National Risk Manager - East London

Reference: National Risk Manager
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National Risk Manager - East London
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Eastern Cape
East London
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Job Description:

Our Client seeks to appoint a National Risk Manager to join their established team.
The incumbent will be based at the East London branch, but will travel extensively to stores countrywide.

The purpose of this role is to proactively manage risk within the company.
The risk manager needs to identify, evaluate, monitor, develop, implement and improve controls within the business to mitigate and eliminate any potential risk within the business.


  • Matric required
  • Tertiary qualification (Bachelor of Commerce Degree or Advanced Diploma in Risk Management) will be advantageous.
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in a Risk related role essential
  • Experience / background within the Retail sector be highly advantageous
  • Strong knowledge of stock control and processes
  • Ability to communicate on an executive level
  • Valid Driver license essential
  • Willingness to travel extensively


  • Ability to work independently but also manage a team
  • Methodical/PracticaI
  • Analytical thinking
  • Big picture orientated
  • Assertive & Decisive
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong Character
  • Honest and Reliable
  • Solid numerical and analytical skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office package
  • Ability to implement new initiatives and control measures within the business


Internal audit:

  • Conduct regular health checks on all departments’ standard operating & administrative processes and procedures.
  • Optimizing operational checklist & controls and continuously audit the checklist & controls by conducting physical checks and audits in stores
  • Evaluate & monitor controls for stock management, IBT’S, sending and receiving stock, overseeing the resolution of issues between stores and the distribution centre and investigate any overs and shortages of stock in stores.
  • Management of problematic/ high risk stores/areas with internal audits and provide weekly feedback, report on risks and implementation of preventative measures.
  • Review of processes and procedures on ground level and ensure any loopholes that arise or gets picked up and is eliminated.

Loss prevention:

  • Overseeing and the management of the stock count process, streamline, evaluate & monitor the stock count controls (HVI & UNIT counts) across the business.
  • Manage and ensure that the Alarm, EAS & CCTV systems are maintained and updated.
  • Planning and coordinating of stocktakes and the management of outsourced counting
  • Preparation & circulation of final stock count reports and launch investigations where there is any breakdown of controls identified.
  • Daily sales investigations look for possible fraudulent transactions ensure that sufficient preventative controls are in place on the stock management system as well as the point of sales to eliminate or minimize any potential risk.


  • Establishing and managing a risk team within the business
  • Establishing Health & Safety committee
  • Assist the HR team in the gathering, preparation and presenting of evidence at disciplinary hearings as well as at the CCMA.
  • Management of HRPM, optimization of scheduling right through the company, identifying and prevention of any potential fraud and devising action plans on problematic/ high risk areas in the business
  • Monitor and evaluate external third-party service providers on their key deliverables as well as cost effectiveness.

Identify risk and evaluate controls:

  • Taking relevant action to ensure that the suitable policies and procedures are in place to cover all risk areas of the company
  •  Assess the adequacy and effectiveness of governance, risk management practices and internal controls.
  • Ensuring legal compliance throughout the company considering any South African legislation
  •  After audits performed draft a risk report for the company with recommendations based on findings.
  •  Ability to table reports to the Exco team.

Package & Remuneration

Market – related package subject to candidate skillset and experience.

Benefits include:

  • Standard working tools (laptop, Cellphone, company pool vehicle, 3G)
  • Pension / provident contribution
  • Staff discount