Senior Credit Risk Manager (Heineken UK)
July 20, 2017
Job Type
Scotland & UK
Industry and Commerce
Credit Management


Rutherford Cross is working in partnership with HEINEKEN UK to identify and engage a high calibre Senior Credit Risk Manager to undertake a key role within its newly created Credit Risk team for Star Pubs & Bars. Working for one of the world's most instantly recognisable brands, in this role you will be responsible for leading and driving the Star Pubs & Bars Credit Control team.

The Senior Credit Risk Manager is responsible for creating policies and procedures for this new function, developing and executing strategy and leading/managing a large Credit team based in Edinburgh.

Reporting to the Head of Finance, and working closely with the wider leadership team, this role represents a fantastic opportunity to create both a new business function, and to play a vital role in the company's journey. The ability to engage and influence at senior level is essential, as is possessing the commerciality to make key lending decisions within a fast paced and ever evolving working environment.

Key responsibilities

  • Building and leading a high performing credit management team, up to 30 FTE
  • Working closely with the leadership team to shape credit policy and drive the strategy
  • Manage the team to minimise bad debts and maximise cash flow through credit control collection
  • Set objectives, KPI's and service levels in order to deliver the operational plan
  • Oversee the successful implementation of staff training and accreditation plan
  • Implementation and management of processes and controls to ensure effective corporate governance is in place and adhered to
  • In-depth performance analysis to create commercial opportunities and make informed credit decisions
  • Producing insightful financial reports that can inform decision making
  • Develop an environment of continuous improvement of procedures and processes
  • Lead on projects and be an SME on larger strategic projects
  • Effectively manage the risk profile in line with Accounts Receivable KPI's

Candidate requirements

  • Extensive experience at a management level with accountability for team objectives with a track record of high achievement and outstanding performance
  • Experience of credit risk management, turnaround, credit control or lending to SME
  • Experience at successfully managing change and implementing continuous process improvement to ways of working
  • Previous experience of creating policies and procedures
  • Strong business partnering experience
  • A track record of successful strategic decision making

The position offers an attractive basic salary of £60,000 - £70,000 + generous benefits package including bonus, flexible working hours, private medical cover, 35 days annual holiday, double matched pension (5:10) and monthly product allowance.

For a full role profile or to register your interest, please contact our recruitment partner Derek Lauder at Rutherford Cross on [email protected] or call 0131 603 8111.

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