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Transformation Risk Senior Manager FTC

M&G plc.
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Dec 14, 2022

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Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At M&G our purpose is to help people manage and grow their savings and investments, responsibly. As a business, we are continuing to take steps towards a sustainable future, delivering better long-term solutions for our customers and clients and identifying new opportunities to make a positive impact for our environment and communities . To help us achieve our vision we're looking for exceptional people who live our values of care and integrity and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

We will consider flexible working arrangements for any of our roles and also offer work place accommodations to ensure you have what you need to effectively deliver in your role.

The Role:

The organisation is undertaking a number of major change programmes to deliver the transformation, business growth targets and BAU and regulatory change programme. It is critical to have a comprehensive and joined up approach to Risk oversight to provide challenge and support to the business ambitions, and to ensure that the significantly heightened operational and execution risk entailed is efficiently managed.

To enable implementation and delivery of the agreed approach for monitoring, assessing and reporting change risk, the Change Risk Team provide the following:
• Independent embedded assurance & deep dive reviews
• Risk engagement and oversight at programme and project level for Change & Transformation projects
• Provision of regular MI and Reporting on Change & Transformation projects to senior stakeholder Boards and Committees

An opportunity has arisen to join the team on a 12-month FTC focusing on providing 2nd LOD oversight of the Investments change portfolio.

Key Responsibilities for this role:
  • Provide risk oversight and independent assurance challenge on 1st line identification and assessment of risks in line with the transformation risk categories: Design, Delivery and Business Disruption
  • Manage and coordinate Risk & Compliance Opinions where most effective, including those accompanying Business Cases seeking Board approval, Approval Committee Recommendations (ACR) and 'Go/No-Go decisions', challenging and escalating where risk is not in line with risk appetite
  • Manage and coordinate Assurance Reviews, (including stage gate, deep dive and thematic reviews) in line with agreed Assurance Plan, , working in conjunction with Group-wide Internal Audit and other third party assurance teams, as appropriate, challenging and escalating where risk is not in line with risk appetite
  • Provide timely reporting and MI across Programme and Projects on progress and risk assessment to relevant governance committees, including the Executive and Board Risk Committees
  • Review and assess the emerging themes and any issues escalated by the Risk & Compliance Leads
  • Embed and enable a way of working in relation to the wider Risk community engagement across Programme and projects to ensure Risk & Compliance input and assurance at the earliest opportunity in the project lifecycle and in the most effective way

Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
  • An excellent understanding of an Asset Management business, including key operational processes and systems
  • A background in Risk Management in a 1st, 2nd or 3rd line role previously and have a strong understanding of programme /project risk management and the interface and governance between the 3 lines of defence structure
  • Experience of building and managing strong relationships with a broad range of stakeholders
  • Good understanding and application in cost and benefit management
  • Experience in Risk and Issues management (as well as Assumptions and Dependencies would be beneficial)
  • SME knowledge in Risk Management in a Financial Services organisation
  • Experience of providing analysis, guidance and position statements to tight deadlines
  • Experience of clearly disseminating complex quality information to internal and external stakeholders and ensuring key messages and their implications are understood

Personal Attributes:
  • A promoter of risk awareness within the organisation
  • Relationship management and the ability to challenge operational experts from a risk mind-set
  • Gravitas, influencing and supportive mind-set
  • Able to work collaboratively across the immediate team and broader Risk function and lead initiatives that ensure a holistic approach to support the business and ensuring Risk is seen as an integral part of every team
  • Persistent and resilient in the face of challenge
  • Able to look beyond face value, ask the right questions and make links and connections across the organisation and between similar situations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to create momentum and mobilise effort through resources and to make change happen based on experience and knowledge of enterprise risk challenge

Manager or Expert role:
  • For people managers, accountable for managing and motivating others to ensure quality of delivery to customers and stakeholders
  • For technical specialists, accountable for delivering expert advice or service, using specialist knowledge and subject matter expertise
  • Applies judgement to deliver outcomes, evaluating a range of potential solutions, considering the impact for customers, cost and risk
  • Manages conflicts that may impact delivery
  • Challenges upwards given knowledge of delivery and awareness of complex systems and the broader picture
  • Identifies and anticipates need for changes to continuously improve quality and efficiency of output
  • Manages resources and risks using expert judgment, know-how and experience

Recruiter: Helen Simons

We have a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture at M&G plc, underpinned by our policies and our employee-led networks who provide networking opportunities, advice and support for the diverse communities our colleagues represent. Regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, nationality or disability we are looking to attract, promote and retain exceptional people. We also welcome those who take part in military service and those returning from career breaks.

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