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Business Risk Senior Manager

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Are you energized by the prospect of working for the market leader in international money transfer? Want to work for a company where your hard work can make a difference? Do you constantly look to business intelligence to influence decisions and drive growth? Would you like the opportunity to build a world-class business risk team?  If the answers are yes, consider Western Union for your next career move! WU is in the relentless pursuit of better in all things, working to make strategic business decisions that will bring the best value to our customers and drive growth for our organization.


We’re seeking a Business Risk Senior Manager, WUPSIL Business Risk, in our Dublin, Ireland office (Global Money Transfer EU headquarters). In this position you will be responsible for assisting in the development, implementation and ongoing improvement of Company’s Risk Management Framework including risk identification, analysis, mitigation, tracking and reporting to executive management and the Board. The Risk Management program is integral in supporting leadership manage companywide risk while making informed decisions to achieve both short and long term strategic goals.


Sound interesting? Here are some specifics and key accountabilities:

  • Develop and enhance the Company’s Risk Management Framework
  • Support the development and maintenance of the Company’s Risk Management Policy and Framework, Risk Appetite Statement, limits and tolerances
  • Researching and recommending best Enterprise Risk Management practices, tools, and methodologies to improve the understanding and communication of risk
  • Facilitate and support Operational Risk Assessments and studies, providing research, analysis, advice and other inputs as required
  • Working directly with various business functions to identify and report potential risks and opportunities that exist within the Company’s operating environment and to develop and enhance their risk mitigation plans
  • Conduct risk workshops with middle and senior management
  • Create content and conduct risk-based trainings to business units and supporting functions
  • Develop, populate, and maintain key risk indicators/metrics 
  • Input to the corporate wide risk database, including the status of mitigation activities
  • Establishing and maintaining strong relationships with WUPSIL Service Owners and Western Union Outsourced Service Providers Manage and monitoring the Company’s Outsourcing oversight program.
  • Create and provide regular and ad hoc reporting and readouts to senior leadership including Company and Group Senior Executive Management
  • Train and mentor staff in all facets of the Company’s Risk Management environment
  • When required, support the Incident Management Committee and Group Business Risk function

What you will need to succeed:

  • Demonstrated capability to apply risk management concepts, analysis, and support to strategic decision-making processes
  • Experience assessing and articulating risks in complex businesses environments
  • Strong and demonstrable understanding of currencies, economic and financial principles
  • Structured thinker with excellent analytical, written / oral communication and project management skills
  • Strong organizational skills with proven ability to collaborate in a global, matrix environment
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, including the ability to analyze situations, identify existing or potential problems, and recommend sound conclusions
  • Proven ability to drive tasks and resolve issues under tight timeframes
  • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information

What Will Make You Stand Out

  • Striving for excellence, with excellent interpersonal and motivation skills
  • Ability to work independently and to work to tight deadlines
  • Bachelor’s in business administration, Accounting, Finance, Math, or equivalent
  • Extensive relevant experience in business industry, including financial services
What’s in it for you?
  • Competitive global pay, benefits and mobility
  • Unparalleled experience, working for a market leader in FX payment solutions
  • The chance to share your ideas and contribute to the development of our products
  • Diverse, global team with colleagues in over 50 countries
What It’s Like Here

Western Union (WU) is a company on the move! We believe that when money moves, better things can happen. From small businesses and global corporations, to families near and far, or NGO’s in the most remote communities on Earth, WU helps people and business move money globally. We have a rich legacy of innovation, and are continuing to develop new and more convenient ways for our customers to send and receive money through digital, mobile and retail channels. We have a combined digital and retail network that spans over 200 countries and territories. Some companies specialize in cash-based retail money transfer and others play only in digital. We are leaders in both!  


Being on the Western Union team means being tenacious and goal-oriented. It means taking risks and quickly finding the path to success. It means having integrity, and finding ways to make things work. It means thriving as part of a diverse, global team of over 10,000 people who are committed to moving money for better. It means being driven to win, and to do work that makes a difference… on a global stage. 


Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and success. Achieving our common vision depends on people with diverse backgrounds working together. Who knows; your unique point of view could be the key to our next groundbreaking idea. We’d love to explore that possibility!


We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy or related medical conditions), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or another protected category. 

Sound like a great opportunity for you? Apply now!

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