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Credit Analyst

Weybridge, Surrey, United Kingdom, £ £ - Annual Annual, Permanent


Job Profile SummaryResponsible for delivering the credit risk strategy through portfolio and relationship management, using sound technical capabilities to analyse counterparties, assign credit ratings, support critical credit risk activities, and stay abreast of external developments to ensure best practice processes.
Job AdvertCredit Analyst

The role holder will be accountable for credit views and analysis in support of bp Aviation Global credit portfolio management, including the development of counterparty-specific credit ratings and reviews. The right candidate will partner closely with key collaborators, especially the sales and marketing team in bp Aviation and will also be involved in the Commercial decision making, including some Credit Limit setting.

The role reports into the Global Credit Manager, BP Aviation

Key Accountabilities:

Specific accountabilities will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Analyse counterparties and assign credit ratings across global coverage portfolio, taking into consideration evaluation of financial documents, industry knowledge and expertise and relevant qualitative factors.
  • Prioritize and coordinate counterparty credit models and reviews in a manner which fosters a real-time understanding of the global aviation industry and counterparties and provides the capacity to support time-sensitive information requests, front-end structuring and credit risk appetite decisions and crisis response in the event of a distressed exposure.
  • Follow-up on emerging news and events which may impact coverage universe in a self-directed manner, including timely, proactive communication of observations and views.
  • Understand impact of BP's place within a counterparty's overall capital structure and reflect insights in analysis and in discussions with local credit staff - including assisting as required in developing a relative value view of fair return for resulting risk profile.
  • Demonstrate a balanced but opportunistic demeanor, with control accountabilities always coming first but with an ongoing eye for circumstances which may present commercial opportunities for BP Aviation as well.
  • Maintain counterparty ratings and reference data within BP Aviation's credit systems in an accurate and timely fashion.
  • Maintain strong, constructive working relationships and open lines of communication with local and global credit staff within BP and with key contacts within counterparty universe.
Essential Experience:
  • Significant experience in credit research, covering multiple geographies and both investment grade and high-yield credits.
  • Proficiency with respect to financial modelling and credit rating standard methodology, including key drivers of financial strength and key financial vulnerabilities across multiple sectors, including sovereigns.
  • Some experience in supervising credit risk portfolio and ability to red flags and act up on these
  • Familiarity on how external rating agencies view credit risk and assign relevant risk ratings.
  • A comfort level in working autonomously, sometimes under high-pressured and fast-paced circumstances
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with people at various organisational level
Desirable Experience:
  • Experience of the Aviation, Transportation or Financial Services.

Job Family GroupFinance Group
Relocation availableNo
Travel requiredNegligible travel
Time TypeFull time
CountryUnited Kingdom

Join us in a crucial time of transition. We are bringing all of our finance and procurement activities for the group into one place, enabling better work.

For you this means working with us on:

Compliance - efficiently delivering external reporting requirements to ensure we continue to meet our regulatory obligations in all jurisdictions, supported by robust control environment across all three lines of defence.

Stewardship - laying out a robust finance framework and providing ongoing management of the balance sheet and portfolio execution, supported by effective advocacy to the market.

Performance - facilitating the effective allocation of capital, development of business plans and coordination of business performance interventions to ensure a consistent delivery between strategic aspirations, operational forecasts and delivered outcomes. Furthermore, you will be responsible for value creation through mergers and acquisition-led deals, commercial negotiations and integration of business opportunities.

Transformation - driving digital transformation (centralising, digitising, optimising) across all elements of the finance entity to achieve sector-leading cost-performance.
Legal disclaimerWe are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, neurodiversity/neurocognitive functioning, veteran status or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodations.

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Weybridge, Surrey, United Kingdom
£ £ - Annual Annual