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Risk Manager

Randburg Randburg, 2032 West Johannesburg, South Africa
Closing date
Jun 21, 2024

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Job Role
Risk Manager
Contract Type
Full Time
Apply Risk Management processes within the area of responsibility
  • Provide guidance and assist with requirements on changed or new risk tools
  • Oversee the effective use of risk tools and monitor its effectiveness for the business
  • Assist with preparation and analyses of reports for tabling at various Risk Committees
  • Scrutinize risk reports submitted by the branch/business unit and ensure reporting and tools are in line
  • Ensure data integrity, data structures and business line mappings are correct
  • Monitor workflow issues in loss data system
  • Document processes to enhance general ledger reconciliations and monitor data extractions for reporting purposes
  • Monitor documented requirements and project manage deliverables
  • Highlight risk areas through root cause analysis
  • Monitor action plans on various risk tools
  • Monitor risk reporting and escalate issues
  • Deliver against operational and cost targets
  • Prioritize resource allocation to minimise and reduce wastage
  • Monitor costs for the financial year according to the operational plan
  • Allocates and approves expenditure
  • Review cost reports and resolves or explains variances to the budge
  • Identify, control and escalate potential risks that may lead to increased costs
  • Manage costs or expenses within approved budget to achieve cost efficiencies
  • Build relationships that allow for the managing of expectations; the sharing of knowledge and diverse insights; and the creation of buy-in
  • Engage in cross-functional relationships to obtain and to provide work support
  • Deliver customer experience excellence aligned to Organisational values and service standards
  • Build professional long-term relationships with customers based on trust that builds the brand
  • Collect and interrogate information and feedback to ensure full understanding of customer needs to deliver a quality service
  • Deliver service that exceeds customer expectations through proactive, innovative and appropriate solution selection and application
  • Provide customers with relevant information to keep them informed of products and service options
  • Innovate by finding the best fit solution for the situation such as the flexibility of delivery and customised solutions which result in more efficient outcomes
  • Drive and embed risk capabilities in the business
  • Ensure application of risk capabilities and tools are applied to identify, evaluate, report and monitor risk processes
  • Drive a combined assurance approach to risk management by engaging specialists and other assurance partners on key risks matters
  • Ensure comprehensive risk assessments are conducted in relation to products, services and solutions that are developed by the business are appropriate to manage the risks within the approved risk appetite
  • Work with business unit to understand business, drivers, current concerns and future plans to mitigate risk to proactively identify and anticipate risks (including emerging risks)
  • Identify, manage and mitigate interconnected / interdependency risks and provide relevant information to business and risk teams to appropriately manage and mitigate risk
  • Understand changes of applicable risk policies and communicate to relevant stakeholders accordingly
  • Keep abreast of relevant risk developments externally and ensure it is considered in the risk profile for the business
  • Ensure development of appropriate solutions to identify losses and risk exposures and facilitate the effective implementation thereof
  • Ensure business continuity management plans are reviewed and tested and aligned to business continuity strategy
  • Assist business to identify risks inherent in key business processes, new products, business projects and key outsourced and insourced arrangements and critical third-party service providers
  • Ensure business has designed and implemented controls to manage the risks identified
  • Build a risk management culture through ensuring awareness campaigns to educate stakeholders to influence behaviour and drive the importance of compliance and good conduct
  • Analyse business information, data and BU risk reports to identify trends and create qualitative risk status reporting with accurate and reliable business intelligence
  • Prepare the relevant risk profile report in a format that is acceptable to senior management and risk governance committees and considers all key risks
  • Ensure appropriate governance structures are in place in area of accountability
  • Develop and communicate timelines for submission of relevant op risk reports to risk committee structures that align to Group Risk timelines
  • Escalate significant risk issues to management or Enterprise Risk Management and risk governance structures as relevant
  • Review risk management documentation and risk reports to ensure achievement of relevant risk strategy
  • Track and report at the relevant forums and committees monthly on progress towards achieving the relevant risk strategy at defined intervals
  • Ensure all stakeholders have been engaged and information provided by Project Management Office (PMO) is reviewed and challenged to ensure accuracy
  • Escalate critical projects status to contribute to delivery against set timelines where required
  • Set the strategy and create the enabling environment for active risk reduction by informing and looking at the key risk indicators (KRIs), re-assessing, and ensuring the control environment is perceived relative to risk appetite as well as ensuring changes to reduce, tolerate or mitigate risk are made accordingly
  • Develop and maintain monitoring plan to ensure coverage of key controls
  • Manage and ensure compliance to the applicable framework in relevant risk control monitoring plan
  • Track feedback on results of monitoring activities to enhance relevant risk control environment
  • Develop, encourage and nurture collaborative relationships across FRG
  • Manage team performance in achievement of business objectives
  • Participate in planned activities that are appropriate for own and employee development

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