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Operational Risk Manager

Posted 31 January by Kind Consultancy Ltd Easy Apply Ended

Kind Consultancy is working closely with a Financial Services organisation who are currently seeking an Operational Risk Manager to join their Consumer Finance division in Leeds. This is a well-established business and part of a globally recognised, highly respected brand, who are looking to implement and embed a new Group Enterprise Risk Framework.

Key responsibilities of the Operational Risk Manager will include:

  • Providing advice, guidance and challenge to the business relating to the application of the Enterprise Risk Management framework
  • Coordinating and driving the Risk Register process across the Consumer Finance division, ensuring it's being used to pro-actively manage risks
  • Ensuring key controls are identified and assessed across the business, regularly evidencing control effectiveness through KPIs and testing
  • Developing an in-depth understanding of the business, including building relationships with key stakeholders, to provide robust challenge on Risk & Control assessment results
  • Ensuring key risks and controls are identified, assessed, managed, monitored and documented through the provision of support to Management and/or Risk Owners
  • Making sure all risks are being managed within agreed risk appetite limits, escalating any risks that are out of appetite
  • Challenging and advising risk owners on the adequacy of controls to meet agreed company policies and standards
  • Producing and analysing Risk MI for relevant forums and committees
  • Escalating and reporting on key risk incidentst to enable appropriate, timely action
  • Coaching and training risk, process and control owners on Risk Management
  • Championing Risk Management across the business to help develop a positive risk culture
  • Acting as the first point of contact for Risk related queries from staff

Our ideal candidate for the Operational Risk Manager opportunity:

  • Balances highly technical knowledge and skills with commercial and operational acumen
  • Has extensive Operational/Enterprise Risk experience, preferably with 5-10 years of designing and/or implementing frameworks and quantifying/mitigating risks
  • Is educated to a degree level
  • Has detailed and current knowledge of UK Financial Services
  • Has significant experience with and/or exposure to Financial Services compliance activities
  • Has advanced knowledge of Operational/Enterprise Wide Risk frameworks and their application
  • Has a broad knowledge of Regulatory and Legislative requirements applicable to Financial Services and, ideally, Consumer Credit specifically
  • Holds a relevant professional qualification eg. Institute of Risk Management Certificate or Diploma
  • Has a good knowledge of Consumer Credit products and the current Consumer Credit market
  • Has strong analytical skills, and the ability to balance an eye for detail with an awareness of the bigger picture
  • Has well-developed stakeholder management skills and will be able to quickly build strong working relationships with staff at all levels
  • Has strong interpersonal and communication skills and is able to communicate complex concepts to non-risk professionals in a manner they can understand

As well as a competitive salary, and the opportunity to join a market leading brand, the Operational Risk Manager position comes with a car allowance and excellent benefits package. If you're interested in the Operational Risk Manager role and you have the necessary skills and experience, please apply with an up to date CV today.

Required skills

  • Frameworks
  • Operational Risk
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Risk Frameworks

Reference: 34362759

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