Investment Specialist/Senior Investment Specialist

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Join Our Mission to Foster Prosperity in Asia

Are you ready to make a lasting impact on the future of Asia and be a catalyst for positive change? We are thrilled to offer a unique opportunity to become an important part of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). At ADB, our mission is simple yet powerful: to alleviate poverty and promote sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region.

Organizational Setting and Reporting Relationship

The position of Investment Specialist/Senior Investment Specialist is assigned to the Trade and Supply Chain Division (TSCD) which manages the Trade and Supply Chain Finance Program (TSCFP) within the Private Sector Operations Department (PSOD). You will be based at our Headquarters in Manila, Philippines.

You will report to the Director of TSCD and will oversee National Staff and Administrative Staff.

Your Role

This is an exciting opportunity to scale a relatively new, high-profile, business, and to develop into a global thought leader on supply chain finance and related issues of resilience, sustainability, and financial inclusion. The ADB seeks an Investment Specialist/Senior Investment Specialist to build ADB’s supply chain finance business within its Trade and Supply Chain Finance Program (TSCFP), and to address global industry-level challenges related to supply chains, such as ESG, resilience and digitalization, and to close financing gaps for small and medium-sized companies. To implement the TSCFP’s strategy for its supply chain business, the position will lead and manage relationships with international and local banks to maximize transaction volumes, provide excellent client service, and ensure vigilance in assessing and monitoring risk. Implementing technical assistance and other developmental and thought-leadership initiatives form a secondary, albeit important, part of the role. The incumbent reports to the designated international staff and supervises national and administrative staff.

You will:

Sales and Origination

· Lead, market, originate and negotiate supply chain finance agreements and transactions;

· Prepare and deliver presentations at conferences and seminars; and

· Manage client relations with banks, distribution partners, and other multilateral development banks.

Credit Assessment and Monitoring Risk

· Work closely with ADB’s risk management office;

· Manage the credit assessment and credit report/application process;

· Review and conduct financial analysis and draft credit applications in close coordination with credit analysts;

· Lead and conduct due diligence;

· Actively monitor corporate and financial institution risk;

· Monitor exposures and manage the TSCFP’s portfolio as it relates to its supply chain (corporate risk) products; and

· Analyze and contribute to country strategies and country analysis reports.

Transaction Execution

· Lead and conduct negotiations with financial institutions and companies;

· Work closely with risk distribution desks at financial institutions;

· Work with ADB's legal department and external legal counsel to develop and negotiate agreements;

· Contribute to internal administration and reporting; and

· Work with TSCD's operations team to ensure transactions are processed, executed, and administered efficiently, appropriately.

External Liaison

· Communicate with prospective and existing clients;

· Lead and facilitate active relationships with clients, mostly international and local financial institutions;

· Develop, maintain relations and ongoing information exchange with other multilateral development banks, rating agencies, central banks, and government officials.

Research and Development

· Conduct research on market risks, market pricing, acquire financial and other information on supply chain finance, financial institutions, and political risks; and

· Develop and market new products as appropriate.

Knowledge and Thought Leadership

· Lead, participate, contribute to internal and external training, conferences, and other activities for advocacy, and capacity building;

· Write blog, produce information videos and other outreach to disseminate information about supply chain finance and related issues, ADB’s work therein, and related industry level challenges;

· Drive thought-leadership in Deep-Ter Supply Chain Finance, and possibly other similar initiatives.

Staff Supervision

· Provide leadership and support to reporting staff;

· Supervise the performance of reporting staff, provide clear direction and regular monitoring and feedback on performance; and

· Ensure the ongoing learning and development of reporting staff.


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ADB offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package. The salary will be based on ADB’s standards and comparator markets, taking into account your qualifications and experience.

About Us

Asian Development Bank (ADB) is an international development finance institution headquartered in Manila, Philippines and is composed of 68 members, 49 of which are from the Asia and Pacific region. ADB is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. ADB combines finance, knowledge, and partnerships to fulfill its expanded vision under its Strategy 2030.

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