Permanent contract|London|Corporate & Investment banking


London, United Kingdom Permanent contract Corporate & Investment banking


Description of the Business Line or Department

Structured Solutions & Mobility Finance (“SSM”) develops, originates and executes (alone or together with other business lines) structured banking products for clients or for SG itself. SSM seeks to use financial innovation as a tool to facilitate positive transformations and accompany its clients on their journey towards a fairer, responsible and sustainable future. 

The nature of the transactions executed by SSM are varied but typically address a specific requirement of the client or SG (being fiscal, regulatory or accounting requirement) as follows:

  • Asset backed financing including the following
  • tax-based leasing
  • non-tax based leasing
  • asset-based financing
  • acquisition of leasing companies and leasing assets
  • Financing or hedging transactions that provide an attractive financing cost and/or regulatory/capital efficiency
  • Balance sheet friendly financing solutions (eg: hybrid capital funding or service contract financing)
  • Structuring M&A to increase efficiency on pre or post tax basis as appropriate
  • Optimising return on investments or risk profile
  • Implementing efficient tools to manage cash positions including in emerging markets
  • Transactions to enhance regulatory efficiency (eg: from Deferred Tax Assets)

In addition to its transversal role as a financial engineering force across asset classes, SSM has the sectorial responsibility to provide clients with financial advisory & financing solutions in relation to land transportation assets and mobility services worldwide. 

SSM has a specific business model based on a « one team » approach for all products & jurisdictions. SSM operates under a detailed approval and monitoring process which reflects the structured nature of its activity and incorporates appropriate approval standards; eg: SG Tax Code of Conduct.

Summary of the key purposes of the role

  1. Contribute to sustaining and expanding the SSM franchise through the development and origination of transactions for clients and, where relevant, SG’s own position.
  2. Ensure compliance with the SSM governance process including in relation to transaction execution
  3. Represent SSM in internal dialogues to promote the SSM franchise

Summary of responsibilities

  1. To develop product solutions for clients and, where appropriate SG’s own position, consistent with the SSM perimeter.
  2. To originate transactions for the SSM perimeter in co-ordination with other SG business lines as appropriate
  3. To ensure execution of SSM transactions consistent with the SSM perimeter.  
  4. To contribute, where appropriate, to the enhancement of the SSM franchise in line with GLBA’s and SG Group’s strategy and priorities
  5. To ensure transaction execution and related activities are undertaken in accordance with SSM governance and approval process
  6. To ensure all permanent supervision and related governance requirements are adhered to.

Profile required


  • Technical:
      1. Strong knowledge and experience of structured finance transactions including in a cross-border context.  This may relate to specific areas such as tax-based or leasing, asset-backed financing or more general areas of structured finance.
      2. Expertise and knowledge to be able to appropriately originate structured finance transactions across a range of client sectors and for SG’s own position where appropriate. 
      3. Ability to ensure appropriate execution of all aspects of structured finance transactions including legal documentation, risk and financial modelling as appropriate.
      4. Appropriate knowledge and understanding to assess and manage risks (conduct, reputational, financial, etc.) in accordance with the governance process for SSM, GLBA, and the SG Group.
  • Behavioural:
      1. Client orientation – demonstrate proactive approach to develop business adapted to clients’ and SG’s needs as appropriate.
      2. Innovation – ability to develop new solutions and products in line with the SSM perimeter and strategy.
      3. Team spirit – experience of working with people with diverse, international backgrounds and leading teams, where appropriate.
      4. Commitment – ability to manage self and other team members in prioritising tasks and managing competing deadlines.
      5. Communication skills – ability to communicate key issues and risks internally within SG and to external advisers as appropriate.
      6. Responsibility – demonstrate the appropriate standard of conduct in relation to governance and compliance issues in line with the SSM governance, the SG Group Values, Code of Conduct, and other applicable rules & regulations.

Why join us

People join for the impact they can have on us. They stay for the impact we have on them. A flatter structure offers visibility and exposure beyond that of our competitors, so you know our names, and we know yours. It's personable, human, and inspires success through passion. By encouraging open mindedness and a willingness to share ideas, we have adapted to market changes and thrived through innovation. Bringing words like “hard work” and “dedication” together with “community” and “respect” has enabled us to work collaboratively and build our future together. We call this Team Spirit and it's what makes us different. It's what makes you different.

Business insight

If you feel you have the required experience and qualifications, then please apply to the SG Resourcing Team, and we will manage your application. At Société Générale, we believe our people are our strength and are core to the success of our business. As such, we search for, recruit and appoint the best available person on the basis of aptitude and ability, regardless of sex, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, pregnancy, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or gender identity.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Reference: 22000P63
Entity: SG CIB
Starting date: 2022/12/05
Publication date: 2022/09/07