trade Finance, Advisor Trade Finance, Advisor …

Silicon Valley Bank
in Santa Clara, CA, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Silicon Valley Bank
in Santa Clara, CA, United States
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Trade Finance, Advisor
The Trade Finance Business Advisor will be reporting directly to the Sr. Manager, Trade Finance.

The responsibilities include but not limited to

  • Work independently with general guidance from the Director and Trade Finance Manager.

  • Covering one less complex trade finance products.

  • Partner with Relationship Management team and Product Advisors to define client needs and ensure existing product meet client needs and are competitive

  • Provide response to queries, sound advice, guidance and/or recommendations on trade finance matters in relation to interpretation of letter of credit and documentary collection terms and rules to internal and external clients in a timely, accurate manner and cost-effective manner .

  • Provide visibility to clients on their trade finance activities and identify cross-selling opportunities.

  • Work closely with compliance, Legal, and Credit Administration to address and resolve less complex issues.

  • Resolve and/or mitigate the risks in the Global Trade Finance products and services transactions.
  • Perform and process Trade Financing duties

  • Apply the Compliance and Letter of Credit rules on the day to day transactions

  • Maintaining current client relationships and independently handle less complex client issues.

  • Assist in providing guidance to a more junior member of the team.

  • Participate in departmental and bank wide initiatives and projects

  • Any additional tasks assigned by the manager


  • Excellent Trade Finance and financial service background required, with over 7+ years in financial services of which minimum 5+ years in Trade Finance.

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.

  • Excellent leadership skills.

  • Excellent customer service skills and relationship skills.

  • Excellent multi-tasking and organization skills.

  • Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills.

  • Customer-focused with excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills and ability to communicate and influence at an appropriate level.

  • Proactive and self-motivated with ability to work independently with minimal supervision and under tight deadlines.

  • Proven ability to meet new challenges, assimilate new information and to influence people through maturity of approach.

  • Ability to make sound and reliable decisions under supervision.

  • Working expertise and knowledge of the following:
    • OFAC
    • Trade based Money Laundering
    • Department of Commerce Anti-Boycott Regulations
    • SWIFT
    • Uniform Customs and Practices for Documentary Credits (UCP600)
    • International Standby Practices (ISP98)
    • Uniform Rules for Collections (URC522)
    • Uniform Rules for Bank to Bank Reimbursement (URR725)
    • Uniform Rules for Bank Guarantees (URDG758)
    • Uniform Commercial Code Article 5
    • Other compliance or trade related rules and regulations