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Trade Finance Supervisor

Company: Brown Brothers Harriman
Location: New York
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Trade Finance Supervisor

At Brown Brothers Harriman, we believe no job is too big or small for any of us to handle if it helps our clients. We value passionate, committed people who enjoy collaborating with others to find new solutions to complex business challenges. We are looking for the type of person who speaks their mind, truly listens and steps outside their role to add value wherever they can. Someone who is driven to get things done and views obstacles as an exciting challenge that demands a creative solution. Above all, we seek someone who takes great pride in their work and is inspired and motivated by their role in protecting and enhancing our client's financial well-being.

If you are looking for an entrepreneurial environment where you can learn and thrive, Brown Brothers Harriman is the right place for you.

Join us as a Trade Finance Supervisor

Brown Brothers Harriman is currently recruiting a Trade Finance Supervisor to join our Banking Services Team. This is a mid-senior level position with some direct responsibility for supervision of people/process. Responsibilities also include the processing of Commercial Letters of Credit, Standby Letters of Credit and Bank Guarantees under approved Credit facilities as well as Documentary Collections in support of the firm's business lines. As a senior level subject matter specialist s/he deals with more complex issues as they relate to his/her area of focus. Tasks include; answering client inquiries, assisting clients with technical issues, reviewing and approving transactions processed in accordance with ICC Rules and with BBHs Credit and Compliance Policies in mind, authenticating client instructions, data processing, reporting, and reconciliation, and communicating with other departments, operations groups, account managers and clients. This position will also contribute to projects.

Some of your key responsibilities include:

Conflict Resolution

  • Resolve problems and execute transactions.
  • Interact with other BBH departments on resolution of issues.
  • Follow up on open inquiries.
  • Communicate professionally and constructively to effectively resolve issues in order to minimize risk and exposure.
  • Intraday and end of day reconciliation of daily work.

Project Management

  • Assisting management with high level projects

Client Relations

  • Provide superior client service.
  • Ensure timely response to internal and external requests.
  • Build and maintain relationships at all levels both within and outside the organization.
  • Communicate as part of a team.
  • Ensure all deadlines and requirements are being met.

Process Improvement

  • Challenge all processes, procedures and practices.
  • Help to enhance the productivity of the unit.
  • Identify and document errors in an effort to reduce exposure.
  • Gain efficiencies to improve individual productivity.


  • Leverage understanding of the big picture/how specific function impacts the firm.
  • Contribute to Division or Firm process improvement activities.
  • May assist in the development and production of monthly management reporting


Knowledge/Proficiency in the Following;

  • International Trade Services
  • Commodities (Coffee/Metals/Energy)
  • ICC Rules
  • UCP600
  • ISP98
  • URR725
  • Commercial Letters of Credit
  • Documentary Letters of Credit
  • Standby Letters of Credit
  • Document Examination
  • SWIFT MT7xx


  • Knowledge of one or more product areas within Operations and its process.
  • Research, analysis and problem resolution skills.
  • Ability to communicate professionally with all levels through effective verbal and written skills.
  • Organizational skills and detail oriented.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Proactive self starter who is detail and goal oriented.

What We Offer:

  • A collaborative environment that enables you to step outside your role to add value wherever you can
  • Direct access to clients, information and experts across all business areas around the world
  • Opportunities to grow your expertise, take on new challenges, and reinvent yourself-without leaving the firm
  • A culture of inclusion that values each employee's unique perspective
  • High-quality benefits program emphasizing good health, financial security, and peace of mind
  • Rewarding work with the flexibility to enjoy personal and family experiences at every career stage
  • Volunteer opportunities to give back to your community and help transform the lives of others

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other protected status under federal, state or local law.

Full time

New York

Keywords: Brown Brothers Harriman, New York , Trade Finance Supervisor, Other , New York, New York

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