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Risk Manager - Public, Social & State-Owned Sector

Job Amsterdam, NL
Posted 16 Oct 2020

Degree level

Bachelor

Job function

Communication

Required languages

English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

Work experience

5 to 7 years

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QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum five years professional experience, whether in consulting or professional services, public policy, regulation, legal, external relations or risk management
  • Strong personal presence and credibility. Ability to work across all levels of seniority. Positive, diplomatic, with sound judgment, good instincts and interpersonal skills
  • Outstanding English-language oral communication and listening skills, together with distinctive skills in writing clear, carefully worded, concise documents or emails on complex and often sensitive issues
  • Self-motivated, operates autonomously and with entrepreneurial energy, working gracefully under stringent deadlines and balancing disparate needs
  • Proven strong analytical, problem-solving skills, working on complex, sensitive, time-critical, sometimes unfamiliar issues
  • Highly collaborative, fostering effective working relationships with immediate team and wider network, with an instinct to involve other colleagues problem-solving
  • Strong personal resilience. Comfort and credibility in challenging discussions with senior colleagues. Balances robustness, persistence, humility and tact. Knows when to draw on others for support and as a source of energy and does the same for others.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity in a work setting, knowing how to address and manage unpredictable outcomes
  • Assess level of adherence to Firm policies across different offices and client service teams, and report findings to senior leadership
  • Strong organizational skills, including process ownership and management
  • Comfort with data analysis, database management and data reporting. IT skills should include Word, Excel and Powerpoin
  • Experience or interest for the  Public sector and government issues, e.g. public policy, politics, public services, regulation, current affairs, stakeholder engagement
  • Experience or interest for  Risk management, corporate governance and risk issues relevant to serving public sector clients, e.g. legal, external relations, security, conflict of interest
  • Experience in  working in diverse geographies, from developed economies to emerging markets and fragile environments
  • Strong undergraduate degree, supplemented with strategic thinking and strong problem-solving skills required. Demonstrable intellectual curiosity through professional training, advanced degree or professional impact
  • A professional certification in compliance or risk-management is a plus

WHO YOU'LL WORK WITH

You will be based McKinsey’s office in Paris, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf or Madrid as a member of our growing community of Risk colleagues in Europe, and will report to our Global Head of Public, Social & State-linked Sector Risk, who is based in London. 

You will also have a close working relationship with the Europe Director of Risk.

You will be part of the McKinsey’s Risk function, whose mission is to enable McKinsey’s client impact and innovation, while managing risks to the firm, our clients, and our people. The function is a highly integrated global team, with backgrounds including communications, consulting, diplomacy, government, government affairs, and law.

You will work closely with the client-serving Partners and wider colleagues across the firm’s public, social & state-owned sector client work, with the firm’s board and risk committees, and with other professionals including our Communications and Legal teams.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

You will lead the Risk function’s work for public, social & state-owned sector (PSSS) clients in Europe across our four “pillars” of our risk model – governance, awareness, advice, and assurance –as well as contributing to the function’s work globally.

You will act a peer counselor to McKinsey Partners – including firm, office, practice and client service team (CST) leaders – on a wide range of complex, significant risk issues, including cases raised to our Client Service Risk Committee. You will also act as a global lead subject matter expert on selected major areas of public, social & state-owned sector risk, depending on your background and interests.

You will help evolve and shape our approach to risk, by providing transparency on risks we face in our work and offices in Europe and beyond, prioritizing actions to address them, and leading policy reviews and projects for the firm’s board.

You will act as a focal point for awareness-raising on professional standards and risk in Europe PSSS, including learning programs, training, and engagement. You will help evolve and implement the firm’s approach to assurance and compliance.

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