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Business Operational Risk Management Manager – Sydney


Business Operational Risk Management Manager – Sydney

Be an integral part of the Macquarie Capital team in a high performing fast-paced environment, ensuring operational risks in the APAC Infrastructure and Energy Group (IEG) and Advisory Capital Solutions (ACS) divisions are effectively identified and managed in relation to new transactions and existing business lines.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Macquarie Capital Business Operational Risk Management team as a Manager in Sydney.  Macquarie Capital comprises the Green Investment Group, and Macquarie Group’s corporate advisory, capital markets, and principal transactions business.

Based in Sydney, you will be part of the first line of defence responsible for implementing Macquarie Capital’s Operational Risk Management Framework for APAC. You will work alongside deal teams to assess new business opportunities and principal investments for operational risks and provide guidance on the approval of these activities.  It will be important for you to identify, follow up and close issues with a pragmatic approach to operational control that balances risk and returns in a commercial manner.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing advice and solutions on the management of operational risks within Principal transactions.
  • Reviewing due diligence and new investment proposals, working with the deal teams to refine the proposal before it gets approved, and tracking post approval workstreams to ensure key implementation risks are managed.
  • Working on the roll out of global projects and business initiatives from Sydney, which will require working with Macquarie Capital risk function leads, including the CFO and COO.
  • Liaising with Line 2 risk functions and key stakeholders in Macquarie Capital, to ensure policies and frameworks are developed in a manner that is practical for the business to implement and manages the underlying risk.
  • Leading incident investigations (both operational and behaviour related) to identify and drive improvements in business processes.
  • Leading and supporting deep dive reviews, process mapping and implementation of control improvements.
  • Facilitating Risk and Control Self-Assessments workshops with key business leaders.
  • Managing and reporting Key Risk Indicators to senior stakeholders.
  • Delivering training to the business on key policy requirements that is practical and easy to understand.

You will have excellent problem solving skills and be able to synthesise and distil complex information.  You will be a self starter who will partner with all areas of the business including Macquarie Capital management and central support group stakeholders.  We’re looking for a high level of confidence and strong communication skills, so that you can not only build good relationships, engendering trust and confidence, but also be able to challenge and question Front Office teams / senior stakeholders and mediate where necessary. 

To be successful in this role, you will have a continuous improvement mindset and be comfortable interpreting and balancing commercial issues within a risk framework and have 4+ years relevant experience for example in Operational Risk, Internal or External Audit or Risk management.

About Macquarie Capital

Macquarie Capital offers global capability in M&A Advisory, Debt and Equity Capital Markets, Principal Finance, and Equity Trading and Research underpinned by deep specialist expertise across a range of sectors. Our people are empowered to think innovatively to address client challenges and originate opportunities, thinking beyond individual transactions to become a trusted adviser and partner over the long haul. From origination to execution, our unique combination of ideas, capital and expertise is transforming opportunity into reality for our clients and partners around the world.

With staff in 35 offices transacting across 31 countries, Macquarie Capital is a truly global business. A role in the team will expose you to a dynamic working environment and the opportunity to contribute to high-profile transactions whilst working in a business with the best people in the industry.

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 17,000+ employees and offices in 33 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: MacCap-960262
Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: Sydney
Category: Mid-senior, Risk Management
Group: Macquarie Capital
Division: Advisory & Capital Solutions
Recruiter: Sophie Emmett
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