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Head of Credit Models Validation Unit

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Our client, an eminent financial services provider, is currently seeking an individual to Head their Credit Models Validation Unit. The successful incumbent will be responsible for managing the unit as well as conducting qualitative and quantitative analyses and research that assists the organisation with risk management as well as formulating strategies and processes.


  • Ensure optimal allocation of resources by assigning roles and responsibilities to achieve business/function objectives.
  • Inform the board and relevant internal committees on risk by timeous, accurate, informative and complete reporting.
  • Build relationships with stakeholders by networking through targeted and informal interactions and consistent delivery of quality output to build trust.
  • Build partnerships with clients to understand the business needs and manage expectations through communication, influence and regular engagement.
  • Communicate the output of team to relevant committees / forums to facilitate improved measurement and management of risk.
  • Meet business / function requirements by engaging and managing external stakeholders when required.
  • Manage risk by building and maintaining relationships with regulators and industry bodies.
  • Develop and introduce a people strategy that will create a culture that drives the cluster and organisations vision and values.
  • Build a high-performance team through managing resources, retention of critical staff.
  • Ensure that the leadership agenda has been embraced by the division / function by ensuring leadership relevant strategies and plans have been communicated and implemented by direct reports.
  • Manage performance of reports and hold them accountable for managing the performance of their reports by taking corrective action as required, recognising and rewarding team.
  • Actively build a culture of improvement by ensuring the design and implementing active talent management, succession planning strategies for division / function and obtaining buy-in from relevant stakeholders.
  • Contribute to team effectiveness by participating in the recruitment and selection of staff.
  • Optimise performance and motivation by holding managers accountable for developing their staff and themselves.
  • Empower team to make decisions and recommend tailored solutions through coaching and mentoring practices.
  • Optimise costs by developing and managing the Quants budget.
  • Inform business decisions (directly/indirectly) by consolidating, analysing, interpreting and making recommendations based on findings from various projects.
  • Meet business / function objectives by managing progress against the strategic objectives that the cluster has committed to against 3-year plans.


  • Professional Qualifications/Honour’s Degree.
  • Relevant Masters Degree, FRM, PRM, CFA.
  • 10 years risk modelling and/or analytics including 5 years managing others.

Kindly note, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of your application please consider it unsuccessful.

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Banking/Finance And Investment

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Geographic Location

Gauteng - JHB North