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Supervise one of the largest Dutch banks as an senior banking supervisor on operational risk at DNB.


You will have an impact

Do you want your work to have an impact on financial stability and on the banking sector´s ability to support sustainable growth? As a senior banking supervisor focusing on operational risk at DNB you can do so by leveraging on your analytical and (inter)personal skills in a stimulating and professional environment. You will be at the center of European banking supervision dynamics and will supervise one of the Dutch systemically important banks. You will be part of an intercultural team of European supervisors, in a changing and challenging environment.


This is how to do that as a supervisor at DNB

You will be part of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) and will work in a Joint Supervisory Team (JST), a team of supervisors from both DNB and the European Central Bank (ECB). The JST’s task is to assess the risks the bank faces and check that the bank is equipped to manage those risks properly.

What exactly does the position entail? 

Within the team, you are a member of the JST’s operational risk cluster, consisting of two operational risk, and two IT and data experts. You will focus on the operational risk aspects, assessing the bank’s operational risk framework, based on the methodology of the SSM, and its operating effectiveness.


Your main responsibilities will include the following: 

  • You will specifically focus on risks and risk management and controls in the areas of e.g. business processes, conduct, compliance, legal, products and business practices as well as on operational risks in other risk areas such as credit and market risk. 

  • You will address operational risks that are out of appetite and identify emerging operational threats for the bank based on relevant developments such as the rise of Fintech, climate change and macro-economic trends. 

  • You will initiate, design and lead in-depth risk assessments, recommend risk mitigation actions and monitor the bank’s follow up.

  • You will design strategies to influence the bank to reduce its risks and strengthen weaknesses in its operational risk framework.

  • You will have regular meetings with the bank’s (senior) management to discuss, among other things, the bank’s adherence to its operational risk framework and to communicate the outcome of your assessments and recommendations.

  • You will share your findings with your colleagues from the JST and/or within DNB through (written) analyses or presentations to allow banks’ risk profiles to be assessed consistently and facilitate decision-making about necessary supervisory measures to be taken.

Depending on your qualifications, you will be given the opportunity to grow into the role of coordinating the cluster. The coordination role includes, among other things, the quality assurance of the cluster, a coaching role (without management responsibilities) and participation in the JST’s Risk Management Committee.


This is where you will be working

As a senior banking supervisor you will be based at DNB in Amsterdam. DNB is part of the European Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM), through which the ECB is ultimately responsible for supervision of all euro area banks. The ECB directly supervises the largest European banks, the Significant Institutions (SIs).  
You will work in the European Banks Supervision Division (EUBA), which is engaged in supervising Significant Institutions. Your team is tasked with the supervision of one of these banks in the Netherlands. The JST consists of around 20 professionals, of which two third is based in Amsterdam, with various nationalities. Working for the SSM means that you will have to regularly travel abroad (e.g. to the ECB in Frankfurt) for training, on-site inspections and other activities.


This what we need from you

At DNB you will be working together with dedicated professionals. You need to be decisive and have strong analytical skills. Our supervisors have an unparalleled ability to exert influence. You therefore should have highly effective powers of persuasion, you are good at maintaining professional relationships and have a clear communication style. You always remain critical, keep asking questions and can hold your ground in difficult discussions. Above all, you are a team player: you are at ease with sharing your knowledge and findings with your colleagues so as to ensure your team can perform better. 


What else are we looking for? 

  • You hold a Master’s degree in a relevant area, such as Economics, Finance, Business administration, possibly supplemented by an RC.
  • You are a senior professional with a minimum of 10 years of professional experience gained in the field of e.g. operational risk management, banking, risk consulting and/or auditing.
  • You have a sound knowledge of operational risk regulation, measurement, management and control frameworks. You also have in-depth knowledge of banking processes and you understand the underlying challenges banks are facing in this risk area.
  • You are able to thoroughly understand complex issues and identify and summarize the results of your assessment in formal writing in English.
  • You are able to coordinate projects and to collaborate with professionals from other risk areas.
  • You are a knowledgeable sparring partner for your various stakeholders. You communicate clearly.
  • You can establish and maintain contacts with relevant stakeholders and are at ease in a multicultural environment.
  • You have experience in setting priorities and working under time pressure.
  • You are able to work with datasets using various supervisory tools.
  • You have an advanced (C1) command of English and an intermediate (B1) command of the Dutch language, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. If you have no command of Dutch yet, you are willing to learn the language.

This is what we offer you

A 36-hour working week right at the heart of today's financial and economic current events. With a reliable and socially involved employer in Amsterdam, who constantly responds to the changing requirements of our environment. And that continuously innovates. As an institution, we are at the heart of society. Our people are driven and involved in their work within a social context. We see a diverse and inclusive work environment as one of the conditions for being successful as an organization and continuing to achieve our goals. Wondering how we do it and what our colleagues think about it? Read and watch more here.

This will offer you a wealth of opportunities to develop and gain new experiences, both in the Netherlands and abroad. You will initially be working on a one-year contract, with the prospect of an extension, provided you have performed well and our organization has not undergone any changes that affect your job.

The other excellent terms and conditions of employment for this position are:

  • A salary of at least € 4270.-- and a maximum of € 7830.-- gross per month, based on a 36-hour working week. Among other things, the final salary will depend on your expertise and experience.
  • A 13th monthly salary, an 8% holiday allowance calculated on your 13-month salary and a freely disposable personal budget of 5.9% of your 12-months’ salary.
  • Your pension entitlements will accrue under a career-average scheme including provisional indexation, with a 6.54% employee contribution.
  • Full reimbursement of your public transport commute.
  • Plenty of opportunities for professional and personal development through education and training.
  • A healthy work-life balance. In this position, it is possible to divide your working week into 4 9-hour days.

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The selection procedure includes a full e-assessment. For the judicial screening, this position is divided into profile 2a. More information about the screening can be found on the page Over ons > Sollicitatieproces (information only available in Dutch).

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