Primark Ireland

Risk Manager

Dublin, Ireland
19 Feb 2024
19 Mar 2024
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Full time
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Risk Manager

Our risk teams are right at the heart of what we do. Surrounded by some of the best risk specialists in the industry, you’ll bring your own ideas to the business - helping to shape the experience of our customers as part of a forward-thinking team.

As a key member of the Primark Risk and Compliance team, you will provide leadership, structure, and guidance for the business and the Risk function with a specific focus on design, roll out, and monitoring of the enterprise risk framework. You will prepare reports of all risks identified across the business and present regular updates on the management of same to the Director of Risk and Compliance and relevant governance stakeholders. You will contribute to the effectiveness and development of the Risk and Compliance function at Primark and provide appropriate guidance and support to the leadership team.

This opportunity by its nature offers unique exposure to our high-energy commercial business, its operations, and its people. It offers interesting and challenging work across a variety of financial, operational, and regulatory engagements. You will play a pivotal role in planning, executing, managing, and reporting on emerging and existing risks. The ideal candidate will be an experienced risk professional who has worked in the fields of risk/audit/accounting and has designed and implemented enterprise risk frameworks.

What You’ll Get

The world is changing and it’s important we support our colleagues. People are at the heart of what we do at Primark so it’s essential we provide the right environment for you to perform at your best. That’s why we offer benefits that put you first!

Some of our benefits are:

  • 27 days of leave, plus bank holidays and if you want, you can buy 5 more.
  • Flexible Working, an opportunity for an early Friday finish, and a subsidised cafeteria.
  • Primark Perks – Discounts with some local partner business to our offices

What You’ll Do:

In your role, you’ll collaborate with different people across a range of skill sets. Here’s a flavour of your day-to-day:

  • You will develop and maintain robust risk policies, procedures, and frameworks in line with our legal and regulatory obligations and industry best practice.
  • You will oversee the annual Risk Plan, including but not limited to, tasks related to maintaining the regulatory reporting calendar; performing monitoring and testing reviews to assess the effectiveness of existing controls and processes; and preparing monthly and ad hoc management information reports for the Board.
  • You will conduct risk assessments and work closely with senior management to help identify, mitigate, and manage enterprise risks across the business.
  • You will identify gaps and improvement opportunities to design and deliver effective and efficient processes that will enhance business outcomes, reduce risk, and systemise the control environment. In doing so, you will need to proactively suggest and present recommendations.
  • You will build trusted and effective relationships with leaders/relevant stakeholders within Primark and ABF. Such communication channels are an essential input for executing work in a reliable and collaborative fashion and sharing best practices.
  • You will partner cross-functionally to drive the appropriate execution of risk management processes and requirements across the organisation, providing guidance, advice, and support to other members of the Risk and Compliance teams.

What You’ll Bring

Here at Primark, we want everyone to feel valued – so please bring your authentic self to work, of course with some other key experience and abilities for this role in particular:

  • You will have a minimum of 6 years’ experience working in an audit/regulatory/risk function.
  • You will have experience of designing and implementing frameworks within a company context and partnering with first line to design and implement controls.
  • You will have experience conducting root cause analysis, investigations and/or auditing.
  • You can see the bigger picture and understand the outcomes and quality that are valued by stakeholders.
  • You bring effective and persuasive facilitation skills, including the ability to present complex information to all areas of the business. You also have strong report-writing skills, with ability to focus on high-level summary for senior executives.

Ready? Good - because we can’t wait to see what you can offer. You’ll be joining a team of diverse, passionate, and talented individuals where you’ll truly belong, collaborating on projects that will shape the future of our industry. If you’re excited about this role but don’t meet all the criteria, we encourage you to apply. You may be the right candidate for this role or another one, and our recruitment team Can determine where your skills may fit in at Primark.

Apply to be part of our future and we’ll help you develop yours.

If you need any reasonable adjustments or have an accessibility request, during your recruitment journey, such as extended time or breaks between online assessments, a sign language interpreter, mobility access, or assistive technology please contact your talent acquisition specialist.

All offers of employment are subject to background checks, including right to work, reference education and for some roles criminal, and financial checks. If you have any concerns, please reach out to our talent acquisition team to discuss.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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