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Credit Risk Manager
Ref No.: 17-00626
Location: Chicago, Illinois
 Our client, an international trading company is curently looking for a:

Credit Risk Manager to join their team in Chicago. 

We are looking for a Credit Risk Manager to join our Risk Team. In this role, you will be developing a credit risk framework and scoring methodology for our relevant counterparties. In addition to owning the credit risk framework, the Credit Risk Manager will be responsible for various market risk duties. If you enjoy following developments in financial markets and working alongside a strong team of risk professionals, then this is the role for you! 

What you'll do: 

•   Build out and continuously improve Optvier's credit risk framework
•   Liaise with our global headquarters on counterparties where we have shared exposures
•   Closely follow developments in the in counterparties and financial markets in general
•   Identify, monitor, measure, report and communicate market risk exposure for proprietary trading activities
•   Maintain and analyze risk reports covering derivative trading activities to identify market risk
•   Establish strong relationships with the IT, Trading and Business Operations groups in order to better assess the company's risk profile
•   Proactively identify, capture and evaluate risk incidents 
•   Provide analysis independently and draft recommendations to Trading and Risk Management

What you'll need: 

•   An academic degree, preferably in a technical, economics, or risk management
•   3 to 5 years of relevant experience with Credit Risk Management
•   Strong numerical and analytical mind
•   Pro-active and self-starting mentality
•   Ability to make tough decisions in a high pressure environment 
•   Proficiency in Excel, VBA and/or SQL proficiency preferred
•   Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required; we will not sponsor individuals for employment authorization for this job opening

What you'll get: 

25 days paid vacation, attractive bonus structure; training opportunities; generous 401K company match; fully paid health insurance premiums; paid commuting expenses up to the maximum allowable amount; breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages provided daily; weekly in-house chair massages; casual dress; game room and more!