Purpose: RMB is one of Africa’s leading investment banks and has extensive experience in financing projects across sub-Saharan Africa. RMB is a significant project lender focusing on niche assets and offering innovative and customized solutions to both the private and public sectors. The Bank’s parent company, FirstRand Limited, is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in Johannesburg and is the largest financial institution in Africa, with a market capitalization of over USD22bn.
RMB Nigeria is recruiting a Transactor in its Infrastructure Finance Department. Transactors are responsible for identifying business opportunities, executing transactions and actively supporting the growth of the franchise across West Africa. As an Infrastructure Finance Transactor you are expected to be the project leader of multidisciplinary teams and professionals who have expertise in the region in which we do business and to work directly with our clients and international and local sponsors.
Evaluate structure, negotiate, and close new project finance transactions, portfolio restructurings, etc.
Develop a strong pipeline of good quality investment opportunities in the Infrastructure space.
Develop innovative and appropriate financial structures for transactions
Participate in negotiations; use negotiation skills to overcome impasses and finalize negotiations in straightforward transactions.
Present opportunities to various internal bank committees for approval.
Work with fellow-team members to develop a strong pipeline of good quality investment opportunities in the region.
Build and maintain strong relationships with clients, global and regional private businesses, banking and multilateral partners and government officials to further develop specific investment opportunities.
Qualifications and Experience
The ideal candidate must have
A tertiary education with a financial background, with a minimum Second Class Upper division or equivalent
MBA or equivalent qualification
At least 4-8 years’ experience in finance with a proven track-record of sourcing, structuring and closing investments in the infrastructure space
General knowledge and understanding of business, industry and the macroeconomic environment.
Good understanding of financial instruments, products (i.e. derivatives) and markets.
Strong financial and credit skills; demonstrated ability to structure a variety of financial instruments (debt and equity)
Strong existing network of infrastructure sector contacts in West Africa
Knowledge of relevant industry sector trends with relevant experience in Nigeria and Ghana, Francophone Africa markets such as Cote d’Ivoire a plus
Business development and client relationship skills, track record and ability to focus on clients’ needs effectively
Ability to interact directly and independently with the senior management of potential clients, of financial and technical partners as well as senior government officials
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