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Head of Acquisitions, Unsecured Credit Risk

  • Location: Remote
  • Salary: £100-130,000 Base
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: Head of Acquisitions, Unsecured Credit
  • Sector: Banking
Job Description

My client is a well known retail lender with a significant UK portfolio and ambitious growth plans.

They have recently completed a restructure and, as a result, have created a new role within their unsecured lending portfolio management function. This is a leadership role, managing a team of twelve specialists.

You will be responsible for:

Providing leadership and coaching to Acquisition teams; teams at the very core of the bank’s strategy. Setting the team's vision and inspiring high-performing and empowered colleagues. Promoting collaboration across functions to deliver a truly customer obsessed lending offering

Owning and continually developing the credit risk framework for new business eg Policy and decisioning strategies

Ensuring lending remains within the Bank's appetite and credit quality is in line with expectations

Be at the forefront of new and emerging technology and techniques, to continue the bank's leading position in leveraging Open Banking and Group data, and machine learning modelling practices

Collaborating with other functions including Commercial and Digital teams to deliver strategic investment projects, both transforming Credit Risk capability and to support wider customer projects

Maintain an effective control environment, keeping customer outcomes at the heart of this

Represent the bank externally, maintaining strong relationships with regulators, auditors and 3rd party suppliers

Driving macro horizon-scanning, strong market knowledge and portfolio insight in the team, and using these to help inform strategy and appetite


What You’ll Bring:

Extensive experience within a Credit Risk Function or other Analytical Role

Previous leadership experience and team management skills

Demonstrable experience of successfully influencing stakeholder groups

Successful track record of driving innovation in Credit Risk

Multi product breadth of knowledge across the Customer lifecycle knowledge

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