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Investment Banking – Diversified Industrials Coverage – Vice President

Req #: 180010800
Location: Chicago, IL, US
Job Category: Investment Banking
Job Description:

J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank is a global leader across banking, markets and investor services. The world’s most important corporations, governments and institutions entrust us with their business in more than 100 countries. With $23 trillion of assets under custody and over $400 billion in deposits, the Corporate & Investment Bank provides strategic advice, raises capital, manages risk and extends liquidity in markets around the world.



As one of the world's premier investment banks, J.P. Morgan serves the needs of our clients by offering a world-class platform coupled with straightforward, intelligent advice. We attribute our long-term success to our commitment of always putting clients' interests first. Whether it's raising capital to meet growth objectives or identifying strategic business partners, J.P. Morgan offers corporate finance and M&A advisory, capital markets, prime brokerage, restructuring, risk and research platform of unrivaled strength and scale.


JPMorgan's Diversified Industrials group is composed of a team of professionals providing strategic advisory and capital raising services to the world's leading corporations.  The group is aligned into several specializations including: Automotive & Equipment, Transportation, Industrials, Metals & Mining, Basic Materials, Chemicals, Aerospace & Defense and Business Services.  This role will be focused on Automotive / Industrials space.


The Role 

The successful candidate will play a vital and accountable leadership role in all aspects of the transaction process and formation/pursuit of strategic business ideas.  S/he will join a dynamic team with that is far reaching, forward moving and also have the opportunity to work with clients and senior management. 


The Vice President will serve as the primary project leader and supervisor of Associates/Analysts on project teams.  This individual is recognized by clients as key member of the team and will take the lead on the execution and marketing of M&A, Equity and Financing mandates and will have direct client responsibility and interaction.  S/he will leverage and coordinate J.P. Morgan's resources on behalf of the client.  In this capacity, one must understand industry fundamentals, anticipate client needs, and leverage J.P. Morgan's and the team's resources to anticipate new business opportunities.  The balance between leveraging internal technical/product expertise and external relationship building is the essence of the position.  Responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Participate in substantial day-to-day client contact and client servicing.

  • Begin to build long-term external relationships and manage accounts.  This should include conducting new business presentations and developing new ideas for business at a relevant client level.

  • Work independently, producing high quality work by totally leveraging and accessing the Firm.

  • Continue to round out product and technical training for Associates.

  • Understudy an Executive Director or Managing Director on certain accounts or transactions, depending on the size and complexity of the client or transaction.

  • Demonstrate skills that will produce revenues for the Firm while gaining a broad understanding of how the Firm can derive revenues from each particular situation.

  • Begin to develop a set of defined projects for new business development.

The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • Bachelors' degree from a reputable university; MBA is preferred.

  • Minimum of 3 years experience (if post MBA) or a minimum of 5 years experience (if post Bachelors) in Investment Banking; Industrials / Automotive and/or M&A experience is highly desired.

  • Very strong financial modeling/valuation and analytical skills.

  • Ability to comfortably interact with business clients and management. 

  • Excellent technology skills with strong Excel (macros, pivot tables, look-ups and filtering) and PowerPoint skills.  S/he will be able to quickly learn new software applications.

  • Highly organized, detail oriented and proactive.  Energetic and decisive, with high level of integrity.

  • Ability to multitask several projects

  • S/he will be able to communicate concepts and ideas both verbally and via documentation, to and be able to defend their validity.

  • Provide examples of a team mentality.  A relationship builder, who can establish trust and credibility across JPMorgan. 

Personal/Professional Attributes

The ideal candidate is a creative, innovative team player.  It is critical that the Vice President be able to relate well to client counterparts and develop good working relationships with these individuals.  It is also important that this person display maturity, good judgment and an ability to work with professionals at all levels inside J.P. Morgan.  Strong analytical, technical problem solving, planning and organizational skills are a must.  These abilities are necessary on an individual level and as this person direct other project members.
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