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Senior Risk Expert, Transaction Processing & Execution Risk Area

Senior Risk Expert, Transaction Processing & Execution Risk Area
Gdańsk, Gdynia

Would you like to make a difference and contribute to building a better bank? We are now looking for a Senior Risk Expert to monitor and oversee the Transaction Processing & Execution Risk Area, who will constructively challenge and proactively support business (1st LoD) on risk management, control appropriateness and regulatory compliance, related to risk of loss resulting from inadequate or failed internal processes, people and systems or from external events

At Nordea, we’re committed to being a partner our customers and society can count on. Compliance and integrity go hand in hand. Joining us means you’ll have an impact on how we do banking – today and tomorrow. So bring your ideas, skills and unique background. With us, you’ll be in good company with plenty of opportunities to collaborate, grow and make your mark on something bigger.

About this opportunity

Welcome to the Group Operational Risk team. We add value by overseeing and controlling how Nordea’s first line of defence (1st LoD) identifies and manages operational risks, in all areas of the business, globally. Risk management and integrity go hand in hand -  it’s all about making sure that we’re a trusted partner to both our customers and society – the foundation for a great customer experiences. As Senior Risk Expert you’ll play a valuable role in contributing to the assessment of the Transaction Processing & Execution Risk Area, i.e., risk of processing & execution failure relating to internal operations, transactions, securities & collateral, and change execution. In addition, you will add value in further development of our second line of defence (2nd LoD) oversight.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Continue to build and develop comprehensive oversight of Nordeas 1st LoD management of Transaction Processing & Execution Risk for Nordea Group 
  • Assess the design and effectiveness of controls within 1st LoD, provide advice and constructive challenge to 1st LoD 
  • Monitor and follow up on 1st LoD mitigating actions and provide additional recommendations based on independent risk analysis
  • Contribute to the annual assurance planning process by effectively identifying key areas of focus, applying a risk-based approach; and contribute to the execution
  • Provide a holistic risk picture  to senior management based on results from ongoing risk analysis, monitoring and control activities

You’ll join a talented and dynamic international team who is passionate about building a bank that makes a difference – one where you can learn and grow. The role can be based in Łódź; Copenhagen; Gdańsk; Gdynia; Helsinki; Oslo; Stockholm; Tallinn; Warsaw.


Who you are

Collaboration. Ownership. Passion. Courage. These are the values that guide us in being at our best – and that we imagine you share with us.  

To succeed in this role, we believe that you:

  • Are self-driven with the integrity and capacity to work independently; results-oriented and a team player
  • Have strong analytical skills, a challenging mindset and the ability to deal with complex issues 
  • Have excellent communication skills and the ability to engage senior management and build strong stakeholder relationships

Your experience and background:

  • Holder of a relevant university degree e.g. finance, economics, law, audit or similar
  • Experience in risk management / operational risk management, preferably from financial institutions 
  • Proficiency in English

If this sounds like you, get in touch!


Next steps

Submit your application no later than 06/10/2021.


At Nordea, we know that an inclusive workplace is a sustainable workplace. We deeply believe that our diverse backgrounds, experiences, characteristics and traits make us better at serving customers and communities. So please come as you are.

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