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Bank of the West CBG Credit Products Officer in Los Angeles, California

CBG Credit Products Officer


At Bank of the West, our people are having a positive impact on the world. We’re investing where we feel we can make the most impact, like advancing diversity and women entrepreneurship programs, financing for more small businesses, and promoting programs for sustainable energy. From our locations across the U.S., Bank of the West is taking action to help protect the planet, improve people’s lives, and strengthen communities. We are part of BNP Paribas, a global leader supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yes, we’re a bank, but as the bank for a changing world, we are continually seeking to improve the ways we help our customers, while contributing to more sustainable and equitable growth.

Job Description Summary

Primary responsibilities include portfolio management and underwriting credit requests for corporate and middle market companies, with the goal of delivering customized credit solutions to clients while minimizing losses and maintaining compliance with credit policies.

Essential Job Functions

  • Manage an assigned portfolio of 8-10 relationships. Develop customized credit solutions, perform credit analysis and presentations, manage the portfolio to meet customer and prospect needs, minimize credit losses to the Bank. Identify opportunities to enhance returns to the Bank.

  • Support the Senior Lead Credit Products Officers in management of their portfolio via annual reviews, monitoring of covenant compliance and credit quality, analytical support for new credit requests and documentation review.

  • Work in close collaboration with the Relationship Managers including jointly calling on commercial clients and prospects.

  • Support division’s growth and profitability by delivering strong client experience through timely underwriting of credit requests and proactive monitoring of the credit portfolio.

  • Work closely with other CBG Departments (e.g. Cash Management, Capital Markets, Equipment Leasing, Trade Finance), and other major areas of the Bank to manage the risk of various financial products and services.

Other Job Duties

  • Interact with Credit & Counterparty Risk officers, Industry vertical bankers, Appraisal Review, Legal, and other related Bank personnel regarding issues of credit quality, appropriate compensation for risk, as well as new business and related industry trends.

  • View credit quality as a personal obligation; exhibit independent judgment; responsible for timely portfolio monitoring; proactive in problem detection/resolution; maintain balance between growth and credit quality.

  • May act as a specialist for the Bank in specific industry. Keep current on all economic and other issues impacting industry.

  • Performs other duties as assigned including assisting the manager with various projects.


Required Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree required with concentration (or equivalent college course work) in business, finance, or accounting.

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience of demonstrated commercial credit underwriting and loan structuring experience with middle market & corporate transactions.

  • Demonstrated capability in advanced financial and cash flow analysis.

  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel) and systems used for financial spreads.


  • Ability to perform independently with some guidance.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Good organizational and time management skills.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.

Job: Business / Commercial Banking

Location: United States-California-Newport Beach

Other Locations: United States-California-Los Angeles, United States-California-Newport Beach

Requisition ID: 054627