Sector Vice President, Customer Derivatives Job Opening

Sector Vice President, Customer Derivatives


Denver, Colorado
Category: Treasury Analyst

Sector Vice President, Customer Derivatives

Denver, CO

Primary Functional Area

Credit & Relationship Management

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At CoBank, the Sector Vice President, Customer Derivatives is responsible for the overall strategy and execution related to the management of origination, operations, compliance, and profitability of the bank’s customer derivative portfolio. This role leads the review, establishment, implementation, and maintenance of sector staffing and processes to ensure efficient and risk based delivery of interest rate risk management solutions to customers in a regulatory and policy compliant manner. The Sector Vice President, Customer Derivatives is also responsible for assisting with policy and process development, and acts as the primary policy development liaison with other internal divisions. This leader also participates in establishing prudent risk management objectives, and represents the customer derivatives sector on matters related to the bank’s overall interest rate risk management strategy.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential functions include, but are not limited to:
  • Leads team that originates derivative transactions with suitable customers that accomplish customer’s desire or requirements to manage interest rate risk.
  • Identifies, measures, monitors and manages key credit and other critical risks related to customer derivative activities.
  • Works closely with treasury, compliance and legal staff to ensure customer transactions are appropriately documented and monitored.
  • Ensures compliance with relevant customer derivative policies and procedures, as well as credit, risk, regulatory and legal requirements.
  • Determines adequacy of sector staffing and processes, and oversees development and implementation of analytic systems and processes for customer derivatives portfolio.
  • Leads the design, development, and production of various types of management reports, internal research and analysis, as well as customer presentation materials.
  • Participates in the establishment, and leads the implementation and accomplishment of short- and long-range strategic plans, business objectives and profitability goals of the sector.
  • Develops and cultivates working relationships with the investment dealer community, derivatives dealers, internal lending divisions, and customers.
  • Represents the bank in various meetings with internal and external stakeholders to establish and enhance effective partnerships in the Farm Credit System and broader stakeholder community.
  • Supervises staff. Sets performance standards, manages workflow, grants authorities, evaluates performance, and recommends personnel actions within delegated authorities. Consults with Human Resources as appropriate.
  • Other Duties and Responsibilities: Participates in special projects, and performs other duties as assigned.
Basic Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or relevant discipline. Master’s degree in finance or relevant discipline and or Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) credential preferred.
  • Ten (10) or more years of experience in treasury or the financial markets environment, or credit and risk management; or an appropriate combination of education and experience.
Preferred Requirements
  • Proven expertise executing derivative transactions.
  • Advanced analytical skills and the ability to apply prudent operational, credit, and risk disciplines to construct and maintain efficient and compliant operating platforms.
  • Strong business acumen, and the ability to effectively communicate across all levels of the organization and influence key decisions.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and build and maintain effective relationships with key executives, internal team members, and external stakeholders and partners in the Farm Credit System.
  • Strong management and solutions based problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, and Excel).
About CoBank

CoBank stands strong as a $125 billion enterprise dedicated to the financial needs of rural communities. That means we help fund new ways to grow food, generate energy, access technology, and otherwise improve life in America. When you choose a career with us, you make a difference by standing for something that matters. A career at CoBank can offer you the opportunity to make a personal impact on the people and communities where we do business. We also provide competitive compensation, health and wellness benefits, company-funded retirement plan, matching 401(k), and professional development programs.

CoBank will not sponsor a work visa (e.g. H1B, etc.) to fill this position.

CoBank is an Equal Opportunity Employer.