Vice President, Regional Credit Risk Lead, EMEA

Vice President, Regional Credit Risk Lead, EMEA

MasterCard Europe

Waterloo, Belgium

Overview:

We are currently looking for a Vice President, Regional Credit Risk Lead, EMEA (known internally as VP, Regional Treasurer, Europe, Middle East and Africa) based in London/Belgium reporting to the Corporate Treasurer.

Leading a team of risk managers located in the markets, the principal responsibility of the role consists in managing Mastercard’s Customer Risk Management (CRM) function for the region. The role also involves partnering with our Settlement Operations and Corporate Treasury teams to lead settlement initiatives throughout the region. In addition, the incumbent of the role will work closely with the Regulatory Affairs team in engaging with central banks and other regulators within the region.

Mastercard has approximately $60Bn in credit exposure to financial institutions and other counterparties worldwide, placing the CRM role as a key part of its evolving and quickly growing business model. The magnitude and strategic nature of this exposure necessitates periodic engagement with senior management, Mastercard’s sales and product organizations as well as our customers. This further provides great opportunities to grow your career within Mastercard.

Role:

The primary responsibility is to ensure customer risk for the region is appropriately identified, monitored and managed in accordance with Mastercard’s policies & procedures and risk appetite framework. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Acting as the regional point of contact for all CRM-related matters;
  • Partnering with sales and product organizations to design innovative approaches to cater to customers with different business models;
  • Developing and managing appropriate protection agreements as required, and acting as an escalation point for collateral discussions with the account managers and customers;
  • Reviewing and approving customer credit risk underwriting analysis and, if required, presenting the same to senior management for approval;
  • Partnering with other regional CRM teams to oversee activity at the Treasury Center of Excellence: ensure 24x7 global customer risk exposure monitoring and appropriate underwriting support for risk mangers;
  • Managing through impacts of customer failures including portfolio transfers and license termination;
  • Coordinating application process of new customers to ensure onboarding in a timely manner;
  • Analyzing and reporting on the region’s exposure to its customer base.

All About You:

The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Postgraduate degree in business or equivalent preferred;
  • Experience in credit risk assessment, financial statements analysis and management is a prerequisite; experience in/knowledge of the banking sector and knowledge of the European payments regulation landscape are a strong plus;
  • Commercial mindset to drive appropriate balance between risk and reward;
  • Ability to think outside the box and identify potential sources of risk;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Leadership: manage team located in different countries;
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills;
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills, including at the very senior management levels;
  • Crisis management: ability to manage through a crisis, leading a team to make tough decisions with imperfect/incomplete information.

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