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Job Description

We are looking for a Operational Risk Professional for a new role in Japan, responsible for non-financial risk management capabilities and cultivating risk awareness.


  • Work with country management and global non-financial risk management team, to develop operational risk and control governance frameworks in Japan.
  • Coordinate the execution of the Non-Financial Risk Management cycle, including risk assessments, controls monitoring, and committee reporting.
  • Oversee and deliver operational risk management information, identifying potential gaps and tracking performance.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders in the region and within the organization
  • Drive and promote a continuous improvement culture in the office, emphasizing the importance of risk awareness and mitigation.
  • Monitor and track all audit requirements, ensuring accurate and timely completion by relevant stakeholders.
  • Ensure that Business Continuity Plans (BCP) are in place, align with the business model, and conduct BCP training for the Senior Management group.
  • Support colleagues' education on the Non-Financial Risk Management framework and processes, ensuring accurate and up-to-date data in the organization internal document storage system.

Required skills

  • Proven experience in risk management, with a deep understanding of operational risk, vendor risk, and compliance.
  • Knowledge in FX, CDS, Options and Equity
  • Requires Native Japanese (liaising with local regulators) and minimum of Business English

Preferred skills

  • Ability to coordinate and manage projects, such as the execution of the Non-Financial Risk Management (NFRM) cycle and Business Continuity Plans (BCP)
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with internal teams, external partners, and regulatory bodies

Personal Attributes

  • Strong analytical skills to assess complex situations, identify potential risks, and propose effective solutions.
  • Ability to adapt to changing regulatory environments, business needs, and emerging risks.

About our client

International investment bank specializing in online trading and investment. Leading platform for global markets and diverse financial instruments.


Consultant Details

Consultant Details

Merei Hatanaka
Merei Hatanaka