Fifth Third Bank Corporate Banking Director II - Food & Ag in Chicago, Illinois


Fifth Third Bank is one of the top-performing banks in the country, with a heritage that spans more than 150 years. We've staked our claim on looking at things differently to making banking a Fifth Third Better. This applies to our relationships with customers and employees alike.

We employ about 18,000 people, and what we offer is:

# A chance for employees to build their future, with supportive career development and financial wellness programs.

# An environment where we win together. We celebrate achievement and work collaboratively. We're also a three-time Gallup Great Workplace honoree.

# An invitation to impact lives in a positive and lasting way. Everything we do is geared toward improving lives. That's fun and exciting.

It comes down to the fact that Fifth Third is a warm and caring place to with which to grow # as a customer or as a team member.

Fifth Third Bank's Wholesale division offers banking, cash management, and financial services to large and middle market businesses, government, and specialized industries. In addition to traditional lending and depository offerings, our commercial products and services include global cash management, foreign exchange and international trade finance, derivatives and capital markets services, asset-based lending, real estate finance, commercial leasing, and syndicated finance. We are a team of professionals focused on delivering innovative and client-specific solutions that leverage the Bank's expertise in treasury management, capital markets, and international products and services. Our sales process drives the delivery of financial solutions through a relationship team consisting of subject-matter experts who ensure all aspects of our client's needs are assessed and met.

This position may be based in Chicago, IL or on the US West Coast.

GENERAL FUNCTION: This position entails managing relationships and conducting business development efforts within Fifth Third Bank's Food and Agribusiness Group. The existing portfolio and prospect base is comprised of middle market and large corporate clients operating across the food chain with a geographic coverage area to include either the Midwest or West Coast and Mountain states. The focus will be on both leveraged and investment grade companies. Additionally, he/she will work with Private Equity firms to solicit, underwrite and manage leveraged companies.

This role is responsible and accountable for risk by openly exchanging ideas and opinions, elevating concerns, and personally following policies and procedures as defined. Accountable for always doing the right thing for clients and colleagues, and ensures that actions and behaviors drive a positive client experience. While operating within the Bank's risk appetite, achieves results by consistently identifying, assessing, managing, monitoring, and reporting risks of all types.


# Responsible for growing and retaining relationships with targeted client group by coordinating all aspects of the client relationship.

# Develops business development strategy to generate new business.

# Provides leadership and direction to other credit staff and fosters strong communications between customers and internal staff from application through closing.

# Responsible for delivery of value-added financial solutions (ranging from traditional to customized products) to existing and prospective clients that will help them to enhance their business.

# Responsible for developing revenue growth through generation of loans, deposits, fee income and cross selling all applicable bank services to existing customer base, and to identify and solicit bank services to non-customers.

# Works with Portfolio Managers, Credit Analysts, and other members of the Credit Department to underwrite credit requests.

# Monitors, on an ongoing basis, information concerning customer performance, abilities, and industry to determine that loan is an acceptable risk.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: May directly or indirectly influence the day to day supervision of the Principals, Associates and Analysts.


# Multi-sector expertise across the food chain with a well-developed network in the Midwest and/or West Coast and Mountain states

# Undergraduate degree required, graduate degree preferred7 - 10+ years of experience in Banking, Investment Banking, M&A or Capital Markets

# Strong corporate finance and credit skills

# Proven track record of success in working as a part of a team to originate, and close complex financial transactions

# Proven ability to pitch, win and execute on corporate finance ideas

# Excellent presentation skills, both oral and written

# Strong relationship building skills

# The ability to interact effectively with senior executives inside and outside our organization

# Series 79 and 63 license required

# Series 24 license preferred

Fifth Third Bank is proud to have an engaged and inclusive culture and to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity in all employment decisions regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, veteran status or any other legally protected status.