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Operational Resilience & Technology Controls Manager

  • Location: London
  • Salary: Circa £75k + Bens per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 25 days ago

  • Sector: Credit Risk & Analytics
  • Contact: Edward Manson
  • Contact Email: emanson@merje.com
  • Contact Phone: 07779001748
  • Expiry Date: 10 October 2022
  • Job Ref: EM/19540

​Job Description

The Business Risk Manager role is part of the Controls Partner Team and sits within the EMEA Controls function. It is designed to provide a consistent and effective risk partner for the business units and functions in the first line of defence. The Business Risk Manager – Operational Resilience & Technology role will cover our EMEA business and will report to the existing Senior Business Risk Manager EMEA.

This is a first line of defence role which will cover all non-financial risk types with a particular focus on supporting the business to actively identify and manage mainly operational, reputational and conduct related risks within technology (this is a service sourced from Group based in the US) and those in relation to operational resilience. The role will partner with the IT, EMEA team together with other business areas in relation to risk management and controls and will be expected to collaborate effectively with controls / risk colleagues based in the UK and elsewhere to support and promote excellence in risk management within our first line of defence.

The Business Risk Manager, Operational Resilience & Technology will need to have a good understanding of technology, business continuity, risk management tools, techniques, and concepts to support the functional, and broader teams where appropriate in identifying and assessing their risks and will be the trusted risk adviser to the IT EMEA team and other colleagues in relation to technology controls and operational resilience.

The role will also be expected to work effectively within the Controls function to promote consistency, quality and value add to the business in everything that they do. They will also need to have a practical, common-sense approach and be comfortable undertaking a full range of activities.

Responsibilities

The Business Risk Manager will be responsible for, working in close coordination with the IT, Group and various other teams where appropriate to:

•Support delivery of all aspects of the Operational Risk Management Framework and other risk management frameworks, guides and tools. Drive the work in respect of Operational Resilience, ensuring the business achieves and remains regulatory compliant and within the tolerances set by the UK Risk Committee

•Work with colleagues to deliver Risk and Control Self Assessments (RCSAs)

•Work with colleagues in the Controls function and the business to assess control adequacy & effectiveness

•Build strong relationships through effective influencing and decision-making skills

•Drive remediation actions through risk events, risk issues and RCSA control deficiencies.

•Track progress, re perform tests with colleague support and escalate as appropriate

•Develop and deliver regular reporting to the various functional heads in relation to risk management and controls

•Monitor risk management and that the risk profile remains within agreed appetite thresholds

•Monitor adherence to risk policies, standards and procedures

•Drive appropriate and measured response to Internal Audits and Compliance Monitoring

•reviews

•Develop and enhance Control MI in relation to technology and operational resilience for

•Senior Managers and the management meetings they hold as appropriate

•Liaise with areas of the business to ensure that data is accurate and up to date for risk reporting purposes

•Support senior managers with creating a culture of risk management

•Provide value add, proactive guidance, support, and advice in relation to risk management and control

•Provide risk management training as appropriate

Skills and Requirements

•Knowledge of Corporate Banking products and operations would be desirable

•An understanding of the compliance and regulatory frameworks that apply to financial institutions regulated by the FCA and PRA in the UK would be desirable

•Experience of technology risk management / controls

•Strong experience / knowledge of operational resilience risk management

•Previous experience working in a controls, risk and/or audit function

•Strong judgement and critical thinking skills

•Ability to prepare and present data in a way that is understandable to our business

•The ability to work independently, as well as part of a team and challenge effectively

•The ability to build strong relationships and demonstrate effective collaboration

•Strong organizational and time management skills

•Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills (Microsoft etc.)

•An ability to quickly gain a thorough knowledge of the bank operations and products

•Driven and willing to take on responsibility for delivering initiatives

•Able to work across different teams to drive the right outcomes

•Good time management and attention to detail are critical to this position.

The individual should have an entrepreneurial, collaborative approach and a flexible style that allows for the input of others. They must share the core values of bank and be focused on achieving the best outcome for the organization versus individual achievement. They must have a proven track record of delivering results.

Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days due to the large volume of applications, unfortunately, your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities.