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Senior Operational Risk Manager Asset Management - AEGON

Locatie: The Hague

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Senior Operational Risk Manager Asset Management

Are you seeking a career in an inspiring, enthusiastic, international, entrepreneurial and agile environment? Want to work at one of the largest Dutch Financial Institutions? Want to get a deeper understanding of the insurance industry and gain more experience within Operational Risk in a major corporate within Asset/Investment Management? Aegon should be your next employer!


Aegon Asset Management is a global, active investment manager. Investors worldwide entrust our organization to manage approximately €345 billion on their behalf. Aegon Asset Management has operations throughout the UK, Continental Europe, North America and Asia. As a risk manager, you  will provide global expertise in Operational Risk methodology and tooling. You will provide expertise and leadership across Asset Management to develop and embed the operational risk standards in practice and prepare operational risk reports to the Board. You further support the oversight on special projects and promote a strong risk culture throughout the organization. Your contribution will play a significant part in helping Aegon Asset Management to deliver successful outcomes driven by internal transformation or the regulatory change agenda.You will form sustainable, productive relationships and work closely with key stakeholders across Asset Management and Aegon at group level to embed a risk aware culture as well as ensuring qualitative risk and control assessment processes are effectively implemented and reported regularly

Reporting into the Head of Operational Risk of Aegon Asset Management NL, the responsibilities of this role will include:

  • Enhancing operational risk identification and assessment via facilitation of workshops/meetings, structured self-assessments and regular communication.
  • Providing oversight and challenge to the divisional identification, assessment, validation and reporting of operational risk events – and ensuring that appropriate action is taken to mitigate further operational risk incidents.
  • Implementation of risk management tools, applications and guidelines
  • Ensuring that process owners maintain complete and accurate process documentation as required.
  • Providing professional advice and signaling based on professional knowledge and developments, and continuously increasing awareness of internal control within the business.


As Operational Risk Manager, you are a dedicated team player with a hands on mentality and result oriented.  You have very strong communication skills with ability to communicate technical topics to non-technical stakeholders. You also have proven influencing and relationship management skills and you are able to challenge conventional practices and pursue continuous improvement.  You have an excellent practical understanding and experience of operational risk management and strong commercial awareness. You are optimistic, independent and you like to coach junior’s within the team.

Moreover, you have the following qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics.
  • An expert with at least 5-7 years’ experience of which several years in operational risk management preferably within Asset Management, Real Estate of Investment Management;
  • A strong understanding of ORM practices and techniques including experience in the development and implementation of risk policies and risk tooling;
  • Learn and apply new concepts and demonstrate career self-reliance
  • Strong problem solving skills;
  • Good communication and relationship management skills;
  • Experience in an international corporate setting desirable;
  • Fluency in English (both written and oral);
  • The ideal candidate will be focused on excellence and delivery, resilient and able to work with many and varied deliverables.

Terms and conditions of employment 

We offer you an interesting position where you work independently and professionally in an ambitious and dynamic organisation. Growth and development are important to us, that is why we invest amply in our employees in the form of development and career possibilities. In exchange for your commitment and efforts we offer you an extensive and excellent package of pay and benefits, e.g.:

  • a competitive monthly salary;
  • in addition you receive a fixed 13th month’s salary and holiday allowance in the form of a monthly flexible budget of 16.7% of your monthly salary;
  • good balance between work and private life with at least 27 holiday days;
  • an appropriate commuting allowance;
  • excellent pension scheme and discount on Aegon products.


Does this role appeal to you? We then look forward to receiving your cv and motivation via our application form on this website. An online assessment is part of the selection process. For more information about the application procedure you can contact Dave Heilbron, Sr. Talent Acquisition Manager or +31 (0)6 83 25 44 97 or Annemieke Docter Head of Operational Risk Management within Aegon Asset Management

The Hague

Information and application:


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

Job posted

07 mei 2019
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More information:

Dave Heilbron
Sr. Manager Talent Acquisition
m. 06-23293581

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