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Senior Risk Manager Adelaide

Full Time

Website Burgess Paluch

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Join this significant Adelaide business with local and national interests and take the lead role in risk function for the business…

Our client is a leading Adelaide business with very significant turnover, a large workforce, and business interests spanning a number of industries, including retail and construction, locally and interstate. It seeks to appoint a senior risk manager to take the lead in managing the risk function for the business. 

About the Role

We are seeking a hands-on, senior risk specialist to drive risk management initiatives across the various brands and businesses, and set the strategic director for risk. Using your technical knowledge, you will partner with the business to ensure that the risk profile and appetite of the business is reflected appropriately in the systems and reporting within. You will contribute to shaping risk management positively, and deliver expertise in risk and compliance management and build risk capabilities. 

Using your experience gained in a large industrial, retail or construction environment in a risk management role, you will 

  • Identify issues and increase risk awareness.
  • Co-ordinate and facilitate suitable training.
  • Monitor, report on and improve Risk and Compliance frameworks.
  • Use your strong commercial understanding of risk and reward.
  • Guide business units as they monitor and manage risk.

About You

To be considered you will have degree qualifications in Law, Commerce or Finance and have several years of experience in a senior risk management role in a medium to large corporate environment. In addition to any previous professional experience you will need 5+ years of specialist risk experience. 

You will possess the ability to influence and challenge even those at senior levels and to think laterally for commercially sound solutions. You will exhibit self-confidence and enough assertiveness to have tough conversations when required and to deliver difficult messages constructively. 

The benefits

This is a rare Adelaide based role within a significant, national business operating diverse brands, growing its revenue and asset base, and leading the way in South Australia. It offers the chance to be the most senior risk professional in the business, and to work with the executive team to set the risk strategies for the business. The salary on offer will reflect such a role. 

As applicants without specialist risk experience cannot be considered, to apply kindly consider whether you have 5+ years of specialist risk experience in a senior risk role, and if so email a CV to [email protected] 

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