Senior Operational Risk Manager Asset Management

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Full time
Den Haag
Aegon Netherlands

Are you seeking a career in an inspiring, enthusiastic, international, entrepreneurial and agile environment? Want to work at one of the largest Dutch Financial Institutions? Want to gain more experience within Operational Risk in a major corporate within Asset/Investment Management? Aegon should be your next employer!


Aegon Asset Management is a global, active investment manager. Investors worldwide entrust our organization to manage approximately €345 billion on their behalf. Aegon Asset Management has operations throughout the UK, Continental Europe, North America and Asia. At Aegon Asset Management we are looking for an Operational Risk Manager that can effectively interact with different internal and external stakeholders and has a keen eye for detail. If you are interested, then join our team at Aegon Asset Management!

Your challenge

As an Operational Risk Manager you will be part of a team dedicated to operational risk management activities in support of Aegon Asset Management’s activities. You will work in a team of 7 operational -focused risk professionals located in The Hague and in Groningen. Focus areas include IT, Change Management, Investment Processes, and Client Communication.

Together with the other team members, you are responsible for the full value chain in our risk management process, going from risk identification, risk monitoring, reporting, to active challenge of the first line. By means of risk analyses and advising the first line organization, processes are adjusted in such a way that the risks are controlled.

We are looking for an experienced risk manager in the short term. You will independently supervise and report on the management of operational risks from a second-line role. You will provide advice to the business and management and you will provide management with various reports in the field of monitoring on controlled business operations. You use various means to enable the business to come to risk control, such as risk control self-assessments.

To succeed in this role you have excellent communication skills and know how to engage with different stakeholders to ensure you can represent the team both inside the organization and towards clients. Experience in the operational risk area and a detail oriented focus is required to provide in-depth risk analyses, discussions and challenge.

The role is based in The Hague, but willingness to travel to Groningen on a regular basis is required.


As a Senior Operational Risk Manager you have the following qualifications:

  • A master's degree in Economics, Finance, Accounting or similar;
  • Several years of relevant work experience in the financial industry;
  • Experience in IT and Change Management is preferred;
  • Able to analyse complex problems;
  • Pro-active and energetic work attitude;
  • Able to connect and work together;
  • Strong communication skills (both verbally and in writing) in both Dutch and English with an aptitude to challenge.

Terms and conditions of employment
We offer you an interesting position where you work independently and professionally in an ambitious and dynamic organisation. Growth and development are important to us, that is why we invest amply in our employees in the form of development and career possibilities. In exchange for your commitment and efforts we offer you an extensive and excellent package of pay and benefits, e.g.:

  • a competitive monthly salary;
  • in addition you receive a fixed 13th month’s salary and holiday allowance in the form of a monthly flexible budget of 16.7% of your monthly salary;
  • good balance between work and private life with at least 27 holiday days;
  • an appropriate commuting allowance;
  • excellent pension scheme and discount on Aegon products.

Does this role appeal to you? We then look forward to receiving your cv and motivation via our application form on this website.  For more information about the application procedure you can contact Dave Heilbron, Sr. Talent Acquisition Manager or +31 (0)6 83 25 44 97.