AgFirst Farm Credit Bank, a growing agriculture lender with over $35 billion in assets, has an exciting opportunity available for a Counterparty Assessment Intern. The position will be located in Columbia, SC. The internship experience at the Bank is designed to partner with students by creating a stimulating learning experience through working on real projects that impact the business. If you are interested in elevating your career, you should consider an opportunity with us!
The Product Analyst Intern will:
A college-level intern to help complete a baseline of the fintech/agtech vendor landscape and update our AgFirst competitor profile
A few areas of focus for the project:
Inventory of vendors and products chosen by commercial banks o Example: who are the players and what is their profile (financial standing, acquisitions, roadmap) o Example: Other Farm Credit Banks, ACAs, and service providers have all made choices in the past year or so that impacts vendor market share
State of the market for vendors in key spaces
Example: end of life technology in the spreading tool space drove nearly every commercial bank to purchase new products in the last 18 months
Sales momentum and analysis of impact to AgFirst
Example: FIS picked up many clients from Moody’s in the past 18 months § Pro: Another Farm Credit Service provider and AgFirst are target clients for Moody’s (selections are pending for both) § Con: We see strained support from FIS and slow roadmap execution for Optimist.
Emerging technology in the product space
Example: automated spreading technology
Example: AI and natural language processing which completes first level credit analysis
This would be very good exposure for an intern and the project deliverables would be helpful to all Product Managers in Product Management. Scope could be expanded beyond products under Product Management responsibility, time permitting.