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Credit Specialist

Company: Santander Holdings USA Inc
Location: Seagoville
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:


Job Family: Risk

Monitors activities to minimize the company's exposure to risk. Activities may include quantitative analysis, risk identification and remediation. Represents or supports the reputation of the company to minimize compliance and regulatory risk by resolving issues and ensuring adherence to company and legal standards. Responsible for ensuring that all of the company's activities adhere to the necessary rules and regulations, and that the company complies with legal/regulatory statutes and jurisdictions.

Job Function: Risk Management

Ensures adherence to the policies and procedures established by the company. Manages policy, standard definition and monitoring of policy, standard implementation, ensuring harmonization and consistency of risk policies. Monitors and manages risk/exposure and compliance with the company's policies. Identifies, manages and reports on the company's risk areas. Evaluates the adequacy and effectiveness of data, document retention, and monitors systems.

Summary of Responsibilities:

The Sr. Analyst, Credit Risk is responsible for risk analysis and independent oversight of credit quality of assigned portfolios. S/he is responsible for all aspects of credit quality including compliance with requirements of regulators and internal control and will recommend opportunities and proposed resolutions for improved efficiency, effectiveness, and/or risk reduction for the department.

The Sr. Specialist, Credit Risk is responsible for reviewing, analyzing, and/or evaluating the Company's credit risk management program that renders risk-based processing and reporting to reduce operating losses and maintain maximum protection of the organization's assets, products, and services. S/he will recommend opportunities and propose resolutions for improved efficiency, effectiveness, and/or risk reduction for the department.

Essential Functions:

Analyzes trends in credit risk data and escalates developments according to company policy and procedures for risk escalations.
Communicates and shares insight to causes of risk indicators and proposes recommendations to resolve or mitigate identified risks with team.
Reviews identified credit risks and liabilities; informs and recommends resolutions with business lines to mitigate risk potential.
Assists in processing risk assessments by analyzing risk data and identifying any plausible risks affecting the business and operations.
Serves as a point of contact for the department by responding to internal inquiries regarding credit risk, procedures, regulatory requirements, and project status updates.
Informs employees on credit and risk policies and guidelines to build a risk aware culture and practice across the organization.
Researches a wide variety of topics and issues including emerging credit risks and trends and credit risk management best practices; summarizes and communicates findings with team.
Evaluates credit risk management contingency plans and reports findings.
Assists in processing credit risk assessments by analyzing risk data and identifying any plausible risks affecting the business and operations.
Prepares appropriate review memorandum summarizing liabilities and recommending follow-up evaluations
Informs employees on credit risk policies and guidelines to build a risk aware culture and practice across the organization.
Provides procedural guidance and support to junior analysts in the various functions of the department, and in the methods of tools of analysis.
Interprets and applies credit and risk procedures, ensures analysis is documented and that records are maintained.
Evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of existing controls and provides recommendations on opportunities for improvement.

Other Functions:
Other duties as assigned.


Education - Bachelor's Degree: Accounting, Business, Statistics, Information Systems, Finance, Economics or equivalent field.
or equivalent work experience
Master's Degree: Accounting, Business, Statistics, Information Systems, Finance, Economics or equivalent field.

Experience - 3-5 years

Skills & Abilities - Demonstrated credit analysis skills for understanding/tracking and market risk & modeling skills for evaluating related risk exposures.
Ability to work with large databases and datasets for extraction and conversion into useful final results with original numbers.
Strong quantitative capabilities and analytical skills, including an investigative mindset.
Strong MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, and Outlook) skills.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to build and foster internal relationships.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Ability to analyze risk and provide recommendations and/or resolutions to minimize risk.
Ability to summarize, document, and communicate information in a clear and concise manner.
Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a team environment.
Ability to stay abreast of industry best practices, procedures, and techniques.
Ability to change direction as project demand dictates.
Ability to effectively and clearly communicate instructions to others, summarize and articulate issues, and document findings in a clear and concise manner.


Collaboration - Relationship Management: Proficient - Applying and Executing Knows who to reach out to inside and outside of ones team to get work done
Takes action to enhance working relationships needed to achieve seamless work flow

Collaboration - Teamwork: Proficient - Applying and Executing Creates a good working environment in the team; works towards shared goals contributing ideas and accepting change
Provides assistance and coaches less experienced team members

Execution - Accountability: Proficient - Applying and Executing Follows through to meet commitments to others
Takes responsibility for achieving strong results, despite balancing multiple complex demands

Influence - Information Sharing: Proficient - Applying and Executing Uses information and data effectively to support a position and present a rational case

Influence - Two-way communication: Proficient - Applying and Executing Communicates in a timely and straightforward manner
Probes for additional information, clarifies assumptions and confirms agreed-upon actions
Keeps everyone involved informed about progress and issues

Risk Business Acumen - Industry Acumen: Proficient - Applying and Executing Stays current with industry and regulatory trends and emerging risk issues
Has good understanding of current market and competitive landscape that the organization operates within

Risk Management - Knowledge of Risk Management Policies, Regulations, Processes and Procedures: Proficient - Applying and Executing Executes risk management process and procedures without management direction, and demonstrates awareness of expected results
Knows the relationship and impact of actions and results
Has an understanding of regulations impacting area supported

Risk Management - Risk and Compliance Adherence: Proficient - Applying and Executing Communicates the importance and benefits of risk management to counterparts
Displays natural skepticism and curiosity to question the status quo and uncover issues
Adheres to a good root cause analysis process

Working Conditions:

Frequently: Minimal physical effort such as sitting, standing, and walking.
Occasional moving and lifting of equipment and furniture is required to support onsite and offsite meeting setup and teardown.
Physically capable of lifting up to fifty pounds, able to bend, kneel, climb ladders.

Employers Rights:

This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked by your supervisors or managers to perform other duties. You will be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description.
The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time. This job description is not a contract for employment, and either you or the employer may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.

Keywords: Santander Holdings USA Inc, Dallas , Credit Specialist, Other , Seagoville, Texas

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