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Front Office Credit Analyst

Carr Lyons Search and Selection
Up to £75,000 + benefits
Closing date
18 Oct 2023

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Employer Sector
Banking & Finance - Investment, Financial Services
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Risk, Risk Assurance

Job Details

Are you a highly skilled Credit Analyst with a deep understanding of commodities and trade finance products?

Job Description:

As a Commodities-Focused Credit Analyst, you will be responsible for assessing credit risks associated with commodity trade finance transactions. Your expertise in credit, combined with your in-depth knowledge of trade finance products, will enable you to evaluate the creditworthiness of clients and identify potential risks.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting thorough credit analyses of prospective and existing clients, including assessing financial statements, cash flows, market dynamics, and risk mitigation strategies.
  • Working closely with the relationship bankers to execute transactions.
  • Evaluating the creditworthiness of commodity trade finance transactions and assessing their alignment with internal risk appetite and policies.
  • Preparing comprehensive credit proposals, presenting findings and recommendations to the credit committee, and negotiating terms and conditions with clients.
  • Monitoring credit exposures and portfolio performance, identifying potential risks, and implementing appropriate risk mitigation strategies.
  • Collaborating with traders, relationship managers, and other stakeholders to structure trade finance solutions tailored to clients' needs while managing credit risks effectively.
  • Staying abreast of market trends, industry developments, and regulatory changes in the commodities and trade finance sectors.


  • Bachelor's degree in finance, economics, or a related field.
  • Proven experience as a Credit Analyst with a focus on commodities, natural resources, energy, power and trade finance products.
  • Strong understanding of commodities markets, including knowledge of various commodities, pricing dynamics, and supply chain factors.
  • Solid knowledge of trade finance products, such as letters of credit, standby letters of credit, guarantees, and pre-export finance.
  • Proficiency in financial analysis, including evaluating financial statements, conducting industry research, and interpreting market data.
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to assess credit risks associated with complex commodity trade finance transactions.
  • Effective communication and presentation skills to articulate credit analyses and recommendations to stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with relevant regulatory frameworks and compliance requirements in commodity trade finance.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, manage multiple tasks, and meet tight deadlines.

A competitive salary package, including benefits and opportunities for career growth and professional development is on offer. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a deal focused credit risk function


Carr-Lyons Search & Selection was established in 1994 having identified a gap in the market for a specialist recruitment firm to provide both Search and Selection services to Financial Institutions in the City. Whilst our teams and coverage areas have grown since then, our passion and ideals and have always remained the same – to provide specialist knowledge, professionalism and integrity to our candidates and clients.

The team was created to provide expert recruitment knowledge to the Credit and Risk markets and soon expanded to cover Leveraged & Structured Finance, Trade Finance, Project Finance and Corporate Banking. As part of our ongoing programme of growth, we further expanded our coverage to the Compliance market, a natural and successful complement to our existing business.

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