Senior Risk Manager


Reference VAC-23062
Sector Acquirer Services/Merchant Services, Business Operations, Payment Gateway
Salary, Benefits & OTE Dependent on experience
Town/City London
Locations UK, City of London, London
Job Type Permanent
Date Posted 24th Sep

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Job Description


Have you led the risk team at a cutting-edge, high growth fintech?
Have you managed multiple automated risk and resolution systems in a payments organisation?
Do you have in-depth knowledge and experience of merchant risk management and underwriting?



My client processes billions in payments each year. Tens of thousands of businesses across the UK and beyond rely on them to handle their payments, and hundreds more sign up every week. As they look to the future, those businesses will be larger, more demanding, and present in multiple countries.

The risk team must ensure that the organisation adopts, implements and maintains innovative and appropriate risk processes and controls as they have a duty to banking partners, regulators, schemes, merchants and their customers to review and monitor accounts and transactions with the utmost care.

As Senior Risk Operations Manager you will lead the organisation’s risk mitigation strategies and oversee, assess and communicate business risk. You’ll be responsible for the risk management framework, ensuring risk policies are being adhered to and consistent with regulatory and industry standards and also leading our talented risk team.

Your typical day will include:
• Collaborating with the Director of Operations to determine a fraud prevention and underwriting strategy that will enable the mitigation of loss and financial risk, as well as minimise its financial exposure and liability
• Monitoring the performance of the fraud prevention system, including the setting of alerting rules and models and analysis and reporting of key metrics and other relevant data
• Managing the operational relationship with the product and technology teams and contributing to the product roadmap
• Acting as the principal point of contact/SME for all Risk matters (internal and external)
• Leading the risk team and ensuring they are effectively trained in the use, maintenance and monitoring of the fraud prevention system
• Defining and analysing data trends, key metrics and financial risk patterns, in order to continually improve fraud prevention services
• Ensuring internal and external fraud prevention/underwriting documentation is relevant and regularly updated

You will possess::
• Previous experience managing internal risk within a high growth environment
• In-depth knowledge and experience of merchant risk management and underwriting
• Excellent documentation, report writing and presentation skills
• Strong analytical, investigative and problem-solving skills with an ability to work in a team setting
• Ability to think logically and process information with a high degree of accuracy
• Proactive work ethic, with the ability to deliver results and meet challenging deadlines
• Ideally, you’d have previous experience in the payments industry, of using multiple automated risk and resolution systems
• Experience of delivering training material is highly desirable

 

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