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Senior Risk Manager

Software Sales

Europe Permanent / Perm €50000 - €65000 per annum

Senior Risk Manager

As a Senior Risk Manager you will be part of a young and agile team. You are responsible for handling risk related processes within my client which are associated with the processing of different payment services and the issuing of e-money for clients. You are also responsible for coaching, motivating and managing a team of dedicated three risk managers to fulfil the departmental objectives. Reporting into the Head of Risk Payment Services, you will also support the senior executives and the Board on risk matters. This is a distinguished role for anybody looking to develop their careers within the risk sphere!


  • Support the Head of Risk Payment Services to review all payment services and e-money related risks within the organisation, on a timely and proactive manner, to ensure appropriate communication of risks to the management and departments. This includes, but not limited to; transaction monitoring, chargeback monitoring, maintaining risk overview, and evaluating with various teams on a regular basis
  • Implement additional risk monitoring and risk mitigation measures and systems
  • Lead, manage, coach and motivate a team of risk managers
  • Analyse fraud and money laundering trends and risk controls
  • Proactively monitor existing, new or emerging criminal activity trends as they relate to the client, and develop and recommend strategies to protect the organisation from criminal activities
  • Collaborating with acquirers (suppliers) and participate in project management of connecting new acquirers to identify and mitigate possible risks
  • Liaise with key clients to mitigate risks for the payment processing
  • Primary point of contact for all internal and external relations (banks, payment schemes, clients, and authorities for payment services and e-money risk related issues such as fraud handling)
  • Manage the day-to-day operation of the payment processing business
  • Manage Boarding and Risk team to meet objectives and outperform expectations


  • Degree in Finance, Risk, Economics or other related field
  • Proven track record in the field of payment risks, including KYC and AML
  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience in the payments and payment risk industry
  • Proven track record of managing a team
  • Ability to conduct in-depth investigations into business transactions, anticipate and identify trends and patterns of activity or deviations
  • Customer focused (understanding “Needs”)
  • Good understanding of online payments, related risks, processes and risk documentation
  • Analytical, organised, detail and result oriented, working against the highest standards of the quality of your work; you are optimistic and keep your head cool during challenging and demanding times
  • Excellent command of English (verbal and written). German is an advantage.

If you are looking to join one of the fastest growing FinTech businesses in Europe, acting as a value-added hub for alternative payment methods servicing Payment Service Providers globally, then this is the role for you! Here you will be able to motivate, lead, grow and engage a team as well as growing within the business. Please contact nkennedy(@)welovesalt.com for more information.

Job Reference: JO-1712-129857

Salary: €50000 - €65000 per annum

Salary per: Annum

Job Duration: Perm

Job Start Date: 01/03/2018

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