Senior Risk Manager - Contract

Guildford, Surrey
£300 - £500 per day
29 Sep 2016
27 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Position: Senior Risk Manager
Location: Surrey
Salary: £300 - £500 per day
Job Type: Contract

Our company client is a leading organisation rapidly expanding who are currently looking to appoint a driven and dynamic Senior Risk Manager to support end-to-end pension product and distribution activity in the UK. The successful applicant will work closely with the Group Risk Management and other Oversight functions, Policy and Business areas. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a widely respected brand in a period of fast paced transformation.

Job summary:

* The job holder will be required to work across the matrix of functions that support the UK business, across all its locations.
* The new Risk Manager will ensure that risks are managed in line with risk appetite, issues are resolved satisfactorily and risk frameworks are embedded and complied with.
* The role holder will be responsible for risk related matters in relation to the Life legal entity which will include leading on the ORSA risk and capital process and any regulatory disclosures required under Solvency II.

Main responsibilities for this role will include:

* Be an effective risk partner to the designated business and coordinate all risk activities, with particular focus on DC Pensions and SIPP. Provide risk insight and help the business to fully understand their risk profile
* Drive the business to develop and maintain a proactive and open risk culture
* Proactively challenge existing practices and recommend risk solutions carried out on behalf of the UK legal entities, in consideration of good customer journeys and outcomes
* Identify, assess, manage and report emerging risks to the UK Business and the Boards. Lead risk assessment and scenario planning exercises and ensure that these are carried out on a regular basis, are insightful, forward-looking and actionable
* Embed Group-wide risk management frameworks and systems within the business. Drive continuous improvement and excellence
* Establish good working relationships with the Risk team and other oversight functions of the Irish entity.
* Provide leadership when major incident and events occur and ensure that appropriate escalation takes place and mitigation activities are actioned
* Provide risk management training and education to increase risk awareness in the business
* Carry out risk-based reviews and provide assurance to the business that current processes are operating as intended and in line with risk appetite. Where control weaknesses or adverse customer journeys are identified recommend mitigation actions
* Continuously improve risk monitoring and reporting to key stakeholders and committees
* Support the business in prioritisation decisions
* Lead on the ORSA process and regulatory disclosures. Consider use of capital outputs and embed within management structures and business activities.

Background and competencies required:

* Wide and proven experience operating within a management role within the Pensions industry, preferably in Risk, Compliance or Audit
* Proven leadership skills
* Hands-on mentality
* Excellent at providing innovative ideas and comfortable working under pressure
* Strong analytical and problem solving skills
* Outstanding communication and negotiation skills
* Dedicated to maintaining high quality standards and client satisfaction
* Post-University degree in Business Management, Finance or similar

If you feel you have the relevant experience, then please apply for immediate consideration.