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Date live: Jan. 25, 2023

Business Area: COO & Functions

Area of Expertise: Risk and Quantitative Analytics

Reference Code: 90347236

Contract: Permanent

Risk - Product Review Manager

As a Barclays Risk - Product Review Manager, you will support the day-to-day management of Product Review (PR) across all Barclays International (BI) businesses areas. You will be Joining a highly visible and professional team and you will be serving as part of the second line of defence by providing oversight and administration of the Product Review Framework.  As a Risk-Product Review Manager, you will work closely with Business aligned areas, and you will play an important role to ensure various levels of independent challenge.

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, with 329 years of success, quality, and innovation behind us. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity – helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.

Working Flexibly
We’re committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognizes and supports ways to balance your personal needs, alongside the professional needs of our business. Providing the opportunity for all our employees, globally to work flexibly empowers each of us to work in a way that suits our lives as well as enabling us to better service our customers’ and clients’ needs. Whether you have family commitments or you’re a carer, or whether you need study time or wish to pursue personal interests, our approach to working flexibly is designed to help you balance your life. If you would like some flexibility, then please discuss this with the hiring manager, and your request will be reviewed subject to business needs.

We are currently in the early stages of implementing a hybrid working environment, which means that many colleagues spend part of their working hours at home and part in the office, depending on the nature of the role they are in. We’re flexible on how this works and it may continue to change and evolve. Depending on your team, typically this means that colleagues spend a minimum of between 20% to 60% of their time in the office, which could be over a week, a month or a quarter. However, some colleagues may choose to spend more time in the office over a typical period than their role type requires. We also have a flexible working process where, subject to business needs, all colleagues globally are able to request work patterns to reflect their personal circumstances. Please discuss the detail of the working pattern options for the role with the hiring manager.

What will you be doing?
•    Driving the execution of Product Review activity across multiple business areas
•    Performing quality assurance, review and challenge of risk assessments carried out by the business and functional areas
•    Coordinating functional due diligence review across all functions, including Operations, Legal, Compliance, Risk and others as required
•    Managing and engaging multiple stakeholders involved in the process at various levels of seniority including senior Executives
•    Engaging with framework enhancement programmes, including the Consumer Duty programme and regulatory feedback enhancements 
•    Coordinating reporting activity and responses to regulator/audit requests ensuring timely completion of any actions
•    Performing Secretariat role for a mandated sub-Committee to ensure effective running of Product Review Committee meetings

What we’re looking for:
•    Proven career history within financial services and track record across a range of risk related controls or governance disciplines
•    Prior experience in a risk review and challenge role (1st line, 2nd line or internal audit) with an ability to provide robust challenge within the first or second line.
•    Experience of a Financial Services environment with knowledge of banking products/services
•    Established control mind-set, with a clear understanding of the importance of a robust governance and control structure 

Skills that will help you in the role:
•    A university degree at undergraduate level or higher
•    Product, Regulatory or Audit related experience
•    Knowledge of change management/process improvement
•    Experience with multi-stakeholder, multi-geography businesses and/or programs

Where will you be working?
Our new state-of-the-art Campus, right in the heart of Glasgow is a hub of creative collaboration. A place where everyone can bring their true selves to work and reach their full potential. Home to 5,000 of our colleagues, our Tradeston campus will support the community in more ways than one - by creating thousands of new career opportunities and celebrating local artists. A short walk from Central Station on the south of the Clyde, it will be a key location for the Barclays business that will deepen our ties with the city and its communities.


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