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Head of Credit Risk- Lending Decisioning

  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: Up to £100,000 per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 29 days ago

  • Sector: Risk Management
  • Contact: Nuhaa Mohamed
  • Contact Email: nmohamed@merje.com
  • Contact Phone: 0161 883 2762
  • Expiry Date: 12 June 2024
  • Job Ref: NM/11627

If you're passionate about providing great customer experiences and want to be part of building a winning and positive culture, then this is the role for you!

My Client is looking for a Head of Lending Decisioning to lead all aspects of automated lending decisioning across the bank, including designing and implementing credit rules, building bespoke credit scorecards, assessing customer affordability systematically and avoiding non-genuine applications. You will be commercially minded, setting risk appetite and pricing approach to deliver sustainable profitable lending whilst keeping the bank safe.

 RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design and implement consumer lending decision strategies, rulesets and scorecards
  • Report and monitor on automated decisioning performance
  • Own risk-based pricing model and approach
  • Feedback performance observations and suggest improvements to the wider consumer lending team, including manual underwriting team, collections and customers services
  • Assist the finance team with the development of IFRS 9 modelling and provisioning
  • Contribute to overall lending strategy and risk appetite of the bank
  • Support the data team in the management of customer application data and the technology team with the ongoing management of the decisioning engine
  • Apply the principles of responsible lending and Consumer Duty in everything you do

 

IDEAL CANDIDATE: 

  • 5 years or more experience in a credit analytics role within regulated financial services, ideally with exposure to consumer lending
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in highly analytical subject (e.g. maths or statistics)
  • Highly competent in Excel and SQL, with good working knowledge of Python, SAS or R
  • Understanding of Credit Bureau and Open Banking data structures
  • Ability to present, interact and articulate clearly with non-technical senior stakeholders
  • Passion for managing and developing junior talent and spreading specialist knowledge
  • Proven ability to use data to identify issues, tell stories and challenge others' analysis

 

Feel free to call me on 0161 883 2762 or drop your CV to nmohamed@merje.com

 

*All applicants must have right to work in the UK*

Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days due to the large volume of applications, unfortunately, your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities. If you would like this job advertisement in an alternative format, please contact MERJE directly.