IRB Risk Modelling Team Manager

  • Job Reference: R-00234894-OTHLOC-GBR-5FMAN096
  • Date Posted: 4 June 2024
  • Employer: NatWest Group
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  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting, Banking & Financial Services
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Join us as an IRB Risk Modelling Team Manager

  • If you have good team leadership experience, this is a chance to take on a role with significant responsibility
  • In this key role, you’ll lead a team of highly specialised analysts in the development and maintenance of credit risk models used in the bank’s risk frameworks
  • You’ll be supporting a clearly defined and effective framework within which models are developed and maintained in a controlled manner, mitigating excessive model risk

What you'll do

As an IRB Risk Modelling Team Manager, you’ll be leading, managing and developing a team of highly technically skilled managers and model developers. Alongside this, you’ll be providing business and other stakeholders with advice and support on model use, model impact and model implementation.

You’ll also be:

  • Supporting the business through developing and maintaining compliant IRB, IFRS 9, stress test and decision-support models
  • Supporting regulatory engagement and internal governance in relation to risk models and model frameworks
  • Delivering analytics and performance MI relating to the models and the development of new and enhanced approaches in support of improved business and customer outcomes
  • Managing model proposals developed by the team as they pass through phases of review and implementation by other functions making sure this is controlled and efficient
  • Developing the team, including coaching on model, methodology, best practices definition, delivery of senior management ready material and subject matter expert engagement

The skills you'll need

To succeed in this role, you’ll need broad experience of working in a modelling function or a related quantitative function, part of which in a retail or wholesale banking environment. You’ll also be educated to degree level in a numerate discipline with experience in data driven analysis and statistical or mathematical modelling.

You’ll also demonstrate:

  • Experience of the development and practical application of credit risk models, including scoring and model monitoring, with previous IRB modelling experience being essential
  • Strong coding skills with Python, PySpark, with AWS being preferred as well as experience of working with very large data sets
  • Extensive banking or financial services experience
  • Broad experience of risk systems, methodologies and processes in a retail or wholesale bank environment
  • Experience of managing a highly technically skilled team
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to work as part of a team, sharing ideas and learning from others
  • The ability to translate complex and statistical techniques into simple, easily understood concepts