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Corporate Banking Manager - Stafford

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction


This is an exciting opportunity to join an established team at Stafford branch as a Corporate Banking Manager.

The successful candidate will have responsibility for managing a portfolio of business customers across the full suite of corporate products and services. 
You will enjoy full responsibility for all aspects of client relationships including preparation of credit applications, customer financial and risk analysis, balance sheet analysis, annual reviews, monitoring of management accounts, covenant compliance and profitability. 
You will be required to develop the portfolio further to grow the business, through interaction with existing customers, as well as winning and on-boarding new customers, with a passion for customer service and strong focus on profitability and business development. 

Main Responsibilities 

  • Responsible for the maintenance and development of a portfolio of corporate customers. Building relationships with customers and ensuring customer satisfaction through providing excellent customer service 
  • Identifying, meeting and winning prospective new customers/introducers by outlining how we work and what we can offer in terms of service and facilities 
  • Demonstrating a sound understanding of, and an ability to work within, the Bank's Credit Policy. Interpret financial information provided by customers, evaluate lending propositions, assess & formulate risk ratings correctly and with integrity, and structure transactions, ensuring we select the right customers. Completion of credit applications including the appropriate use of the Bank's systems and annual reviews 
  • To develop a sound understanding of the local business market and maintain relationships with professional firms and business introducers 
  • Preparation (where appropriate) and checking of customer documentation, maintaining customer’s files (including CDD/AML requirements); preparing annual reviews and making payments. Ensure processes are followed and data input correctly to minimise errors/service issues. 
  • Working with the rest of the Branch team to ensure the highest levels of (i) customer service, and (ii) Good Administrative Order are delivered, as well as working together to achieve the goals on the Branch Business Plan 
  • Being able to demonstrate an ability to identify and offer customers on a needs basis, the appropriate Handelsbanken product/s, whilst also being able to communicate succinctly all the relevant features, benefits and risks. 
  • To communicate a clear message to Market as to what the Bank stands for and how we differentiate ourselves from both a perspective of culture and relationship banking offering

Ideal Candidate

Research (by Harvard University) shows that women are particularly likely to second guess themselves and not apply - so if you are worried you don't meet all the criteria, get in touch anyhow and let us do the worrying…

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Good understanding of the Bank’s credit processes
  • Structured work practice and a strong sense of administrative order
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to build strong professional relationships at all levels and represent Handelsbanken effectively
  • Interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with impact with people at all levels

 Company Information 

Handelsbanken is a relationship bank with a decentralised way of working, a strong local presence thanks to a nationwide network of branches, and a long-term approach to customer relations. Each Handelsbanken branch operates as a local business enabling it to make decisions at a local level and provide a bespoke service. The focus is always on the need of the individual customer and not on the sale of specific products. 


The Bank is deeply committed to embedding good equality and diversity practice into all of our activities. This is so that we are an inclusive, welcoming and inspiring place to work that encourages everyone to apply, regardless of socio-economic background, age, disability, pregnancy and/or parental status, race (including colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin), veteran status, marital and civil partnership status, religion or belief, sex, gender reassignment or sexual orientation. 


Check our Handelsbanken website for further information


At Handelsbanken, we deeply value our unique culture and values including trust in and respect for each individual. We take pride in nurturing a work environment where people flourish, and where they are empowered to take decisions in their areas of expertise. We take a long term perspective in everything we do and want each employee who joins us to build a long terms successful career with the Bank.  


What is in it for you?

  • We have a wide range of learning and development available, empowering and enabling our colleagues to take ownership of their own development. 
  • Competitive Salary and an extensive range of benefits is provided, including private medical insurance, income protection and life assurance
  • A market-leading pension contribution of 15% paid by the bank, which can be invested in a wide range of funds (including ESG and Shariah funds)

Application next steps

Your journey with us begins once you have submitted your application. One of our Handelsbanken recruiters will be reviewing your details and will later organise a phone conversation if you match the role requirements. If there is a mutual fit, we will extend an invitation for you to participate in an interview.  

There will be a mix of interviews including a competency based interview. 

How can we support you to be your best self? Our Talent Acquisition team will be happy to provide support e.g. if you need additional time to prepare for an interview or you have any requirements for any part of the interview/hiring process – just let us know by email

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