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Executive Manager - Technology Risk

Westpac Group

Job Description

Technology Risk is a 2nd line risk function, providing oversight, challenge and insights to the Group Chief Operating Office (COO) (which includes Group Technology, Group Operations and Corporate Services) to enable it to achieve its strategic objectives within risk appetite. The Executive Manager, Technology Risk supports the Chief Risk Officer, Technology and Operations and Head of Technology Risk to achieve Technology Risk’s accountabilities and responsibilities.

How Will I Help?

Technology Risk is a 2nd line risk function, providing oversight, challenge and insights to the Group Chief Operating Office (COO) (which includes Group Technology, Group Operations and Corporate Services) to enable it to achieve its strategic objectives within risk appetite.

The Executive Manager, Technology Risk supports the Chief Risk Officer, Technology and Operations and Head of Technology Risk to achieve Technology Risk’s accountabilities and responsibilities. This role is focused on technology risk arising in the Enterprise Services and Group Business Units (Legal, Risk, Finance and Human Resources) primarily throug h:

  • challenge and oversight of COO’s Operational Risk Management Framework implementation and enhancement, including issue and incident management, development of risk profiles and control environment remediation.
  • providing insights into emerging risks
  • risk management oversight of strategic programs and projects (delivered risk)
  • challenge and oversight of business unit Technology Strategy and roadmaps, applying a risk- based lens.

As a senior member of the Technology Risk team, the role is expected to function relatively independently, but seeking guidance and escalating matters as necessary. That includes being the primary contact point in Technology Risk for the Enterprise Services and Group Business Units (the Businesses).

What is in it for me?

You will play an important and significant part in the future of a business that has been around for 200 years. Our vision is to become one of the world’s great service companies. So, we will back you in the development of your career, with internal career prospects and flexible working. You will also be backed by a fantastic team of people in a can-do, supportive structure.

What do I need?

The successful candidate will have extensive experience and knowledge within the Technology Risk space with over 7 years of technology risk advisory and/or 8 years of technology risk experience in a consulting/audit firm (with financial services experience). You will ideally have a background across delivery, Line 1, risk management or architecture paired with extremely strong analytical and problem solving skills.

It is very important that you have demonstrable experience of influencing senior business leadership teams as well as senior stakeholders and can demonstrate strategic thinking and prioritisation. You will have extremely advanced stakeholder management skills and show assertiveness when needed.

You strive to motivate and will be energetic, pro-active, and resilient and enjoy working in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. You have exceptional communication and stakeholder engagement skills and be able to appropriately elicit information, challenge, and influence stakeholders to enable the successful achievement of outcomes.

What is it like to work there?

We aim to provide one big, supportive team of people who love helping others succeed. As an equal opportunity employer, we are proud to have created a culture and work environment that values diversity and flexibility – and champions inclusion.

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As part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, this role is open to experienced candidates seeking a discussion around workplace flexibility. We invite candidates of all ages, people with a disability and Indigenous Australians to apply.