Senior Corporate Banking Operational Risk Manager – VP Level – Leading Global Banking Group

  • Excellent for the right candidate
  • Hong Kong
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Cornerstone Global Partners
  • 18 Sep 17

My client a leading global banking group is looking to recruit an experienced Corporate Banking focused Operational Risk, Internal Audit or Internal Control professional to join its Operational Risk Management team in Hong Kong.

The Senior Operational Risk Manager will be responsible for Operational Risk oversight of the Global Trade and Receivable Finance business and all activities across the region. The incumbent will leverage local and regional Operational Risk resources to deliver oversight over the use and embedding of the Operational Risk Management Framework by the Three Lines of Defence and will liaise with businesses and business lines to foster the understanding and spirit of risks and controls, balancing encouragement, guidance and challenge and ensuring accurate and objective reporting to senior management. The jobholder needs to assess complex situations, providing guidance with practical, effective and commercial solutions through assessing if the operational risks are perceived to be too high and also to aid in the mitigation of risks by using a wide knowledge gained within the bank and elsewhere in the financial services industry. The incumbent will be a subject matter expert in the business line areas and will have to build up in depth knowledge of the risks and controls relating to the business line responsibilities providing adequate and consistent oversight and assurance over the business line. The Senior Operational Risk Manager will leverage the skills of the wider team in Hong Kong and elsewhere across the region and ensure that there is coordinated activity and will need to manage priorities in a constantly changing environment. In addition, the jobholder is expected to be organized and act independently and exercise broad discretion with minimal guidance and supervision.

The successful candidate will be a degree holder with at least 7 years’ experience ideally gained in a Corporate Banking focused Operational Risk, Internal Audit or Internal Control role. Applicants will need to demonstrate an in depth knowledge and understanding of Corporate Banking, particularly Trade Finance, as well as a strong grasp of risk and control concepts. Candidates will need to have strong interpersonal, communication and influencing skills and have the confidence to deal with senior staff members to sell the benefits of Operational Risk Management and challenge their operating environment. Applicants will also need to possess good analytical abilities including root cause analysis and the ability to communicate complex issues in ordinary language to a large and varied multicultural audience.

If you have the relevant background and experience please send an up-to-date copy of your CV to Successful candidates will be contacted for further discussion. If you are not contacted your details may be retained for discussion about opportunities in the future.