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Senior Operational Risk Manager

  • Location: Dublin
  • Salary: €100,000 - €120,000
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: NM/172743
  • Sector: Banking, Commerce & Industry
Job Description

Leading and highly-respected international investment bank is looking to hire a Senior Operational Risk Manger for their Dublin office. 

This is an excellent permanent opportunity for a seasoned Operational Risk Manager looking to join a high-performing team. The successful candidate will need to be permanently based in Ireland; my client will look at UK applicants interested in making a move to Ireland. Applicants must be eligible to work in the EU. 

The role

  • Sitting in the 2nd line of defence, this individual will report directly into the local CRO, with a dotted line into the Regional Head in the UK.
  • They will be responsible for the ongoing managing, maintenance and embedding of the operational risk framework, developing and improving controls from an Irish perspective.
  • Maintain the RCSA's across the business.
  •  Identifying Key Risk Indicators. Complete Incident Management; Identifying and investigating operational risk events, ensuring root cause analysis and control assessments are taken. This includes completing deep dive reviews. 
  • Identify process and control weaknesses; raising issues and associated actions where required. 
  • Running Scenario Analysis.
  • Updating Policies and Procedures.
  • Completing operational risk analysis and operational risk reporting. 

The Candidate: 

  • It is essential that the candidate have a background in capital markets (ideally commodities).
  • Candidates must have a demonstrated in-depth understanding of the trading process.
  • At least 7-8 years of pure operational risk experience within financial services. 
  • The successful candidate will  need to have excellent communication skills; as this is an oversight and challenging role, they will need to be able to imbed and champion a good risk culture across the firm. 
  • The successful candidate will need to be able to work autonomously - while at the same time collaborate with colleagues across multiple jurisdictions; they must be a self-starter who is eager to add value and make a permanent long-term move. 
  • Applicants must have experience working with senior stakeholders, challenging and effectively influencing the business as well as participating at risk committees.
  • Candidates must be fluent in English - both written and oral. 

 This role offers: 

  • Opportunity to be part of a globally respected entity; as part of a small office, the role offers autonomy,  variety and scope of responsibility. 
  • Opportunity to be part of strategic decision making and a fully integrated global operational risk team. 
  • Competitive base salary and benefits. Base salary Range: €100k-€120k + Bonus + Benefits 
  • My client has an ethos of internal mobility, and there are on-going opportunities for career growth, learning and development.

Next steps: 

If you would like to explore this role in more detail; please email me your CV to 

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