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Quantitative Analytics Senior Manager in Cleveland, OH at KeyBank - Branch

Date Posted: 10/17/2020

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    127 Public Square
    Cleveland, OH
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Job Description

About the Job:

The Credit Decision Sciences team at KeyBank is looking for a Data Science leader who will lead the decision sciences team for Small Business/Business Banking lending, to enable the bank to optimize credit decisions and manage risk.

The Credit Decision Sciences team is responsible for credit analytics and credit decision strategies for the enterprise. This team is a trusted advisor of senior management, product owners and risk managers. Members of this team use their domain expertise to translate business needs into questions, innovative thinking to formulate an analytic approach, perform the appropriate analysis, translate insights into actionable recommendations, and communicate results & impacts to stakeholders. This group drives decisions across branch and digital originations, risk tier assessment, line and price assignment. In order to approve / deny applications appropriately, scorecards, strategies, and monitoring are critical to assess and differentiate credit risk based on customer attributes. Analytics on these originations, as well as identification of target markets and opportunities is a central focus of the team.

As a leader, your primary responsibility will be to drive KeyBank’s origination strategy for Small Business/Business Banking lines and loans, leveraging industry best tools, innovative solutions and life cycle data. This will entail utilizing statistical methodologies to solve business problems, such as decision trees, cluster analysis, constrained optimization, machine learning and other artificial learning techniques to develop a comprehensive portfolio strategy. You will be expected to provide direction to the team, provide & seek both horizontal and vertical thought leadership and be an innovation champion for the future.

As a senior member of the team, you will need to communicate closely with Line of Business & Risk Executives and Model Risk Management. This position represents a great opportunity for a highly motivated individual to serve as a subject matter expert on business practices, credit decisioning guidelines, and credit policies.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Utilize statistical tools to develop models and analyses for credit decisioning and strategy
  • Manage projects from start to finish, including obtaining stakeholder involvement, project design, analysis, driving yourself and/or the project team toward timely delivery, business presentations, assisting product owners with implementation
  • Perform/review a broad range of quantitative analyses to develop and test in-house and vendor origination and pricing solutions; includes work on coding, data processing, creation of methodologies, testing, ongoing monitoring and periodic tuning
  • Explore forward-thinking analytics and methodologies for model development, model testing, and analysis of model output
  • Creatively derive strategies that optimize the risk / reward trade-off for small business lines and loans
  • Work closely with other consumer and commercial teams, facilitate collaboration with line of business and credit executives
  • Write/review documentation to comply with KeyBank model governance standards and regulatory expectations

Required Qualifications/Competencies:
  • MS/MA in statistics, mathematics, economics, or other quantitative field
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in quantitative solution building
  • Strong small business knowledge and familiarity with financial statements
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Critical thinking with business intuition, sound judgment, intellectual curiosity, strategic vision
  • Exceptional project management and organization skills, ability to lead/support several projects and meet strict deadlines. Strong eye for detail and a passion for delivering actionable results
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills to interact with key stakeholders. Ability to translate modeling terminology into terms understandable to diverse groups and give cohesive presentations
  • Familiarity with advanced analytics, proficiency in SQL, SAS, Python, R or similar, coupled with data management ability
  • Organized self-starter with the ability to think and work independently and creatively
  • Team player with ability to work within a highly collaborative environment

Preferred Skills:
  • Previous experience working with Small Business/Business Banking credit analytics
  • Experience with third party small business data, such as SBFE scores and attributes
  • Advanced skills in Excel with knowledge of spreadsheet functionality and VBA
  • Familiarity with Tableau or other business intelligence tool for visualizing data
  • Proficiency in PowerPoint or other presentation tools


KeyCorp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer committed to engaging a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

JobID: 41571BR

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