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Head Of Operational Risk

RCQ Associates Risk, Credit Analysis and Quantitative Specialists
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10 May 2021

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A leading and instantly recognisable financial services firm is seeking an EMEA Head of Enterprise Risk / Head of Operational Risk. This will have broad coverage across all departments of the firm in EMEA and will require a bright person who is capable of developing operational risk policies / strategies from scratch (in addition to improving many other processes). This is a newly created role and will be the first person in Europe dealing with this - the position is hands on in nature and in time you will have a team of 2 under you, but you must be happy developing and implementing processes as certainly for the first 6 months it will be just you in Europe. Reporting into the Global Head who is based in the US - it's an exciting time to join and create develop something new rather than just running existing processes.

You will be involved in:

  • Developing and implementing Operational Risk frameworks in EMEA
  • Embedding the risk culture within the region
  • Monitoring and amending the Risk Appetite and providing Region(s) specific inputs into Risk Policies
  • Following existing risk processes but given this is a newly created role, establishing new "best practice" risk processes and improvements are key
  • Risk & Control Assessments & Reporting: Oversee and facilitate Risk & Control Self assessments across all areas of business in the Regions. Identify and evaluate risk themes and trends
  • Working closely with senior management across the firm
  • In partnership with the Global CRO develop and conduct Risk training for first line of defence

You will have the following experience:

  • 10 years+ Operational Risk experience, gained within a leading financial services institution
  • Expert knowledge of operational risk frameworks including developing and implementing them
  • A strong academic background is preferred
  • Excellent communication skills
  • An interest in working for a very well known firm within the investment community - you may have come from any sector within financial services, and will ideally have faced off to a wide range of sectors within a business as this is responsible for operational risk across the firm in EMEA
  • Management - you will have had experience of managing small teams, although you should still be comfortable being hands on given this will still be involved in the BAU operational risk activities in addition to the strategic initiatives
  • This role is suitable for an operational risk specialist - unfortunately they are not keen on a generalist / ex-CRO who has had coverage across all areas of risk

If you have relevant experience and would like to review a full copy of the job spec and discuss this further, please apply including contact details.

Keywords: Head of Operational Risk; Head of Enterprise Risk; Ops Risk Director; ERM Director; EMEA Head - Operational Risk; 2LOD; 2nd Line of Defence; Operational Risk Framework; Operational Risk Frameworks
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