Imagine…

working on deals and projects with the top Dutch & international corporate clients in the prime sector of the Rabobank: Food & Agri. Imagine that you are responsible for collecting everything Wholesale has to offer in terms of products and services. Imagine learning on the job and getting training from experienced and committed bankers, while amassing a wealth of knowledge and creating a network at the same time. All this to ensure that you develop your full potential. Now stop imagining and start realizing: you have the chance to be part of the team that makes the decisions that end up on the front page of your favourite salmon pink newspaper. You help to make it happen. This position is in the Food & Agri Client Coverage team, in which the Associate together with the Senior Bankers, is responsible for a portfolio of +- 100 F&A clients in the Netherlands, Israel and the Nordics.

In this position you have a perfect view of the entire Rabobank Wholesale product package and you work together with various senior people within the bank.

The start date for this junior position is October 1, 2022.

Young Professional Program – Corporate Banking

The role as an Associate within Food & Agri Client Coverage is part of the Young Professional Corporate Banking Program. This means that in addition to your regular work, you also follow a personal development program for 1.5 years. In this program you will receive job-related training, personal development training, coaching sessions and networking opportunities. You will not do all of this developing on your own, but together with your fellow Young Professionals.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to spend 3-4 months at another department within Rabobank. This experience offers you the opportunity to develop new skills, accelerating you as a Young Professional within Food & Agri Client Coverage. Do you seize this opportunity and are you ready to enjoy a steep learning curve? All this while working in a stimulating environment with talented and ambitious colleagues? This is your chance!

Making a difference

Your daily work will be to support the team in all kinds of strategic and commercial projects. This includes facilitating client service team meetings in order to position the bank for new (strategic) venture, providing insights into sectors and client needs, coordinating multi-product pitches (Core Lending, ECM, DCM, M&A, Structured Capital) and to be in touch with clients to answer their questions and organizing special projects and events. There is one Associate in all four sector teams, always creating a group of four enthusiastic and ambitious young people who are also great peers to learn from each other.

You can actively contribute to the team by:

  • Working on multi-product pitches and high-impact transactions.
  • Coordinating client and deal teams.
  • Shaping the future of banking Wholesale Clients by developing strategic business plans to ensure a future-proof portfolio.
  • Sharing responsibility for meeting customer needs and creating cross-sell opportunities.
  • Collecting and analyzing data for budgeting, portfolio sizing and client profitability.
  • Drawing up relationship development plans and setting objectives together with the product departments.
  • Keeping up-to-date with the news and developments at our clients and in the sector.
  • Proactively coming up with new ideas/projects in the interest of the client and the Rabobank.

With each other

Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do. As the Client Coverage Large Corporates team, we are the client owner and the first point of contact. We bring together the most talented people in the Rabobank from many different product departments (e.g. Lending, Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions) to ensure strong relationship management with our clients. In the department, a total of four Client Coverage Large Corporates teams are responsible for different sectors and focused on a different themes: Energy Transition, Digital Transition, F&A Transition and Sustainable Building and Real Estate.

With you as an Associate, the team will consist of multiple colleagues in various of roles including Team Manager, Senior Relationship Bankers and Business Development. Veronie Kok, Associate: “This position offers young professionals a great opportunity to proactively take responsibility and make an impact on topics and deals that interest you! You get to co-create the future of Large Corporate Clients banking in the F&A transition in a vibrant environment with plenty of Bankers, Product Specialists and Associates to learn from.” Gijs van der Wolf, Team Head F&A Transition: “One word… opportunity! You will be part of an enthusiastic, energetic, young team that is eager to strengthen and expand our client franchise in the Netherlands, the Nordics and Israel. There are plenty of opportunities for you to broaden your network and knowledge in wholesale banking, but also to take the lead on (client) projects and to grow your personal skills right in the sweet spot of our bank. As a new Associate you bring the team back to full strength and we are ready to make an impact on the various sector and themes in the Netherlands and abroad”.

With you

Customer focus, team player mentality, good communicator and results orientation are essential skills in the role of an Associate. In addition, it is important that you recognize everything in the checklist below:

  • A university master's degree.
  • Up to 2 years of work experience.
  • Good command of the Dutch and English language (spoken and written).
  • You have an EU passport
  • Analytical skills, data driven, and commercial drive.
  • Passionate and interested in banking and in particular Large Corporates.

Growing a better world together

You'll already be aware that Rabobank is a financial services provider for more than 8.5 million customers in 40 countries. But did you know that we aim to contribute to real change with our 'Growing a better world together' mission? We do so in countless ways, such as:

  • We're investing over 4 billion Euros in sustainable power generation, so that future generations can live in a cleaner world, as one of the world’s leading financiers of renewables;
  • Contributing to the Wholesale Strategy of Leadership in Sustainable Transitions and supporting our clients to make a durable contribution;
  • Empower our people to contribute to their local communities or give means to our cooperative identity in any other way;
  • We are the #2 global sustainable bank according to Sustainalytics.

Interested?

Do you want to become the best version of yourself? We would love to help you achieve this by focusing with you on your growth, development and investing in an environment where you continue to learn every day. We give you the space to innovate and initiate. We offer you numerous opportunities to grow and to help you exceed your expectations, to do the right thing exceptionally well and to grow as a professional. In addition, you can also count on us (based on a 40-hour working week) on:

  • a gross monthly salary in scale 7.
  • a thirteenth month and holiday allowance.
  • an Employee Benefit Budget (9% of your monthly salary). You decide how you spend this budget. Think of buying extra vacation days, making an extra pension contributions or receiving a monthly payment.
  • a personal budget that you can spend on activities related to your personal development and career.
  • flexible working hours.
  • 100% reimbursement for commuting if you travel by public transport! Would you rather travel by car or motorcycle? Then opt for a travel allowance;
  • a pension scheme, for which your contribution is only 3.5%.

Let's meet

Are you the person we are looking for? Are you ready to join our team as an Associate and make a difference for yourself, our clients and society? We look forward to receiving your application for this vacancy at our head office in Utrecht.

Good to know:

  • Applications are open until Sunday July 24, 2022. Apply via the “Apply now” button. Responses will be handled in accordance with our vacancy management policy. Please submit your CV, cover letter and transcripts of university grades. If you miss one of these elements in your application, your application will not be processed.
  • The application process for this vacancy includes an online assessment, a first interview in Utrecht and a selection day in Utrecht. Please note that the assessments must be made no later than Wednesday 27 July, the first interviews will take place on 1, 2 and 3 August and the selection day on Friday 12 August. Both the first interview and the selection day take place at our Head Office (Croeselaan 18 in Utrecht).
  • If you have any questions about the specific details of this position, please contact Gijs van der Wolf, Team Head Client Coverage Food and Agri on gijs.van.der.wolf@rabobank.com.
  • Godelief Wösten, Campus Recruiter Corporate Banking would be happy to answer any questions about the application procedure via godelief.wosten@rabobank.nl.
  • The application process includes screening. Based on the screening procedures in place at Rabobank, we assess whether new staff are reliable enough to work at Rabobank.
  • Your privacy is important to us. Do you want to know more, click on this link.
  • Everyone is different, and it is exactly those differences that help us become an even better bank. That's why we want to know who you really are!