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Description and Requirements

Candidate Location Required: Eastern or Southern Illinois location

Role Value Proposition: 

MetLife Investment Management (MIM) is one of the largest institutional investors and asset managers in the world, with over $601 billion in combined managed assets, and has consistently generated superior returns for both policyholders and shareholders. The enterprise has more than 1000 dedicated professionals with extensive experience and expertise across public and private fixed income and private assets, including real estate.  Visit us at to learn more.


MetLife’s Agricultural Investments group is one of the largest agricultural mortgage lenders in North America. Our agricultural investments are an important part of MetLife’s asset-liability matching program. The long-term nature of these investments makes them a good match for the long-term liabilities the company writes. MetLife’s agricultural portfolio is approximately $23 Billion.


MetLife’s Agricultural Investments group is seeking an exceptional and experienced Senior Relationship Manager / Mortgage Originator.  This individual will be an intracule member of the Central Regional Office (CRO) loan origination team.  The CRO sources and manages agricultural mortgage investments through a mortgage origination team in multiple locations covering a large and diverse geographic region from Colorado to Maine. This individual will originate loans and service an existing loan portfolio of $420 million in Eastern and Southern, Illinois. 



Key Responsibilities:

  • Loan structuring, pricing, and initial risk assessments.
    1. Credit analysis, underwriting and loan closing support.
  • Sponsoring loan for presentation to agricultural credit committee.
    1. Internal real estate valuation & property inspections.
    2. Loan servicing, reporting and portfolio management.
    3. Relationship management and marketing.

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills: 

  • 5 - 10+ years relevant experience with a proven track record of negotiating, underwriting, and servicing agricultural debt deals.
  • Must be located in Eastern or Southern Illinois location
  • Very strong credit and analytical skills, superior knowledge of lending principles, credit procedures, collateral, and credit.
  • Strong leadership skills and relationship management skills.
  • Has an active network among agricultural investment and lending professionals.
  • Real estate valuation knowledge and skills.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication.
  • Highly professional in all circumstances as a representative of MetLife Investment Management and MetLife Agricultural on a regional platform.


  • Bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Business Administration, Finance, Economics, or Banking as well as any other related field of expertise; MBA or master’s degree
  • Experience with loan workouts, including those requiring complex solutions


At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.




The wage range for applicants for this position is $126800 to $169100. This role is also eligible for annual short-term incentive compensation. MetLife offers a comprehensive benefits program, including healthcare benefits, life insurance, retirement benefits, parental leave, legal plan services and paid time off. All incentives and benefits are subject to the applicable plan terms.


The salary range for applicants for this position is 126800 - 169100.
Benefits We Offer

Our U.S. benefits address holistic well-being with programs for physical and mental health, financial wellness, and support for families. We offer a comprehensive health plan that includes medical/prescription drug and vision, dental insurance, and no-cost short- and long-term disability. We also provide company-paid life insurance and legal services, a retirement pension funded entirely by MetLife and 401(k) with employer matching, group discounts on voluntary insurance products including auto and home, pet, critical illness, hospital indemnity, and accident insurance, as well as Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and digital mental health programs, parental leave, volunteer time off, tuition assistance and much more!
About MetLife

Recognized on Fortune magazine's list of the 2023 "World's Most Admired Companies" as well as the 2023 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For ®, MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies; providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to individual and institutional customers. With operations in more than 40 markets, we hold leading positions in the United States, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Our purpose is simple - to help our colleagues, customers, communities, and the world at large create a more confident future. United by purpose and guided by empathy, we’re inspired to transform the next century in financial services. At MetLife, it’s #AllTogetherPossible. Join us!
Equal Employment Opportunity/Disability/Veterans

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MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.
126800 - 169100