Operational Risk Manager Primary and Secondary Processes (German speaker)

Driebergen-Rijsenburg (Netherlands)

6 mei 2024

Do you want to make a difference and contribute to creating a better world? Are you interested in developing your skills and knowledge, while putting your ideals to work? Join us, we are a frontrunner in ethical banking and global impact investing, and we need people like you to make change happen.

We believe that money can change the world for the better. In fact, our organisation was founded on this belief. Our mission is to create a society that protects and promotes the quality of life of all its members with human dignity at its core.

In 2023, we have started the transformation of our organization to a One Bank operating model. For Operational Risk Management this means moving towards an integrated organization design focused on uniform and efficient processes, dedicated ORM partners to the business and by improving the quality of our processes and ensuring continuity throughout the group. To make it possible we would like to bring on board a passionate professional for a position of Operational Risk Manager Primary and Secondary Processes (German speaker).


How you will make a difference

You will help us to ‘finance change to change finance’, by being a dedicated ORM partner to the business for your area of expertise, supporting the 1st line in taking a next maturity step in risk management. You will be responsible for the day-to-day activities following the ORM risk cycle (including the adequate usage of tooling) for specific sub areas within primary and/ or secondary processes across the Triodos branches (Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain) and Head Office. Support for the German branch is key for this position.

As a part of your role:

  • You will be a dedicated ORM partner to the business, who actively engages with the 1st line co-workers on ORM products and services and identify risks, trends and actions.
  • You will execute Operational Risk Management activities by supporting first line in its risk ownership and monitor operational risk mitigation.
  • You will support in activities related to Policies, governance and reporting.
  • You will contribute to Strategic Change projects to ensure effective follow-up of risk processes and procedures.
  • You will execute effective 2nd line oversight and support by monitoring and challenging 1st line on the effectiveness of their operational risk management activities as well as supporting 1st line by enhancing operational risk understanding.

What you will bring

Your unique potential and your values matter for us most. We look for people who are self-aware and who think in a holistic way, always conscious about their impact on society, environment, and the economy.

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • have a high level of working energy and ability to deliver high quality results in a rapidly changing environment
  • be accurate and have a flexible mindset to shift priorities when required.
  • have excellent stakeholder management skills
  • be a well-organized and professional team player
  • be that Risk Partner who is able to combine a risk attitude with business understanding

Furthermore, it is expected that you will have:

  • relevant all-round Operational Risk Management working experience, preferably in the banking industry
  • expert knowledge of ORM processes and applicable (regulatory) framework(s)
  • practice in working in a multicultural environment
  • strong commend of the German market specifics (preferably)
  • professional command of English and German

Your future colleagues

The Operational Risk Manager Primary and Secondary processes is organized at Group level and reports directly into the Head of Operational Risk Management Primary and Secondary processes.

You will work in a team that consists of approximately 8 other Operational Risk Managers Primary and Secondary processes, who are based across different countries. Together with the colleagues from Operational Risk Management IT you will be responsible for effectively steering ORM activities in relation to the primary and secondary processes across the Group on a cross-border basis. You will also closely collaborate with the First Line Risk and Control team to improve the risk awareness within the 1st line.

Wat we bieden

What we offer you

An inspiring work culture

The most important thing about working with us is that you are part of community that is changing the world for the better. We are constantly improving our work culture to create conditions where every person can thrive, so you are able to:

  • find a sense of meaning in your work
  • create positive energy and impact with your co-workers
  • build mutual trust and respect in working relationships
  • enjoy fulfilment at a professional and personal level

A comfortable working environment

Our award-winning sustainable head office is based in Driebergen-Zeist, the Netherlands at the Reehorst Estate, just a 3 minutes’ walk from the train station. Combined with working from home, it is an inspiring place to work and connect with your colleagues.

And of course, great remuneration and working conditions:

  • a salary appropriate to the position, our remuneration policy and your experience
  • an attractive pension policy
  • a mobility card (including free private travels)
  • flexible working hours and the opportunity to work from home
  • reimbursement of a company bicycle to the max of € 1,500
  • 30 holiday days with a 40-hour working week, plus the option of buying 2 weeks of extra holiday days
  • extra leave to contribute to voluntary work
  • a range of education and training opportunities
  • the option to join our collective health insurance
  • a working from home allowance per home office day
  • suitable home office equipment up to € 750 every 5 years

Sounds interesting?

If you feel that you want to make a difference, don’t hesitate to join the Triodos community by applying for this role.

Everyone is welcome to join us. Our culture is built on values that aim to benefit both society and individuals. We are committed to equity and diversity, and we value everyone’s perspective. We strive to create an environment in which all co-workers and our broader community can feel safe and included.

If the role interests you but you still have some questions, please connect with us. If there are any additional adjustments you may need during the application process, please contact us via email [email protected]

We also don’t want to miss out on candidates who feel they don’t exactly match the job description, so if this is a role that sounds interesting to you, and you feel you could add value, please apply!


Who we are

Triodos Bank is a leading expert in sustainable banking, founded in 1980 in the Netherlands, with branches in Belgium, Germany, United Kingdom, and Spain.

Triodos Investment Management is a globally recognised leader in impact investing, that currently manages 20 funds invested in both Europe and emerging markets.

Triodos Regenerative Money Centre is our business unit launched in 2019 with the explicit goal of restoring and regenerating nature and society.

We are a certified B Corp since 2015. B Corp is a growing global community of successful and sustainable companies that create positive social impact and change.

We are also one of the founders of The Global Alliance for Banking on Values, a global network of independent banks using finance to deliver sustainable economic, social, and environmental development.

www.triodos.com | www.triodos-im.com | www.triodosfoundation.nl



Driebergen-Rijsenburg (Netherlands)


6 mei 2024