Senior Credit Risk Analyst - Collections

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    Credit Risk & Analytics

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    £40,000 - £45,000 pa

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    over 1 year ago

The Senior Credit Risk Analyst, Collections will play a leading role in developing, monitoring and optimising pre- and post-termination collections strategies, through their own analytics and modelling, with the objective of mitigating impairment, improving financial returns and delivering customer outcomes.

Key responsibilities include:

•             Leverage data and analytics to influence decision making and strategic direction of end-to-end collections strategies (pre- and post-termination, including treatments to prepare for debt sale).

•             Design, develop and monitor the effectiveness of collections strategies and treatments

•             Work with business colleagues to gain support for recommendations using accurate insight and analysis

•             Ensure delivery of all new initiatives into an operational environment in a safe and controlled manner. 

•             Optimise customer contact rates and outcomes through effective risk segmentation and dialler prioritisation.

•             Produce effective analysis of key trends in arrears and default performance, with material variances identified and reported, and escalation to senior management and Credit Committee where appropriate.

•             Make recommendations to remediate negative movements in arrears performance, working with Customer Operations to turn these into actionable strategies

•             Build and maintain a robust test and design framework, delivering clear and measurable assessments of new collections strategy tests, initiatives and champion challenges.

•             Ensure good knowledge and understanding of prevailing regulation and legislation appropriate to role.

•             Contribute to strategic collections discussion and direction at Collections Committee and weekly operations meeting ensuring team delivery against expectations.

•             Proactively manage control environment by contributing to self-assessment of all team activities 

•             Call out emerging economic risks and offer recommendations.

The Person:

  • 3+ years’ experience within Collections Strategies / Credit Risk
  • Strong analytical experience with a range of data mining tools and large volumes of data
  • Excellent technical knowledge of SAS and/or SQL
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office with an emphasis on Excel
  • Strong customer understanding and empathy
  • Proven ability to influence decision making through analysis and insight
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Exposure to working with and presenting to senior managers
  • Excellent stakeholder management
  • Legal and regulatory understanding of collections within consumer finance industry


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