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Manager Credit Risk - Spain Based - Zanders

Location: Madrid, Spain
Employment: Full-time
Within this role, you will engage in a diverse array of quantitative credit risk projects, working alongside multidisciplinary teams to tackle complex challenges and formulate actionable models for client implementation.

At Zanders, we are an international consultancy specializing in Risk, Treasury, and SaaS solutions. With our origins in the Netherlands, we've expanded our footprint across Europe, the United States, the Middle East, and Asia. We have recently opened a new location for our Financial Institutions team in Spain. Our primary focus revolves around credit risk, asset & liability management (ALM), ESG & climate change risk, and, in response to our continued growth, we've also ventured into domains like blockchain technology.

Our client base comprises banks, insurers, and asset managers. As part of our team, you will play a pivotal role in advising our clients on matters related to their risk models, policies, and governance.

Your role

As a valued member of our international 'Financial Institutions' management team, you'll experience a dynamic blend of freedom, responsibility, innovation, and collaboration, all while embracing a culture of fun and flexibility. Your future colleagues are driven self-starters, experts in their fields, always eager to push boundaries and continuously challenge themselves. They share a common passion for developing, testing, and validating risk models, with a keen focus on delivering innovative solutions that enhance client value.

Within this role, you will engage in a diverse array of quantitative credit risk projects, working alongside multidisciplinary teams to tackle complex challenges and formulate actionable models for client implementation. You'll provide invaluable guidance to clients, autonomously manage smaller projects, and collaborate within teams on larger endeavors.

Your role will be well-defined, accompanied by clear responsibilities, and you'll serve as the direct point of contact for clients. Every project you undertake will present fresh challenges, involve new stakeholders, and introduce various complexities. The impact of your contributions on our business will be truly transformative. Join us and become a vital part of our financial team's success.

As the Madrid office will in start-up mode for the first few years, you will be given considerably more responsibility than in other consultancies. Furthermore, Zanders offers a broad range of internal trainings, knowledge sharing opportunities and personal development. 

Skills to be successful

  • University degree in in Econometrics, Mathematics, Quantitative Finance, Statistics, or related topics.
  • At least 3 years of experience in the field of credit risk within financial institutions or consulting firms.
  • Strong interest in developing, designing and performing the quantification of credit risk.
  • Knowledge on best market practices, current topics and regulation such as CRD, CRR and EBA Guidelines.
  • Regulatory understanding and preferably experience with TRIM missions, IMIs, OSIs etc.
  • Knowledge of Excel and programming tools (e.g.  Python, MATLAB, SAS, R).
  • Ambitious, entrepreneurial, innovative, analytical thinker.
  • Exceptional analytical skills.
  • Fluent in English
  • Willingness to travel, in particular to the Netherlands, the UK and Switzerland.

We offer in return

Zanders offers attractive conditions of employment (salary, holidays, mobility budget and bonus plan). In addition, we offer you the following:

  • A unique opportunity to establish yourself as a credit risk expert in the financial industry.
  • Challenging assignments and responsibilities, within a varied project and client portfolio.
  • A hybrid position with the flexibility to work (partially) from home or in our new coworking space in Madrid.
  • Opportunity to advise and work with a variety of well recognized (global) financial institutions.
  • Plenty of opportunity for personal development.
  • Ambitious, service-driven work environment where innovation is key.
  • A lively and entrepreneurial team and organization that encourages, motivates and focuses on its people.
  • Annual Zanders trip to a (surprise) location in Europe and other outings and events with colleagues

Who we are

We are a leading international consultancy firm focused on treasury, risk and SaaS. From our offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Sweden, United States, Middle East, South Africa, Germany and Japan, our 250+ consultants service corporates, financial institutions, public sector entities and NGO’s. We have a strong ambition to further expand our business.

With the recent investment of our strategic partner, MML Capital and the recent acquisition of Fintegral, Zanders aims to expand its capabilities and teams in existing international markets and enter new markets and segments. We are therefore looking for candidates like you to join that growth.

We believe that developing our people by investing in them and by sharing knowledge and experiences sets us apart from the crowd and is the key to our success. That is why we create an inspiring work environment and foster our open, family atmosphere in which freedom, fun and flexibility play an important role. It is also why we aim to make our next project even more exciting and challenging!

Madrid, Spain

Information and application:


Please send your application for Manager Credit Risk - Spain Based at Zanders in Madrid, Spain including your CV via our website.

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Job posted
02 november 2023
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