Associate/VP Mining Metals and Industries Finance

Permanent contract|London|Corporate & Investment banking

Associate/VP Mining Metals and Industries Finance

London, United Kingdom Permanent contract Corporate & Investment banking


Description of the Activity

Market leading team that is financing and advising corporates, traders and financial sponsors that are investing in the mining and metallurgic sector, as well as in industrial projects contributing to the energy transition.

The team is working on bespoke financing solutions such as projects or acquisitions financing as well as responsible for the development of the wider business relationship with corporates in the EMEA region.

It covers a wide range of commodities and industries such as iron/steel, bauxite/aluminium, copper and other base metals, battery minerals and other critical industry minerals, EV active materials manufacturing and battery gigafactories, hydrogen in industrial process as well as industry decarbonisation investments.

The position is in London, but the job is performed in close collaboration with the other MMI teams in Paris, Toronto, New York, Hong Kong and Sidney.

MMI is part of the wider Natural Resources, Energy and Infrastructure division, itself part of the Global Finance and Advisory.


Origination, execution and client relationship management role

Part of the London team, that covers the EMEA region jointly with the Paris team

Reports to the Head of the London team

Key external contacts include companies active in the metals, mining and industries sector, law firms, consultant (technical, legal, financial, etc.), other banks and funds active in this space, equity investors

Expected to work autonomously and to manage their work load within the agreed deadlines

Delegation of execution tasks to more junior team members where appropriate

Main Responsibilities

Financial Modelling

  • Build financial models from first principals
  • Review and work with models produced by third parties
  • Be capable of determining sensitivities and running them in order to determine debt capacity and to support credit submissions

Deal Execution

  • Support the development of financing structures (term sheets, financing options papers, financial models etc.)
  • Prepare credit analysis and credit submissions
  • Master internal process
  • Support the legal documentation execution process
  • Take ownership of the credit process and ensure that work streams financing platform is managed, delegating to / and supervising juniors where appropriate

Sector knowledge

  • Provide and deliver sector and market analysis to support the development of client relationships and risks assessment
  • Follow the commodity, mining and relevant industries markets to support origination effort and risk management
  • Take leadership role in sharing technical knowledge with the rest of the team and stay up to date with relevant industry developments
  • Frequent portfolio review and close monitoring of risks and change in environment and clients situations
  • Identification of new trends and generation of new business ideas

Team Work

  • Ability to work well with other members of the global MMI platform, provide support where it is needed to other teams and share information on deals and trends across the global franchise
  • Work in joint Deal Teams with other regions
  • Regular and constructive dialogue with middle office, KYC, risk assessment, E&S assessment, legal and compliance teams
  • Proactive cooperation with other business lines

Operational and Conduct Risk & Regulatory Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance with policies, procedures within the business line
  • Take reasonable steps to be fully aware of, understand and comply with all regulatory requirements from all regulatory bodies that are applicable to the business
  • Embody Code of Conduct and behavioural competency

Individual Conduct Rules

All staff covered by Code of Conduct rules are reminded of their obligation to adhere fully to these codes of conduct and failure will be considered as an act of gross misconduct

  1. You must act with integrity
  2. You must act with due skill, care and diligence
  3. You must be open and cooperative with the FCA, the PRA and other regulators
  4. You must pay due regard to the interests of customers and treat them fairly
  5. You must observe proper standards of market conduct

Profile required



  • Understanding of the loan market, its dynamics and the related instruments, including credit and rates derivatives to propose relevant financing solutions, be able to support the structuring and execution of financing structures to meet client needs
  • Cash flow modelling
  • Project finance. Some understanding of bond market and rating process useful
  • Awareness and understanding of risks (credit, financial, conduct, reputational, E&S, legal etc.)
  • Capacity to generate pitch material that is clear, structured, compelling, and comprehensive in addressing clients’ needs
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Understanding of the commodity markets, the factors affecting them on both the supply and demand side.
  • Understanding of the mining and relevant industries sectors dynamics, stakeholders and outlook


  • Ability to contribute to the team’s efforts to build and maintain trusted client relationships
  • Commercial acumen and persistence in addressing clients’ needs
  • Demonstrate initiative and team collaboration to develop business adapted to clients’ and markets’ needs
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and to manage competing deadlines, and to deliver on team’s priorities
  • Ability to improve the team’s process efficiency
  • Ability to work with people with diverse and international backgrounds


  • Team Spirit
  • Innovation
  • Responsibility
  • Commitment
  • Client Orientation



At least BSc/BA level education from a leading university or business or engineering school

Professional Experience

At least 4 years in finance, consulting or industry

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: 22000D1R
Entity: SG CIB
Starting date: 2022/07/11
Publication date: 2022/05/10