Head of Underwriting

Location Berlin, Germany
Job Type Permanent
Salary €Attractive
Reference 30414

Lead Underwriter

Our client is a scaling, fast trajectory Fintech – a true disruptor in the financing markets.  The firm is ambitious, well-funded but grounded.  This position will see the incumbent take responsibility for leading the underwriting unit – overseeing the structuring, assessment and sign-off of risk positions.

In doing so, you will play a critical hands-on, as well as conceptual, role in aiding the firm’s development, helping to define innovative, best-in-industry processes that are simple, digital and scalable.  Responsibilities will include but not be limited to setting risk policies; implementing underwriting processes; and managing and mentoring the existing team.

Your qualifications, skills & experience

  • 5+ years’ experience in the financial industry, with practical experience in underwriting – gained from working in factoring and/or banking.
  • Practical experience of SME business, with specific focus on technology and/or ecommerce ideally.
  • Highly analytical, with the ability to lead and manage teams.
  • Degree educated to at least undergraduate level, ideally in relevant financial subjects.
  • Fluent German and English.


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