Credit Risk Manager



Multiple locations
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024

Where you fit in

At Shell Energy, we believe there’s a better way to power your business.

Aligned with Shell’s ambition to be a significant global power business and to become net zero by 2050, we are here to guide businesses to a better energy future. One that has the customer and a commitment to cleaner energy at the heart and makes it easy and affordable to embrace new technology.

We offer businesses across Britain 100% renewable electricity and gas. Our cleaner, affordable and simple solutions help companies manage their energy spend and plan their sustainability roadmap - a fresh approach for environmentally conscious businesses that are looking to boost their sustainability credentials.

What’s the role?

This is a great opportunity to join the Commercial Team, accountable for the management of credit risk for Shell Energy UK.

Reporting directly into the Commercial Director, the role requires a self-motivated, dedicated and responsible individual with the ability to perform well under pressure.

The role supports our business’ growth ambition in the B2B space measured against the metrics set out in our 10-year strategic plan.

You will get the opportunity to apply your expertise in credit risk and deliver credit risk management improvements that will have tangible benefits for our business customers.

More specific responsibilities include:

  • Critical challenge and detailed review of credit submissions from front office teams, providing credit recommendations to approvers
  • Articulate Shell Energy’s credit risk perception and appetite for deals in line with credit policy and procedures, manage the interaction and communication with front office teams
  • Attend Industrial & Commercial (I&C) customer meetings, and work with credit partners to ensure the best available information and solutions are considered to inform the credit recommendation
  • Own and maintain Shell Energy UK credit policy & procedures aligned with the Shell group credit policy and financial guidelines
  • Manage external credit assessment and trade credit insurance partners. Organise new partnerships as required
  • Ensure all front office teams are carrying out their duties regarding SLAs/good practice related to credit assessments, credit premiums and trade credit insurance processes
  • Monitor and flag downgraded and potential company failures to senior management – support front office teams to navigate in line with customer contractual terms
  • Provide credit risk insights to inform credit policy and wider strategy, draw on expertise and professional knowledge to propose innovative solutions / improvements to status quo

What we need from you

We are keen to hear from individuals with significant experience in credit management. You ideally have energy industry experience working with large corporate customers.

We also hope you possess the following skills:

  • Good understanding of corporate structures, reading and interpretation of financial statements, credit agency ratings and guidelines
  • Advanced level IT skills, familiar with credit risk modelling techniques and best practice
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Degree level education and/or relevant professional qualification
  • Network of professional relationships within the financial, legal and corporate communities and up to date knowledge of trends in the credit markets

If you don't see yourself fully reflected in every job requirement listed on the posting above, we still encourage you to reach out and apply. Research has shown that not everyone often applies when they don’t feel 100% qualified. We are committed to creating a more equitable, inclusive, and diverse company and we strongly encourage applicants of all genders, ages, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, sexual orientation, and life experiences to apply. We look forward to receiving your application.


Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then, we have grown into a leading innovative Oil & Energy company that rewards its employees by investing heavily in their careers and learning. Our people are our greatest asset, and our commitment to your career will see you thrive in a work environment that offers an industry-leading development programme. When your ideas travel, Shell will benefit, and innovation will thrive. Shell has a key role to play in helping meet the UK’s growing energy demand, whilst using innovative technologies to develop cleaner energy. We are the largest FTSE 100 company in the UK by market capitalisation and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. As well as processing 35% of the gas coming into the UK, we serve more than four million customers at our filling stations each week. Shell employs some 6,400 skilled staff as well as many contractors.

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Join us and you’ll be adding your talent and imagination to a business with the ambition to shape the future – whether by investing in oil, gas and renewable energy to meet demand, exploring new ways to store energy, or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently, everyone at Shell does their part.

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To power progress, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we are nurturing an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills, and reach your potential.

  • We’re creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply, and we’ll take it from there.
  • We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.
  • We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

A rewarding place to work

  • Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.
  • We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.