Credit Risk Manager

Richard James Recruitment Specialists Ltd
London, United Kingdom
Highly Competitive
02 Oct 2022
21 Oct 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Our client is a very successful Global Energy Trading company with access to all key markets worldwide...

You will be part of the Credit function which is responsible for all aspects of credit risk management including pre-deal counterparty assessments, counterparty KYC and sanctions checking, contractual and credit support negotiations, portfolio credit exposure management (including mitigation), default probability assessments, and credit risk capital assessments.

Key Role Responsibilities:

  • Managing autonomously credit risk related requests primarily from the UK and US offices overseeing risks, rating, limit and mitigation assessments for new and existing counterparties. Direct involvement in review process and write-ups will be required at times.
  • Reviewing and approving limit and counterparties proposals under delegated authority or escalating appropriately in accordance with internal risk mandate.
  • Leading and coaching more junior Credit Analysts located in the UK.
  • Managing relationship with Front Office (Originators & Traders) ensuring commercial and credit risk interests are understood and reconciled.
  • Understanding and supporting the modelling of potential credit exposure of new and existing transactions.
  • Negotiating credit terms and covenants in commodity trading agreement (MSPA, SCoTA, ISDA...) as well as credit supports (letters of credit, parent company guarantee, insurances...) directly with counterparties, credit support providers... in collaboration with in-house Legal and Origination teams.
  • Monitoring market events potentially impacting credit standing of counterparty portfolio and/or credit exposures and identify actions to mitigate risks.
  • Supporting the computation and reporting of key credit risk indicators (credit reserves, credit risk capital...) to Executive Management and shareholders monthly.
  • Contributing to the development of new policies, qualitative and quantitative credit risk frameworks, and IT tools.


  • 7 years or more of experience in a credit analyst/manager position gained within a commodity trading environment or financial institution.
  • Experience in managing junior resources and lead taskforce projects
  • Professional experience on energy products, particularly Coal, Dry bulk freight, LNG and/or LNG freight, will be a strong advantage.
  • Professional experience in negotiating contractual and credit documentations will be a strong advantage.
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent professional qualification.
  • Excellent financial, qualitative and credit analysis skills.
  • Good negotiation skills and understanding of contractual frameworks.
  • Knowledge of Coal, LNG and Freight products.
  • Understanding of KYC and AML processes and requirements is a plus.
  • Fluency in English - both written and verbal compulsory.
  • Fluency in another language will be a strong advantage.
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