Operational Risk Officer (HA-33920320)

Location: Singapore
Salary: S$11000 - S$14000 per month + competitive
Job Type: Contract
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Operational Risk spans an array of potential for financial loss and negative impact on our clients and providers of capital. A developed understanding of this potential and the business case for minimising loss and impact is a requirement for this role.

From a regulatory perspective, under Section 320 of the European Union Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) banks are required to demonstrate the ability to identify their exposures to Operational Risk and have in place an appropriate system of monitoring and control, Understanding this and other relevant regulatory requirements and guidance in respect of Operational Risk is a requirement for this role.

While the majority of risk management is done in the First-Line, the Group Operational Risk (GOR) team is accountable for monitoring and ensuring that Operational Risk is appropriately identified, assessed, understood/calibrated, controlled and managed, with Risk Appetite clearly articulated and supported by appropriate stress testing. GOR is also responsible for ensuring appropriate escalation, follow-up and learning from Operational Risk Events / Incidents.

Working in partnership with CROs, Single Points of Contact, Country and Regional Second-Line Operational Risk experts, those charged with Operational Risk management in the First-Line and identified SMEs enterprise wide the team is charged with ensuring the adequacy of - and adherence to - a comprehensive Operational Risk Type Framework as it pertains to their area of expertise.

The role-holder is required to understand the role and responsibilities of the GOR team as a whole and how these are discharged by the team, actively contributing to development and improvement in the same, as well as to remain informed of pertinent industry and organisational developments.


The role-holder is also charged with supporting Businesses and Functions define their Operational Risk strategy in conjunction with CROs, Single Points of Contact, Group Internal Audit and Compliance. This includes the challenging of Businesses' and Functions' strategies and Corporate Plans as they pertain to defined Chief Operating Officer (COO) areas but does not negate providing support across all COO pillars when required. This accountability is discharged in part through collaboration with other Second-Line Operational Risk teams and COEs, as well as enterprise-wide SMEs.

This will be achieved through delivery of the following:

Advice & Engagement: Offering a point of deeper expertise around more technical areas of operational risk, including through engaging with regulators and the broader market, offer subject matter expertise

Governance: Help develop and inculcate the right policy, process, technology and governance architecture, in partnership with ERM and Country Management where appropriate.

Support: Support delivery of core end-to-end second-line operational risk activity.

In terms of COO office, we would highlight the following responsibilities:

Design & Guidance: Acting as the hub for identifying risks, designing process and controls and providing overarching guidance around the relevant CoE to all stakeholders (First Line and Second Line).

Escalation Point for Queries: Responding to proactive questions and queries in respect of the relevant CoE, alongside more formal escalation of queries or requests for support through relevant frameworks and standards.

Coordination and Alignment: Seeking to align and co-ordinate the delivery of CROs' and Single Point of Contact's responsibilities in respect of the relevant CoE.

Group Level Activities: Providing input and expertise to Group-level routines and deliverable in respect of the relevant CoE.


Support line management in all Second-Line accountabilities within the Operational Risk Type Framework, as they pertain to COO and to deliver the same effectively and efficiently.

Fully adhere to - and actively contribute to - all agreed governance (e.g. committees) and other routines (regular meetings, attendance at other forums) for the GOR team or, where applicable and requested, that relate to COO.

Act as an advocate for the GOR team, its objectives and best practice in Operational Risk management more broadly where opportunity arises.

Adhere to such other process and governance requirements as requested by line management, from time to time

People and Talent

Team Management: Uphold and reinforce the independence of the GOR team, including through setting and monitoring appropriate Job Descriptions for direct reports and rigorous adoption of other people management routines (objective setting, performance reviews, development and training reviews etc.)

Talent Management: Help the GOR team to identify, attract, employ, engage and retain high performing and high potential individuals as needed for the team and more broadly, including ensuring a high-quality succession pipeline.

Leadership: Lead through example and tone and help to build the appropriate culture and values within the team and across the wider organisation, communicating vision and building commitment and energy to focus on key priorities

Risk Management

Ensure all activity adheres to the Risk Management Framework, with a specific focus on ensuring an effective framework for the management of Operational Risks within the team as they pertain to the role.


Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the regulatory framework in which the Group operates, and the regulatory requirements and expectations relevant to the role.

Deliver 'effective governance'; capability to challenge colleagues effectively; and willingness to work in an open and cooperative manner with all.

Regulatory & Business Conduct

Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group's Values and Code of Conduct.

Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Banking Bank. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.

Lead the impacted business and functions to achieve the outcomes set out in the Bank's Conduct Principles.

Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.

Support as needed for responses and dialog with the PRA/FCA relating to COO.

Huxley is a trading division of SThree Pte Limited

(Registration Number: 200720126E | SThree Pte Limited Licence Number 16S8216 | Huxley Licence Number 53132076J)

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Recruitment Agency of the Year by Asia Recruitment Awards 2019 | Best Client Services by Asia Recruitment Awards 2017 | Best Overseas Operation by Global Recruiters 2017 | Highly Commended for Best Large Recruitment Business 2017 | Commended for Best In-House Training by Global Recruiters 2017

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