Nomura is an Asia-based financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking). Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership. For further information about Nomura, visit www.nomura.com
The EMEA Operations Risk and Control function (OR&C) is accountable for the application of the risk framework across EMEA Wholesale Operations. OR&C provides independent oversight of Operations through regional / functional routines building to a comprehensive picture each month of the risk and control health of the divisions. The role provides an exciting opportunity to partner with Operations management and stakeholders from other corporate functions to continue to challenge and improve the Operations risk framework.
The high-profile priorities of the team comprise:
Performing risk analysis and monitoring, including oversight of the Risk & Control Self-Assessment process in Operations, and the development and enhancement of risk metrics.
Issue management, including monitoring Operations risk events, providing appropriate challenge in the determination of required mitigating actions, monitoring actions through to completion.
Oversight of KRI and challenge and ongoing management of SMR structure.
As a key member of the team, you'll gain exposure to senior management and our wider business in the region and globally. It's an agile, professional environment that will support your development as it demands excellence, encourages curiosity and rewards original thinking.
Key skills / responsibilities:
Reporting directly to the EMEA Head of Operations Risk and Control
Accountable for the governance and oversight of EMEA Wholesale Operations functions across all asset classes.
Ability to identify emerging risk and provide appropriate risk mitigating solutions.
Maintenance of the reporting and governance framework including establishment of key risk and control forums and independent monitoring of relevant metrics.
Independent oversight of risk registers, including the follow up of outstanding actions within the Operations functions.
Provide independent challenge over activities taken to close remedial actions, include audit points.
Driving forward the current risk framework, and assist in the development of new risk management tools such as a next-generation technology such as new Key Risk Indicator tools.
Perform read across of material issue to ensure lessons learnt are applied across the entire organisation and not just the team were the issue was identified.
Liaising with global Risk and Control teams to support the global legal entity governance framework.
Frequent interaction with other areas of the bank including the Front Office business sponsors, Operational Risk, Product Control, and Compliance.
Coordination of assessment of impact of new products and process changes on the Operations Division.
Skills, experience, qualifications and knowledge required
Experience Operations Banking professional, ideally with experience manging Operations line teams.
Strong understanding of Operations Risk concepts and good control design
Ability to manage a variety of tasks simultaneously
Detailed knowledge of front to back investment bank products and booking flows and the ability to challenge internal stakeholders
Ability to build and understand process flows in order to identify and evaluate controls
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written as well as presentation skills
Excellent project management, business/data analysis skills
Strategic thinker with strong analytical and problem solving skills Good knowledge of excel, including pivots, function and formulas
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