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Senior Operational Risk & Control Manager - AEGON

Locatie: The Hague

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Senior Operational Risk & Control Manager


As Senior Risk & Control Manager you will play an influential and visible role in further shaping risk management, not just within the second line function, but with an impact across the Aegon Group. In this role you will need to support and guide business and decision makers in adopting full ownership of operational risks, and implementing sound and comprehensive risk & control management strategies, policies, standards and practices with a focus on Information Technology Risk Management, Market Conduct risk, Third Party Risk Management, Business Continuity Risk Management and Model Risk Management
As part of the Global Operational & Model Risk Management (OMRM) department at the Corporate Center of the Aegon Group, you will operate at the heart of a global function of an organization that is transforming fundamentally in every business unit.
Key responsibilities:

  • Establish group level risk management oversight, risk methodology development and establishment of risk management good practices;
  • Ensure common direction between Risk, Compliance and Business functions, enabling business management to take ownership of risk decisions;
  • Coordinate independent IT controls testing and challenge of Aegon Group’s approach to information security, including cyber security;
  • Oversee and report upon the consistent implementation of operational risk management policies, including information security and business continuity policies;
  • Build and integrated risk control framework, covering key operational risks (e.g. IT risk, Model risk, 3rd Party Risk Management, Business Continuity and Market Conduct risk).

About the department
The OMRM department in The Hague consists of 18 risk professionals, led by the Global Head of Operational and Model Risk Management covers four competence areas: Model Validation, Governance, Operational Risk Management and Internal Control. This team operates as part of one global Risk function with representation in all Aegon units world-wide. The Senior Risk & Control Manager will report into the Internal Control Risk Officer.


To be successful in the role you will need strong people management skills to influence and educate colleagues at all levels in the organization. Additionally, your vision on good Risk & Control management practices should be rooted in experience gained in a multinational environment.
Further, the preferred candidate has the following experience and competencies:

  • Experience with establishing a global, integrated risk control framework and managing global programs within functional reporting lines (matrix structure);
  • Ability to balance business value and risks, matching operational risk & control standards and business needs considering risk tolerance and affordability;
  • An understanding of the key internal control, compliance and regulatory standards and practices.

Finally, you feel comfortable working within different cultures, are willing to travel for up to ten percent of your time, and are fluent in English (both written and oral).


Aegon aims to be an employer of choice in the financial services industry. As a global company, we offer excellent terms of employment, a very diverse and inspiring work environment, and development opportunities. Moreover we offer:

  • A monthly flex budget of 16.7% of your monthly salary.
  • A good work/life balance including a minimum of 25 vacation days.
  • A commuting allowance.
  • An excellent pension plan and discounts on Aegon products.


Are you interested in joining our risk team  in The Hague? We look forward to receiving your resume and motivation letter. For more information about the role, you can contact Daniel van Scherpenzeel, Talent Acquisition Manager at

The Hague

Information and application:


Please send your application for Senior Operational Risk & Control Manager at AEGON in The Hague including your CV via our website.

Job posted

06 december 2018
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More information:

Daniel Van Scherpenzeel
m. 06 2351 68 89

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