JPMorgan Chase Commercial Bank Risk - Corporate Client Banking, Credit Risk Director in New York, New York

The position is a Credit Risk Director within the Corporate Client Banking Group, which focuses on general industrial companies. These companies are active users of traditional corporate banking services and investment banking products. The work environment is dynamic and fast-paced, a reflection of the industry and clients the team supports.

The Credit Risk Director is the primary credit risk manager for a portfolio of corporate banking clients and transactions. In this capacity, the Credit Risk Director works in partnership with coverage banking officers, syndications, and other partners to risk grade borrowers, analyze and approve credit requests, structure credit facilities, and negotiate credit agreements and other loan documentation. The Credit Risk Director is also responsible for on-going monitoring and risk management of an assigned portfolio of credit clients.

To be successful, this individual needs a broad and deep understanding of the business, financial, competitive, and industry risks faced by clients in the assigned portfolio; expertise in structuring commercial loan transactions and managing all types of credit risk; and a comprehensive knowledge of corporate finance principles.

The majority of this portfolio is located in Northeast. Travel will be required from time to time.


  1. Risk Assessment

· Identify the key risk factors associated with clients, transactions, and industry sub-sectors across an assigned portfolio

· Develop and articulate a dynamic, forward-looking risk assessment of client companies, transactions, competitive threats, and industry and other factors

· Lead and/or participate in client due diligence and transaction negotiations

· Attend client, bank, and other meetings to develop a thorough understanding of client companies, management teams, and industry sectors

· Use financial models to develop a forward-looking credit risk assessment based on key value drivers and sensitized assumptions

· Recommend and approve appropriate credit structures relative to risk assessment and policy considerations

  1. Credit Approval Process

· Apply corporate finance and accounting expertise to develop appropriate financing structures

· Prepare credit approval materials, ensure all credit risk policies are followed, and present and recommend credits for approval at the appropriate level

· Analyze and negotiate financing terms and conditions as part of a deal team

· Review and negotiate legal documentation and coordinate with counsel to ensure terms are appropriate and consistent with credit approval

  1. Portfolio Management

· Provide a well-researched and thoughtful risk assessment of each assigned client on an ongoing basis

· Ensure risk ratings are accurate and reflect a current forward-looking view of the client

· Provide early identification and proactive management of deteriorating credits and other problem situations

· Analyze, prepare, and present for approval all required waivers, amendments, and extensions

· Prepare and present semi-annual portfolio review material to senior management

· Work with bank examiners and internal credit reviewers to validate credit quality and integrity of the credit process, and comply with regulatory and policy requirements

· Work closely with Credit Support Specialists to ensure accuracy of credit system data

· Assist in training and developing junior underwriters

  • Superiorcredit, corporate finance, negotiation, loan documentation, and financialmodeling skills

  • Stronginterpersonal and communication skills

  • Independentlyproductive; able to operate at a highly effective level with minimalday-to-day managerial direction

  • Completionof a major corporate or investment bank credit training program, or equivalentexperience, and a thorough understanding of bank credit policies andprocedures

  • Minimumof 10 years of corporate or investment banking lending experienceincluding extensive credit, structuring, and marketing.

  • BA/BSdegree is required, MBA and/or CFA is preferred

JPMorgan Chase is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer Disability/Veteran.