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Head of Commercial Lending


Job Description:

Head of Commercial Lending
Hybrid Manchester
Flexible and Agile working model
The of Head of Business Loans is an exciting opportunity to develop, lead and manage the Business loan division, contributing to the growth and success of start-ups and established businesses across Greater Manchester. 
You will join a team of specialists with a passion to help businesses across Greater Manchester to reali se their ambitions.
This is an proven not for profit that have supported over 30,000 businesses including start-ups, scale-ups, and established businesses, providing finance guidance, creating international links, and paving the way for innovation and people development across the region.
They work with the best of public and private partners, offering expert one-to-one business support, events, specialist programmes, funding and much more.
About You:
With strong knowledge and experience of the UK commercial lending
Specifically, you will have demonstrable experience and a network of contacts across equity, debt and grant based sources of funding.
The Head of Commercial Lending will be a highly visible, embedded and respected position across the Greater Manchester business and investment ecosystem.  You will be a spokesperson and strategic thought leader providing insight, market awareness and knowledge across forums such as events, media, round tables and panel discussions.
You will have a detailed understanding of the issues associated with business fundraising and the ability to support the development and communication of finance propositions to both commercial and public sector providers.  This will include a demonstrable understanding of the business processes involved.
 Key Responsibilities: 

  • Lead the Finance service team as the primary source of high-quality business support for entrepreneurs and business leaders across Greater Manchester.
  • Ensure that the support available to Greater Manchester businesses around finance and investment is well known and understood by both founders/business leaders and investors/financial institutions alike.
  • Lead and develop our digital platforms to provide insight and guidance to Greater Manchester businesses
  • Cultivate a culture and operating practices within the commercial lending service that improve performance, productivity, compliance, and quality of provision.
  • Ensure high levels of staff performance and service quality through regular communication, clear objectives, support, appraisal, and corrective action.
  • Develop and implement marketing plans for the commercial lending service to ensure the right volume and type of client is targeted.
  • Establish and manage relationships with key internal/external stakeholders to ensure high-quality referrals and recognition of the service across businesses and investors.
  • Implement effective processes to track and manage the client journey from initial contact to feedback and impact evaluation.
  • Identify, justify, and lead new areas of business development through the monitoring of policy, funding, market developments and customer needs.
  • Contribute to the wider objectives of the business

Please send your CV to Annalee Wood at Aspire Recruitment today
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    Permanent, Full Time

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