SME Finance Expert, Berlin

About the Organisation

LFS Financial Systems (LFS) is a leading consulting and management company focussing on the delivery of financial services to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSME) in developing and transitional countries. Our major clients are the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the Kreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau (KfW), among others. In addition to the provision of advisory services to banks and non-banks in the MSME finance field, LFS has built a network of specialized small business banks (Access Banks) for which it acts as the management company and holds significant ownership.

Background Information

In order to grow and support the SME business of our growing network of Access Banks, we are currently looking for an Expert in SME Finance. The expert would be based in Berlin with very frequent travel to the banks for short to medium periods of up to 6 months p.a..

Minimum Requirements

  • At least 5 years’ work experience, out of which 3 in SME Finance.
  • A mix of developed country experience and experience in developing and transition countries would be ideal.
  • Good knowledge of different SME Finance products as well as the capacity to assess the regulatory and operative requirements to implement them in different countries.
  • Experience in developing and designing products and implementing specific product schemes to meet the demand of the SME Sector, including the drafting of operating procedures, policies and workflows.
  • Practical experience in recovery and restructuring processes
  • Training experience in developing or transition countries
  • Fluency in English and at least one other language
  • Willingness to travel frequently

How to apply

Candidates who meet our minimum requirements should submit:

1. A motivation letter of no more than one page, outlining:

  • Key career achievements relevant to the work of LFS
  • Career objectives for the next 2 - 5 years
  • Motivation to work with LFS
  • Personal strengths

2. CV of no more than 3 pages

Applications should be sent by email to quoting reference: SME/LFS39 Closing Date: 10. April 2012