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Senior Risk Solutions Manager

About Us:

At Sainsbury’s Argos, the great digital transformation is under way. It’s our aim to become the digital market leader in choice, value and convenience, so our Finance teams are more important to us now than ever before. They’re the people who provide support across the business and help make the crucial decisions that will allow us to develop into a leading digital retailer. The Business Protection Team is part of Finance structure and provides proactive support to mitigate operational risk and reduce losses to help maximise profits. The Team focus on the provision of Insight, Assurance and Innovation whilst Protecting our brand, customers and colleagues from crime and the threat of crime.


The Transform Team are responsible for the identification, assessment and mitigation of current, strategic and emerging/new risks. Bringing innovative thinking and flexible solutions with a focus on risk and loss to maximise Business profit. Providing an independent view of risks and identifying solutions to support commercial decision making and new Business Initiatives enhancing the customer shopping experience.

In a nutshell:

The role of the Senior Risk Solutions Manager is central to the delivery of large scale projects which provide solutions to current, strategic and emerging risks across the business, thereby helping to maximise profit. The role plays a lead to the identification of significant risk, loss to the business as well as the identification of solutions, engagement and buy in from impacted stakeholders and decision makers as well as any implementation of solution and follow up. A key accountability of this role is the end to end ownership of projects assigned.

What I need to do:

Responsibility for all large risk based projects end-to-end within your project team.
Identifying risks, reasons for change, business benefits and then scoping and recommending solutions.
Partnering and working with a broad base of stakeholders to define, trial and ultimately roll out solutions to reduce or mitigate risk.
Responsible and accountable for providing insight and commentary to stakeholders regarding risk and loss along with root cause and opportunities to reduce, remove, mitigate.
Responsible for pro-actively managing relationships with relevant stakeholders.
Playing a key role in the timely delivery of the Team Strategic objectives.
Contribute to the development of the team through coaching and mentoring.

How I will succeed:

Leading and developing strategic projects which are aligned to Business strategy.
Knowing how their role and their team objectives contribute to overall Business success and able to identify commercial opportunities to improve.
Maintaining an outward focus and keeping up to date with external influences and practices, e.g. attending external for a related to retail/supply/crime.
Having a strong customer focus and effectively managing senior stakeholder relationships to add value.
Able to work through ambiguity and make sound business decisions within remit without referral.
Build strong internal and external business relationships through effective networking, identifying decision makers to support influencing across a broad stakeholder base.
Confident communicator with the right balance of challenge and support to business stakeholders and their teams.
Pro-actively owns and stretches own development.
Ability to anticipate challenge to decisions and be well prepared in advance to deal with challenge in a timely way.
Ability to work on a diverse set of large projects at pace within a dynamic environment.
Comfortable operating outside of their own comfort zone.
Has a change mindset which embraces change and pro-actively seeks out opportunities to improve
Supporting the development of colleagues within the Transform Team.

What I need to know:

Previous experience leading large and complex projects / significant involvement in large projects end to end.
Broad business partnering experience, e.g. across retail/supply, to understand how risk impacts across business areas.
Ability to analysis data to provide and present insight in an engaging and clear manner, being able to deal with challenge data analysis.
Strong leadership qualities to deliver large projects and influence stakeholders appropriately.
Significant experience in identifying risks and opportunities along with ability to propose business case benefits.
Experience of Business partnering across senior Business leaders (Stakeholders).
Significant experience of managing large stakeholder groups.
Risk management background.

What I need to show:

We are trusting each other, working and winning as one team: We work with each other, helping us to do a better job in order to win
We are making it simpler: We bring colleagues and technology together, finding opportunities to do things in a more straightforward way
We are doing the right thing for our customers to grow sales: We value every customer, bringing our colleagues and technology together, to deliver a personalised experience for them every time.
We are making it happen at pace: We are brave, willing to try new things and do whatever we need to make the difference as quickly as possible.
We are treating every pound as our own: We save money where we can, and challenge what we spend wisely.
We are cheering on progress: We encourage and recognise each other, celebrating the progress we make as well as when we cross the finishing line.

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