Acquisitions Strategy Risk Manager

Citi - Wilmington, DE (30+ days ago)3.9

Primary Location: United States,Delaware,Wilmington
Education: Bachelor's Degree
Job Function: Risk Management
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular
Travel Time: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Job ID: 18035357


Citi Branded Cards North America (N.A.) is the market leader in the credit card industry. With a pre-eminent global brand and distribution, Branded Cards N.A. maintains its leadership position by delivers industry-leading products, advanced services and payment systems that address clients’ evolving needs.
Integral to Citi Cards’ success is the introduction of innovative products and solutions through strong partnerships and dedicated employees who are committed to excellence. Attracting market-leading talent is a priority at Citi Cards N.A., and the combination of financial strength and broad product scope provides rewarding opportunities for outstanding professionals to excel in a dynamic organization.
The Acquisitions credit policy team within Risk Management in responsible for designing credit policy for new customers across all channels – Digital/Mail/Bank etc. The position will conduct rigorous credit and statistical analysis with a focus on Modeling, segmentation, policy design to ensure Citi targets and books the right customers within its risk appetite guardrails.

The team is responsible for the following:
Design sophisticated acquisitions credit policy for multiple channels and products
Leverage state of the art modeling techniques including machine learning for underwriting and decision making. Explore ways to scale the use of Big data for credit policy
Design tests leveraging innovative techniques like Design of Experiments to measure risk performance by key levers

Key responsibilities:
Ownership of policy analytics from conception to execution, including tracking of performance
Identify business opportunities; develop credit tests and risk strategies, balancing risk and return
Optimize initial credit lines across channels commensurate with the risk
Advance machine learning and big data agenda across the risk organization
Communicate policy changes and test recommendations, program approvals, performance trends with key stakeholders, senior management and external regulators.
Lead and manage meetings with key business partners like Marketing, product, Finance, and Legal
Manage and analyze testing agenda in branded card acquisitions risk
Communicate clearly and effectively to business partners and senior leaders
Manage multiple projects simultaneously through effective project management. Create, update, and track project plans for multiple deliverables.
Mentor and coach junior team members


Bachelor’s Degree required in statistics, mathematics, engineering, physics, economics, or related quantitative discipline
5+ year’s experience in risk management, financial services or relevant field
Experience with analytical or data manipulation tools (e.g. SAS, SQL, R, SPSS)
Proficient with MS Office suite
Excellent quantitative and analytic skills; ability to derive patterns, trends and insights, and perform risk/reward trade-off analysis
Ability to build effective presentations to communicate analytical findings to a wide array of audiences
Effective cross-functional project, resource, and stakeholder management; effectively engage with internal audit and external regulators
Experience with end-to-end project planning and management
Understanding of basic P&Ls of Cards / loans business