Risk Manager

Job description

Role summary:

The Regional Risk and Control Manager (R&CM) is a regional member of the Risk Function, responsible for the local implementation of, and compliance with, the Sanne Risk Management Framework.

The role is a collaborative business partner, supporting the Regional Managing Director and respective Country Heads, in proactively managing risk by identifying, assessing and reporting both risk and controls (adequacy and effectiveness). The R&CM provides timely, accurate and insightful risk MI and briefings to senior management in the region that enables the business to effectively manage their material risks to within the Group’s risk appetite.

As Risk inherently draws attention to our own potential and actual failures, shortcomings and mistakes, an overarching key deliverable will be the proactive promotion of Sanne behaviours and values and the championing of a positive, transparent risk culture.

The role reports directly to the Associate Director in Jersey.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide expert advice and proactively support and challenge to the regional MD, Country and Business in the day to day management of risk and controls in the region ensuring risks are identified, mitigated and managed in a proportionate and transparent manner, promoting ownership and accountability;
  • Actively brief stakeholders on risk and control matters occurring across Sanne, taking appropriate actions if the region/country is potentially exposed;
  • Work with staff in the relevant countries to implement Risk Framework initiatives, including Policies and Procedures, in a proportionate and pragmatic manner, escalating where not fit for purpose or challenges to delivering milestone actions;
  • Provide day to day regional incident, breaches, issues and errors support and delivery of the supporting processes, ensuring compliance with relevant policies and procedures, including timely escalation as required;
  • Champion risk based/risk appetite thinking and considerations in business strategy and commercial decisions, promoting a ‘no surprises, no blame culture';
  • Develop and maintain an appropriate level of understanding of local products, processes and controls to ensure Risk Management activities meet and exceed service level expectations of internal and external clients;
  • Provide local input to the development of, regional understanding of and implementation of all relevant policies and procedures, obtaining business input into practical implementation;
  • Provide support, contribution and ongoing monitoring of Core Work Statements and Procedures, ensuring alignment and identification of risks and controls for assessment, monitoring and reporting;
  • Support the Risk Reporting team with a suite of appropriate Key Indicators, aligned to Regional and Group risks, as well as providing monthly input for the Risk Committee;
  • Provide insight and trend analysis to identify potential emerging issues, sharing with other Regional R&CM where appropriate;
  • Collaborate with other teams to provide relevant data and MI to support Risk Assessment process, identify and assess Inherent Risk exposures, controls and control gaps, and remaining Residual Risk exposures against Risk Appetite;
  • Support local leadership with control testing, including identifying and completing pre-testing data/information gathering, ensuring testing is completed on key processes and/or key controls per plan or as required by MD;
  • Assist local remediation against global issues or as required;
  • Monitor and manage actions, to ensure all are on track for completion; challenging, supporting and escalating as required, with clear alignment to risks and controls;
  • Provide triage and secretariat for the Regional Business Risk Committee, ensuring papers, minutes and actions are distributed in a timely manner.


Skills / experience required:

  • Comprehensive understanding of Risk Management tools and techniques, with experience in Risk roles. A relevant industry recognised qualification or membership is preferable;
  • Proven record in implementing Risk Management tools and techniques in a pragmatic way to suit that of the business, ensuing a global approach can be implemented locally;
  • Proven record of providing support, guidance, oversight and challenge to both Senior Management and junior staff, with the ability to adjust communication and influencing skills accordingly;
  • Being open minded and listening, being interested in other people with an ability to build relationships at all levels;
  • Self-motivated and delivery focused, able to balance the needs of Risk Management goals with those of a growing, commercially focused business;
  • Conducting yourself in a reliable and competent way with a polite and respectful demeanour, exercising discretion;
  • Knowledge and experience of applicable laws, regulations and business practice is desirable but not essential.