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Associate Director - Agricultural Loan Originator

Date Posted: Mar 31, 2021

Location: Overland Park, KS, US, 66210

Company: MetLife

This position can work from home if you reside in the following territories:  northeast Nebraska, southeast South Dakota, or central North Dakota.

 

Role Value Proposition: 

MetLife Investment Management (MIM) is one of the largest institutional investors and asset managers in the world, with over $651 billion in combined managed assets, and has consistently generated superior returns for both policyholders and shareholders. The enterprise has more than 900 dedicated professionals with extensive experience and expertise across public and private fixed income and private assets, including real estate.  Visit us at www.metlife.com/investments to learn more.

 

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 active management of 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, including agricultural, office, apartment, retail, industrial, and hotel properties.

 

We are proud of the important role that MetLife has played in the financing of agriculture since 1917. The associates working in Agricultural Finance today are dedicated to continuing that tradition by providing flexible and competitive loan products backed by the resources of MetLife, a leading provider of insurance and other financial services. That’s why we are one of North America's largest private lenders to agriculture.

 

MetLife Agricultural Finance is seeking an exceptional and experienced Agricultural Real Estate Loan Officer to originate loans and service an existing loan portfolio primarily in Northeast Nebraska, Southeast South Dakota, and North Dakota.  This Agricultural Real Estate Loan Officer position will be part of a team responsible for the origination and servicing of agricultural real estate loans spanning a twenty-five state territory that includes the High Plains, Midwest, Rocky Mountains, and the Northeast.

 

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Loan origination
  • Credit analysis & underwriting
  • Real estate valuations & property inspections
  • Loan servicing/reporting/portfolio management
  • Relationship management/marketing

 

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

Required:

  • 10+ years of experience with credit analysis and credit decision.
  • 10+ years relevant experience with a proven track record of underwriting successful agricultural debt deals.
  • Extensive agricultural lending experience, ideally including experience in core regional crops (e.g., row crops, dairy, livestock).
  • Farm real estate valuation knowledge.
  • Strong credit and analytical skills, superior knowledge of lending principles, credit procedures, collateral and credit. 
  • Proficiency in Word and Excel-based applications.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong relationship management skill set.
  • Strong financial, accounting and credit analysis skills.

 

Preferred:

  • Bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Business Administration, Finance, Economics, or Banking as well as any other related field of expertise; MBA or master’s degree a plus.

 

Travel

25-50% throughout designated territory

 

Business Category

Agricultural Investments

 

 

Number of Openings

1

 

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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:

MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

 

We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $651 billion of total assets under management as of September 30, 2020. We are ranked #48 on the Fortune 500 list for 2020. In 2019, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fourth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies.

 

MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.

 

We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  For further information about how to request a reasonable accommodation, please click on the Disability Accommodations link below.

 

MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to 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.

 

Requisition #: 116774

 


Nearest Major Market: Overland Park
Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City