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Commodities & Global Markets Operational Risk Manager – Perm & 12-month Max Term Opportunities


Macquarie's Commodities & Global Markets Group is seeking to hire Operational Risk Managers in Sydney to support its growing business in ANZ, in both Permanent & 12-month Max Term capacities.

Aligned to the Commodities and Global Markets business, you will be working in our first line of defence Business Operational Risk Management team, delivering control assurance reviews for business-identified risks and controls across the global and regional businesses. You will be engaging with regional and global business and functional stakeholders to deliver the control assurance plan, alongside identifying & implementing ongoing improvements to the approach, delivery & reporting processes followed by the Commodities and Global Markets Controls Assurance team.

Our preferred candidates will have 5-10 years’ of relevant controls assurance experience from Audit (internal/external), Line 1 or Line 2 Assurance activity, Operational Risk/risk management  in conjunction with a good understanding of financial markets, particularly trading risks and controls. Your experience may come from a variety of backgrounds, including trading houses, financial services or consulting firms. Alternatively, candidates in Sales or Trading who are looking to transition into an operational risk role would be considered.

To be successful in this role, you will have experience in ensuring key operational risks are effectively managed & monitored, and assurance reviews are delivered for business-identified risks & controls. You will have an innate ability to build strong working partnerships with a range of business stakeholders and will see you as a trusted advisor that attributes to business wide success. Strong communication skills, good attention to detail and the ability to work autonomously and be collaborative as part of a team, are essential. Determination, sound multi-tasking skills, alongside a strong commitment to integrity will be essential, and resilience, being outcome focused and having an innovative mindset, will see you develop from strength to strength.

This role will allow you the ability to develop a rewarding career within our Commodities and Global Markets business, representing an outstanding opportunity to diversify as well as to receive mentorship and support as your knowledge and skills develop.

About Commodities and Global Markets

Commodities and Global Markets provides clients with an integrated, end-to-end offering across global markets including equities, fixed income, foreign exchange and commodities.

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The diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths. An inclusive and equitable environment 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, we want you on our team.

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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 18,000+ 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.

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Job no: CGM-965268
Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: Sydney
Category: Risk Management
Group: Commodities and Global Markets
Division: Central
Recruiter: Annaleise Hudson
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