Head of Business Risks - Group Level - Geneva

Job Title: Head of Business Risks - Group Level - Geneva
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Salary: Experience Dependent
REF: 1016910_1537874470
Contact Name: Luke Hornsby
Contact Email:
Job Published: 9 months ago

Job Description

Oliver James Associates Switzerland are currently supporting a leading Private Banking group in Geneva in their search for an experienced Business Risk Manager.

The successful candidate will take a strategic approach, enabling the Group to grow out a new business line bringing a breadth of experience across Operational, Vendor, Credit and Regulatory Risks. This is a new role that requires exceptional people management and coordination skills to complement a good understanding of Credit Products and the Private Banking environment.

Applicants must be business fluent in both English and French.

Vital Attributes:

  • Confident inter-personally with the ability to manage stakeholders both locally and across geographical borders
  • Able to see "the bigger picture" to effectively map Risks for the development of an effective Risk Monitoring Framework from scratch
  • Presentable and comfortable in front of internal and external clients discussing sensitive/difficult topics
  • Shows initiative, identifies risks and presents new ideas for Risk Mitigation
  • Comfortable in a high-pressure environment a dynamic, changing environment
  • Sound understanding of Credit Products
  • Effective communicator in both English and French with additional languages being preferred
  • Current Resident in Switzerland or willing to relocate

Required Experience and Knowledge:

  • Candidates must have extensive experience working a similar Operational, Enterprise or Business Risk position within Private Banking previously
  • Broad understanding of Swiss & European Financial Services regulation
  • Previous involvement in the New Product Approval process
  • Experience presenting to committees, fielding questions and defending your decisions with credibility

To learn more about this opportunity please email your CV and contact details directly to Alternatively, if this sounds like an interesting opportunity for somebody within your network, please get in touch to refer them.