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Nordics Operations – Trade Finance and Local Operations officer

Apply REF: a6896632
BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking has been present in the Nordics since 1985. BNP Paribas CIB has a branch in each of the four countries and we are today around 140 employees. Our customers are large Nordic industrial companies, financial institutions, shipping and energy companies, as well as international groups.  The Nordic region is strategic for BNP Paribas and one of the regions selected in the Group’s growth plan. 
The BNP Paribas Group is also represented in the Nordics by Alfred Berg, Cardif, Arval, BNP Paribas Factor, BNP Paribas Leasing, Ekspress Bank and Exane. 
BNP Paribas Norway Branch, Corporate & Institutional Banking based in Oslo is seeking to recruit a :

Nordic Operations - Trade Finance and Local Operations officer

Reporting line: Direct reporting to Head of Transaction Banking Local Operations (TBLO)

- Processes trade finance, facility management  and loans operations for the Nordic region
- Manages local booking operations
- Supports other operational tasks for the region

Roles and responsibilities:

Main activities:
- Manage Trade Finance activities (Guarantees, Export and Import Letters of Credit and Document Collection)
- Issuance, Reissuance, Advising, Amendment, Payment and termination of guarantees and Letters of Credit
- Settlement of commissions and charges
- Work closely with Relationship Managers, Global Trade Solutions Team located in Stockholm and Global Trade Center experts located in Brussels.

Additional activities:
- Manage loans and facilities
Encoding of Loans/Facilities
Drawdown, rollovers and repayments preparation
Conditions and collateral checks in cooperation with other relevant teams
Administration of the syndicated loan portfolio 
Settlement of commissions and charges
- Supports other operational tasks for the region 
General Ledger balances follow up
Manual bookings not centralized in Lisbon Payments Hub
Management of suspense and transfer accounts
- Perform Financial Security/compliance related controls during onboarding and on every new event/contract amendment post initial implementation.

Minimum requirements

- Previous experience within banking operations
- Good IT skills
- Fluent in English
- Communication skills
- Excellent analytical skills
- Reliability / Thoroughness
- Ability to work independently and take responsibility
- Risk awareness
- Ability to work under pressure and handle deadlines
- Ability to work with remote teams

Additional requirements/experience considered as a plus:
- Knowledge and  previous experience with Trade Finance operations and Guarantees
- Understanding and experience with SWIFT message formats MT4XX and MT7XX series
- Experience with ICC trade rules and guidelines – Incoterms 2010, UCP600, ISP98 and URDG758
- Experience with issuance and re-issuance of guarantees in an international setting

Primary Location: NO-3-OsloJob Type: Standard / PermanentJob: OPERATION PROCESSINGEducation Level: Bachelor Degree or equivalent (>= 3 years)Experience Level: At least 2 yearsSchedule: Full-time