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Operational Risk Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Finders SA profile

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Finders SA

Senior Operational Risk Manager, BCM & Operational Resilience – Swiss Bank


A leading banking group with well-established Swiss headquarters and excellent global reach. They offer dynamic and personalized services in investment advisory and asset management for private and institutional clients. Strong on sustainability and the environment.

An entrepreneurial, fast-paced and driven place to work with an international mindset. An employer who really values their employees, offering a meritocratic place to work. Would ideally suit those used to a medium-sized bank and looking to join a human-sized organisation.

A Client that Finders work with regularly and can thereby explain very well the culture of this Bank to any prospective, suitable applicant. We have been specifically asked to help the Bank on this crucial hiring.


As Senior Operational Risk Manager – your remit will cover primarily Business Continuity (BCM) & Operational Resilience Manager for our Banking client. You are are an experienced individual seeking to contribute to the Bank’s implementation of the Operational Resilience and provide support to the existing Operational Risk Team. You will be employed directly by the bank and on a permanent basis, for this full-time role (no home office). The chance to be part of a collegial team in a Bank that is very successful, dynamic, fast-paced and moving forward. Strong career path for high flyers. The position is based in Geneva, working closely with the Bank’s other Swiss offices. Would suit those that are hands-on, muck-in and “get things done” sort of person. So if you’re looking to step up in your career and have experience from audit, business continuity management or operational risk, this could be just the job for 2024!

Tasks to include, but by no means limited to:

  • As part of the Bank’s BCM & Operational Resilience Team, participate in the maintenance and further development of the global BCM life cycle and framework
  • Manage the defined measures to ensure operational resilience
  • Supporting BCM-related tasks in the context of internal reporting and controlling as well as internal and external audits
  • Assisting in the development and maintenance of an operational resilience framework
  • Identify the critical functions with their disruption tolerance
  • Establish a testing framework to regularly review the ability to perform critical functions at times of operational disruption with their interruption tolerances
  • Keep record of key controls and operational risks related to critical functions
  • Update BCM documentation


  • University degree in Finance or Economics preferred, or equivalent
  • At least 5 years+ of practical experience in the field of Operational Risk, BCM or Audit from Swiss private banking
  • Strong analytics, risk and performance management skills – especially on non-financial risk elements, business control, enterprise risk etc
  • Ability to weight problems and set priorities with strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work with various stakeholders, both internal and external
  • Keen to take responsibility, with the capability to work independently, whilst being part of a larger team across Switzerland
  • Swiss banking experience a must as you must know the local FINMA regulations etc
  • A pragmatic person who is hands-on and who can “get things done”
  • Fluency in English with very good command in French – a must; German is a plus
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills
  • Happy to work in a 100% role, permanent contract (no home office); ideally able to start ASAP (but those on a notice period of course also considered seriously)
  • Already resident in the Geneva; frontalier OK

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