Operational Risk, Markets - Associate Director

Join our growing Operational Risk team as an Associate Director in our Houston office.

Joining our Operational Risk team, you will sit within the wider Risk Management Group who work to form an independent view of Macquarie's operational risk profile and effect change in operational risk management and culture across the Macquarie Group, through the continual refinement and implementation of the Operational Risk Management Framework.

Based in our Houston office as an Associate Director in this team, you will primarily oversee our Americas-based Commodities & Global Markets business; including the Market Operations Division support function. This position offers you an excellent opportunity to apply your risk skills and commodity markets experience to implement and further develop our operational risk strategy.

In this role you will be responsible for forming an independent view of the operational risk profile of the business and support function, as well as act as a catalyst for change and improvement across the operational risk framework elements. You will review and evaluate new business initiatives; ensuring that key operational risks are identified and managed, and that appropriate stakeholders are engaged in the approval process.

You will also review and challenge the scope and outcome of business risk reporting, target assessments, significant incidents, key risk indicators, projects and assurance activities whilst analysing operational risk data to identify risk themes to facilitate improved business risk management.

The role will allow you to provide insights and advice to businesses on the best practice for design, measurement, analysis, evaluation and reporting of operational risk whilst assisting in compiling responses to requests from stakeholders including regulators, auditors and senior management. You will also have the opportunity to provide training and awareness of key risk management policies, have policy oversight, and drive the implementation of key projects to deliver our overarching Operational Risk strategy.

To this role, you will bring your 10+ years of Commodity Markets Operational Risk or Audit experience gained within a dynamic international institution or financial services firm, as well as a Tertiary degree in Finance or a related area. Relevant postgraduate degrees or professional qualifications (CA, CFA, CPA) would prove advantageous. It will also be important that you can display working knowledge of the regulatory environment in which Macquarie operates, can demonstrate commercial experience, and have an analytical mindset to make sound recommendations on operational risk issues.

If you are a lateral thinker, with problem solving abilities, consulting skills, and can grasp abstract concepts and complex situations whilst demonstrating excellent communication skills, then this role will give you the opportunity to grow and develop within a supportive team and structure.

If you are a confident communicator with the ability to initiate and lead conversations with business leaders and risk management colleagues regarding anticipated and emerging issues and are keen to work in a tenacious, agile and high environment then please apply via the link below.

Risk Management Group is an independent, centralised unit responsible for ensuring all risk across Macquarie are appropriately assessed and managed.Its divisions include Credit, Prudential, Capital and Markets, Market Risk, Operational Risk, Compliance, Quantitative Applications and Internal Audit.

The core to Macquarie's success is a unique philosophy and management approach. Our businesses combine entrepreneurial drive and robust risk management with deep industry and regional expertise.

Find out more about Macquarie careers at www.macquarie.com/careers

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, marital status, gender identity or any other impermissible criterion or circumstance. Macquarie also takes affirmative action in support of its policy to hire and advance in employment of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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