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Sr. Credit Risk Manager (m/w/d)

Zurich, Switzerland
Closing date
May 2, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
For our client, a pioneer in its field, we are looking for an open-minded, driven character for the position Senior Credit Risk Manager in Zurich. The position offers a broad and diverse range of tasks within a fast-paced, innovative and collaborative environment. Are you known for your strong communication and problem solving skills and dealing directly with clients comes easy to you? Do you have professional experience in underwriting (10+ years) preferably with a background within the SME field? Then this is the right position for you!
German and English or French is mandatory.

Your Responsibilities
  • Support and report to the Senior Credit Risk Management Team
  • Monitoring your subsidiary's portfolio performance (loans granted, current exposure, overdue cases, pipeline, etc.) and reporting to the Board and the Risk Management Office;
  • Liaising with local regulatory authorities as needed
  • Credit analysis of prospects and clients with a view to granting trade finance and currency trading products, with a focus on financials, operations and trading cycles;
  • Approval of risk limits for individual clients within the scope of authority delegated to you
  • Presenting and defending your analysis in person at credit committee meetings to senior management, including the C-suite
  • Cooperation with other teams (i.e. Front Office and Onboarding/Compliance) to ensure a smooth client experience and that decisions made within the Credit Risk team are relayed clearly
  • Management of an existing client portfolio, monitoring creditworthiness and the risk/return ratio
  • Assistance with the collections process for overdue payments and communication of decisions with relevant parties
  • Proactively manage own work pipeline and take responsibility for meeting the SLAs of the whole team

Your Profile
  • Professional experience in credit underwriting (10+ years), preferably with background in the SME field, or experience in financial analysis in the Swiss market
  • You've been exposed to the collections process for any overdue payments or clients in arrears
  • You're equipped with strong knowledge of local accountancy principles as well as a deep understanding of FX markets and associated vanilla products
  • Profound knowledge in the use of Excel
  • You are known for your clear and concise way of communicating and you have a knack for explaining complex concepts in a coherent way
  • Along with your strong problem-solving skills dealing directly with clients comes easily to you
  • You're experienced in training others and managing a pipeline
  • English and German or French is mandatory

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