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Associate Director, Agricultural Investments

Date Posted: Mar 18, 2019

Location: Austin, TX, US, 78702

Company: MetLife

Job Location: United States : Texas : Austin  Alternate Job Location : United States : Texas : Dallas || United States : Texas : Fort Worth || United States : Texas : Georgetown || United States : Texas : Killeen || United States : Texas : McKinney || United States : Texas : Plano || United States : Texas : San Antonio || United States : Texas : Waco || United States : Texas : Wichita Falls  


Role Value Proposition: 

MetLife Investments is a premier asset manager with breadth across various asset sectors and global markets, and strong asset-liability management capabilities.  With a $500 billion combined domestic and international general account portfolio and a multi-billion dollar annual cash flow, Investments is an important contributor to MetLife’s financial performance.  The primary objective of Investments is to maximize MetLife’s long-term economic value by investing in assets that support the company’s liabilities and produce a consistent stream of operating earnings. 



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. The Agricultural Investments Unit collectively is charged with growing and managing a $16B mortgage portfolio.  Agricultural Investments Southern Regional Office covers a seventeen state territory in North America.  Our customer base includes private land owners and institutional investors as well. Our objective is to expand our current platform and seek out new opportunities within our multi-state territory.


Key Responsibilities:  

Loan Origination:

  • Originate agricultural loans and service existing loan portfolio in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma.
  • Manage and attain aggressive business goals including new business goals of $75-$100 million per year.
  • Strong credit and analytical skills, superior knowledge of lending principles, credit procedures, collateral and credit analysis.
  • Extensive agricultural lending experience.
  • Work closely with other lenders in loan participation or syndications.
  • Structure large complex financings for sophisticated clients.

Portfolio Management:

  • Senior Relationship Management position responsible for portfolio management of agricultural loans.
  • Portfolio management to include loans in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma

Relationship Management:

  • Deliver exceptional customer service with the highest ethical standards to a large client base.
  • Develop long-term relationships over a prolonged business development cycle.
  • Earn the trust of internal and external stakeholders, prospective customers and industry leaders.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • 10+ years of agricultural finance and lending.
  • Strong agricultural marketing and business development skills.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication; comfortable in public speaking roles.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain customer and peer relationships.



  • Bachelor’s degree in related field (Agriculture, Business, Finance, Accounting or another related field)
  • MBA
  • Advanced knowledge of digital sales techniques and database management.


25-50% domestic travel


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At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.



MetLife is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

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Requisition #: 103828 

Nearest Major Market: Austin