Credit Risk Project Manager

  • Negotiable
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Contract, Full time
  • Nomura
  • 08 Feb 18 2018-02-08

Credit Risk Project Manager


Nomura is a leading financial services group and the preeminent Asian-based investment bank with worldwide reach. Nomura provides a broad range of innovative solutions tailored to the specific requirements of individual, institutional, corporate and government clients through an international network in over 30 countries. Based in Tokyo and with regional headquarters in Hong Kong, London, and New York, Nomura employs over 27,000 staff worldwide. Nomura's unique understanding of Asia enables the company to make a difference for clients through three business divisions: retail, asset management, and wholesale (global markets and investment banking).

Department criteria:

The Risk Finance Change team are responsible for delivering significant Strategic and Regulatory Projects across the Market Risk, Credit Risk and Finance functions. The team provide both project management and business analysis skills, working closely with Business, Operations and IT Stakeholders.

Working in Risk Finance Change gives a great opportunity, not only to develop innovative and challenging software solutions, but also to get an excellent understanding of all businesses and products at Nomura.

Successful candidates will be London based and work closely with other local and global Risk Analysts, as well as other front- and middle-office staff. Therefore, good communication skills, as well as an interest in the Risk Management and trading activities of the firm, are required for this position.

The position is for a highly motivated business analyst with a strong project background and an understanding of Credit Risk. You will report into a London based Project Manager and interact with Project Stakeholders in London, New York, Mumbai and Tokyo.

The role requires strong Business Analysis and problem solving skills to elicit requirements, write specifications and the ability to present and manipulate relevant data to a level that can be understood by both developers and business users.

Role description:

  • Gathering user and functional requirements.
  • Designing solutions for user requirements that fit into, and enhance, global credit risk IT platforms.
  • Perform system testing, and assist risk managers with user acceptance testing.
  • Implementation and adherence to quality assurance principles and processes

Key objectives critical to success:

  • Business analysis and assistance with system, integration and user acceptance testing
  • Working collaboratively as part of a focused delivery team;Skills, experience, qualifications and knowledge required:


  • Proven analysis and decision-making skills - ability to capture and understand business requirements.
  • Prior experience of working closely with Risk Technology team to help provide input to Credit Risk Architecture.
  • Preparation and presentation of documentation that can be understood by non-technical business users.
  • Credit Risk experience
  • Personal drive - demonstrates energy, initiative and stamina to achieve and exceed targets and motivate colleagues.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience of implementing market and credit risk based software solutions
  • The ability to analyse data (both input and output) and determine issues and problems.
  • Good understanding of some or all complex equity, interest rate, fx and credit derivative products.
  • E2E delivery experience within Credit Risk: trade flow, risk engines and methodology