The associate in the Early Stage Life Science practice isresponsible for assisting with portfolio management, client outreach, client onboarding,tracking portfolio credit/regulatory issues and supporting cross-sellopportunities. This role supports the VPs and Managing Director and involvescollaborating with cross-functional SVB teams representing credit cards,letters of credit, foreign exchange, treasury management and private banking,with the goal of orchestrating a superior client experience and maximizingsupport of client relationships.
Much of the work will be in collaboration with VPs andManaging Director. The candidate shouldhave strong task management, prioritization and project management skills, andthe ability to work independently and have the availability to attendnetworking and evening events occasionally. The candidate should have anInterest in life science startups, investor relationships, andcross-collaboration with internal groups. A successful candidate will engage in stayingup to date on life science technology market and sector trends.
Strong written and communication skills are essential. Thecandidate should approach each client engagement, electronic or live, as anopportunity to advise clients and to improve their business standing throughthat advice. The Associate will engagein client meetings both with call preparation and in taking notes. We strive to establish ourselves as trustedadvisors more than bankers, and the candidate will engage and buildrelationships with key client stakeholders to remain well-informed and able torespond to changing circumstances while appropriately balancing client and SVBneeds
Internally, a self-aware approach to engaging with the team,and be able to cross-collaborate
Strongrelationship management skills
Solidcommunication skills, both written and verbal
Strong focusand ownership of the overall client experience
Ability tomanage time and prioritize
Able to workin a team environment, but comfortable working independently
Knowledge ofbanking products and operations
Excellentattention to details
3+ years ofrelated experience
Bachelorsdegree in Life Science is preferred