Senior Credit Risk Analyst

Yorkshire Building Society
£28,600 to £42.800 per annum
13 Nov 2017
15 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen and we are currently looking for a talented Senior Credit Risk Analyst based at our Broad Gate office in Leeds. Reporting to the Senior Manager ? Acquisition Risk the main purpose of the role is to support the management of Retail Credit Risk by proactively identifying credit risk issues and leading analytical projects to address these through a combination of advanced data mining, advanced statistical analytics and credit risk model development.

The work environment is friendly with a strong team mentality that encourages the expression of new ideas and improvements. The organisation prides itself on the development of their work force and you will play a key role in the coaching and mentoring of junior colleagues. You will also have a platform to develop yourself including having opportunities to present to and interact with senior stakeholders at committees, gaining exposure which may not be available at other organisations.

Your main responsibilities will include, but are not limited to;
? Utilise best practice statistical, analytical and modelling techniques to perform complex analysis of the Society?s portfolios, to enable strategic decision making by management
? Have an excellent understanding of the credit risk lifecycle for residential and buy-to-let mortgages and leverage that understanding to add value to all analysis.
? Communicate results of analysis to senior management to a high standard, both written and verbally
? Develop a network of key stakeholders across the business to facilitate knowledge sharing and cross functional working, and to be viewed as a subject matter expert for Retail Credit Risk within the Society
? Lead and manage small analytical projects ?end to end? from scoping and defining requirements through to the presentation of results
? Coach, mentor and develop Retail Credit Risk Analysts

Skills/Experience required;
? Educated to at least degree level (minimum 2:1) with an emphasis on mathematical / analytical techniques. Masters and/or PHD preferred.
? Significant experience of working in Retail Credit Risk (or similar), within a financial services organisation, including experience of at least one of (or comparable experience in a similar field):
- Credit risk model development
- Portfolio analytics
? Excellent skills in data manipulation, SAS (or similar statistical packages), SQL and Microsoft Excel
? Outstanding analytical and problem solving skills
? Able to work both as part of a team and independently, with excellent communication skills
? Able to undertake complex analytical tasks with limited support and guidance
? The capability to coach and develop junior colleagues

Rewards and benefits:
Not only do we provide the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to our business, we want to recognise and reward that contribution. We do this through an excellent benefits package that offers real reward:
? 27 days holiday plus bank holidays
? Excellent bonus scheme
? Money Purchase Pension scheme to which we contribute
? Private Medical Insurance
? Staff Mortgage facility and Staff Savings Account
? Health Cash Plan
? Supportive and enjoyable working culture

Why choose the YBS Group?
Our culture -No matter where you join us, you can be sure of professional, fun and supportive people to work with. We believe this is at the centre of what makes Yorkshire Building Society such a great place to be.

Our vision - our vision is to be the most trusted provider of Financial Services in the UK. We strive to achieve this by delivering financial security and long-term value to our members along with exceptional service.

Our values - our values are embedded into every aspect of life here. Even during our recruitment process, you can rest assured that you?ll be treated in the same manner and go through the same steps as other applicants. And if you?re going through one of our Learning & Development programmes, we?ll ensure that you have support and guidance every step of the way.

Yorkshire Building Society Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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