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Senior Risk Manager (m|f|x) - NFRM IT Frankfurt

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10. Juli 2024
Bewerbung bis
15. September 2024

At DWS, we’re capturing the opportunities of tomorrow. You can be part of a leading, client-committed, global Asset Manager, making an impact on individuals, communities, and the world.

Join us on our journey, and you can shape our transformation by working side by side with industry thought-leaders and gaining new and diverse perspectives. You can share ideas and be yourself, whilst driving innovative and sustainable solutions that influence markets and behaviours for the better.

Every day brings the opportunity to discover a new now, and here at DWS, you’ll be supported as you overcome challenges and reach your ambitions. This is your chance to lead an extraordinary career and invest in your future.

Read more about DWS and who we are here.

Team / division overview

The DWS Non Financial Risk Management (DWS NFRM) team is part of the DWS Chief Risk office within the DWS CFO division.

The DWS Chief Risk office is a dedicated control function, independent from the Front Office and mandated to manage financial, non-financial and investment risks for DWS Group and its subsidiaries.

DWS NFRM acts as 2LoD ERM function within DWS with the current mandate:

  • DWS NFRM establishes and maintains the DWS Non-financial Risk Management Policy and the assigned Implementation Procedures, which form the DWS Operational Risk Management Framework and the DWS Reputational Risk Management Framework and ensures its implementation and adherence by 1st LoD and 2LoD Functions in DWS.
  • In this context DWS NFRM acts also as DWS NFRM Coverage. The DWS NFRM regional teams (EMEA, USA, APAC) act as NFRM Coverage and DWS Risk Type Controllers as described within the DWS ORMF.

As an NFRM Specialist you will join the DWS NFRM team in Europe, reporting to the global DWS Head of NFRM. This role represents the global lead risk type specialist for Information Technology Risk Management within DWS Non Financial Risk Management, in partnership with three lines of defense representatives (e.g. DWS FR and NFR teams, DWS Divisional Control Office, DWS Procurement, IS, IT Risk, DWS Audit, and related DWS 2nd line functions like Compliance and AFC).


As a Senior Risk Manager you will:

  • establish minimum standards for the management of information technology risk within the global organization, in conformance with regulatory requirements.
  • establish the requirements for the minimum standards within a new IT Risk Management Policy, subject to consultation with relevant controls functions in IT, IS, etc.
  • establish appropriate qualitative and quantitative measures to enhance the DWS KGaA Risk Appetite Statement as it relates to IT risk.
  • work closely with DWS IT and IS colleagues to produce and communicate training related to the associated policies, procedures, and controls once a framework has been established.
  • support the delivery of organizational and NFRM priorities such as risk & control assessments, scenarios, risk appetite monitoring, risk metrics and DWS transformation activities related to IT risk topics.
  • interact with DB Group NFRM and DB Group Data Management functions to exchange information and ensure alignment with DB requirements as appropriate.
  • work closely with NFRM colleagues to provide support to regulatory and ad hoc initiatives undertaken to address IT risk management requirements including DORA, KAIT, etc.

Profil / Ihre Qualifikation / Ihre Persönlichkeit:

  • University degree (Computer Science, Business Administration, Natural Sciences, or equivalent)
  • Experience (8+ years) in operational risk management (both technical and organizational requirements) or equivalent experience (8+ years) in front office IT risk management roles, ideally with experience in the finance industry, consulting or IT audit
  • Working knowledge of relevant industry and regulatory assessment frameworks and/or standards are required
  • Relevant professional certifications are a plus: e.g. Lead Auditor, Non Financial Risk Management or similar
  • Understanding of risk management principles and experience in risk management incl. MaRisk requirements
  • Proficient in MS PowerPoint, Excel, and Word
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English, as well as German preferred
  • Exceptional collaboration, interpersonal and teamwork skills; ability to build relationship internally within the organization
  • Knowledge of industry standard risk management applications strongly preferred

Das erwartet Sie

Without the ambitions of our people, our achievements wouldn’t be possible. And it’s important to us that you enjoy coming to work - feeling healthy, happy and rewarded. At DWS, you’ll have access to a range of benefits which you can choose from to create a personalised plan unique to your lifestyle. Whether you’re interested in healthcare, company perks or are thinking about your retirement plan, there’s something for everyone.

Some of our core benefits:

  • Physical and Mental Health Well-Being benefits including (but not limited to) Statutory Health Insurance (BKK), sickness benefit allowance and support helplines for employees
  • Family friendly benefits including generous parental leave packages (supporting all variations of family set-ups) and support in finding childcare options including DWS’s own kindergarten service
  • A wide selection of pension plans, Personal Budget Accounts to enable sabbaticals or early retirement and capital-forming benefits
  • The opportunity to support our CSR strategy which is focused on combatting climate change & achieving greater social justice. You can make donations to our partnered organisations or take part in corporate volunteering opportunities in your local communities by providing on hand support.

DWS’ current Hybrid Working model is designed to find the balance between in-person collaboration & engagement in the office, which is core to our working culture, whilst still remaining focused on supporting our employees with flexibility. We are committed to support flexible and hybrid working agreements across the globe. Depending on the location or role you are applying for, the split between working in the office and at home will be discussed and made clear as part of your application and interview process.

We will continue to review and evolve our working environments and methods to ensure that we are working in the best way possible for our people.

If you require any adjustments or changes to be made to the interview process for any reason including, or related to a disability or long-term health condition, then please contact your recruiter and let us know what assistance you may need. Examples of adjustments include providing a change to the format of the interview or providing assistance when at the DWS office. This will not affect your application and your recruitment team will discuss options with you.

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