Analyst - Mining, Metals and Industries

Permanent contract|Sydney|Corporate & Investment banking

Analyst - Mining, Metals and Industries

Sydney, Australia Permanent contract Corporate & Investment banking


Major Accountabilities/Principal responsibilities:
The global Natural Resources & Infrastructure Group within Societe Generale provides a full range of project finance and advisory services for producers, traders, processors and end-users of energy, metals and minerals as well as public sector through four key platforms: Energy; Mining, Metals and Industries; Trade and Commodity Finance; and Infrastructure.
The Mining, Metals and Industries business line is responsible for origination and implementation of advisory, structured corporate finance, and project finance to miners, metals producers, and players in downstream industries including recycling and EV batteries. The business line operates internationally with teams based in Europe, Asia Pacific (Hong Kong and Sydney) and the Americas.

The successful candidate will focus on:

  • Preparing, customising, optimising and maintaining the financial model supporting advisory mandates, including creating and running complex financial scenarios and sensitivities
  • Interrogating the financial model for lead arranger mandates including creating and running of sensitivities and checking integrity
  • Providing day to day transaction support including detailed financial analyses to other team members, with responsibility for functions in certain areas
  • Managing internal processes relating to all arranging and advisory business (e.g. updating databases, credit application writing, completing relevant internal system-based processes)
  • Preparing pitch material (including reviewing feasibility studies, detailed analysis of financial models, etc.)
  • Respecting all relevant compliance practices and other internal requirements in relation to the execution of advisory & lending transactions
  •  Staying abreast of developments in the mining, metals and industries sectors as well as current transactions and     
  •  opportunities in the market
  •  Starting to establish a network of contacts at key clients and prospective clients

Profile required

Qualifications, Experience & Knowledge Required

  • Tertiary qualifications in Finance, Commerce, Engineering or Business Studies or related discipline
  • Post graduate qualifications considered favourably
  • One to two years’ experience in a similar or related role
  • Experience in a financial institution desirable
  • Strong numerical skills with a solid understanding of accounting concepts, financial statements and cashflows
  • Existing financial modelling skills will be considered favourably however support will be provided to the successful candidate
  • Strong ability in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, and Microsoft Office generally

Behavioural competency required:

  • Proven analytical skills as well as exceptional written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to clearly explain complex financial issues
  • An ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines while maintaining a strong attention to detail
  • A capacity to manage multiple tasks and the ability to prioritise tasks as relevant
  • Consistency and rigour in following up on clients’ needs and act upon team’s priorities
  • Ability to work with people with diverse, international backgrounds, and act upon team’s priorities

Business insight

Societe Generale, one of Europe's leading financial services groups and a major player in the economy for over 150 years, supports 30 million clients every day with 133,000 staff in 61 countries. Our Group draws on our European roots to develop our activities internationally. Our unique geographic positioning enables us to connect Europe, Russia, and Africa with major global financial centres in Asia and the Americas. The Group combines financial strength, proven expertise in innovation and a sustainable growth strategy with the objective of creating value for all our stakeholders. We seek to be a trusted partner in the projects of those building tomorrow's world today.

Societe Generale has been present in Australia since 1981. Located in Sydney, it provides financing and advisory, as well as global markets solutions. Leveraging the strength of its client coverage and leadership in structured finance including energy, metals & mining, infrastructure finance, together with product and service offerings such as debt capital markets, asset-back products and commercial real estate finance, Societe Generale supports its Australian wholesale clients in their financing and advisory needs, and to serve its global clients who wish to access the Australian market with global banking services. Societe Generale also provides its global markets solutions by offering futures execution and clearing, equity derivatives sales and structured product distribution.

We are currently recruiting for an Analyst to join our Mining, Metals and Industries team. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and growing team and get hands-on experience within a fast-paced, results focused, global organisation that values diversity. The successful candidate will be involved in supporting the origination and execution of a broad range of structured finance transactions in the Australian and Asian markets and will have the opportunity to build close relationships with the teams onshore and within the organisation more broadly on a regional and global basis.

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: 21000V8G
Entity: Société Générale Sydney Branch
Starting date: immediate
Publication date: 2021/10/14