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Operational Risk Senior Manager


Join a team of experienced risk professionals and partner with our Commodities & Global Markets business to drive a strong risk culture across Technology.
Macquarie’s Commodities and Global Markets group provides clients with an integrated, end-to-end offering across global markets including equities, fixed income, foreign exchange and commodities.

In this role, you are responsible to ensure that Technology Risk is managed effectively, in line with Macquarie’s Operational Risk Management Frameworks, associated policies and overall risk appetite. You’ll work with the team to drive a strong, proactive risk culture and a clear understanding of the risk framework.

You will work collaboratively with Technology and senior business stakeholders to identify operational issues and control breakdowns and advise on proposed responses including the design of sustainable remediation strategies. You will be involved in incident root cause investigation, risk workshops, targeted reviews and deep dives which includes driving adoption of data enabled reviews to support process automation and digitisation.  The role will require you to:

  • conduct training & drive general risk awareness
  • perform assurance reviews based on risk criteria while leveraging data tools such as Alteryx/ other
  • support the team’s exploration of other technology solutions to further drive digitisation
  • perform regular risk reporting
  • presenting clear and concise findings to the team and business leads.

To be successful, you will have Technology expertise with operational risk management, technology operations and ideally assurance with data analytics experience. Ideally, you will have experience gained in-house or working with clients in a professional services environment. Candidates with Institutional Banking or Markets experience will be well-regarded.

You will have the ability to think laterally, problem solve as well as grasp abstract and complex concepts.  Excellent communication skills are vital, both verbal and written, which include the ability to initiate and lead conversations with business leaders and risk management colleagues relating to anticipated or emerging risks and issues.  You will be highly motivated and comfortable working within a dynamic, fast paced and enterprise agile environment.

If this sounds like you and you’re interested, please apply online today.

About the Corporate Operations Group

The Corporate Operations Group brings together specialist support services in Digital Transformation & Data, Technology, Operations, Human Resources, Business Services, Corporate Strategy & Solutions, and the Macquarie Group Foundation. We deliver service excellence to ensure Macquarie is open for business, deliver on transformational change, invest in our people and have deep relationships with our customers.

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

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, 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, equity 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 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.

Find out more at

Job no: COG-970004
Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: Sydney
Category: Senior, Mid-senior, Risk Management
Group: Corporate Operations Group
Division: COG Central
Recruiter: Annaleise Hudson
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