Senior Operational Risk Manager
Risk & Compliance
Amsterdam Zuidas Netherlands
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At LeasePlan, we are always asking What's next in mobility.

Join our team and be part of a dynamic, exciting and engaging business, so we can discover What’s next together!

We are looking for:

For our Senior Internal Control / Operational Risk Manager vacancy we are looking for a new colleague at our Amsterdam based office. The Senior Internal Control / Operational Risk Manager will be responsible for to setup and maintain the LeasePlan internal control framework which affects all business lines across LeasePlan. Supports Senior Management in fulfilling their oversight roles by providing independent assessments of LeasePlan’s risk management and internal control environment, and by providing advice to management in developing control solutions. Conduct risk assessments and report risk management issues and internal control deficiencies to the Group Risk Committee and provide recommendations for improving LeasePlan’s operations. Evaluate compliance with EBA guidelines and internal policies and procedures, identifying and proposing modifications where needed.

  • The (re)design and implementation of the Internal Control Framework globally, which framework is set against the back of the Group’s risk appetite and corporate strategy;
  • Coordinate and execute the control testing framework and monitors all controls and flags issues timely according to EBA guidelines;
  • Supports Internal Control Statement requirements and activities according to the Risk Policy framework;
  • Create awareness and a sense of responsibility for internal control related rules, policies and procedures;
  • Continuously monitor and report the effectiveness of controls and related risks;
  • Be a trusted advisor for management and able to build bridges between management and employees.

Product owner (setup and drives) Internal Control framework:

  • Push our LeasePlan Internal Control Framework to a next level, driving process and control improvements, bringing risks within appetite;
  • Communicate findings in a timely manner, obtaining business partner agreement on root cause of issues and commitment to implement recommendations and/or remediation plans. Project and Change management:
  • Embedding the LeasePlan Internal Control Framework into value streams across LeasePlan;
  • Leading to strengthening data, processes and reporting regarding our Internal Control status;
  • Ensure Group Risk department has an effective relationship with interdependent teams, e.g. Business Process Management, Quality Management, Lean teams etc.;
  • Conduct periodic training workshops to promote awareness of internal controls and to discuss changes in policies that will impact the system flow of information.

Internal Control awareness:

  • Proposing solutions / improvements and initiating Control Framework related actions and training to embed across LeasePlan;
  • Increase interactions with a broader scope of stakeholders: develop strong relationships and partner with senior management across the organization, leading discussions and projects to identify and mitigate risks in their environment.

Process improvements:

  • Proposing solutions / improvements to increase operational efficiency and effectiveness;
  • Internal control monitoring and actions should lead to reduction of operational mistakes, process improvements and reduction of operational losses (EUR).

To succeed in this role, you have the following skills and experience:

The ideal candidate is able to work closely with internal stakeholders across countries to receive required input. You’re having strong communication skills and able to communicate across various levels within the Group. Collaborates with all global process owners, business excellence teams, business process management team and quality management. Aligns with our Digital teams on automation and digitising controls as much as possible (control by design).

  • Relevant University degree (Masters level) e.g. in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration;
  • Approx. 10 years of experience in a comparable role in the financial services sector;
  • This position requires specific knowledge regarding banking regulations (EBA) and interaction with regulators (DNB/ECB);
  • A strong background in internal auditing and process improvement and/or experience in finance would be an asset;
  • A strong understanding of full scope of risk management practices and techniques including experience in the development and implementation of risk policies;
  • Ability to reach balanced and consistent (financial) decisions in situations based on assessments weighing commercial interests and any risks involved versus the control level required;

  • Strong big picture focus, without losing sight of the details to ensure fully understanding the challenges, risks and processes to develop the internal controls;
  • High degree of sensitivity concerning control and regulations, risk mitigation and corporate governance;
  • Able to work independently, have an entrepreneurial attitude and are an effective team player;
  • Collaboration, agility, result-oriented project management and decision making are examples of key behaviours reflecting the agile culture of LeasePlan.

Why LeasePlan?

LeasePlan is a global leader in Car-as-a-Service, with approximately 1.9 million vehicles under management in approx. 30 countries. LeasePlan purchases, funds and manages new vehicles for its customers, providing a complete end-to-end service for a typical contract duration of three to four years. With over 50 years’ experience, LeasePlan's mission is to provide what’s next in sustainable mobility so our customers can focus on what's next for them.

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Join us!

If you have the right profile and experience, and would like to join LeasePlan on its What’s Next journey, do let us know why you are our new Senior Internal Control / Operational Risk Manager!

Careers at LeasePlan

LeasePlan operates across more than 30 countries. With over 55 years’ experience, LeasePlan’s mission is to provide What’s next in mobility so our customers can focus on what’s next.

We also believe ‘you cannot grow a business; you can only grow people who can grow the business.’ LeasePlan is proud of its culture of service and care towards customers and each other, which has endured for over 55 years. By applying to work with LeasePlan, you are joining a team where you yourself will get to play a part in building the future of our business.

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