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Senior Credit Analyst Agricultural Finance, Food and Agribusiness

Date Posted: Feb 23, 2019

Location: Overland Park, KS, US, 66210

Company: MetLife



Job Location: United States : Kansas : Overland Park  


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. MetLife Agricultural Finance’s Agri-business Group is seeking an exceptional person to work as a Senior Credit Analyst for Food and Agribusiness Lending.  This senior 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 sectors across the continental United States.


Key Responsibilities:  

This opportunity is focused on support of the origination and servicing of mortgage loans in the food and agri-business sector, providing support to Loan Producers and Regional Office Management for the following functions:

  • Business development and asset (loan) origination.
  • Relationship management in collaboration with the team.
  • Portfolio Management.
  • Take the lead role in credit underwriting, and Financing Memo preparation in collaboration with the Loan Producer.
  • Industry research on industries that we finance.
  • Collaboration with the Loan Closing team and Loan Producer for loan closings.
  • Coordination of Loan servicing/reporting in collaboration with the Loan Producer.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field (Business, Finance, Accounting or Agriculture); MBA a plus.
  • 5-8+ years of Commercial Real Estate or Agricultural experience in the following:
  • Commercial credit analysis and decision-making.
  • Portfolio and Relationship management.
  • Established network of key contacts and prospects preferred.
  • Commercial credit portfolio administration.
  • MS Office Suite Word and Excel-based applications (create spreadsheets/formulas).
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain customer and peer relationships.
  • In order to post for this position, you need the proper work authorization to work in the country where the position is located and not require relocation assistance.





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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 #: 107172 

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