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Bank of the West Credit Products Officer in Los Angeles, California

Credit Products Officer


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JobDescription Summary

Responsible for underwriting credit requests for

large corporate and middle market companies. Manages a commercial loan

portfolio of moderately to highly complex relationships, in collaboration with

relationship managers, with the goal of delivering customized credit solutions

to clients while minimizing credit losses and maintaining compliance with

credit review policy. This is the most senior level of Credit Products Officer,

capable of leading a deal team and assisting the division credit manager in the

supervision of junior credit officers, credit associates and support staff.

Essential Job Functions

  • Together with RelationshipManager, takes primary responsibility for managing credit needs of aportfolio of 15 or more commercial banking relationships. Provides consultative underwritingadvice, develops customized credit solutions, performs credit analysis andpresentation and proactively manages the credit portfolio to meetcustomer's and prospect needs and minimize credit losses to the Bank.

  • Ensures development andpreparation of effective proposals for presentation to existing andpotential customers. Leads creditdeal team in the preparing credit memos, making recommendations and signingfinal credit document. Ensures credit facilities and transactions areproperly analyzed, risk rated, structured, priced, and documented.

  • Acts as a deal team leaderoverseeing credit and underwriting activities of other officers andassociates. May oversee the work of others, including financial spreads,projections and preparation of credit memos by training less-experiencedcredit staff.

  • Works closely with theRelationship Manager on financial, business and industry due diligenceincluding jointly calling on commercial clients and prospects.

  • Supports unit's growth andprofitability by delivering an unparalleled client experience throughtimely underwriting of credit requests and proactive monitoring of the creditportfolio.

  • Works closely with other CBGDepartments (e.g. Cash Management, Capital Markets, Equipment Leasing,Trade Finance), and other major areas of the Bank to manage the risk ofcomplex financial products and services.

  • Ensures qualitycontrol and risk management of relationships managed. Identifies,classifies, and monitors problems or potential problem loans in compliancewith the internal credit review policy. Directly, or through creditofficers or analysts, tracks and monitors receipt of financial reportingand covenant compliance certificates.

Other Job Duties

  • Interacts with Credit &Counterparty Risk officers, Industry vertical bankers, Appraisal Review,Legal, and other related Bank personnel regarding issues of creditquality, appropriate compensation for risk, as well as new business andrelated industry trends.

  • Views credit quality as apersonal obligation; exhibits independent judgment; ensures balanced loanpresentations; responsible for timely portfolio monitoring; proactive inproblem detection/resolution; maintains balance between growth and creditquality.

  • May act as a specialist for theBank in specific industry. Keeps current on all economic and other issuesimpacting industry.

  • Performs other duties asassigned.



  • Bachelor's Degree required withconcentration (or equivalent college course work) in business, finance, oraccounting

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experienceof demonstrated commercial credit underwriting and loan structuring experiencewith middle market & large corporate transactions; preferable AssetBased Lending

  • Demonstrated capability in advancedfinancial and cash flow analysis

  • Excellent working knowledge ofMicrosoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel)


  • Ability to performindependently with a minimum of supervision.

  • Excellent written and verbalcommunication skills

  • Good organizationalskills.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.


Job: Business / Commercial Banking

Location: United States-California-Los Angeles

Requisition ID: 047410