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Reference ID R153734 Updated 07/04/2024
Krakow (City)

We are seeking a highly experienced, forward-thinker and senior-level Risk Manager to lead our regional EUAFME team for Global businesses within the Downstream Credit organization. This pivotal role involves managing material Downstream credit risk portfolio and leading a community of 45+ FTEs to maximize business profitability.

Differentiators will be:

Strategic Mindset: The role involves strategic planning and execution to align the credit risk function with the broader organizational goals, particularly in the context of evolving market conditions and regulatory landscapes.

Collaboration and Influence: ideal candidate possess strong collaboration skills, as will need to work closely with various stakeholders, including business units, business VPs and GM, IT, and senior management, to implement innovative risk solutions and handshake on risk appetite.

Energetic Leadership: Looking for candidates who demonstrate an energetic leadership style, capable of inspiring and motivating teams to embrace change and pursue continuous improvement in risk management practices.

Innovation and Transformation: the ideal candidate delivers through innovative thinking and the ability to drive transformation within the credit risk management domain. She/He is proactively approaching new technologies and methodologies to enhance risk assessment processes and strategies.

Main responsibilities:

Credit Strategy & Risk Management:

  • Formulate and oversee the execution of credit risk strategies for supported regional businesses, including definition of appropriate risk appetite.

  • Provide credit advice to assist businesses in complex, high-value, and high-risk situations and transformative journey towards sustainable energy and Net-Zero

  • Align with business on credit strategies (short and long term), ensuring transparency on risks versus rewards.

Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Act as business and finance partner for credit risk management and strategy.

  • Engage with key commercial and financial stakeholders to support business growth and optimize customer portfolios.

  • Maintain relationships with regional and global credit organizations to share best practices and collaborate effectively.

Leadership & Team Development:

  • Lead, develop, and evolve a high-performing, diverse, and inclusive team.

  • Upskill and future-skill team members in global best practices.

  • Foster an environment that empowers the team and recognizes their contributions.

Digital Transformation:

  • Implement digitalization initiatives through low-cost automation and data optimization.

  • Leverage digitalization to improve decision making and customer experience.

Key Stakeholders

  • Downstream Commercial General Managers and VPs (Regional and Global)

  • Other CoEs Senior Stakeholders (Treasury, Tax, FTM, Customer Ops MCO)

  • External customers’ leadership organization

  • External suppliers


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, business, or related field (advanced degree preferred).

  • Proven experience in credit risk management, preferably within business with global footprint.

  • Strong analytical skills, negotiations skills and ability to balance risk and reward.

  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management abilities.

Why Join Us?

At Shell, we are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where every team member can thrive. By joining us, you'll have the opportunity to:

  • Be a part of the energy transition, contributing to projects that drive sustainability and innovation in the industry.

  • Be at the forefront of strategic initiatives that shape the future of energy.

  • Lead and develop a high-performing team, making a tangible impact on business profitability and growth.

  • Work in a dynamic environment that values continuous improvement and operational excellence.

  • Engage with senior stakeholders and influence key business decisions.

  • Leverage cutting-edge digital solutions to optimize processes and drive efficiency.

  • Benefit from a diverse and inclusive workplace that promotes collaboration and personal growth.

  • Hybrid working model

  • We offer competitive compensation package, comprehensive benefits, and a dynamic work environment.

If you are a strategic thinker with a passion for driving results and developing high-performing teams, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

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 women and underrepresented groups often only apply when they 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.