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Senior Operational Risk Analyst


About Baubap

We are a fast-growing, Mexican fintech startup with the mission to become the bridge to people’s financial freedom through technology.

We are providing microloans to people in financial need through a fast and efficient process, always treating them with the respect and dignity they deserve.

Our long-term vision is to become the largest inclusion bank in LATAM by 2030.

*We require that the candidate is fluent in Spanish and currently resides in the LATAM region, as it's important be willing to work under the Mexican central time zone.

🚀 Your mission at Baubap

The Senior Operational Risk Analyst at Baubap is tasked with developing and implementing a comprehensive operational risk management framework that identifies, assesses, monitors, and mitigates operational risks across the company. This role involves translating complex risk management needs into actionable strategies and tools, ensuring that Baubap's operations are aligned with global best practices while meeting local and regulatory requirements. The analyst will play a pivotal role in enhancing the company's risk culture through effective communication and collaboration with various teams, promoting a proactive approach to risk management.

🚀 Outcomes

  • Risk Identification and Assessment: Systematically identify and assess operational risks that could impact Baubap's objectives, using quantitative and qualitative methods to prioritize risks based on their likelihood and impact.
  • Process and Control Evaluation: Evaluate existing processes and controls for effectiveness in mitigating operational risks, recommending improvements or new controls where necessary.
  • Tool and Process Development: Translate operational risk management needs into specific processes and tools that effectively address and mitigate risks, ensuring these solutions are practical and user-friendly.
  • Regulatory and Global Standards Alignment: Ensure that Baubap's operational risk management practices are in compliance with local regulations and are aligned with global methodologies and best practices.
  • GRC System Support: Support the implementation and ongoing management of a Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) system, facilitating efficient risk reporting and analysis.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Work closely with various departments, including IT, finance, and operations, to ensure a cohesive and integrated approach to risk management.
  • Continuous Improvement: Regularly review and update the operational risk management framework to adapt to new risks, regulatory changes, and industry developments.

🚀 Day to day

  • Risk Monitoring and Reporting: Regularly monitor operational risk indicators across different departments, ensuring timely identification of new risks or trends. Prepare and present risk reports to management and relevant stakeholders, highlighting key risks, control weaknesses, and recommended actions.
  • Process Analysis and Improvement: Analyze existing operational processes to identify inefficiencies or risk exposures. Work with process owners to design or improve controls and procedures that enhance operational resilience and efficiency.
  • Control Testing and Evaluation: Conduct periodic testing of operational controls to assess their effectiveness in mitigating risks. Document findings and work with control owners to address any deficiencies or gaps identified during testing.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Engage with stakeholders across various functions, including IT, finance, and compliance, to gather information, communicate risk findings, and coordinate risk mitigation strategies. Serve as a risk management advisor, offering insights and guidance on risk-related matters.
  • Training and Awareness: Develop and deliver training programs to enhance risk awareness and promote a strong risk culture within the organization. This may include creating educational materials, conducting workshops, and providing one-on-one guidance to team members.
  • Continuous Learning and Improvement: Continuously seek opportunities to improve personal knowledge and skills in risk management, as well as staying informed about industry trends, best practices, and technological advancements that could benefit Baubap's risk management efforts.

🚀 Requirements

  • Professional Experience: 5 years of experience in operational risk management within the financial services industry, preferably in microfinance or a related sector.
  • Technical Skills:
    • Proficient in risk assessment methodologies and risk management frameworks.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to handle complex data.
    • Experience with GRC platforms and risk management software.
    • Knowledge of local and international regulatory requirements and standards pertaining to operational risk.
  • Communication and Collaboration: Excellent communication skills, with the ability to articulate risk management concepts to a diverse audience and work effectively across different teams.
  • Proactivity and Initiative: Demonstrated ability to take initiative, think ahead, and proactively address potential risks and challenges.

🚀 Nice to have

  • Experience in implementing or enhancing operational risk management frameworks in a growing organization.
  • Familiarity with digital transformation projects, especially those aimed at improving risk management processes.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to think analytically.

🚀 Your skills

  • Clear and transparent communication. You are able to able to express your thoughts clearly, concisely and to the point. You can openly discuss any blockers you have, and constructively point out areas for improvement.
  • Relentlessly resourceful at execution and problem solving. You make things happen, no matter what. You are disciplined, organized and systematically follow through on your work. Instead of getting stuck thinking "well, this doesn't work", you look for creative / innovative / outside-of-the-box solutions to fix the issue and move on.
  • Sense of urgency. You operate with a constant sense of urgency (as if there was a large, hungry wolf chasing you), constantly looking for ways to move ahead and push everything around you to get to your desired outcome in the most efficient and productive way. You don’t wait around and make things happen.
  • Flexibility / adaptability / resilience. You can maintain your composure and focus despite the constantly changing environment, and adequately adapt to new conditions. You can swiftly change the course of action when needed, and you don't get easily demotivated.
  • Being self-driven /committed. You require very little guidance and intervention from your leader to move ahead. You can correctly read what the situation requires, and take the necessary action accordingly. If your leader were to disappear, you can still move ahead and make relevant things happen. You act because you want to, and not because someone else is telling you that you should.
  • Critical / analytical thinking. You can correctly analyse the root causes of a problem, without getting side-tracked by irrelevant, minor details. You can come to the right conclusion and propose a clear, logical plan of action. You don't stay on the surface of things.

🚀 What we offer

  • Being part of a multinational, highly driven team of professionals
  • Remote working environment
  • High level of ownership and independence
  • 20 vacation days / year + 75% holiday bonus
  • 1 month (proportional) of Christmas bonus
  • Food vouchers  3,257.10 MXN / month
  • Health & Life insurance
  • Paid time-off Parental Leave
  • Home office set-up budget
  • Unlimited budget for Kindle books
  • 2 psychological sessions/month with Terapify
  • Baubap Free Loan
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