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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Finance & Accounting
  • Languages
  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
    • Province
    • Date Posted
      January 19,2022
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    Operational Risk Manager (focus on innovation)


    …you can work as an Operational Risk Manager in the international wholesale and rural oriented business of Rabobank Wholesale & Rural (W&R) and can make the difference by supporting, challenging innovative proposition from W&R Innovation. At first your main focus will be on the rapid growing Acorn (Agroforestry Carbon Removal Unit) proposition, enabling it to scale-up and move into a mature business within the boundaries of W&R risk appetite. You will do this by, supporting and challenging Acorn on managing their key risk, by having a strong control framework in place, which should mitigate these risk to the acceptable levels.

    You will be part of the operational risk oversight team within Risk Management W&R. Next to Acorn, you will also be involved in the management and oversight of the operational risk profile of W&R Innovation. Gradually you will get involved with other innovation propositions, including the Carbon Bank (which is outside of W&R Innovations), but has many similarities with Acorn.

    In your role you will be working closely with the Acorn team, have discussions with the Head of Acorn and other Innovation leads/product. Further you will work closely with the other members of the CLR W&R Innovation Oversight team and other relevant stakeholders (Business architect, IT-risk, RCP W&R Innovation etc.).

    Making a difference

    • Having a professional attitude based on thorough Banking experience and knowledge in several areas.

    • Having a keen interest in Innovation and in an agile way ensuring risk management is done according to the requirements of Rabobank.

    • Proactive and result driven approach in supporting and challenging risk management activities in the bank, especially in the international W&R environment.

    • An independent way of working with impact which helps to realize the banks goals and strategy.

    With each other
    Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do. In an environment where Rabobank is heading towards the next level of automation and in a growing complex world/organisation we need people who enjoy change, complex problem solving with agility and networking skills. Our Risk Management/OpRisk W&R global team (as a 2nd line of responsibility) brings talented people together to guard the risk profile of the bank by implementing, owning and maintaining a strong Risk Control Framework across the whole organisation. Together we are building a better world with empowered people who are building trust! With you as an Operational Risk Manager, the team will consist of 10 colleagues in Utrecht and approximately 60 colleagues globally.

    Karin Hartonian: “We work closely together as a team, and yet are able to work flexibly and independently. We are often dealing with new and varied challenges and our open communication helps us to be connected, not only within our central team but with our colleagues overseas”.

    Alfonso Vera Evertman: “In our role we are involved with a broad scope of topics related to the non-financial risk aspect of the Wholesale and Rural businesses. This could means today you have a meeting with senior management discussing strategic changes of a Global Business line and tomorrow you have a call with employees to understand an operational incident which happened in their department. As a senior operational risk manager I can really add value to the business and innovation, by asking the right risk management challenging questions and provide risk opinions on strategy updates, new (innovative) products or material changes. But also through monitoring of parts of the Risk Control Framework which could potential impact the risk profile of a business line. When you combine this with being able to work in a divers team of colleagues and were helping each other and working together is a key value, I can only conclude this is a fulfilling.”

    With you

    Customer focus, collaboration, professionalism, strategic view, agility and result driven are clearly essential for the role of Senior Operational Risk Manager. In addition, it's important that you recognise most of the requirements in the checklist below:

    • you have a university degree in e.g. (Business) Economics and 3-5 years (relevant) working experience. Preferably in (operational) risk management in 1st, 2nd or 3rd line;

    • you have knowledge of Wholesale and Rural products, systems and processes;

    • you have affinity with Innovation in general and the way we innovate within Rabobank;

    • you show style flexibility to adjust to different situations and environments to reach your goal;

    • you are capable of managing multiple tasks at any one time and are a good team player;

    • you are analytical and have proven knowledge in performing data analysis and drawing conclusions from data;

    • you are able to inspire and enthuse others by presentation and personal impact;

    • good spoken and written communication skills in English is a must;

    • you are able to build and maintain an internal and external network;

    • being familiar with RCF (risk and control Framework) and ARCHER (operational risk management system) is an advantage.

    Growing a better world together
    You'll already be aware that Rabobank is a financial services provider for more than 8.5 million customers in 40 countries. But did you know that we aim to contribute to real change with our 'Growing a better world together' mission? We do so in countless ways, such as:

    • Our ‘Banking for Food’ and ‘Banking for the Netherlands’ vision and our Sustainability Programme ‘Sustainably Successful Together’ programme help us achieve our contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    • Thanks to an agreement with the UN World Food Programme more agricultural products are purchased from small farmers in Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia. We aim to expand this platform to include one and a half million farmers in 25 countries by 2030.

    Do you want to become the ideal version of yourself? We would love to help you achieve this by focusing firmly on your growth, development, and investing in an environment where you keep learning every day. We give you the space to innovate and initiate. In this way, we offer you numerous opportunities to grow and help you exceed your expectations, to do the right thing exceptionally well, and to therefore grow as a professional. In addition, with us (on the basis of a 36-hour working week), you can also expect:

    • a gross monthly salary between EUR 3.800 and 5.300 (JG 9) depending on education, knowledge and experience;

    • a thirteenth month and holiday pay;

    • an Employee Benefit Budget (10% of your monthly salary). You decide how to spend this budget. This may include purchasing extra leave days, making extra pension contributions or even receiving a monthly cash pay-out;

    • a personal budget that you can spend on activities related to your personal development and career;

    • flexible working times and location-independent working

    • travel allowance when you travel by public transport or car;

    • a pension scheme, to which your contribution is only 3,5%.

    Let's meet
    Are you the person we're looking for? Are you ready to join Rabobank as an Operational Risk Manager and to make a difference to yourself, our customers and to society? We look forward to receiving your application for this vacancy in Utrecht.

    Good to know

    • Apply via the “Apply now” button with your CV and cover letter. Responses will be handled in accordance with our vacancy management policy

    • If you have any questions about the specific details of this position, please contact Alfonso Vera Evertman Senior Operational Risk Manager on +31 (0) 6 1328 0962 or Karin Hartonian Global Head operational Risk Oversight W&R on +31 (0) 6 1083 8218

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