Manager Risk Management

7 – 10 Years | 1 Opening | Chennai / Bangalore.

Who we are?

Kaleidofin is a neobank for the informal sector, which provides solutions tailored to the customer’s goals and are intuitive to use. We are working towards creating fair and transparent financial solutions that can target millions of customers and enterprises in India that don’t have easy access to formal financial planning.

In a very short time span, global investors such as Oiko Credit, Flourish, Omidyar Network and Blume Ventures have supported Kaleidofin’s well thought out business model with $8 million in seed and Series A funding.

The company won the Amazon AI Conclave award for Fintech, was one of only ten startups chosen for the Google LaunchPad Accelerator program in 2019, was recognised as India’s Most Innovative Wealth, Asset and Investment Management Service/Product by the Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and was selected to present at United Nations General Assembly Special Task Force Event.

With its focus to harness mobile technology to deliver a paperless experience as well as its focus to harness technology and analytics to predict the right product for the right customer, Kaleidofin aims to become a leading FinTech player bringing financial solutions to everyone.

To know more about Kaleidofin, do visit our site

About the team and role:
The Risk team is responsible for overall risk framework and strategy for the organization. The team develops various risk models, arrives at various sector reports from a risk perspective and provides in depth analysis and recommendation around risk profiles of various clients.
In this role, the person is responsible for playing a leadership role in the Risk function to identify, assess, monitor and make timely and measured judgments on all current and potential future risks faced, in order to protect the organization’s interest, assets and reputation of the group along with growing shareholder value and profitability.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Manage risk for the retail and wholesale portfolio. Should have managed organization level Risk Policies, Credit Underwriting and Collection functions.
  2. Manage risk framework for the organization – including updating, establishing new risk management mechanisms, to identify, assess, monitor, measure and control a broad spectrum of risks. Ensure all policies and frameworks are kept updated and deployed to the optimum level.
  3. Develop continuous monitoring and improvement of the quality of the organization’s credit and lending portfolio through credit policy direction and implementation.
  4. Possess a complete understanding the business. Evaluate, improve, and monitor the business, including assisting in reporting to the Board and Board Committees and providing leadership in the effectiveness of credit risk management controls, systems, and processes across the organization.
  5. Lead and mentor a team of analysts
  6. Provide analytical insights by analyzing various types of data, including mining our customer data, review of relevant cases/samples, and incorporation of feedback from others.
  7. Work closely with business partners and stakeholders to determine how to design analysis, testing, and measurement approaches that will significantly improve our ability to understand and address emerging business issues.
  8. Produce intelligent, scalable, and automated solutions by leveraging Data Science skills.
  9. Work closely with Technology teams on development of new capabilities to define requirements and priorities based on risk requirements and business knowledge.

Skills and requirements:

  1. Possess 7 to 10 years of relevant experience in financial services industry in a risk role
  2. Exposure to both wholesale and retail risk in a banking environment will be preferred. Some experience in a business / sales role within the banking / NBFC space will be an added advantage.
  3. Should have held a position of authority in terms of allocation and appropriating limits.
  4. Sector understanding in financial institution space and good knowledge of interpreting financial trends.
  5. High proficiency in Python and SQL/NoSQL
  6. Experience with big data and cloud computing e.g., PySpark, data lake is a plus
  7. Outstanding written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  8. Ability to speak at various levels of an organization (CXOs to analysts)
  9. Have demonstrated resilience – stayed with companies and taking businesses to scale, have preferably not ‘hopped jobs. Strong organizational skills and excellent follow-through.
  10. Present / articulate / position an idea compellingly and ability to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment.
  11. Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  12. Takes personal ownership; Self-starter; Ability to drive projects with minimal guidance and focus on high impact work
  13. Learns continuously; Seeks out knowledge, ideas and feedback.

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