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Operational Risk Specialist

São Paulo, Brazil · Legal & Compliance

About The Team

We’re looking for a motivated Operational Risk Specialist to join our Global Operational Risk team to work closely with the business in the SumUp Group’s São Paulo office. The operational risk team is a key component of SumUp’s second line of defence and is responsible for the ongoing assessment and monitoring of the group’s operational risks. This position is located in São Paulo with a hybrid set up.

What You’ll Do

  • Engage, interact and provide expertise in delivering appropriate and meaningful challenges, guidance and support to various business areas to ensure that operational risks are managed in accordance with the risk management frameworks, related policies and procedures and regulations;

  • Perform and update RCSAs according to Global methodology and calendar.

  • Assist in developing, implementing and embedding revised frameworks, policies, tools and training for the effective management and oversight of operational risk across the group;

  • Attend and prepare the materials for SumUp’s risk and board committees.

  • Analyse and ensure that operational risk events and operational losses are recorded in an accurate and timely manner and monitor emerging trends;

  • Assist in coordinating the development and delivery of operational risk awareness training, as required.

  • Audit reviews, Compliance risk assessments (or other parties), working closely with stakeholders to ensure closure of actions/recommendations within agreed timelines.

  • Build trust and credibility within the team and business by demonstrating a professional approach and good understanding of governance, risk management, risk assessment and control practices, including applicable regulatory and legislative requirements, specifically regarding operational risk.

You’ll be great for this role if you have

  • 3-5 years experience in an operational risk role

  • Advanced English skills (both written and spoken)

  • Experience conducting risk and control assessments, control testing, risk event management, operational losses, development of key risk indicators and training and development in the area of risk management 

  • Ability to communicate effectively and build effective working relationships across the business, including with senior management

  • Ability to work autonomously, identifying material issues and knowing when to escalate them

  • Professional qualification in risk management or compliance will be a plus

Why you should join SumUp

  • We’re a truly global team of 3000+ people from 60+ countries;

  • You'll have the opportunity to make an impact as we work in flat hierarchies;

  • You’ll receive a budget for your individual development, attending conferences, and external training;

  • You can truly create your own path here and help us shape the future for small merchants;

  • SulAmérica health insurance plan, Caju benefit (multiple possibilities: meals, culture, health), partnership for mental health activities with Zenklub, optional dental assistance, private pension plan, Gympass, life insurance and more.

About SumUp

We believe in the everyday hero.

Small business owners are at the heart of all we do, so we create powerful, easy-to-use financial solutions to help them run their businesses. With a founder’s mentality and a 'team-first’ attitude, our diverse teams across Europe, South America and the United States work together to ensure that the small business owners we partner with can be successful doing what they love. 

SumUp is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. SumUp does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, colour, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other basis protected by applicable laws or prohibited by company policy. SumUp also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind.

SumUp will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate.

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