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Senior Manager, Data Operational Risk


We have an outstanding new Senior Manager opportunity in our Data Operational Risk team based in Sydney. The role of Operational Risk in Macquarie is to form an independent view of Macquarie’s operational risk profile and effect change in operational risk management and culture across the Macquarie Group.


You will play a key role in the Enterprise Operational Risk function, supporting activities across a range of high-impact enterprise initiatives to support and improve risk management.


In this role your main tasks and responsibilities will be to:

  • Provide specialised advice and oversight across a suite of enterprise frameworks including Data, Regulatory Reporting, Model Risk and Records Information. 
  • Work closely with the central Enterprise Information Management team and group-aligned risk teams provide subject matter expertise and ensure that frameworks and risk practices are effectively applied across the enterprise.
  • Conduct reviews to support continuous improvement of business risk management, including thematic reviews of issues, incidents, risk profiles and supporting metrics and provide input into the design of effective assurance plans.
  • Provide solutions and recommendations from lessons learnt and emerging risks discussed internally and across the industry, particularly from external insights and peer learnings.


As you will sit within a broader Enterprise Operational Risk team, you will have the opportunity to influence other enterprise operational risks and support effective oversight across a range of risk management frameworks. This provides you a unique opportunity to gain exposure across all business and support groups in Macquarie, building, and maintaining strong relationships with senior stakeholders and deepening your knowledge of business and operational processes across the enterprise.


As a hands-on problem solver with strong analytical skills, you will have the ability to form an independent view of the risk profile looking across the organisation. Strong stakeholder management is key in the role as you will be working closely with the central framework owner team, businesses, and support functions as well as colleagues within the wider Risk Management Group.


A background in data management, operational risk, or assurance within financial services and experience in policy, control frameworks, processes, and operations for risk types associated with the role is highly desirable.


If you possess relevant experience, attention to detail and a commitment to delivering high quality outcomes, then we want to hear from you!

About the Risk Management Group

The Risk Management Group (RMG) is an independent, centralised unit responsible for ensuring all risk across Macquarie are appropriately assessed and managed. Its divisions include Behavioural Risk, Compliance, Credit, Financial Crime Risk, Internal Audit, Market Risk, Operational Risk, Regulatory Affairs and Aggregate Risk, and RMG Enterprise Support.

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion 

The diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths, and in combination with our inclusive environment, it enables us to deliver innovative and sustainable outcomes for our people, clients, shareholders and communities. From day one, you'll be encouraged to be yourself and supported to perform at your best. If our purpose of ‘empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future’ is as inspiring to you as it is to us, please apply. With the right technology, support and resources, our people can work in a range of flexible ways.

We are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We encourage candidates to speak with a member of our recruitment team if you require adjustments to our recruitment process to support you, and the type of working arrangements that would help you thrive.

About Macquarie

A career at Macquarie means you’ll have the opportunity to develop and utilise new skills, explore interesting fields and do challenging work that will impact the lives of people around the world—whether it’s accelerating the green energy transition, helping sustain global food supplies, financing social housing projects or investing in essential infrastructure. At Macquarie, we’re empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future.

Our size and international presence means your work can take you anywhere—across business groups, disciplines, sectors and borders. With 16,000+ employees and offices in 32 markets around the world, we’re a truly global organisation.

You’ll be supported by a diverse team where the unique perspectives, ideas and experiences that all of our people bring are valued. You’ll be empowered to address unmet needs in our communities whilst advising and investing alongside our clients and partners. Working with us, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference.

Macquarie is a global financial group providing clients with asset management, retail and business banking, wealth management, leasing and asset financing, market access, commodity trading, renewables development, specialist advisory, capital raising and principal investment.

Find out more at

Job no: RMG-957535
Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: Sydney
Category: Mid-senior, Risk Management
Group: Risk Management Group
Division: Operational Risk & Governance
Recruiter: Hannah Pain
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