Our client, a Fintech, is looking to recruit a Strategy & Risk Manager in their London office, with hybrid working. This is an exciting role, where you will be the lead strategy analyst for all cards and regulatory workstreams within the Customer Underwriting team. The key focus areas the role encompasses are credit risk optimisation, affordability and open banking/finance. The Manager will play a vital role in the design and implementation of all strategies within their area, being the lead technical expert writing the strategies in Python and SQL.


Role Responsibilities:

  • Taking a lead role in the development of underwriting strategies from first principles to analysis to approval and implementation
  • Undertaking a wide array of data driven analytics tasks, as required by the business
  • Maintaining positive relationships with internal partners to ensure effective feedback loop and execution of strategies and controls
  • Accountability for ensuring accurate and timely delivery into live of all strategy changes worked on


Qualifications and Experience Required:


  • University degree level or similar with highly numerate and analytical background
  • Strong experience within a financial services organisation
  • Proficient use of SQL / Python in developing analysis and strategies
  • Knowledge of consumer credit sector and products, with a core background in risk and/or analytics
  • Ability to drive multiple initiatives forward simultaneously
  • Excellent partnership and relationship skills


  • Familiarisation with credit modelling and forecasting techniques
  • Working understanding of decisions systems e.g. Provenir
  • Experience with Credit Reference Agency (Credit Bureau) data