Senior VP / Director - Investment Grade and High Yield

PDJ Search
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Excellent package including Equity + Car allowance
Sep 14, 2017
Sep 19, 2017
Job Function
Credit Analysis
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

This is a challenging and high profile role to be responsible for providing insightful credit analysis and responding to investor inquiries.  As part of the rating process you will manage effective interaction with investors and issuers alike. You will also be expected to participate in conferences and play a pivotal role in raising the profile of the team.

You will be part of a fantastic team of 9 based in Frankfurt but fluency in German is not a neccesity as everything is spoken and written in English. However, fluency in German is also useful. Sectors covered will include Airlines, General Manufacturing, Auto, Auto Supplies, Paper and Building Materials.


  • Perform and present at commitees in-depth fundamental credit analysis effectively and comprehensively on a regular basis on issuers in a portfolio of corporate entities 
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of the assigned sector 
  • Build and maintain high quality relationships with Senior Management at some of the world's largest institutions 
  • Write in-depth, high quality, insightful and focused research on credit trends
  • Develop the company franchise through intermediary marketing and visibility initiatives (e.g. investor one on one discussions, conference participation)
  • Coach and develop associates
  • Speak regularly with company CFOs
  • Some travel to meet with clients


  • Substantial credit/risk assessment experience including strong financial analysis experience, cash flow analysis and cash flow based lending techniques gained from a financial institution or audit firm
  • Strong knowledge and experience of corporate investment grade and high yield debt markets 
  • Excellent communication skills - able to communicate clearly and succinctly, both verbally and in writing with some public speaking experience
  • Strong understanding of loan/bond and other associated documentation
  • Strong quantitative aptitude and proven analytical skills
  • Strong academic background at least equivalent to MSc in relevant areas 
  • CIMA/ACCA/CFA professional qualification would be highly beneficial
  • Highly organised and efficient, with ability to multi-task and able to meet tight deadlines 
  • Fluency in German is preferred

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