• Group Risk Manager

    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(11/21/2018 6:23 AM)
    Job Code
    Internal audit
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Risk Management is a systematic approach to identify, assess, manage & monitor risks that can affect the organization’s ability to achieve its objectives. At LafargeHolcim, the Risk Management (RM) framework analyses the Group’s overall risk exposure to support the strategic decision-making process while defining mitigating actions to reduce the risks to an acceptable level. The exposure is assessed from both top-down and bottom-up, which means that in addition to the Countries, senior management (Board and EXCO) also conducts an annual risk analysis.


    The Group Risk manager coordinates the end to end process of risk assessment integrating the assessments serving other assurance functions like Internal Controls or Compliance, defining the LH’s methodology to assess and quantifies risks and providing a comprehensive forward looking view of the risks to the top management and Board.



    The responsibilities of the job holder aim at incorporating risk thinking into all strategic decision making in the company and promoting risk prevention through mitigating actions. It requires performing the following activities:


    • Manage the annual Group risk assessment processes with Countries, corporate functions and senior management;
    • Define the methodology to assess risks in alignment with other assurance functions (i.e. Internal Control, Compliance, Internal Audit, Security and Health & Safety);
    • Continuous training of risk leads on the LH risk management methodology;
    • Identify, select and implement suitable risk management and reporting tools to enable further improvement of the risk management process;
    • Conduct the top-down risk assessment with Board and ExCO members to identify key threats, opportunities and mitigations;
    • Proactively engage with Countries across the risk management process, supporting risk assessment workshops in the main Countries (on a rotational basis) and sharing best practices;
    • Review of RM reports and challenge Countries’ risk assessment results;
    • Identify global/ regional risk trends as input for risk assessments;
    • Link risk insights to operational actions and mitigation solutions;
    • Identify, extract and summarize relevant risk information from external sources;
    • Consolidate results in the annual Group risk report to be approved by EXCO and Board;
    • Prepare the risk section of the LH annual report.




    Number of people, budget, volumes etc.:

    Group-wide part time Country risk leads (approximately 70 people) and around 250 (estimated) senior managers involved in risk management process (at Country, Region and Corporate levels).


    List of direct reports:

    No direct reports.


    Key interfaces, stakeholders and relationships:

    • At country level: Risk leads and Executive Committee, especially CEO and CFO;
    • At Corporate level: ExCo members, direct reports to Group CEO, Corporate functions and Board members.


    Degree in economics, business administration or engineering.


    Minimum 10 years of experience including at least 5 years of experience in risk management in a multinational organization at corporate or operating company level.

    Alternatively, business consulting experience with focus on risk management


    Knowledge & Skills


    Technical / functional skills:

    • MS Office (excel and PowerPoint) and ability to work with databases
    • Strategy knowledge is a plus 


    • Rigor and excellent self-organization
    • Integrity and judgment
    • Self-initiative with hands-on attitude
    • Open communicator, able to connect with people
    • Ability to listen and understand business situations and risk management needs
    • Adaptability to different businesses, market situations, and cultures
    • Strategic thinking
    • Analytical and synthesis skills: ability to identify key risks and trends and to summarize these verbally/ in writing 

    Leadership and managerial abilities:

    • Seniority, presence to be a respected partner
    • Ability to influence and communicate with top management
    • Ability to develop and animate a network of professionals
    • Ability to motivate / lead others in a non-hierarchical structure


    Language Requirements

    English – excellent (written and spoken), it is a plus if Spanish, French or German is spoken

    Travel Requirements

    20%-25% of time dedicated to international trips


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