Credit Risk Manager – 6 month contract
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We are searching for an experienced Credit Risk Management Specialists who wants to develop their career on an international platform, in a business that will encourage your input, welcome your ideas and act on them.
Initially this position is based on a 6 month contract and our client is looking for an immediate start. This position will be based in Gateshead and the salary is £30-33k pending on experience.
You will partner the organisation and manage credit risk as well as oversee credit processes, policy and procedures for our SMU’s within Europe and North America. The role has three key areas of responsibility;
Credit Risk Management
Using a variety of reporting on a regular (weekly/monthly) basis monitor and manage credit risk of assigned Region and SMU at a country and customer level. Identify risk and methods to mitigate risk communicating this effectively to internal stakeholders. Seek to improve collection performance and support repeatable improvement in reduction of overdue debt.
Credit Processes, Policy and Procedures
Provide operational support to the business to establish new standardised processes within the region. Assist in supporting and establishing the outsourced business model in Europe being the focal point for the SMU(s) working initially with a project team.. Focus on continuous improvement of processes and procedures through standardisation.
Develop, produce and regularly share accurate and timely credit reporting with Sales, Finance and Customer Service. Highlight opportunities to improve by establishing regular recurring meetings with internal stakeholders to discuss metrics. Focus on continuous improvement and maintaining improved performance.
Develop and understanding of SMU business strategy goals within region and country to aid improved decision making, balancing supporting business strategy and credit risk.
Provide support to sales, finance and customer service in ongoing change management in the new outsourced business model.
Provide daily support and direction on business processes and supporting tools and systems.
Partner with service delivery management to develop, improve and maintain service levels
You will have extensive experience in a credit risk management role and be able to demonstrate expertise in operational risk, risk assessment and financial statement analysis. You will have been involved in global process/policy design and worked in a matrix organisation too. Good at influencing others, you will be flexible and adaptable as well as willing to use your initiative when needed. You will have project management skills and be the sort of person who is passionate about excellence and delivers on commitments.
Skills and Experience
Proven credit management level experience
Demonstrate project management experience
Experience working in matrix organization
Demonstrate ability to influence and negotiate
Working within global process/policy design
Business to business operational credit experience
Credit risk assessment experience
Financial statement analysis experience
Performance management experience
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Ability to work independently
Experience in SAP, FSCM, MFGpro, EBS
Experience of working within Europe businesses
Demonstrate ability to meet or beat deadlines
Commercial focus and balanced decision making
Think strategically and act tactically
Financial statement analysis and assessment/judgment
International / regional geographical level operational credit management experience
Experience of managing a team
Experience in establishing/implementation of global process/design
Performance management experience working with BPO
Experience in sales / customer focused commercial role
Degree level or equivalent (experience)