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Credit Underwriter

Full time
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I.T., digital & online media services
1,001-5,000 employees
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Would you like to kick start your career in a supportive, collaborative and innovative company?

Do you enjoy working as part of an enthusiastic, passionate, and collaborative team?

Join our Credit Underwriting and Risk team

The credit underwriting and risk team consists of 7 analysts, led by the Commercial Risk Manager who reports into the Group Financial Controller. The team work closely with the sales team, financial reporting, and various areas of business operations. The credit underwriting team are ultimately responsible for the management, underwriting, and control of credit exposure to the business in what is a rapidly evolving and dynamic environment.

Success. The Softcat Way.

There's a uniqueness to Softcat – what we do, how we do it and why we do it. That's because we help customers to use technology to succeed, by putting our employees first. We give everyone the chance to step up and show how much they can achieve. We succeed when all our people succeed.

Be part of a team that enables business growth

This role will be a key member of our growing credit underwriting and risk team supporting our rapidly growing and dynamic IT solutions business. This passionate, highly numerate underwriter will work closely with our finance and sales teams as well as external stakeholders, insurance brokers and customers alike, to maintain credit risk controls within an existing framework and provide a unique service to our customers.

As a Credit Underwriter, you'll be responsible for:

  • To deliver timely credit decisions within stated credit parameters and own underwriting authority. Provide commercially balanced recommendations, balancing risk whilst driving business and supporting customer requirements.
  • Make recommendations with supporting substantiated rationale on deals outside of own personal credit underwriting mandate.
  • Report directly to the Commercial Risk Manager and assist with the day-to-day credit management and decision-making process.
  • Work with other areas of the Business to ensure correct lending decisions and fair outcomes for customers.
  • Delivering operational effectiveness and excellence within the business area, achieving KPI targets and objectives set by the business.

What we need from you

  • We are looking for a highly numerate and motivated individual with demonstrative experience in a credit underwriting role.
  • Proven analytical skills with ability to document findings and make recommendations.
  • Strength of character to stand by decisions and explain to those less familiar with credit risk.
  • Demonstrable ability to think around a subject, considering risk implications of our current policies and procedure.
  • Ability to take calculated risks with favourable outcomes.

Work in a way that works for you

We recognise that everyone is different and that the way in which people want to work and deliver at their best is different for everyone too. In this role, we can offer the following flexible working patterns:

  • Hybrid working – 3days in the office and 2days working from home
  • Working flexible hours - flexing the times you start and finish during the day
  • Flexibility around school pick up and drop offs

Working with us

Wherever you work, we want you to experience the freedom and autonomy to realise your potential. You will feel supported by a team that celebrates individuality, encourages different perspectives, and embraces every background.

Join us

To become part of the success story, please apply now

As part of our commitment to supporting, attracting and retaining the best diverse talent, Softcat is proud to partner with organisations like WORK180, My G Work and Black Young Professionals. Work 180 endorse employers that demonstrate on-going support for women at work, including offering benefits and policies that best support female employees. My G Work support us in our aim of attracting more LGBTQ+ talent. The BYP network support us in diversifying our talent pool by tapping into the black professional community.