Director Food & Agri Sector Banking

Director Corporate Finance Sector Banking

Being actively involved in the Corporate Finance Sector Banking team. As a Director you can make a difference by originating mandates with strategic and core clients and prospects of the bank’s international food & agriculture network. You do this in close coordination with the Global Sector Heads, Senior Relationship Bankers (“SRB”), and other product groups.

As a Director, you have a focus on several (sub-)sectors with Food & Agri (F&A) and responsibility for a group of allocated priority clients and focus within these sectors. A Director leads origination efforts that entail analyses and storyboarding to support a constant strategic dialogue with international clients and prospects at C-suite level.

Making a difference 

  • Combines sector expertise, with equity market perspectives and company insights to build a framework story to drive the strategic dialogue and agenda with core clients and prospects.
  • Develops, supports and facilitates new initiatives to develop business in the relevant sector/market.
  • Being a role model and fulfilling an exemplary role when it concerns promoting core values and basic principles of focus on customers' interests Risk awareness and risk management.
  • Builds and maintains a network of internal and external stakeholders and also creates a network in order to look after the Corporate Finance interests effectively and to be well informed.
  • Building relations, strategic vision and good analytical skills are clearly essential for the role of director.
  • Represents Corporate Finance in strategic project committees and other group structures when appropriate.

With each other
Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do. The Sector Banking team follows Rabobank’s international strategy that is focussed only on the food & agriculture sector. The team works closely together with the Mergers & Acquisition (M&A) and other product execution teams and provides sector input during execution processes of M&A and other product transactions, such as preparing marketing materials and sector valuations. Our Sector Banking team brings talented people together to drive the origination process. With you as a Director, the team will consist of 30 diverse colleagues in a variety of roles, including:

Reinier Henneman, Director: “Exciting and dynamic working environment with exposure to international priority clients.”
Derk van der Erve, Global Sector Head: “We are or should be on top of minds of client C-Suite when they think of their strategic agenda.”

With you

Customer focus, strategic vision, collaboration, professionalism, innovation and result driven are clearly essential for the role of Director. In addition, you build meaningful relationships inside and outside the bank which contribute to our company’s strategic objectives. Furthermore, it's important that you recognise everything in the checklist below:

  • a masters degree and at least 8 years of relevant working experience in investment banking/corporate finance/strategy consulting/private equity;
  • extensive track record in (i) originating and/or executing Corporate Finance transactions and/or (ii) strategy consulting or commercial due diligence exercises;
  • experience in building and maintaining a network of owner/CEO/CFO/head of strategy and M&A - level contacts;
  • able to build and manage a team;
  • extensive M&A, corporate finance, investment banking, strategy consulting and/or commercial due diligence knowledge;
  • sector/product knowledge (access to clients);
  • knowledge of relevant legal and tax, accounting and compliance issues as they relate to corporate finance and the business of our clients;
  • knowledge of equity market dynamics;
  • understanding of the extension of Corporate Finance organization within the framework of WCI and able to implement plans and make them effective;
  • knowledge of business and process management;
  • very good command of the English language.

    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:

  • “Many people are not yet aware of the benefits of energy-efficient housing. We take responsibility by telling our customers how they can reduce their energy bills, while also helping the environment.”
  • “We want to share our knowledge about sustainable financial solutions. For example, we offer a discount to corporate clients with a sustainable hallmark.”
  • “With a 48% share of all green financing in the Netherlands, Rabobank is the largest Green Bank.”

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

  • a gross monthly salary based on salary scale 11 between Euro 5.273 and Euro 7.533 (depending on classification depends on education, knowledge and experience);
  • a thirteenth month and holiday pay;
  • an Employee Benefit Budget (10% of your monthly salary). You decide how to spend this budget. This may include purchasing extra leave days, making extra pension contributions or even receiving a monthly cash pay-out;
  • a personal budget that you can spend on activities related to your personal development and career;
  • 100% reimbursement of commuting costs if you travel by public transport! Do you still prefer to travel by car or motorbike? Then choose a commuting allowance;
  • a pension scheme, to which your contribution is only 5%.

Let's meet 
Are you the person we're looking for? Are you ready to join Rabobank as a Sector Banking Director and to make a difference to yourself, our customers and to society?  We look forward to receiving your application for this vacancy in Utrecht.

Good to know:

  • Applications are open until 1st of December. Apply via the “Apply now” button. Responses will be handled in accordance with our vacancy management policy.
  • If you have any questions about the specific details of this position, please contact Peter van Ark, business manager on +31 (06) 292 2957 or
  • Roxana van Mourik, recruiter, would be happy to answer any questions about the application procedure via +31 (0)6 8227 7278 or
  • 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.
  • The application process for this vacancy includes an individual assessment.
  • 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!

Director Food & Agri Sector Banking

Type contract Fulltime
Vakgebied Corporate banking
Locatie Utrecht (Nederland)
Referentienummer JR_00015864
Publicatiedatum 29 november 2019


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