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Municipal Credit Manager

KeyCorporation - Superior, CO

Municipal Credit Manager

Job Description JOB BRIEF (PURPOSE)

Key Government Finance (KGF) is the legal entity that manages all Federal and Municipal exposures for Key Equipment Finance (KEF), an operating business of KeyBank. KGFs Municipal business provides taxable and tax-exempt financing for state and local governments, governmental agencies and enterprises, education, and not for profits throughout the U.S. The credit coverage is wide, including general obligation, appropriation leases, tax and revenue backed, energy performance contracts, water, sewer, waste, and transportation, vendor and manufacturer assignments for a variety of products including IT equipment and software, services, heavy equipment, and essential governmental infrastructure..

The open position is for a Municipal Credit Manager (œCredit Manager), primarily responsible for day-to-day management of the municipal credit team, overseeing transaction flow, credit underwriting and decisioning. This person must have a persuasive ability to succinctly determine supportable risk appetite and effectively discuss decisions with internal and external partners. The Credit Manager is responsible for working with sales, legal, originations (documentation), asset management and other areas of KGF and KEF on reviewing vendor programs, establishing credit guidelines, researching and assessing risk related to new markets/products, and developing acceptable tactics for complex structures. This position demands a high level of diplomatic tact and relationship sensitivity in a highly client-centric, fast-paced and deadline driven environment, while prudently adhering to risk policies and regulatory requirements. In addition, this position will work with internal auditors, external regulators, compliance, senior leadership and numerous other internal support departments.

The KGF municipal credit team comprises the Credit Manager and seven credit analysts, supporting the efforts of a sales staff. The Credit Manager reports directly to the Vice President of KGF Credit. This position will be based in Superior, Colorado. Relocation assistance may be available for this position.



Guides a growing team of five credit analysts with various levels of independent decisioning authority, monitors analysts adherence to policies through quality assurance reviews, provides guidance and mentoring to staff on structuring and complex transactions, employee recognition, goal setting, regular systematic performance reviews, career planning, training, monitoring individual workloads and any other HR related responsibilities. This person must have an outstanding ability to constantly and effectually communicate and must be able to support, inspire and motivate staff in a highly dynamic and demanding environment.


Oversees municipal credit underwriting team. Manages deal pipeline, pre-screens transactions, portfolio purchase reviews, and responds promptly to credit requests. Identifies critical issues and escalates accordingly. Proposes alternative credit structures.

Credit Authority

: Exercises credit approval authority up to delegated limits for the role.

Interpersonal Skills

: This is a team working in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment. The Credit Manager will be required to demonstrate a high quotient of interpersonal, conflict-resolution and communication skills, both internally and externally.


High level of written, verbal, interactive and collaborative skills. Able to communicate at the most senior levels and with market established clients. Able to inspire as well as deliver unfavorable messages in a manner that respects the intended audience.

Trusted Advisorship:

Develops and maintains the ability to advise and educate. Engages the team around problem solving, and constantly develops knowledge base around the market served.

Policy Setting:

The Credit Manager will be responsible for providing credit guidance, including sales, upper management, and make credit policy and commercial risk rating recommendations.

New Products:

engages with others to develop new products.

Risk Management:

Maintain compliance with internal risk management objectives and external regulations.


Bachelors degree

Minimum 7 years of municipal credit experience

Knowledge of municipal debt markets, structures, and legal provisions

Deep understanding of credit structures, including all major revenue- and tax-backed debt sectors

Proven ability to work in a high pressure and deadline-driven environment with numerous simultaneous priorities

Advanced PC skills, including Excel and strong financial modeling capabilities


Management experience

Credit analysis role in a rating agency, commercial bank, asset management, bond insurance or other financial institution

Public finance investment banking, financial advisory or other structuring experience

Project finance experience


KeyCorp's roots trace back 190 years to Albany, New York. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Key is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $134.5 billion at March 31, 2017. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management, insurance, and investment services to individuals and businesses in 15 states under the name KeyBank National Association through a network of more than 1,200 branches and more than 1,500 ATMs. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications, and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name. KeyBank is Member FDIC.


Key Enterprise Risk Management provides leadership on risk management strategies and initiatives for credit, market, compliance and operational risk, as well as portfolio management, quantitative analytics and asset recovery activities.



KeyCorp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer committed to engaging a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Employment Type:

Full Time






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Municipal Credit Manager KeyCorporation - Superior, CO, United States


Location: Superior, CO

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