Group Risk Manager

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My client is a group of companies focused on the tech industry. The business incubate new technologies, design and develop software, provide IT infrastructure, and offer marketing services with over 600 employees in five countries. In the process of further growth of the office in Zug I am looking for a highly experienced 

Group Risk Manager

The Group Risk Manager will be responsible for identifying and assessing potential risks to the company as a result of non-compliance with internal and external policies. They will work with the business to reduce risk levels. The job is inspired by the mantra, “prevention is better than cure”. It’s all about avoiding threats and mitigating the effects of those which are essentially unavoidable. The Group Risk Manager will be responsible for advising the senior management team on potential risks to the business. They are expected to work with the Executive team in providing organisational expertise in risk management and use this to lead, develop, implement and continually evaluate how the organization recognises and addresses risk. This includes establishing clear risk ownership and effective incident management planning.

Key to the role is the fact that The Group Risk Manager will be responsible for ensuring that the company operates with an effective third line of defense. They will work with the operations and compliance teams to ensure that the three lines of defense principal is applied across the whole of the business.

Key areas of responsibility will be (but are not limited to):

  • Group wide policy management process
  • Annual assurance audit plan
  • Risk KPI monitoring
  • Risk performance reporting
  • Maintaining and refining the Risk Register as well as the Internal Control System
  • Remedial action plan management
  • Support in audits and policy evaluation
  • Incident management planning
  • Risk function project management


  • Ensure that appropriate risk and assurance processes are in place to further protect the group and the reputation of its brands
  • Plan, design and implement an overall risk management process for the organisation
  • Complete risk assessments that identify, describe and estimate the risks affecting the business
  • Produce risk evaluation reports with criteria such as costs, legal requirements and environmental factors established
  • Analyse documents, statistics, reports and market trends for risk assessment purposes
  • Produce group compliance and risk update reports
  • Regularly evaluate previous handling of risks
  • Establish and quantify the organisation's 'risk appetite'
  • Project manage on risk functionality
  • Advise on corporate governance involving risk reporting to stakeholders
  • Carry out processes such as developing and maintaining incident management plans
  • Conduct audits of policy and compliance to agreed standards, including liaisons with internal and external auditors
  • Generate and manage annual assurance audit plan
  • Risk and control register management
  • Deliver on Policy, Procedure & Guidance (PPG) process management
  • Manage the corporate risk management process
  • Lead and support remedial action plan management
  • Lead and/or perform internal investigations, as required
  • Lead Corporate Risk Management meeting


  • Minimum three years experience in a similar risk management role
  • An in depth understanding of the three lines of defense risk management model and demonstrable experience of using it successfully
  • Proven track record in developing risk management processes that support a regulated business in protecting its ability to trade
  • Knowledge of the UK Gambling Act and Gambling Commission’s License Conditions and Codes of Practice with an understanding of gambling products is very important
  • Experience of designing and undertaking risk-based audits
  • Established risk identification and prioritisation processes
  • Risk reporting and monitoring systems
  • Risk evaluation and prevention techniques

If you want to learn more about this exiting opportunity please don't hesitate to submit your application by mail.


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