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Operational Risk Analyst- 12 Month FTC-Hybrid


Operational Risk Analyst-12 Month FTC-Hybrid


Zurich Life Assurance Plc are currently recruiting for an Operational Risk Analyst on a 12 month fixed term contract. 
The successful candidate  will work with a dynamic risk management team from diverse backgrounds with experience in Risk Management, Business, IT, Operations, Actuarial Science, Capital Markets, Banking and Finance. 


Your Role


Reporting to the Operational Risk Manager, you will:

  • Work with a highly motivated and collaborative team;
  • Be involved in embedding the operational risk pillar of the ERM framework to meet Central Bank of Ireland regulatory requirements;
  • Be part of a global risk management team that specialise in developing risk methodologies and provide subject matter expertise.


Role & Responsibilities:  

  • Overall responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, the following:
  • Support the Risk Management Team in the implementation and maintenance of an effective operational risk pillar of the ERM framework, including:
  • Ensure a robust risk and control framework is in place;
  • Assist with the completion of risk assessment processes, ensuring regular follow-up and reporting on improvement actions;
  • Undertake regular challenge meetings with management and identifying opportunities for appropriate risk mitigations;
  • Monitor operational event and near miss reporting for completeness;
  • Complete reviews as part of the integrated controls assurance process;
  • Assist with the preparation of reports to the Risk Oversight Committees; and
  • Identify opportunities for developing efficiencies and effectiveness with the operational risk management processes.
  • Support the risk management function to implement a risk culture programme throughout the organisation;
  • Assist with the delivery of training and communications to Risk Champions;
  • Facilitate the review of existing Risk and Control Frameworks with management.
  • Become a key player in the development of a comprehensive operational risk taxonomy, including amalgamating various operational risks across the organisation.

Your Skills & Experience


As an Operational Risk Analyst your skills and qualifications will include: 


  • Strong analytical, negotiation and influencing skills;
  • Excellent diplomacy, inter-personal skills, and communication skills;
  • Experience working in a second line risk management function, particularly operational risk, would be an advantage;
  • Highly motivated to deliver in a challenging and results focused environment;
  • In depth experience in insurance, risk management, audit, compliance, finance or controlling;
  • Degree in Economics, Business, Finance, Law, IT or similar;
  • Qualification in Risk Management e.g. PRMIA, or willingness to undertake a Risk Management qualification;
  • Comprehensive understanding of the prevailing regulatory environment; technical knowledge of, or experience in insurance regulation and legislation would be an advantage but not required; and
  • Fluency in English, both spoken and written.



Additional Information


Primary work location is Blackrock based but occasional travel may be required to other Zurich locations.

If you value an exciting and varied working environment and meet the above requirements, then our recruiter is looking forward to receiving your application by clicking on the button “Apply online”.

Who we are 

Zurich is one of Ireland's leading insurance companies providing a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services. The company employs over 1,000 people across its locations in Dublin and Wexford. 

Zurich is a strong brand – with our 53,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, helping our customers in 210 countries and territories to understand and protect themselves from risk. In order to deliver our services, we offer our employees flexible working models and interesting opportunities for further training & development. As a Zurich employee you benefit from a multitude of advantages as well as a strong culture, characterized by acceptance, diversity and team spirit.
At Zurich, we foster a culture of diversity and inclusion. Our purpose and values are designed to protect, inspire confidence and help our employees reach their full potential. We value and defend what is right and promote opportunities for equity among our professionals, regardless of gender, disability, LGBTQ +, race, ethnicity, generations, belief, etc. Join Zurich and be part of this culture. Together we are committed to delivering on our purpose - Let’s Create a Brighter Future Together!

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