Credit Risk Manager (First Line)

Revolut

  • Location
    • London
  • Date Posted
  • 09 May 2020
  • Function
  • Finance
  • Sector
  • Fintech

About the team

The credit department at Revolut designs, develops and launches credit products across multiple countries.

As we do this from scratch we have complete responsibility for each product: developing the backend, the front-end, the data science infrastructure, and then creating a local setup in each country with scalable risk management and portfolio management solutions.

The team is made up of a mix of risk management, product, design and software professionals, providing lots of opportunity to share knowledge and learnings across functions.

About the role

Create and manage risk management framework to maintain balance between risk and reward to continuously grow a predictable and profitable retail credit portfolio. Build and manage the credit policy and procedures for targeting, underwriting and life cycle management of credit products like unsecured personal loans and credit cards. Ensure continuous monitoring and validation of the credit decision outcomes and MIS availability. Lead the initiative for preventive and reactive actions towards any micro and macro factors impacting portfolio credit performance and profitability.

What you need to achieve

  • Ensure low and controllable default rate.
  • Achieve effective control of underwriting procedure and score cutoffs
  • Effective portfolio analysis and management through the economic cycle

No risk appetite statement breaches

What you'll do

  • Developing strategies to to launch new products by conducting in-market tests to define the right product market fit, target customer segments and conceptualise tests and accelerate innovation by experimentation
  • Developing account level valuation frameworks to develop underwriting credit policies using NPV framework to optimise portfolio level economic returns
  • Strong experience in making data driven decisions with especial focus on marginal decision making
  • Experience in portfolio management, which includes but is not limited to credit limit management, risk based pricing, retention strategies, overlimit policies etc.
  • Have a good business intuition on Risk adjusted return requirements & overall is able to manage / adjust the portfolio returns as more / new data comes into light
  • Support the annual budget, forecast and planning processes, from assessment of market/industry trends through data gathering and analysis, initiative selection and assessment, preparation of the plan, from concept to delivery
  • Track, communicate and draw insights from the performance of ongoing initiatives & be on top of all credit KPI’s through intensive monitoring
  • Identify operational inefficiencies and manage the implementation of small scale change within the Credit function
  • Partnering with engineers, PM, data scientists, designers etc. to coordinate and prioritise business decisions
  • Ensure approval and good rating of first line credit risk function from second line, third line and regulators

What you'll need

  • Proven track record of managing through the cycle credit risk for retail credit products like credit cards, unsecured personal loans etc.
  • A bachelor's degree (preferably Masters or higher) in an quantitative/analytical stream like engineering, statistics, Physics, math, economics or management degree from a top university
  • Solid understanding of credit policy governance framework and is able to work through 2nd/3rd line of defense in a competent manner
  • Delivers excellent results that exceeds requirements, plans appropriately to meet multiple objectives and is forward thinking on inter-dependencies to proactively identify and resolve issues
  • Solid understanding of credit as well as behavioural scoring models esp. for retail credit products
  • Generally clear, concise and structured and is able to explain complex concepts in simple manner
  • Deep thinker capable of processing a lot of information towards most optimal decision making
  • Understands the value of speed to market and is able to balance between elegant problem solving and business need of the hour
  • Excellent working knowledge of SQL, R and Python etc. & other data analysis tools and also willing to learn new technology to help business scale

A little about us

  • We believe that there are better ways for people to control their money. Easier, fairer ways.
  • Revolut started in 2015 with fee-free card transactions abroad. We’ve since added current accounts, business accounts, savings, insurance, and even cryptocurrency trading.
  • We reached 10 million customers as we rolled into 2020 and we're adding another million every quarter.

What we are looking for

  • From employee 1 to employee 1400, you will be slotting into a global team that shares a number of traits.
  • You can work autonomously and take ownership. We thrive with the space and responsibility to solve problems.
  • You operate best without lots of bureaucracy. We don’t hide behind fancy job titles or clunky processes ‘because that’s how things are done’.
  • You approach work in a logical way. We are not afraid to make mistakes but we use data and logic to backup decisions and improve understanding.
  • And you share our mission to improve people’s relationship with their money.

The benefits

Competitive salary

Biannual equity bonuses

  • All the latest tech you need
  • Skip the commute and work from home once a week
  • Roll with a free Revolut Metal subscription

Pension plan

Private health insurance

  • Don’t panic about cooking: get free dinners with Deliveroo
  • Start the day properly with fresh fruit and cereals
  • Stay refreshed: get juice, tea, coffee and soft drinks on tap
  • Rest up with 29 days’ holiday per year
  • Please only submit an application for one posting.