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Sr Risk Manager

Job ID: 1767740 | Payfort INT FZ LLC


Job summary
Are you ready to apply your risk and compliance expertise to Amazon's unique environment? We are looking for an experienced financial services Risk Manager with demonstrated expertise in payments systems operational risk. The Senior Risk Manager will be responsible for leading one or more program level components of Operational Risk for our regulated payments entities. The Sr. Risk Manager will drive risk assessments, escalation, and mitigation strategies for risk in our regulated payments entities. The role is vital to ensure we comply with local and global legal and compliance requirements. You will have the chance to join a team that partners across the organization to shape the future of Amazon’s evolving risk and compliance programs. We value ownership, insight, intellectual flexibility, and sound business judgment.

Key job responsibilities
· Second-line program level ownership for Operational Risk programs which may include product risk, business continuity and resiliency, and third party risk.
· Identify and develop appropriate data sources and elements which contribute to risk-based assessments.
· Act as the primary Risk Manager for the payments entities in Middle East and North Africa, for all risk types.
· Own, maintain, and annually update policies, procedures, and other governance documents, as necessary.
· Board and Executive Management level document and reporting development. Develop detailed, data driven narratives to inform Board members of risk levels, mitigations, and impacts.
· Maintain a strong understanding of best in class risk and control principles, and regulatory expectations – embed governance processes to perform recurring gap analysis against those expectations, and drive remediation where necessary.
· Perform operational deep dives on compliance-related processes and systems. Understand payments business processes, regulations and controls, work with partners to identify root cause of issues.
· Seek out opportunities for process automation across the risk disciplines.
· Identify, track, and report key risk indicators.
· Manage several projects simultaneously with a sense of urgency.


· Bachelor’s Degree (4 Year Degree).
· 7+ years of experience in a financial institution, licensed money transmitter, or payments related e-commerce function.
· 5+ years leading first line risk and control management and/or second line risk management/risk governance experience.
· Strong understanding of regulatory and industry requirements and standards regarding AML, KYC, and Privacy concerns.
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
· Ability to multitask in a fast-paced, technical environment.
· Comfortable managing through ambiguity with strong bias for action.


· Graduate Degree with concentrations in Risk Management, Global Business, and/or Auditing functions.
· Understanding of modern transaction processing environments is a plus.
· Demonstrated track record of taking ownership and driving results.
· Ability to think both strategically and tactically.
· Ability to manage and analyze data.
· Ability to multitask in a fast-paced, technical environment.