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Risk Manager


Risk Manager


Zurich Ireland GI is looking for a Risk Manager to play a key role in supporting our first line business areas to ensure a consistent and efficient adherence to the risk management framework across our business.

The successful applicant will act as a member of the Zurich Ireland GI Risk team, with responsibility for the delivery and execution of the Risk strategy.


Your Role


As a Risk Manager your main responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:


Embed the ZIP Risk Management Framework

  • Facilitate and monitor implementation of the ZIP Risk Management Framework (inc. Group Risk Management Framework)
  • Facilitate effective monitoring of business area, business unit or function risk exposures against risk tolerance.
  • Conduct risk assessments sessions (insurance and/or operational risk) with business area or function to contribute to a complete view of the relevant key risks.
  • Apply a forward-looking approach to risk types within remit.
  • Develop and enhance risk policies, frameworks, tools, and best practices within area of remit.


Internal Control Integrated Framework

  • Lead Internal Control Integrated Framework [ICIF] implementation within Ireland GI
  • Provide support to the design and implementation of the control framework across all in-scope functions within Ireland GI
  • Act as a conduit between Group Risk Management, ZIP HO and Ireland GI


Develop Risk Insights

  • Perform analytical activities and compile high-quality risk reports for decision taking by management.
  • Conduct analysis for early identification of business area, business unit or function, challenges risks and issues. Ensure remediation actions are defined and monitored.
  • Act as business partner to management of assigned area within business unit, business area or function providing challenge and risk insights in support of achieving business objectives.



  • Partner with and advise business partners and other key stakeholders on risk and controls of risk types within remit
  • Advise and support business partners as part of ongoing, high impact transformation activities on risk types within remit
  • Advise management on risk-related standards/regulations to ensure compliance.
  • Ensure strong position of risk management with management in the business unit, business area or function.
  • Provide consistent, reliable, and timely risk information to relevant decision-making bodies.

Your Skills and Experience


As a Risk Manager your skills and qualifications will include: 


  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) and 5 or more years of experience in related field
  • Relevant risk management experience on strategic, tactical, and operational levels
  • Excellent Stakeholder Management
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent understanding of operations within large organizations
  • Experience with Project Management 
  • Experience of influencing and directing multi-functional teams in a global environment

Additional Information


Primary work location is Wexford or Dublin 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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