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Senior Resilience Risk Specialist, 80-100%


As Senior Risk Specialist with broad experience in managing risks related to business resilience and crisis management, you will support our Operational Risk Management team. You will be responsible for delivering high-quality risk assessments and reports with senior management visibility, contributing to provide risk insights with focus on business resilience and general risk management. 


What you will do 


  • Facilitating risk assessments and deep dive reviews, which includes preparing high-quality and insightful risk assessment scenarios 
  • Compiling high-quality risk reports for decision taking by management, which includes performing research on industry good practices related to corporate resilience with all its facets
  • Acting as trusted advisor, providing independent challenge and risk insights in support of achieving business objectives 
  • Supporting in implementing lean and effective risk and control frameworks
  • Developing tangible risk and guidance to enable local risk functions of business units to effectively and efficiently assess and address risks related to internal and external factors which challenge and influence the company's business resilience and continuity  
  • Actively participating in relevant initiatives to help Zurich advance in its risk management practices


What you bring 


  • Bachelor’s degree in analytical field of study (e.g. computer science, mathematics) or similar field (e.g., law enforcement)
  • 5 to 8 years of experience in the field of disaster recovery, business continuity, crisis management, company resilience topics in general and consulting 
  • Solid understanding of the current risk landscape linked to external and internal factors and trends which influence business resilience and crisis management capabilities of a company and business
  • Maintaining related professional certifications would be preferable
  • Deep working knowledge on industry good practice in the area of crisis management, disaster recovery and design of stable business processes
  • Strong understanding of operational risk management practices and frameworks
  • Experience in working with large data sets, analysis, creating data visualizations
  • Experienced in working within global teams and organizations and delivery through a vertically integrated working environment
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English 

Additional Information 

We look forward to receiving your online application. 

Zurich wants to attract the best talent and we acknowledge that talents might not always be available full-time. At Zurich we will consider requests for flexible working. Many of our employees work flexibly in a variety of ways. Please talk to us during the interview about the flexibility you may need. 


Information for recruitment agencies


Zurich does not accept any applications from recruitment agencies for this position. We refuse any responsibility for unsolicited applications as well as any associated fees.


Are you interested in working for a company that values its people and put's its customers and employees at the heart of everything we do? Are you looking for growth opportunities beyond simply a career? Then Zurich could be just the place for you!


Our people are the heart & soul of Zurich. Together we are committed to delivering on our purpose - Let’s Create a Brighter Future Together! 

Our ambition is to become one of the most responsible and impactful businesses in the world. To get there we hire and develop the best talent available. With Zurich, you can expect to work on challenges that will help you grow and to collaborate with a diverse and inclusive global team. 

People are Zurich’s most important asset. Their varied skills, perspectives and experiences drive innovation. And they reflect the breadth and diversity of our customers, suppliers, communities and investors around the world. We are committed to attracting and retaining talented individuals from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Zurich does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy or other characteristics protected by applicable law. 



  • Location(s):  CH - Zürich 
  • Remote working: No
  • Schedule: Full Time
  • Recruiter name: Christopher Parkinson


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