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Associate Director - Agribusiness Lending

Date Posted: Dec 1, 2017

Location: Atlanta, GA, US, 30326

Company: MetLife

Job Location: United States : Georgia : Atlanta  Alternate Job Location : United States : District of Columbia : Washington || United States : Florida : Tampa || United States : Kansas : Overland Park || United States : New Jersey : Whippany || United States : North Carolina : Cary || United States : North Carolina : Charlotte || United States : North Carolina : Raleigh || United States : South Carolina : Charleston || United States : Texas : Dallas || United States : Virginia : Alexandria  


Role Value Proposition: 

Global Real Estate and Agricultural Investments maintain a portfolio invested in commercial real estate and agricultural mortgages, as well as real estate equities. In addition to sourcing and managing these investments, the groups are responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with key industry contacts and referral sources.  The mortgage portfolio and equity portfolio units are organized according to specialty and they actively manage MetLife’s portfolio of mortgage loans and equity investments in agricultural, 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, as well as the active management of the overall mortgage and equity portfolios. MetLife Agricultural Finance’s Agri-business Group is seeking an exceptional person to work as an Associate Director for Agribusiness Lending. 


This Senior Relationship Management position will be part of a national agri-business team responsible for the origination and servicing of mortgage loans in the food and agri-business sector across the continental United States. 


Key Responsibilities:  

This opportunity is focused on the origination and servicing of mortgage loans in the food and agri-business sector.  Primary duties will include the following (prioritized by importance):

  • Business development and asset (loan) origination
  • Relationship management
  • Collaboration with the Credit Analyst team for Credit underwriting
  • Collaboration with the Loan Closing team for loan closings
  • Coordination of Loan servicing/reporting in conjunction with the Credit Analyst team


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field (Business, Finance, Accounting or Agriculture)
  • 8+ years of Agricultural experience in the following:
  • Business development
  • Relationship management
  • Commercial credit analysis and decision-making
  • Commercial credit portfolio administration
  • MS Office Suite Word and Excel-based applications (create spreadsheets/formulas)
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain customer and peer relationships.


  • MBA
  • Established network of key contacts and prospects





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Requisition #: 81502 

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta