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Transaction Monitoring Specialist within Commodities In Business Risk and Control (C14/SVP)

Job Req ID 21321257 Primary Location Houston, Texas; London, United Kingdom Job Category Business Strategy, Management & Administration
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This role sits within the Commodities In Business Risk and Control area and requires the role holder to develop and maintain conduct related surveillances and monitoring capabilities for the Commodities Markets business.

Key responsibilities:

The following are some of the specific activities expected of this role:

  • Support scoping, design and implementation of the Commodities front office trade monitoring operating model to provide risk-based coverage of market abuse/manipulation and rogue trading behaviors globally
  • Define and document required standards for transaction monitoring deliveries, and ensure deliveries are in line with expectations
  • Develop and manage plans for productionising trade monitoring scenarios, working with product trade monitoring heads and Technology to ensure controls are deployed in a risk-prioritized and efficient manner
  • Define and manage data sourcing and data quality processes for transaction monitoring, working with relevant stakeholders to review data quality issues and agree remediation priorities
  • Manage Commodities trade surveillance work slate and troubleshoot issues as they arise
  • Partner with trading and sales desk heads, technology and support teams to build out robust surveillance scenarios

Knowledge, Experience & Skills:

Able to demonstrate extensive experience of:

  • Delivering end-to-end conduct risk remediation change
  • Target operating model implementation, with focus on conduct risk and controls
  • Understanding and interaction within the 1LoD
  • Partnering with Technology teams to shape and deliver technology solutions in support of required business outcomes
  • Strong working relationships with 2LOD and 3LOD to ensure outcomes are achieved in a safe and controlled manner 
  • Experience in successfully developing, leading and completing significant multiple business change with excellent stakeholder engagement and coordination
  • Good awareness and understanding of the key drivers, industry challenges and opportunities for trade monitoring
  • Strong knowledge and experience of the Commodities market or support function an advantage

Skills and Competencies – Must be able to demonstrate extensive experience of:

  • Excellent analytical & problem-solving skills
  • Use metrics and statistical data to help drive trade monitoring capabilities
  • Significant attention to detail with an ability to contribute effectively to formative strategic development where necessary
  • Leadership in a co-operative and collaborative working environment
  • Communication, Interpersonal and  organizational skills to mobilize and motivate delivery
  • Management and facilitation  to achieve objectives, with both local and with remote teams
  • A practical and goal orientated focus with excellent verbal and written communication skills utilizing different media, to effectively communicate with senior management, clients and regulators


  • 10+ years experience in Operational Risk Management, Audit, Compliance or other control function
  • Consistently demonstrates clear and concise written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to work in high-pressure environments
  • Knowledge of the financial services industry and technology


  • Bachelor’s/University degree or equivalent experience
  • Master's degree preferred


Job Family Group:

Business Strategy, Management & Administration


Job Family:

Business Administration


Time Type:

Full time


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