Team Lead Systems, Events, Governance

Shell International
London, United Kingdom
06 Sep 2022
06 Oct 2022
Job Function
Corporate Finance
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Job description

Where you fit in

You will be a direct report to the Head of Operational Risk Framework and will be a member of the Operational Risk leadership team. It is expected that this team will grow over time to a final state of 3-5 individuals including technical Business Analysts and will work very closely with IT, the Operational Risk Advisory Team and the 1st line community of Business Integration and Assurance Managers. The role and team are expected to be based in London.

What's the role?

As a Team Lead, you will be accountable for leading the implementation of a new Non-Financial (NF) Risk Group Risk & Control (GRC) platform. Whilst tools such as Radar and Metric Stream are available within Trading & Supply (T&S), they are very much in their infancy. There is a great need for connection of NF risk data and an automated solution with appropriate data design and workflow will support all Framework elements.

Additionally, you will coordinate events, reporting and governance work streams which have a particularly close connection to the core systems requirement for the role. You'll bring in your experience in running similar projects in peer institutions and working knowledge of system capabilities and data structures.

Principal Accountabilities:
  • Design and deliver an integrated Non-financial Risk system and associated policies and processes to be used by all LODs across all T&S businesses and geographies
  • Forward the Op Risk events, governance and reporting framework agendas.
  • Own the program of work related to the NF Risk system and have a working knowledge of project management, Systems Analysis & Design / Agile working methods.
  • Build the 2nd line Systems, events and governance team, bringing in external expertise and combining this with individuals who have a deep knowledge of the operational processes which sit within the T&S business
  • Support wider framework initiatives such as Maturity assessment as reqd.
  • Ensure outcomes are delivered cost effectively, with AI, automation, and digitalisation where appropriate, such that they deliver true value to T&S
  • Provide senior level guidance and expertise to the T&S organisation around all topics related to systems, events and governance

What we need from you

We are keen to hear from qualified professionals who have a working knowledge of various Risk System capabilities in peer institutions or in the market.

Further requirements are as follows:
  • Must have demonstrable experience of having worked at a large complex peer institution (Investment Manager / Bank, Oil & Gas Major, Independent Commodity Trader) in a Risk Framework team and have direct experience of having built Operational Risk systems.
  • Deep understanding and technical knowledge of non-financial risk management in a complex Trading organisation.
  • Ideally prior experience of physical and financial commodity trading and/or having worked in a regulated trading business.
  • Clear understanding of the "3 Lines of Defence" model and segregation of duties for each LOD.
  • Proven ability to work in partnership with the 1st line of defence to deliver pragmatic risk management solutions which are cost effective and relevant for the business.
  • Preference for individuals who have worked in the 2nd line but who have also previously been in 1st line roles, such as Divisional/Business-line Control Officers or Chief Operating Officers, with practical experience of how these frameworks are used in the 1st line and how to make them meaningful for the organisation.
  • Technical understanding of the suite of controls which are generally employed to mitigate various types of Operational Risk within a complex trading organisation and ability to articulate "what does good look like?" to the rest of T&S.
  • Sound understanding of current regulatory environment, including consultations for future regulation, and how these impact T&S.

Leadership Requirements for the role:
  • Strategic thinker with a proven ability to articulate a vision and to communicate this vision to key stakeholders.
  • Commercial understanding and good judgement to provide advice, whilst balancing risk and reward.
  • Strong communication skills, confidence to speak up and challenge plus ability to form effective relationships with stakeholders across Commercial, Risk, Compliance and Finance organisations as well as other support functions.
  • Experience in leading and motivating teams, including proven ability to manage and deliver through others, working with people from different cultural backgrounds and in a virtual, global environment.

Company Description

Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then, we have grown into a leading innovative Oil & Energy company that rewards its employees by investing heavily in their careers and learning. Our people are our greatest asset, and our commitment to your career will see you thrive in a work environment that offers an industry-leading development programme. When your ideas travel, Shell will benefit, and innovation will thrive. Shell has a key role to play in helping meet the UK's growing energy demand, whilst using innovative technologies to develop cleaner energy. We are the largest FTSE 100 company in the UK by market capitalisation and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. As well as processing 35% of the gas coming into the UK, we serve more than four million customers at our filling stations each week. Shell employs some 6,400 skilled staff as well as many contractors.

An innovative place to work

There's never been a more exciting time to work at Shell.

Join us and you'll be adding your talent and imagination to a business with the ambition to shape the future - whether by investing in oil, gas and renewable energy to meet demand, exploring new ways to store energy, or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently, everyone at Shell does their part.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we are nurturing an inclusive environment - one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills, and reach your potential.
  • We're creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply, and we'll take it from there.
  • We're closing the gender gap - whether that's through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.
  • We're striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We're huge advocates for career development. We'll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.
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