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Enterprise Risk Manager

Our client, a global leading financial manager is looking for an Enterprise Risk Manager. They would be responsible for embedding the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) framework to meet both internal and external requirements. The person will work closely with Senior Management across the entire business in order to implement and maintain an effective ERM framework. The Enterprise Risk Manager will also help develop, maintain and update on the annual risk assessment process and reflect changes to risks and controls. The Enterprise Risk Manager will support the design, implementation, and enhancement of an Enterprise Risk Management Framework to achieve consistency around the execution and delivery of Risk activities

This is a Hybrid working model, based in Shannon or Dublin.

Attractive package on offer.

Key Responsibilities:

Risk framework/ programme development

  • Input to the design of an appropriate Regulatory & Enterprise Risk Management framework
  • Support the business in setting and maintaining Risk Appetite Statements reflective of key business risks - Strategic Business, Financial, Regulatory, Conduct & Consumer Protection, Operational and Information Technology risk categories.
  • Provide guidance and training as required to ensure all business functions are aware of responsibilities in relation to risk management.
  • Act as a subject matter expert for risk initiatives, completing all projects and programmes where assigned and providing guidance and support to senior managers as required.
  • Assist with the implementation, roll out and ongoing management of risk platform.

Risk Assessment

  • Provide on-going training and lead risk workshops to facilitate risk identification and assessment via annual RCSAs.
  • Support Risk Assessments and Risk Reviews e.g., major change projects and strategic risk assessments.
  • Provide on-going and objective oversight of Pepper activities with a view to identifying emerging risks, trends and non-compliant activity at the earliest possible stage.

Oversight & Execution

  • Monitoring: Support assurance activities to ensure Key Risk Indicators (KRIs) and KRI metrics are fit for purpose.
  • Testing: Review and validate KRI returns, identifying negative trends and issues, and where identified perform root cause analysis and close gaps identified.
  • Oversight: Ensure risk exposure and incidents are effectively aggregated and reported, providing management with a comprehensive view of overall risk exposure.
  • Assist with the oversight of Pepper business activities. As part of the Risk team, identify any deficiencies in meeting regulatory or policy requirements and aid in developing plans to address.


  • Analysis reporting of identified operational & regulatory risks and ongoing remediation efforts to all relevant stakeholders
  • Proactively enhance the reporting suite to provide management with good metrics on risk management across Pepper business
  • Produce high quality reports for the Executive Management Team, Executive Risk Committee, Audit and Risk Committee and Board.
  • Manage the annual review of risk policies and procedures

Advisory & third parties

  • Provide advice and practical assistance to ExCo and functional management to understand and manage regulatory, operational and enterprise risk.
  • Input to any new business development as required

Leadership & Team Development

  • To successfully lead the direct reports and other project teams towards achieving the Op Risk plan/goals
  • To ensure the ongoing and appropriate development of staff to enable them to achieve their full potential
  • To create and maintain a positive culture within the group
  • To ensure “living the values” of the organization is the status quo

Skills & Experience:

  • 3rd level education to Degree or Master level in an economic or numerical discipline and/or relevant professional qualifications
  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in Enterprise Risk or similar role
  • Strong cross-functional experience either in-house or externally in a financial services environment 
  • Ability to demonstrate detailed knowledge of regulatory and operational risks influencing the Irish credit sector along with demonstrated, strong credit skills
  • Previous experience operating in a risk management or control monitoring position
  • Previous experience in Consulting Advisory/ Risk role preferred (desirable)
  • Previous experience in strategic planning and financial processes (desirable)
  • Licentiate of the Association of Compliance Officers of Ireland (LCOI) or accounting bodies such as ACCA / ACA / CIMA (desirable)
  • Strong knowledge of business functions and systems relevant to financial services, preferably across consumer and commercial lending (desirable)
  • Previous experience liaising with Regulators (desirable)  

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Jessica Kennedy