Operational Risk Manager

Risk management is a crucial component of SIX Group's business, with a focus on ensuring a reliable and stable financial infrastructure besides a sustainable business performance. SIX Group has an enterprise risk management framework in place ensuring consistent group-wide risk coverage and in particular including operational risks. This is a position within the Chief Risk Officer department based in Zurich and reports to the Head of Operational Risks. Your objective is to effectively oversee operational risks in line with our policies and guidelines. You are involved in every aspect of operational risk: Risk governance, appetite, processes, consolidation, monitoring and reporting.

Main duties:
  • Drive and maintain SIX Group's approach to operational risk management in a consistent and uniform manner across the organisation and in line with the defined Risk Management Framework
  • Further enhance and specify the approach regarding risk indicators for operational risk, providing methodological guidance to the divisions and supporting to implement divisional-specific risk indicators
  • Define standards, processes and the governance structure for the management of operational risk and control in the divisions
  • Guide the divisions by further developing the standard risk assessment methodology, loss scenario analysis and mitigating action to be taken when weaknesses are identified
  • Monitor and report operational events at group level, the effectiveness of the control environment and overview of the progress in addressing improvement areas
  • Perform specific risk assessments, regular and ad-hoc as needed, from 'second line of defence' perspective. This includes to thoroughly analyse circumstances besides identifying mitigation actions and adequate controls as support to risk owners ('first line of defence')
  • Closely and effectively cooperate with other governance functions (e.g. Legal & Compliance, Finance, Internal Control) at group and divisional level as well as with divisional risk teams locally and outside Switzerland. Provide support, education and training to staff to build risk awareness within the SIX Group
Your profile:
  • Minimum 5 years working experience in the financial services industry with exposure to relevant operational risk and/or operational risk control. Ideally experience as a 'second line of defence' risk manager
  • University degree or similar, ideally related to economics / finance / banking / risk management
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills as well as the ability to adequately prioritise tasks and responsibilities
  • Ambition to deliver high-quality end products in an efficient manner with a focus on the essential
  • Structured working style, quick understanding, proactive, 'hands-on-mentality', deadline driven, high level of flexibility and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Profound German and English language skills, both oral and written
We are looking forward to receiving your complete application electronically.

SIX Management AG, Judith Gubser
T 058 399 24 79
Reference 3769

We only accept online direct applications.
  • Corporate functions
  • Shared Services
  • Zurich
  • Expert Position without management responsibility
  • Full-time

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