(Senior) Transaction Management Officer – Restructuring

The EIB, the European Union's bank is seeking to recruit for its Transaction Management and Restructuring Directorate (TMR) – Restructuring & Resolutions Division (RR) - Corporates and Financial Institutions (RCF Unit), at its headquarters in Luxembourg, a:
(Senior) Transaction Management Officer – Restructuring
This is a full time position
The term of this contract will be 4 years
The EIB offers fixed-term contracts of up to a maximum of 6 years, according to business needs,with a possibility to convert to a permanent contract, subject to organisational requirements and individual performance.
Under the supervision of the Head of Division/Head of Unit, the Transaction Management Officer -Special Transactions will propose, negotiate and implement solutions in relation to (often complex) post signature events for signed debt and equity operations (entailing debt restructuring and refinancing transactions). He/she will, in addition, monitor intensive care cases, in order to protect the Bank's financial interest and reputation across both EU and non-EU jurisdictions.
Specific post Environment
The Transaction Management and Restructuring Directorate (TMR) monitors counterparts and contracts and acts on contractual events under its responsibility, as well as on distressed transactions, to protect EIB's financial interests and reputation. The Directorate is responsible for the Financial Monitoring, Event Resolution and Restructuring of (i) EU and non-EU counterparts, (ii) EU and non-EU fully invested funds and equity as well as (iii) EU and non-EU private sector distressed transactions and (iv) non-EU projects. TMR is also responsible for developing and updating Bank-wide Financial Monitoring Guidelines.
Operating Network
Under the supervision of the Head of RR Division/Head of Unit, the successful candidate will cooperate closely with other Divisions in TMR and with other Directorates, Departments and Divisions across the Bank, in particular with Origination Teams, with Legal, Finance and with Credit Risk. Given the multi-creditor nature of restructuring operations, s/he will also have external contact with a large number of other creditors’ restructuring teams, senior staff of concerned counterparts, other external stakeholders such as restructuring advisors, external legal counsel and industry experts.
  • The resolution of work-intensive post-signature events
  • The renegotiation of contracts and restructuring of assigned private sector, financially distressed, EU and non-EU transactions
  • The monitoring of and reporting on assigned special transactions including intensive-care transactions
  • The preparation, when required, of watch lists, provisioning and coverage reports for assigned borrowers and transactions
  • The management of relationships with counterparts and co-lenders in respect of special transactions
  • Contributions to the Division's regular reports
  • Coaching more junior members of the team
  • Willingness to travel, often at short notice
  • University degree, preferably in Business Administration, Finance or Economics, or Law.
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience in a similar role, specifically exposed to leading negotiations for multi-creditor groups / syndicates in the context of corporate or structured finance operations
  • Solid track record in structuring, syndicating and/or documenting project and/or corporate loans, ideally with exposure to equity type instruments
  • Strong credit risk skills, including financial and cash flow analysis
  • Solid experience in restructuring of distressed debt operations including complex negotiations
  • Prior experience in advisory services would be a distinct advantage
  • Good knowledge of international accounting standards and valuation methodologies
  • Understanding of the EIB’s mission, organisation and activities
  • Knowledge of the standard computer tools, in particular, strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Very good knowledge of English and/or French (*); A good knowledge of Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Polish or other EU languages would be a distinct advantage.
  • Judgement and decision making
Exercises good judgement in making proposals on credit and legal issues, considering all the available sources of information and alternatives. Expresses clear and rational reasons for taking a decision.
  • Written and Oral communication (including presentation)
Communicates information verbally and in a written format in a clear, concise, confident and unambiguous manner. Delivers presentations in a structured way and adapted to the audience.
  • Developing relationships
Easily establishes and develops effective and positive professional relationships with internal and external counterparts (i.e. Borrowers and agent banks).
  • Negotiation
Recognises the goals and objectives of different parties. Negotiates mutually acceptable solutions through compromise and creates ‘win-win’ situations.
  • Results focus
Demonstrates a focus on achieving results and objectives including delivering reviews and notes under time pressure. Consistently strives to meet or exceed expectations. 
(*) There may be certain flexibility on this requirement, but limited to particularly suitable candidates who may not yet be proficient in French. If selected, such candidates will be hired on the condition that they build up rapidly knowledge of French and accept that their future career in the EIB may be subject to the attainment of sufficient proficiency in both of the Bank's working languages
For more information and how to apply, please visithttps://erecruitment.eib.org selecting Job ID 102974
Deadline for applications: 8th April 2016
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