Head of Operational Risk, Internal Control and Reporting EMEA

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Switzerland
  3. Information Technology
Zürich, Switzerland
Posting date: 02 Oct 2023

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Proclinical are partnering with a healthcare organisation who are recruiting for an individual to join their team. This role is on a permanent basis. The opening position available is for a Head of Operational Risk EMEA.


  • The ideal candidate will sponsor sound internal controls, which involves enabling the execution across the EMEA region and guaranteeing adequate reporting to management.
  • You will develop and execute operational risk management methods and frameworks that are in line with the company's goals and risk appetite.
  • Guarantee that the company has efficient operational risk governance structured and procedures in place to assist with the execution of operational risk management methods and frameworks.
  • Train and develop any other professionals in risk management, offering contributions to or leading international training and people development initiatives.
  • Collaborate with EMEA management, all EMEA and bancassurance countries to deliver an efficient operational risk framework and internal control in a timely manner.
  • Monitor 1st line of defense assurance actions, validating discoveries and observations with pertinent shareholders, and evaluating outcomes.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Key Skills and Requirements:

  • Demonstrable experience within an insurance organisation.
  • Educated to an advanced degree level in a law, economics, business administration, mathematics or similar.
  • Familiarity with IT, cyber, data protection, which involves connected assurance and in core insurance actions.
  • Expertise on insurance IT landscape.
  • Comprehension of operational risk management principles, strategies and best practices
  • Able to work with senior leaders and has progressed with positions of increasing accountability.
  • A disciplined individual who is oriented around implementation and delivery.
  • Operational abilities.
  • Capable of handling ambiguity, various requirement and challenging deadlines.
  • A self-starter with the ability to work efficiently.
  • Works well both in a team as well as independently.
  • A positive, can-do mindset
  • Deliberation, influential and communication skills both verbally and in writing.
  • Capable to think in a networked way.
  • Committed to corporate values.
  • Exhibited ability to budget and manage project/program.
  • Capabilities in data analytics and data visualisation would be preferable.
  • Fluency in the English language.

If you are having difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Jana Van Zyl at +41 61 568 79 82.

Proclinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.