Senior Investment Specialist

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Asian Development Bank




The position of Investment Specialist/Senior Investment Specialist is assigned to the Trade and Supply Chain Division (TSCD) which manages the Trade and Supply Chain Finance Program (TSCFP) within the Private Sector Operations Department (PSOD). You will be based at our Headquarters in Manila, Philippines.

Sales and Origination

  • Lead, market, originate and negotiate supply chain finance agreements and transactions;
  • Prepare and deliver presentations at conferences and seminars
  • Manage client relations with banks, distribution partners, and other multilateral development banks.
  • Credit Assessment and Monitoring Risk
  • Work closely with ADB’s risk management office;
  • Manage the credit assessment and credit report/application process;
  • Review and conduct financial analysis and draft credit applications in close coordination with credit analysts;
  • Lead and conduct due diligence;
  • Actively monitor corporate and financial institution risk;
  • Monitor exposures and manage the TSCFP’s portfolio as it relates to its supply chain (corporate risk) products
  • Analyze and contribute to country strategies and country analysis reports.

Transaction Execution

  • Lead and conduct negotiations with financial institutions and companies;
  • Work closely with risk distribution desks at financial institutions;
  • Work with ADB’s legal department and external legal counsel to develop and negotiate agreements;
  • Contribute to internal administration and reporting
  • Work with TSCD’s operations team to ensure transactions are processed, executed, and administered efficiently, appropriately.

External Liaison

  • Communicate with prospective and existing clients;
  • Lead and facilitate active relationships with clients, mostly international and local financial institutions;
  • Develop, maintain relations and ongoing information exchange with other multilateral development banks, rating agencies, central banks, and government officials.

Research and Development

  • Conduct research on market risks, market pricing, acquire financial and other information on supply chain finance, financial institutions, and political risks
  • Develop and market new products as appropriate.

Knowledge and Thought Leadership

  • Lead, participate, contribute to internal and external training, conferences, and other activities for advocacy, and capacity building;
  • Write blog, produce information videos and other outreach to disseminate information about supply chain finance and related issues, ADB’s work therein, and related industry level challenges;
  • Drive thought-leadership in Deep-Ter Supply Chain Finance, and possibly other similar initiatives.

Staff Supervision

  • Provide leadership and support to reporting staff;
  • Supervise the performance of reporting staff, provide clear direction and regular monitoring and feedback on performance
  • Ensure the ongoing learning and development of reporting staff.


You will need:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in business, finance, accounting, marketing or other related areas; or a University degree and at least 5 years of specialized experience relevant to the position can be considered
  • At least 8 years of relevant professional experience working in, and with, financial institutions in several countries
  • Strong knowledge of trade and supply chain finance
  • Significant international experience working in emerging markets in several countries.
  • Strong experience in financial analysis and due diligence on corporates, including large corporates and small and medium-sized businesses
  • Experience in marketing and negotiations
  • Results-driven, independent and self-motivated, yet able to work collaboratively in team
  • Proactive; ‘change agent’
  • Willingness to travel extensively
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and presentation skills;
  • Please refer to the links for ADB Competency Framework for IS4 and IS5.





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