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Executive Director Loan Syndication - Rabobank

Location: Utrecht
Salary: € 7250 - € 10370 a month
Employment: Full-time


Imagine working on complex financing transactions  with high impact for our Dutch and European wholesale corporate and trade and commodity finance clients, offering them advice and assistance on the structuring and arrangement of syndicated loans. Loan Syndication is part of Capital Markets. A dynamic department where clients are assisted to access different sources of public and private capital via syndicated loans, bonds, private placements or other Capital Market products. The Loan Syndication department is responsible for origination, structuring, pricing, taking underwriting risk and the distribution of syndicated loans.

You would need to build contacts in the loan syndication market, build contacts with clients and prospects of the bank and keep very well up to date on market developments, pricing and trends in the international loan markets. Your prime focus will be Rabobank’s  trade and commodity finance clients. You have experience in dealing with these type of clients and related (syndicated) finance transactions.

Next to this you maintain a good internal network, take the lead in the preparation and execution of pitches and work together with other product areas. Your entrepreneurial attitude is essential and will be an asset to our team. As senior in the team you  maintain high level client relationships at CEO, CFO and treasury level as well as bank and institutional investor contacts and have seasoned multiple year deal execution capabilities in corporate finance related area’s like M&A, corporate restructurings and refinancing’s. The goal is to maintain and further develop an extensive network of relationships at senior levels with these clients and the wider debt markets in order to obtain a continuous flow of mandates for the various products.

Making a difference  

  • Preparing client visits and pitches/presentations;
  • The development of new business opportunities (e.g. clients, cross-selling, income channels, products etc.) and maintenance of existing client relationships especially within trade and commodity finance.
  • Representing the Bank at client presentations/discussions/meetings/professional events and ensure effective and transparent communication.
  • Term sheet/Loan agreement negotiation and deal structuring
  • Building up and maintaining bank distribution contacts
  • Originating and executing syndicated loan transactions where Rabobank is taking a lead role, including underwritten and best efforts transactions. 
  • Pitching for new business, pricing, distribution and documentation
  • Presenting at the Debt Underwriting Committee as required to support underwriting requests.
  • Coaching juniors in team and lead by example

With each other

Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do. With you as an Executive Director Loan Syndication, the European team consists of 13 dedicated colleagues in both Utrecht and London, including:

Joris Reijnders, Managing Director: “Within Loan Syndications you will be working closely with a large number of Dutch and international companies assisting them in solutions for their various financing needs. Within our job team effort is essential. You will work closely together with several Rabobank departments such as Relationship Banking, M&A, Trade and Commodity Finance, Corporate Lending and many other departments. Externally you are in close contact with other banks, investors, advisors and lawyers. Market knowledge and an extensive experience in structuring and arranging syndicated loans is key to be  valued and trusted by clients. ”

With you

Customer focus, result orientation and having the right mind set are clearly essential for the role of Executive Director Loan Syndication. In addition, it's important that you recognise in the checklist below:

  • master degree (preferably in Finance, Business, Economics, Econometrics or Law);
  • Multiple (>7) year experience in Loan Syndication markets with preferably focus on (international Trade & Commodity Finance)
  • Experienced in wholesale banking and profound knowledge of capital markets products;
  • Extensive external network within the European Loan Syndication Market a.o lawyers, investors, (international) banks and advisors.
  • excellent analytical and commercial skills;
  • ability to deliver results within project timelines;
  • ambitious and result-oriented;
  • good communication skills in English and preferably Dutch (written and verbal).

Growing a better world together

You'll already be aware that Rabobank is a financial services provider for more than 8.5 million customers in 40 countries. But did you know that we aim to contribute to real change with our 'Growing a better world together' mission?  We do so in countless ways, such as:

  • Within Markets we issue high profile sustainable business transactions for our clients
  • All Markets employees get the opportunity to contribute to (local) communities


Do you want to become the ideal version of yourself? We would love to help you achieve this by focusing firmly on your growth, development, and investing in an environment where you keep learning every day. We give you the space to innovate and initiate. In this way, we offer you numerous opportunities to grow and help you exceed your expectations, to do the right thing exceptionally well, and to therefore grow as a professional. In addition, with us (on the basis of a 40 hour working week), you can also expect:

  • a gross monthly salary between EURO 7250 and EURO 10 370; (Scale SKA)
  • a thirteenth month and holiday pay;
  • an Employee Benefit Budget (10% of your monthly salary). You decide how to spend this budget. This may include purchasing extra leave days, making extra pension contributions or even receiving a monthly cash payout;
  • a personal budget that you can spend on activities related to your personal development and career;
  • 100% reimbursement of commuting costs if you travel by public transport! Do you still prefer to travel by car or motorbike? Then choose a commuting allowance;
  • a pension scheme, to which your contribution is only 5%. 

Let's meet 

Are you the person we're looking for? Are you ready to join Rabobank as an Executive Director Corporate Loan Syndication and to make a difference to yourself, our customers and to society?  We look forward to receiving your application for this vacancy in Utrecht.

Good to know:

  • Applications are open until 18th October 2021. Apply via the “Apply now” button. Responses will be handled in accordance with our vacancy management policy.
  • If you have any questions about the specific details of this position, please contact Joris Reijnders, European Head Loan Syndication on +31 ((30) 2169510.
  • Anne-Mieke Martyn, Recruitment Business Partner would be happy to answer any questions about the application procedure via +31 6 12078097.
  • The application process includes screening. Based on the screening procedures in place at Rabobank, we assess whether new staff are reliable enough to work at Rabobank.
  • Your privacy is important to us. Do you want to know more, click on this link.
  • Everyone is different, and it is exactly those differences that help us become an even better bank. That's why we want to know who you really are!

Information and application:


Please send your application for Executive Director Loan Syndication at Rabobank in Utrecht including your CV via our website.

Job posted
05 oktober 2021
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Anne-Mieke Martyn, Recruitment Business Partner would be happy to answer any questions about the application procedure via +31 6 12078097.

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