Risk Analyst: Modelling and Analytics - Star Personnel Recruitment (Pty) Ltd, Cape Town

  • Cape Town
  • Salary: Market Related
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: Banking, Finance
  • Posted by Star Personnel Recruitment (Pty) Ltd on Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • Reference: 1643595
  • Apply before Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 52 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: Star Personnel Recruitment (Pty) Ltd

Your main focus will be to ensure the continuous fostering and disseminating of the compay’s credit portfolio intellectual property through the application of advanced statistical analysis.


  • Work within a team of Risk Analysts on best practice credit risk management principles and statistical analysis
  • Undertake analysis to determine the impact of strategy changes to areas of application and account management strategies
  • Development of predictive models aimed at the optimisation of risk decision-making
  • Present ideas via reports and presentations, outlining findings and making recommendations
  • Investigate data integrity issues, test assumptions and validate analytical results, ensuring accuracy and sensitivity of findings
  • Use advanced analytical techniques (modern data mining, pattern matching, data visualisation and predictive modelling tools to produce analyses and algorithms that assist with the business decisions
  • Set up experimental designs to answer key business questions
  • Forecast and monitor market trends using statistical techniques
  • Assist in implementing strategy changes to live decision systems
  • Assist with Application and Behavioural Scorecard development and testing
  • Perform complex statistical analysis to support decision-making and mitigate credit risk 

Candidate Requirements

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Bachelors Degree or higher in an applicable field of study: (Mathematics, Engineering, Statistics, Economics, Operational Research, Actuarial Science or Finance (CA (SA), CIMA, CFA etc.)
  • At least 4 years’ relevant experience in:
    • Scoring and bad debt provision techniques in consumer lending
    • Credit risk analysis on unsecured lending products
    • Preparing data-driven credit policy recommendations for Senior Management and delivering compelling presentations
    • Experience/exposure to bureau data and developing customer insights from it
    • Manipulating and analysing data using SAS, SQL, SAS Macros or other tools for complex modelling purposes / forecasting
    • Ability to perform statistical analysis on large datasets
    • Database architecture, i.e. understanding of database and data warehouse


  • Strong analytical, problem solving and conceptual thinking skills
  • Knowledge of statistical and mathematical models and methodologies
  • Ability to explain complex statistical information
  • Draw data from systems and do analysis on information retrieved
  • Quality control of output data
  • Compilation of reports based on information retrieved and analysed
  • Must be able to work to, and manage, deadlines
  • Attention to detail and commitment to delivery is vital
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About Star Personnel Recruitment (Pty) Ltd

Star Personnel Recruitment was established in 1986 and has become a well respected name in the recruitment and selection of top talent for a carefully selected number of the most sought after employers in South Africa. Having a reputation for expertly matching candidates based on skills, personality and attitude while treating all applicants in a confidential and professional manner.

With one of the most sophisticated and comprehensive recruitment databases in the industry, as well as a team of Senior Consultants constantly scouring the market for stars, Star Personnel takes the guesswork out of appointing top staff.