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Knab was founded in 2012 because we wanted to do things differently. Simpler, smarter and more advantageous for our customers. Because we believe we can help everyone maximize their financial affairs. "Feel at ease when it comes to your finances. Every day." By combining smart technical solutions with a healthy dose of human intelligence, we create financial services that really meet your needs. Add to that some of the sublime personal service from our employees and you end up with something that's truly unique to the world of finance!

In a nutshell

The operational risk management function facilitates the implementation of a sound risk management framework throughout Knab and further identifies, monitors, analyses, measures, manages and reports on all operational risks and forms a holistic view on all these risks. ORM also challenges and assists in the implementation of operational risk management measures by the business in order to ensure that the process and controls in place at the first line of defense are properly designed and effective.

Your main responsibilities;

  • Create and sustain awareness of operational risk throughout the organization;
  • Ensure that robust operational risk management is integrated into Knab's way of working;
  • Develop and implement an operational risk management approach (in collaboration with the value owners of Knab), i.e., the framework, the methodologies, and the policies, by which the operational risk types are adequately managed and controlled;
  • Define data requirements and structure to support an effective ORM framework and methodologies;
  • Develop and maintain (in collaboration with the CRO), an appropriate Risk Appetite for the underlying operational risks, including forward looking measures which can be presented to, and approved by, Knab's Management Board ensuring the needs of the bank are addressed;
  • Provide review, challenge, and guidance for the Bank's business continuity framework from an operational risk perspective.

The Operational Risk Management team (ORM) within Knab consists of 4 dedicated risk specialists; who maintain the operational risk framework of the bank. We work closely with other teams within the bank. Joining the Knab Risk team you work together with ambitious colleagues and we provide you with a stimulating environment. The ORM team is part of the Risk and Compliance team. As Head Operational Risk Management you have a direct report to our CRO Ebbe Negenman.

As lead operational risk management, you have proven influencing and relationship management skills. You are able to challenge conventional practices and pursue continuous improvement. Furthermore you have an excellent practical understanding and experience of operational risk management and strong commercial awareness.


  • You have an academic degree (MSc or PhD)
  • A minimum 7+ years of experience in a compliance and/or risk function within financial services;
  • Experience dealing with the De Nederlandse Bank with an understanding of the broader EU regulatory environment;
  • Knowledge of various regulations and regulatory bodies that govern banks and fintech's.


Diversity Statement: Come as you are. Knab is an open workplace with positive vibes. We are inclusive of all nationalities, races and genders. We feel comfortable to bring our authentic whole selves to work and like you to do so too.

Work with us!
If you come to work with us, Knab will become a significant part of your life. Therefore, we make sure the ambiance is just as exciting as your job. Check the benefits!

If you have any questions regarding this role or the process, please feel free to reach out to us!

We don`t collaborate with third parties to fulfill this role.


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1. You apply
You apply
2. Intake (phone)
Intake (phone)
3. First interview
First interview
4. Case
5. Second interview
Second interview
6. Third interview
Third interview
7. Offer
8. Pre-employment screening
Pre-employment screening
9. Whoo! New job!
Whoo! New job!

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