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Senior Manager Credit Risk - Zanders

Location: Zürich, Switzerland
Employment: Full-time
As a Senior Manager, you become an integral part of our international Financial Institutions' leadership team. You will be responsible for expanding our business in Switzerland, focusing on our Credit Risk consultancy services in the Swiss market.

Are you a Credit Risk specialist with extensive knowledge of the Swiss banking market and a strong network? We are a specialist consulting firm renowned for our expertise in quantitative risk modelling. Our aim is to provide exceptional consulting services that consistently surpass expectations. Are you excited about driving our ambitious growth strategy in the DACH region? If so, we invite you to apply for the position of Senior Manager Credit Risk at our organization.

Your role

As a Senior Manager, you become an integral part of our international Financial Institutions' leadership team. You will be responsible for expanding our business in Switzerland, focusing on our Credit Risk consultancy services in the Swiss market. This entails business development, managing projects, and leading multidisciplinary teams to tackle complex challenges and develop practical models for our clients.


  • Provide expert advice to clients, execute and manage complex and large projects independently, including coaching and steering of other project members.
  • Play a key role as the primary contact for clients, ensuring clear communication and understanding.
  • Foster a supportive environment by assisting and mentoring less experienced colleagues in your area of expertise.
  • Actively contribute to developing the growth of our business in the Swiss market.

Skills to be successful

To thrive in this role, you should possess the following qualifications and attributes:

  • Deep knowledge of Credit Risk modelling, including A-IRB and/or IFRS 9 models.
  • Familiarity with current market practices, machine learning, AI and regulations such as CRD, CRR, and EBA Guidelines, and emerging industry trends.
  • Strong performance in Credit Risk Modelling and Management, gained from at least 10 years of relevant experience in financial institutions.
  • A robust network within the Financial Institutions sector in Switzerland.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills to collaborate effectively with clients.
  • Excellent communication skills to engage and align project teams.
  • An ambitious and strategic mindset, coupled with excellent leadership skills.
  • A university degree in Financial Economics, Econometrics, Physics, or Mathematics.
  • Proficient communication skills, with fluency in both German and English.

We offer in return

At our organization, we value work-life balance and promote a healthy work-from-home ethic and wellness policy. In addition, we offer:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package, including a bonus scheme.
  • A hybrid position that offers flexibility to work in our office in Zurich, as well as the option to work partially from home.
  • An unparalleled opportunity to establish yourself as a Credit Risk expert in the financial industry.
  • Business development and people management responsibilities.
  • The chance to contribute to our strategy and vision as part of the Zanders Leadership team.
  • An ambitious and service-driven work environment that provides flexibility and freedom and  encourages innovation.
  • An entrepreneurial culture that values diversity and inclusion, and encourages new ideas and suggestions.
  • Collaboration with well-recognized financial institutions on a global scale.
  • An entrepreneurial culture that values and encourages new ideas and suggestions.
  • Supportive and collaborative colleagues who strive to provide world-class service to our clients.
  • Enjoyable social activities, including an annual Zanders trip, culture evenings, drinks, and more.

Who we are

About the Financial Institutions department

Join our international team of over 75 highly qualified Financial Risk Management Consultants with a strong quantitative background (95%). In our team, freedom, responsibility, innovation, fun, teamwork, and flexibility are highly valued. Our current German team is a small yet rapidly growing entrepreneurial group based in Frankfurt. They actively support Zanders' ambition to expand its international footprint. Leveraging the knowledge and experience of about 300 colleagues across our seven Zanders entities.

We are self-starters, experts, and boundary-pushers who are passionate about developing, testing, and validating risk models. We constantly seek innovative solutions that add value for our clients. To expand our business in North-West Europe, we aim to welcome dynamic, intelligent individuals like yourself to our team.

About Zanders:

Zanders has grown strongly to become the leading global independent treasury and risk consulting firm with about 300 employees across ten offices in Europe, Middle-East, US and Asia. Our global team has the skills and experience to address the most complex financial challenges. With a specialized focus on treasury and risk, we have extensive experience in supporting multinational corporations, financial institutions, public sector entities and NGOs. We have ambitious plans for future growth and expansion.

With the recent investment from our strategic partner, MML Capital, we aim to strengthen our capabilities and teams in existing international markets while exploring new markets and segments. We invite candidates like you to join us on this exciting growth journey.

At Zanders, we believe in investing in our people, sharing knowledge, and creating an inspiring work environment. Our open and collaborative atmosphere fosters freedom, fun, and cooperation – all essential elements of our success. We strive to make each project more exciting and challenging than the last.

By applying for a role at Zanders, you give us approval to use and retain your personal details. Taking into account the nature of Zanders enterprise, you are expected to behave to a high moral standard. A Pre-Employment Screening (PES) by a third party is part of the application process.

Zürich, Switzerland

Information and application:


Please send your application for Senior Manager Credit Risk at Zanders in Zürich, Switzerland including your CV via our website.

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Job posted
30 oktober 2023
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