Credit Risk Team Leader

Credit Risk Team Leader

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    Finance Clerical

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    Matthew Spicer

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    8 months ago

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Cherry Professional are working on behalf of a unique and professional business, based in Chesterfield, who are seeking to employ an Credit Risk Team Leader on a permanent basis.
This is an excellent opportunity to work in a well-established team for an exciting business who have grown year on year.

The role
Responsible for a small team of credit analysts and data input assistants, you will be required to meet the following key departmental tasks.
Manage a busy credit held diary to ensure all held orders are reviewed and appropriate decisions made within agreed timescales for each order hitting the diary system or before the close of business each day as appropriate.
Regularly review Euler credit lines and keep information correctly recorded on the customer's account.
Update credit report information held on AS400 each month for all accounts with limits inside insurer's threshold and take the necessary action where Credit agency report has changed.
Assess new account files. Liaise with sales, the customer, credit agencies and review internet and other appropriate materials to agree credit lines.
Monitor and review existing credit lines. Speak with 3rd party agencies, the customer or sales to procure the required information to assist setting increased limits. Continually manage limits to stay within agreed insurer's framework and avoid uninsured risk.
Create, update and monitor AS400 customer accounts including the accurate gathering of customer information.
Control the creditcontrol@ email, investigate and respond to any requests within an agreed timescale after liaising appropriately with key stakeholders.
Any other activity required to meet the departmental objectives.

Key Skills

Staff management:

Coach and mentor staff on a one to one and team basis to include: An understanding of training and development requirements and the ability to agree an appropriate programme to meet the staff's needs

Conducting structured appraisals with staff to enable the agreement of SMART objectives and delivery of continued improvements in working standards

Identify weakness and strength within the group and with individuals and employ strategies to improve on weakness and take advantage of strengths

Dealing with disciplinary requirements to achieve positive outcomes that meet HR guidelines and company policy


A strong communicator capable of dealing with key stakeholders at all levels Demonstrate a strong but diplomatic approach and an understanding of when to use verbal or written communication
Able to evaluate a situation and demonstrate strong negotiation skills

Commercial acumen:

Willing to challenge the status quo and provide alternative solutions to problems backed by a good understanding of the credit risk process, company systems and legal limitations. Ability to quickly evaluate all available information and make valued decisions within a quick paced and pressured environment

Make reasoned decisions that deliver on long term objectives and support your decision making by demonstrating a wider understanding of the business environment and the risk process


IT literate, able to use Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, with a good all round knowledge of the AS400 system and in particular a full understanding of the requirements for credit risk and data base maintenance

A good understanding of the credit risk process and how to utilise 3rd party providers such as Creditsafe and Euler Hermes to include a full understanding of their software and policy procedures

Understand company financial accounts including profit & loss, balance sheet and cash flow statements and the use of accounting ratios to aid credit decisions

Key Objectives

Consistently exceed expectation of sales department with the assessment and establishment of credit lines for new account applications Manage credit diary within agreed timeframe and in any case deal with all diary issues by close of business each day

Review existing accounts ahead of required timelines. Agree and implement actions in a timely fashion to ensure business continuity.

Reduce exposure to uninsured debt and the risk of bad debt write off
Manage team training and development and demonstrate effectiveness by improved performance

Jobs you may have applied for include; Risk Analyst, Credit Manager, Senior Risk Analyst, Risk Team Leader or Credit Team Leader.

Cherry Professional are recruiting this role on behalf of the Client.