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Vice President Enterprise Risk Management

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Closing date
Apr 7, 2023

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Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

BlackRock is a firm passionate about performance, innovation, and its people. We offer a wealth of employee benefits, and the opportunity to join a number of professional employee networks.
Functional Overview
Technology and Operations (T&O) is responsible for the firm's worldwide operations across all asset classes and geographies. Each operational function sitting within the T&O are aligned with clients, products, fund structures and our third-party provider networks. T&O handles a breadth of services that impact the product and trade lifecycle as well as BlackRock's client and employee experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.
Position Overview:
T&O Risk and Control is responsible for overseeing the operational risk management framework and proactively working across the operating platform to drive consistent global risk management practices. Activities include project governance, establishing policies and standards, navigating external and internal audit engagements, operating event management, and analysis to support risk reporting.

The role is for an Associate/VP level professional to work with the Head of EMEA Risk T&O to support the global risk framework and other business management activities. The position will be responsible for supporting the Head of EMEA Risk T&O in the oversight of the risk framework and will work closely with a variety of stakeholders across T&O including the EMEA Executive team to drive the risk agenda for the region. They will help to direct and/or support project management, implementation, coordination, and ensure alignment with regional counterparts in the 2nd and 3rd line functions.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for supporting the oversight and execution of the risk framework in EMEA including SMCR, Board and Committees risk presentations, and ensuring that there is appropriate risk governance and oversight of the EMEA legal entities.
  • Lead, support, and guide regional and global T&O teams in navigating operational risk requirements, Internal Audits, and regulatory engagement
  • Provide SME guidance related to internal controls and incorporating risk management routines in business processes
  • Support the development and continuous improvement of regional risk reporting to drive transparency around the most pressing issues
  • Collaborate with risk partners and T&O teams to ensure alignment on firmwide operational risk priorities, emerging risks and creating a strong risk culture
  • Support the Head of EMEA Risk T&O with business management activities such as management reporting, communications and overseeing the development of people & culture initiatives in EMEA.

Skills / Experience:
  • 3+ years of experience in asset management or financial services
  • Risk Management experience, knowledge of internal control principals & ability to influence others to drive desired outcome
  • Knowledge of EMEA landscape and understanding of regulatory risk management expectations
  • Strong contributor with ability to deliver in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines and multiple demands; results oriented and able to "roll-up the sleeves" to accomplish necessary tasks
  • Ability to build strong relationships with 2nd and 3rd line risk partners and peers in T&O
  • Intellectually curious with the ability to take initiative and deliver results in a matrixed organization
  • Ability to synthesize and analyse large quantities of data to create useful information and concise conclusions. Strong Excel, SQL, tableau, and programming skills are desired
  • Excellent written/oral communication and presentation skills. Ability to present to boards and senior management.
  • Extremely high attention to detail and strong work ethic

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of employee benefits including: retirement investment and tools designed to help you in building a sound financial future; access to education reimbursement; comprehensive resources to support your physical health and emotional well-being; family support programs; and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

Our hybrid work model

BlackRock's current hybrid work model is designed to enable in-person connections and collaboration that is core to our culture, while supporting increased flexibility for all employees. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are required to work at least 3 days in the office each week, with the flexibility to work from home up to 2 days a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. The health, safety and well-being of our people will always be our top priorities; we will continue to monitor local conditions and health advisories in making decisions about our work environments.

About BlackRock

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children's educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment - the one we make in our employees. It's why we're dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

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BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected characteristics at law.

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