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Teamleader - Quantitative Risk Management & Methods - Boutique Consultancy

Gryphon Search Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted 3 months ago Hybrid Permanent €70k - €85k + Bonus / Salary Partnership
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Boudewijn Vellinga
Headhunter | Search & Recruitment | Finance & Tech Sector

“Models Cannot Replace People”

Background Information:

A boutique consultancy firm that specializes in smart risk models that create order in a complex financial world.

This ever changing – and complex financial world demands robust risk management, equally robust models which will be the key to success;

  • creating a better understanding of the underlying factors that drive relationships
  • bring transparency
  • lower costs and provide a guide for taking the right decisions

While models form the core of their services, they perceive them as a means rather than an end. Statistics are no substitute for judgment – the decision makers must understand what a model can and cannot do.

Aim: co-create, tailor a crucial and unique level of oversight and align the models with their client`s strategies.


Based in central Amsterdam (1000 m2 office) on one of the oldest canals that once formed the financial heart of the city.


A team of 50 ambitious individuals with quantitative backgrounds in econometrics, mathematics and physics. Valuing social interaction (doing fun stuff together) and an informal work environment with much individual freedom.

Their people are the primary reason for their success. Having quantitative backgrounds is key, but also focusing on communications and using a pragmatic approach to find keep-it-simple solutions. “Never go at it alone, involve our clients at each and every step…”


Working hard is important, but they don’t take themselves too seriously. They enjoy what they`re doing and have fun when they can.

It is people that matter most;

A close-knit team of craftsmen who are driven by what we do. The combination of their quantitative background, soft skills and “keep it simple” attitude sets them apart.

Their modest size enables them to work closely with their clients in solving complex challenges. It’s about connecting dots. Being an associative thinker, with the ability to remember conversations as well as numbers. Treat your clients as your (favorite) sparring partners but remember to talk to about other things that matter - strategically, business proposals, even personal issues.


To optimally benefit from their skills, they actively involve senior consultants at any project. To get a job done effectively they do not only involve architects, also brick layers.


Their consultants have experience in the following fields:

  • Risk Governance
  • Model Governance
  • Credit – and Market Risk (Modelling)
  • Climate Risk
  • IFRS 9
  • Pricing
  • AML, detecting Financial Crime (AI experience is a plus), Fraud Detection
  • Risk Aggregation
  • Model Validation
  • Actuarial
  • Client Acceptance
  • Solvency & Basel Regulation
  • Data Analytics


The possibility to work on different challenging projects and responsible for the following deliverables:

As a Manager, you will be in the lead of enabling leading Dutch financial institutions to take calculated risks. With your vast experience in a senior role, you are not only able to deliver the best risk solutions for our clients, but also able to lead by example and manage a team of Consultants. Thanks to your entrepreneurial mindset, you will contribute by finding new business opportunities and shaping the strategy of the organization.

Your profile

  • Knowledge is important, but the right ambitions even more, this in order to enable their clients to take calculated risks
  • Master’s degree in Econometrics, Actuarial Sciences, Mathematics, Physics or related studies
  • At least 5 years of work experience in the financial risk management field
  • The right soft skills to manage a team of Consultants (prior leading experience is a plus)
  • Knowledge and interest in quantitative financial risk management
  • Coaching skills to get the best out of your colleagues
  • Be passionate about delivering tailor-made solutions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English (Dutch is a plus)
  • Programming skills is Pyhton, Matlab or SQL
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and ability to assess technical information and present key findings
  • Desire to perform, natural curiosity and an ability to assimilate new skills quickly
  • You want to contribute to the financial sector, you love mathematical challenges and get energy from inspiring your colleagues
  • You want to keep developing yourself and have a broad view of the world.
  • You can approach your work in a structural way where you can distinguish between primary and secondary issues and can be creative in determining the solutions.

Your benefits

  • Challenging projects for international banks, pension funds and insurers (it’s a good name on your CV) - Strong, deep and long-lasting relationships
  • Gain or deepen your Management/ Team leading experience
  • Projects for which there is no script as of yet - delivering high quality
  • Flat hierarchy, short lines, with space to help shape the strategy; your voice and vision contribute to the success
  • A team of 50 smart, inspiring and sociable colleagues - the right (social) dynamics, not conservative
  • Ample room and budget for personal development
  • An above market-rate salary, with bonus and a steep growth curve
  • Fantastic working location in the heart of Amsterdam
  • Remote work is possible
  • Entrepreneurial thinking is promoted and cultivate an open feedback culture
  • Development opportunities through mentoring, training courses and one-on-one coaching sessions
  • (Equity)Partner potential is a serious option; Salaried Partnership is a viable option (high % of the revenue)

The heart of what they do

Trusted by industry leaders in the Financial Services Space

Clients are always at the heart of what they do. They never forget this when advising on risk governance, validate complex risk models or share insights. Their client list is the best endorsement they can offer. It is evidence of something intangible: the trust built by consistently achieving a high level of quality.

Discrete call

In case you are intrigued, or you wish to have a discrete call, please contact Boudewijn Vellinga under

Or directly under +31(0)854853288 (landline) or +31(0)612243196 (mobile).

We'd rather have a dialogue to explain more, than for you to coclude it might not be a fit.

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