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Commercial Middle Market Underwriter & Portfolio Manager

Company: Santander Holdings USA Inc
Location: Basking Ridge
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Santander's Commercial Banking Division is an active provider of capital, treasury management and risk management solutions to thousands of small and mid-sized companies in the northeast and across the country. We also have expertise and provide service to specific industry sectors including real estate, asset based lending, energy, education, health care and government. - Our clients rely on the strength of Santander's balance sheet and the degree to which our relationship managers understand their businesses in order to develop the most relevant and compelling solutions. - In addition, Santander's significant international presence in regions around the world uniquely positions us to help companies grow their business, both near and far.


The Underwriter -& Portfolio Manager -focuses on -underwriting, structuring, servicing and documenting new and renewal credits. In addition, s/he is responsible for identifying, gathering and analyzing relevant information to assess credit risk, establish viability of sources of repayment and determine appropriate loan structures. Acts as lead underwriter in collaboration with bankers in preparing credit approval memos with recommendations consistent with bank policy that illustrate well-reasoned analysis. This role -performs servicing reviews and supports management of the assigned portfolio to identify and minimize risk to the organization. Provides quality customer service, including participation in joint calls on customers, as needed.

Duties & Responsibilities

Underwrites and manages commercial middle market credits

Ensures financial statements are spread and analyzed, addressing industry risks, monitoring collateral requirements, loan structuring and pricing, credit analysis, monitoring credit performance and assisting with loan presentations

Expands and builds relationships with a high degree of resultant customer satisfaction

Handles reporting on loans such as past dues, documentation and collateral exceptions, financial performance updates, portfolio profitability, risk grades, etc.

Keeps informed of financial and market trends in the portfolio and analyzes those trends for the effect they will have on the portfolio

Manages and services a portfolio of existing loan relationships

At Santander, we value and respect differences in our workforce and strive to increase the diversity of our teams. - We actively encourage everyone to apply.

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience - -Finance, Accounting, Management, Economics or equivalent field. Master's Degree - Finance, Accounting, Management, Economics or equivalent field

9+ -years of hands-on financial analysis, structuring, underwriting and portfolio management focused on commercial middle market credits

Completion of bank-certified course in Credit Training preferred

Comfortable in customer contact situations including escalations and potential work-out/loan restructure environments

Demonstrated knowledge in financial modeling and able to structure credit in modeling environment

Able to assist RM's on how to structure the credit relationship

Demonstrated practical and conceptual knowledge of credit and risk analysis

Exhibits competency at independently reaching conclusions and forms clear view of credit structure and business risk to organization

Knowledge of Federal banking regulations

Must demonstrate strong judgment and sound credit skills

Proficiency with computer systems

Skilled in proposing and negotiating and recommending credit and covenant structures

Solid knowledge of loan and related legal documents

Solid understanding of industry nuances applicable to the credits contained within the group's portfolio

Strong communication skills, and ability to influence others by persuasively presenting thoughts and ideas to gain commitment and agreement for proposed ideas and solutions

Primary Location: - Florham Park, New Jersey, United States

Other Locations: - New York-New York,New Jersey-Florham Park

Organization: - Santander Bank, N.A.

Keywords: Santander Holdings USA Inc, Newark , Commercial Middle Market Underwriter & Portfolio Manager, Executive , Basking Ridge, New Jersey

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