Assurance Manager

Michael Page
West Midlands
24 Nov 2020
22 Dec 2020
Lucy Williams
Job role
Internal audit
Contract type
Full time
Experience level

A growing organisation that is financially strong and is ahead of its competitors and has responded incredibly well to the global pandemic.

Client Details

A global business with a clear strategy, strong leadership team and is excited about the future!


Reporting into the Head of Assurance you will:

Manage the group's risk management, insurance, compliance and data protection activities, collaborating with colleagues at all levels, to help achieve business objectives and provide the required group reporting in a listed environment.

The Assurance Manager will lead effective compliance programs, be a trusted commercial partner and an ambassador for doing the right thing.

Role Accountabilities:


· Own policies, procedures and programmes e.g. updating, communicating and training.

· Monitor compliance, governance and external environment to ensure the Group is prepared for change.

· Establish and maintain effective stakeholder relationships and engagement.

· Support new business opportunities e.g. new routes to market and tenders.

Risk & Insurance

· Develop and maintain the risk management framework.

· Anticipate and effectively manage business risk relating to the Group's strategy and objectives and align appropriately with the Group's activities.

· Work with the business units and support functions to maintain the live risk profile and register, reflecting changes resulting from business initiatives and changes to the external environment.

· Manage the Group's insurance programme.


· Develop the Group's Information Security policy.

· Drive, develop, own and manage the GDPR compliance programme.


· Support / lead team response to incident management, regulatory investigations, internal issues.

· Support development of business continuity policies and procedures.

· Develop an effective approach to the management of key risk areas e.g. Modern Slavery, Anti Bribery & Corruption ABC), Anti Money Laundering (AML), Anti-Trust.


Skills and experience

  • Strong track record in a risk management, internal audit or compliance role.
  • First class technical knowledge
  • Able to balance and prioritise business requirements
  • Leading GDPR, antitrust, ABC, AML, and Modern Slavery compliance programs.
  • Risk identification and assessment processes and techniques.
  • Reporting and recommending practical solutions to risk issues.
  • Strong analytical skills, able to quickly identify and present key issues concisely.
  • Delivery at pace, alone and as part of a team, and managing mix of stakeholders.
  • Experience working across a large, complex organisation - interacting with all functional areas.
  • Commitment to developing and embedding best practice, innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Experience of complex multi-site B2B service environment such as construction or distribution preferable.
  • Experience of listed company reporting environment preferable.

Further education / professional qualification preferable

Job Offer

Excellent package and clear progression on offer.

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