International Business Development Representative
Arvest Bank Operations, Inc. - Kansas City, MO

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The incumbent for the position shall provide general sales support for all product categories offered by the International Banking Department including International Trade Finance, International Treasury Management (FX Payment Solutions), International Trade Services, and Standby Letters of Credit. This position requires familiarity with international trade agreements and trade issues as it relates to banking.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Conduct sales calls outside the bank to sell international products to potential and existing clients. Support loan officers and potential/existing clients with product knowledge development.
  • Attend internal sales/functional meetings throughout every bank region and promote International products by providing sales presentations.
  • Promote Arvest Bank International Department specifically and Arvest Bank in general by membership, attendance and networking with select international banking trade associations and other centers of influence. This includes local U.S. Export Assistance Centers, International Trade Associations, Chambers of Commerce, and other in-market associations, legal and accounting firms.
  • Keep current with international trade regulations to ensure proper compliance with International Chamber of Commerce governing rules. Monitors industry trends and current political and cultural conditions worldwide.
  • Assist with conducting due diligence on new international opportunities, determining if credit worthiness as well as with new customer on-boarding.
  • Conduct periodic portfolio reviews, create target client lists and provide lenders and local market management with complete and accurate client information.
  • Provide support to International Banking Manager as he/she works with internal and external partners (i.e. legal, compliance, Commercial Loan Operations, Loan Input, Treasury, Audit, and Corporate Accounting) on various projects.


  • Cross-sell other services of the bank.
  • Support and uphold the Arvest Mission Statement.
  • Maintain a high level of cooperation and rapport with all associates in order to ensure accurate and efficient operations and service.
  • Formulate and communicate new ideas and suggestions that will improve profitability and efficiency for the bank's overall operation.
  • Foster and promote the proper bank image at all times.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelors degree in sales, accounting, finance or international economics or equivalent related work experience required
  • 5 years in international sales of financial products or services; or 5 years in accounting at an international company required.
  • Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) required
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office products, required
  • Bilingual skills in Spanish, Chinese and French preferred.
  • Knowledge of ICC UCP600, ISP98 and current compliance regulations, preferred
  • Knowledge of foreign exchange, international letters of credit, foreign collections and international funds transfer preferred
  • Knowledge of Ex-Im Bank and SBA Export support programs preferred
  • Previous work with banking systems preferred


  • Must be able to arrive at work on time, work on site and have regular work attendance
  • Must be able to work cooperatively with other co-workers regardless of personality, presence or communication style
  • Must be able to provide cordial customer service regardless of customer personality, presence or communication style
  • Must be able to perform several tasks at once
  • Must be able to work in a stressful atmosphere
  • Must be able to rotate job tasks
  • Must be able to greet others cordially
  • Must be able to coordinate multiple and changing priorities
  • Must be able to verbally communicate with all other associates
  • Must be able to operate telephone, scanner, copier and FAX machines
  • Must be able to occasionally work outside of normal business hours.
  • Must be able to move from department, division, or bank to department, division, or bank to attend meetings
  • Must be able to operate personal computer keyboard in order to create reports, schedules and other appropriate documentation

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, and to talk and hear. The associate must occasionally reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, or crouch.
  • The associate may occasionally be required to lift or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and color vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The incumbent must be able to travel frequently by themselves within the US, including overnight, and via automobile and air.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

This is an exempt, full-time position.

As a provider of financial services, our #1 focus is our customers. We are people helping people find financial solutions for life. That is our culture ' that is who we are as an organization.

As an employer, our #1 focus is our associates. We offer competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits and an engaging work environment driven by the desire to serve our customers and communities.

With over 315 locations in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas, we offer a variety of jobs. Whether you are looking for full-time or part-time employment, Arvest has the opportunity for you.


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