Associate Director Agriculture
MetLife - Bloomington, IL

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Job Location

Bloomington, IL

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Job Description

MetLife Investments is a premier insurance asset manager with breadth across various asset sectors and global markets, and strong asset-liability management capabilities. With nearly $500 billion managed assets and a multi-billion dollar annual cash flow, Investments is an important contributor to MetLife’s financial performance. The primary objective of Investments is to maximize MetLife’s long-term economic value by investing in assets that support the company’s liabilities and produce a consistent stream of operating earnings.

MetLife Investments’ Real Estate and Agricultural Investments Units manage a $68 billion portfolio of commercial and agricultural loans, and real estate equity investments. In addition to sourcing and managing these investments, the group is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with key industry contacts, including mortgage and leasing brokers, developers and property managers. The Mortgage Portfolio and Equity Portfolio Units actively manage MetLife’s portfolio of mortgage loans and equity investments in office, apartment, retail, industrial, and hotel properties. The Portfolio Units are responsible for overall portfolio strategy, pricing, transaction approval and credit approval on new loans and the active management of the overall mortgage and equity portfolios.

We are proud of the important role that MetLife has played in the financing of agriculture since 1917. The associates working in Agricultural Investments today are dedicated to continuing that tradition by providing flexible and competitive loan products backed by the resources of MetLife, a leading provider of insurance and other financial services. That’s why we are one of North America's largest private lenders to agriculture.

MetLife’s Agricultural Investments is seeking an exceptional person to work as an Associate Director for Agribusiness Lending in the Southern Regional Office located in Bloomington, Illinois.

This Senior Relationship Management position will be part a four-person team responsible for the origination and servicing of agribusiness investments, in a multi-state region covering the central and southeastern United States

Duties will include:
Loan origination

Credit underwriting

Loan closings

Loan servicing/reporting

Relationship management.

If you thrive on being part of a successful team and enjoy a challenging and vibrant work environment, this opportunity may be for you.

Job Requirements

Minimum of 10 years relevant lending experience

Ag industry experience a plus

Must work well in a team environment

Strong financial, accounting and credit analysis skillsWill cover a multi state territory

Must be detail-orientated

Strong critical thinking and problem solving capabilities

Proficiency in Word and Excel-based applications

Strong written and oral communication skills

Strong relationship management skill set

Strong credit analysis and credit decision-making skills

Bachelor's degree in finance-related or agricultural field are preferred (MBA or related experience preferred, but not required)

Experience Required
Seven to Ten Years

Education Required
Bachelors Degree Preferred

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