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1. JOB DETAILS Job Title: Manager, Business Analytics Reports to: Director – Credit Policy and Business Analytics Section: Credit Risk Management Department: Credit Risk Management Area / Function (if any) Credit Policy and Business Analytics Prepared / Revised on: January 2019


The aim is to state the overall significance of the job from the organisation's perspective.

To develop and maintain analytical tools to study key business opportunities in acquisition, portfolio management and collections.

To develop and implement robust portfolio management strategies on decision support systems according to business guidelines and track /analyze the results for further recommendations.

To maintain and update the standard dashboards as per the SLA, conduct trend analysis to identify changes in business drivers.


Number of Staff Supervised:

Direct Reports:





This section describes the principal outputs required from the job.


Key Results Areas


§ Implementation of key business strategies on decision support systems such as SAS and DecisionSmart.

§ Create/Maintains/Modify existing Dashboards in SAS Visual Analytics.

§ Maintain and support development of scorecards / decision trees for the risk and marketing using SAS STAT and Tibco Statistica application. This includes application scorecard, behaviour scorecard, attrition scorecard, campaign response models, market basket analysis, etc.

§ Develops ad- hoc dashboards in SAS Visual analytics reporting tool as per business requirements

§ Validates and runs existing scorecards and periodically assesses their performance and recommends changes to management.

§ Provides strategic inputs on portfolio management based on trends and portfolio segmentation

§ Number of new decision models developed/implemented during the year

§ Number of existing decision models reviewed and validated during the year

§ Number of reports / dashboards published as per SLA

§ Number of portfolio management strategy implemented / recommended during the year

§ Number of analytics (ad-hoc / strategic) projects completed

Leadership Skill

§ Lead and advise the business on usage of advance analytics tools such as SAS, Python, R etc.

§ Lead implementation of advance analytical tools and scoring models in the organization

Portfolio Management

· Implementing existing/new cross functional portfolio management strategies

· Periodic tracking of strategies implemented to make sure strategies are aligned as per business policies, recommend necessary changes if needed

· Automate Standard reports to user friendly level for easier access and usage for decision making using software like DecisionSmart and SAS Visual Analytics

· Support Marketing and acquisition teams in effective selection for existing and new campaigns

· Tracking performance of campaigns


§ Prepares periodic reports on business performance and communicates the same to senior management and key stakeholders

§ Monthly / Quarterly reports published within schedule

Related Assignments

§ Keeps abreast with technology developments affecting analytics practices and related tools / software



Thinking in compliance with all applicable guidelines including internal policies, local regulatory rules and American Express Blue Box values. Within this framework thinking out of the box required to solve problems creatively.

Decision Making:

Work is subject to general direction and should be capable of making speedy decisions with a high level of accuracy and without compromising the overall asset quality of the business.



Works closely with marketing, customer service and sales departments.


Technology vendors and scorecard development vendors


This section states the minimum knowledge, experience and abilities required for satisfactory performance of the job.

Minimum Qualifications:

§ Bachelor’s degree

§ Proficient in written and spoken English.

§ Base SAS and SAS STAT

§ Structured Query Language (SQL)


§ A total of at least 5 years of work experience of which at least 4 years should have been in analytics in a consumer lending organization with experience of credit card / other consumer finance products.

§ Must be hands-on with advanced analytics practices such as score card development, segmentation strategies, cluster analysis, logistic and non-linear regression etc.

§ Must be very strong in using advanced statistical and database management software such as SAS, R, Python, Oracle, and SQL Server.

§ Must have at least 3 years experience in developing and publishing Dashboards / reports as per business requirements / SLA on platforms such as Visual Analytics, Tableau or Microsoft Dynamics

Skills & Competencies:

§ Must have sound knowledge of processes involved in development of statistical models (decision trees, scorecards, etc.) that can be used to predict applicant or customer behaviour.

§ Must possess very strong knowledge of statistical software tools such as SAS, SPSS, R or Python

§ Must have strong PC skills including exposure to all MS Office suite of products particularly in Excel.

Job Details

Functional Area:
Total Positions:
1 Post
Job Type:
Analytics And Policy Section
Job Location:
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Career Level:
Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience:
3 Years
Work Permit:
Saudi Arabia
Apply Before:
May 20, 2019
Posting Date:
Feb 20, 2019
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