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Credit Risk Officer - Commodity Trading - via Michael Page Risk & Compliance

Locatie: Rotterdam

The Senior Credit Risk Officer will be responsible for/overseeing the operational counterparty risk management of the entities shared services Rotterdam (40 procent) and will be responsible for the entire portfolio of about 5000 counterparties. In this role he will support the setup and improvement of the counterparty risk system, policy and procedures (60 procent).

  • Broad function within dynamic environment for can-do mentality Risk Manager
  • Combination of content and stakeholdermanagement

About our client:
My client is an international trading house located in Rotterdam that trades commodity grains and oilseeds as well as proteins. The company is positioned as a supplier/seller in markets which require expertise in all the key areas of the commodity value chain. Supplies come from within the Group as well as from the international markets. Customers are the feed, food and fuel industries. Within the Group the trade portfolio amounts to around 30 mln tons/year of grains and oilseeds. Developing specialty business is key for the company.

Tasks and responsibilities:
The senior Credit risk officer will be responsible for setting and maintaining credit risk limits, overseeing the collection process and performing compliance checks Next to that the Senior Credit Risk Officer will be responsible for the counterparty portfolio. In this role he is responsible for developing/improving, implementing and rolling out counterparty risk management systems, policies and procedures. In this role he will be responsible for maintaining and improving a group-wide counterparty database of about 5000 counterparties. Propose limits on common counterparties, monitor group exposures, improve and maintain rating models and support the entities in counterparty risk management. The main objectives for this combined role:

  • Developing & maintaining relationships with key internal stakeholders / change existing ways of working
  • Apply Compliance framework
  • Apply risk governance framework
  • Ensure regular quality of data, risk measurement and reporting
  • Help improving risk management related IT-systems
  • Monitor and manage the counter party risks
  • Overseeing the entities in applying the credit risk management policies and procedures
  • Maintain and improve a wide counterparty database
  • Apply risk techniques in a systematic way suited for the business environment


  • 5 years of relevant working experience as a credit risk manager and preferably in a banking or (commodities) trading environment
  • University degree
  • Experience with applying Letter of Credits and other Trade Finance instruments to secure payments
  • Experience with credit insurance
  • Strong conceptual skills, the ability to translate policy into workable instructions
  • Hands-on pragmatical personality with self-starter mentality
  • Fluency in English is required
  • Excellent mathematical and numerical skills
  • Ability to work closely with the IT-department

Nice to have

  • Programming skills (VBA , SQL, Python), or interest to develop these

Our Offer:
- Competitive remuneration package


Information and application:


To fulfil this vacancy this organization is working together with Michael Page Risk & Compliance.

Please send your application for Credit Risk Officer - Commodity Trading at this organization in Rotterdam including your CV via our website.

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Job posted

06 oktober 2018
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More information:

Rogier Jansen
t. +31 6 2298 4783

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