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Senior Credit Risk Analyst

Posted 12 January by Michael Page Finance Easy Apply Ended

Michael Page have an excellent Senior Credit Risk Analyst opportunity in Houghton Le Spring. The role is a permanent, full time position for an excellent, nation wide organisation. This is a brilliant opportunity for anyone with a background in looking to take the next step in their career.

Client Details

The company is a well-known, national business who are looking for a Senior Credit Risk Analyst to join their finance function based in Houghton Le Spring.


The main responsibilities of the role include:

  • Supporting the business growth plans
  • Protecting the business against credit risk
  • Assisting with the development and growth of current risk processes
  • Reviewing analysis and MI generated within credit and determine key insights and drive business change to deliver financial gains for and/or improved customer experience
  • Developing insights and ongoing MI to support the evaluation of credit risk key drivers, performance and strategies
  • Designing, developing and writing extensive and highly complex scripts to load, transform, validate and manipulate large data sets
  • Acting as an internal consultant within the company to understand requirements, develop appropriate analysis and/or enduring MI and present key findings
  • Evaluating the performance of credit strategies including credit management campaigns, policy rules, cut offs and scorecards
  • Monitoring the operational drivers of credit risk performance
  • Working with suppliers and colleagues to define requirements, procedure, build, test and implement new credit risk capabilities
  • Designing and developing appropriate data / data mart structures to support credit risk management strategies, pilots and/or MI
  • Supporting and helping develop the infrastructure to productionise MI generated within the team including scheduling, quality assessment, automated distribution


The successful candidate will have:


  • A First or 2.1 Class Degree in Maths/ Statistics or maths based subject (Physics etc)
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills, ideally gained within Credit, Marketing or Customer Services
  • Be self-motivated
  • Be highly analytical
  • Demonstrable technical programming skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Strong stakeholder management
  • The ability to communicate complex analytical information to variety of non-technical users


  • Credit risk regulation, governance and compliance
  • Knowledge of credit bureau data and processing Technical programming skills having been ideally developed in SAS including Base SAS and / or SAS EG
  • Required skills

    • SAS
    • credit analyst
    • Mathematics Degree
    • Credit risk analyst
    • senior credit risk analyst

    Reference: 34143290

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