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Operational Risk Manager | Global Markets

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Permanent - Full time,
Join our Operational Risk team who provide an independent view of Macquarie’s operational risk profile and effect change in operational risk management. Our team are responsible for the continual refinement and oversight of the implementation of the Operational Risk Management Framework in our Commodities and Global Markets business and Corporate Operations Group.
At Macquarie, our advantage is bringing together diverse people and empowering them to shape all kinds of possibilities. We are a global financial services group operating in 34 markets and with 55 years of unbroken profitability. You’ll be part of a friendly and supportive team where everyone - no matter what role - contributes ideas and drives outcomes.

What role will you play?

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Reporting to our Operational Risk lead, you will oversee the operational risk framework for our Commodities and Global Markets business and Corporate Operations Group. Applying your operational risk skills and commodities and financial markets experience, you will form an independent view of our Operational Risk profile and where appropriate, act as a catalyst for change and improvement.

You will review and evaluate new business initiatives, to ensure that key operational risks are identified and managed. You will also review and challenge the scope and outcome of business risk reporting, targeted assessments, incidents, issues, key risk indicators, thematic reviews, projects and assurance activities.

As the Commodities and Global Markets and Corporate Operations Group subject matter expert, you will provide training and awareness of key risk management policies and contribute to projects to deliver our overall Operational Risk strategy. You will also assist in compiling responses to requests from stakeholders including regulators, auditors and senior management.

What you offer

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  • Experience in a commodities trading support (Operations or Risk function).
  • 5+ years’ experience in a control function, assurance, internal or external audit role, gained within a dynamic international financial institution, financial services firm or within a professional service environment
  • An inquisitive problem solver with the ability to uncover hidden insights and form an independent view of the risk profile across the organisation
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

We love hearing from anyone inspired to build a better future with us, if you're excited about the role or working at Macquarie we encourage you to apply.

About the Risk Management Group

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In our Risk Management Group, you will be part of an independent, and centralised function, responsible for independent and objective review and challenge, oversight, monitoring and reporting in relation to Macquarie’s material risks. Our divisions include Compliance, Credit, Financial Crime Risk, Internal Audit, Market Risk, Operational Risk, Prudential Risk, and Risk Management Group Central.


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Macquarie employees can access a wide range of benefits which, depending on eligibility criteria, include: 
  • Hybrid and flexible working arrangements 
  • One wellbeing leave day per year and up to five additional days leave based on length of service
  • Up to 20 weeks paid parental leave as well as benefits to support you as you transition to life as a working parent 
  • Paid volunteer leave and donation matching 
  • Range of benefits to support your physical, psychological and financial wellbeing 
  • Access to a wide range of learning and development opportunities

Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

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We are committed to providing a working environment that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for a role regardless of their identity, including gender, race, ethnicity, cultural identity, nationality, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, intersex status, marital or family status, neurodiversity, religion or belief, disabilities, or socio-economic background.
If you require adjustments to your working arrangements or the recruitment process, please let us know when applying.