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Citibank Europe Plc Head of Model Risk, Senior Vice President

Job Req ID 24759113 Location(s) Dublin, Ireland Job Type Hybrid Job Category Risk Management
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Are you looking for a career move that will put you at the heart of a global financial institution? Then bring your skills in analysis, problem solving and communication to Citi’s Risk Management team.

Shape your career with Citi in Dublin. By joining Citi, you will become part of a global organisation whose mission is to serve as a trusted partner to our clients by responsibly providing financial services that enable growth and economic progress.

Citi has had a presence in Ireland since 1965, it was one of the first foreign banks to open an office in the country and is the Citibank Europe Plc Headquarters.

Team/Role Overview

The Citibank Europe Plc (CEP) Head of Model Risk is a strategically important role with reporting lines both locally, and into the global Model Risk Management function within the Risk organisation at Citi. This role offers the successful candidate the opportunity to play a significant role in the leadership of the CEP model risk management programme, offering unique exposure to all business lines and functions using models in CEP, as well as opportunities to contribute to, and collaborate with, the broader Citi legal entity framework.

The CEP Head of Model Risk role sits within the Enterprise and Governance Risk team in CEP. The role incumbent is responsible for the development and implementation of risk frameworks and policies, risk identification and assessment, oversight of formulation and adherence to Risk Appetite, oversight of model risk, risk regulatory advisory and new products. The Enterprise and Governance Risk team works alongside other Risk teams – Credit Risk, Market & Liquidity Risk, Operational Risk, Quantitative Risk and Risk Analytics – all reporting into the CEP Chief Risk Officer.

What you’ll do

The primary responsibilities associated with the role are set out below:

  • Ongoing review of the regulatory landscape, assessment of compliance and, where required, design and execution of remediation plans.
  • Ownership and oversight of the CEP Model Risk Framework and Procedures
  • Primary 2nd line of defence lead, and partner with 1st line of defence, on model use identification, ranking of critical models and attestation.
  • Independent review and challenge of CEP model risk appetite framework and key risk indicators (KRI).
  • Preparation and presentation of model risk reporting, including escalation, to CEP Board and governance committees.
  • Oversee model risk validation activities for CEP, including any necessary outsourcing arrangements in line with the European Banking Authority guidelines.

The CEP Head of Model Risk role is a “Controlled Function” under the Central Bank of Ireland Fitness and Probity regime as defined by the Central Bank of Ireland Reform Act 2010 and Principal Regulations 2011, and amending Regulations 2014, 2015. 

What we’ll need from you

  • Experience across risk management, quantitative, risk governance or regulatory-based roles.
  • Excellent knowledge of model risk guidance from European and other international regulators.
  • Excellent communication skills to guide, influence and negotiate internally across all lines of defence, and with auditors and regulatory authorities.
  • Ability to succinctly deliver compelling presentations and influence executive audiences.
  • Proven ability in cross-functional project and stakeholder management.
  • Ability to drive innovation via thought leadership while maintaining end-to-end view.
  • Intellectual curiosity to stay abreast of regulatory and industry advances.
  • Proficient with MS Office suite.
  • Bachelor’s/University degree or equivalent experience, potentially Masters degree, in a quantitative discipline.

What we can offer you

By joining Citi Dublin, you will not only be part of a business casual workplace with a hybrid working model (up to 2 days working at home per week), but also receive a competitive base salary (which is annually reviewed) and enjoy a whole host of additional benefits that support you (and your family) to be well, live well and save well. Discover more here.

Alongside these benefits Citi is committed to ensuring our workplace is where everyone feels comfortable coming to work as their whole self every day.  We want the best talent around the world to be energised to join us, motivated to stay, and empowered to thrive. 

Sounds like Citi has everything you need? Then apply to discover the true extent of your capabilities.



Job Family Group:

Risk Management


Job Family:

Risk Analytics, Modeling, and Validation


Time Type:

Full time


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