Head Of Asset Based Lending Portfolio Management

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 3 months ago


The Asset Based Lending Head of Portfolio Management is a senior level management position with direct supervision of the ABL Portfolio Management Team. This senior leader is responsible for all aspects of leading portfolio management including transaction structuring, underwriting, credit approval, portfolio monitoring and problem loan identification for a $7+ billion portfolio. ABL is a product for the bank. As a result, clients are across the US with concentration in retail, manufacturing, distribution and lender finance. The team is active on sponsor and restructuring credits as well.

This leader will report to Asset Based Lending and Transitional Finance Group Head, and work directly with the Head of ABL, Head of ABL Underwriting, Relationship Management Team Leaders, Portfolio Management Team Leaders, Credit Risk Management and Commercial Restructuring Management to evaluate credit opportunities, manage underwriting workflows on portfolio accounts, maintain portfolio quality, and ensure credit process efficiencies. In addition this leader will:

  • Approve credit requests based on delegated approval authority granted providing critical views on credit requests including new business, amendments, and restructures

  • Assesses credit issues, performance and industry trends, appropriateness of structural terms and conditions, compliance with policy and underwriting guidelines and provides recommendations to improve structure and mitigate risks

  • Oversee the recruitment, training, coaching, assessing and development of Portfolio Management team leaders, portfolio managers and analysts within the ABL team.

  • Maintain an organization where PMs are empowered and highly engaged in delivering credit solutions to our clients and achieve strong collaboration among the coverage teams in the Division

  • Improve workflows, optimize resourcing, and build out an environment that supports the achievement of the ABL Teams goals and budget. As such, this position will be responsible for designing and implementing revised/new policies, procedures, strategies and process changes.

  • Lead corporate initiatives related to model development, credit process improvements and/or stress testing

  • Build a strong control and early warning environment with timely periodic portfolio and financial reviews, ratings assessments, collateral monitoring, tickler reporting, and regulatory compliance to maintain portfolio quality

  • Achieve satisfactory or better ratings from Credit Review and Compliance and meet compliance targets for annual reviews, risk ratings, and covenant compliance monitoring.

  • Liaise with Portfolio Management Team Leader, Credit Risk and workout colleagues on deteriorating credits

  • Partner with product and operations units including Loan Operations, Cash Management, Derivatives, Corporate Card, Leasing, to proactively manage issues so that revenue opportunities are maximized and customer satisfaction is maintained


  • 15+ plus years Asset Based Lending portfolio senior leadership experience with significant experience in sole bank and leading agented transactions

  • Notable experience with recruiting, motivating and top grading a large team of portfolio managers and analyst

  • Experience with direct reports who are managers

  • Balanced approach to enable focus on both business unit goals and risk management objectives

  • Flexible change agent able to lead both process and organizational changes

  • Strong understanding of general credit and risk principles, mitigants, and banking policies and procedures

  • Skilled at developing and implementing both strategic and tactical solutions in support of portfolio administration and business unit goals and objectives

  • Able to multi task and function under pressure to meet deadlines

  • Strong written and verbal communication and negotiation skills

  • Skilled at developing and executing on strategic solutions and systems in support of Portfolio Administration and business unit goals and objectives

  • BA/BS degree, and/or MBA preferably in Finance, Business Administration or Accounting

Hours and Work Schedule

Hours per Week: 40

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday

Why Work for Us

At Citizens, you'll find a customer-centric culture built around helping our customers and giving back to our local communities. When you join our team, you are part of a supportive and collaborative workforce, with access to training and tools to accelerate your potential and maximize your career growth.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of Citizens Bank to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all colleagues and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy/childbirth, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability or perceived disability, genetic information, citizenship, veteran or military status, marital or domestic partner status, or any other category protected by federal, state and/or local laws.

Equal Employment and Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veteran

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Head Of Asset Based Lending Portfolio Management

Citizens Financial Group, Inc.