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Public Manager Enterprise Risk

Location:  Amsterdam
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  27 Jun 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1508390

Are you ready to shape the future of public services?

Are you a highly skilled and experienced Public Manager to join our Enterprise Risk Practice in Amsterdam with a focus on Programme management?


The opportunity - What future are you building towards?

We're keen to engage with proactive individuals who relish the excitement of collaborating within an energetic team. We're searching for those with a robust drive, a talent for problem-solving, and the capability to maintain composure under pressure, coupled with a genuine enthusiasm for contributing to public service.

Hop on board our Enterprise Risk practice, where we team up with big-name public sector groups to sail through today's tricky risk waters. As an integral member of our team, you will lead significant client engagements, deliver exceptional work products, and foster long-term relationships with high-level client personnel. Your expertise will help generate new business and solidify our position as trusted advisors in the public domain. Your role will emphasize strategic (Risk) Programm management, ensuring that projects align with broader organizational goals, are in control and deliver value to our public sector clients. You will apply your expertise to lead multidisciplinary teams, integrating risk management with strategic objectives to enhance the resilience and performance of public institutions. This role requires a deep understanding of public sector dynamics, regulatory environments, and the ability to navigate complex risk landscapes.

Our team - Do great minds always think alike?


The Enterprise Risk team is an integral part of our Consulting Services. We work with many of today's leading companies (public and non public). When you join our team, you will have the opportunity to work in a creative environment and build strong relationships with external clients and internal colleagues in the Netherlands and abroad. We work in multidisciplinary teams of varying sizes and play a key role in ensuring high-quality output and service to our clients. Furthermore, we are engaged in developing knowledge and implementing new solutions to meet the ever-changing needs of our clients.


Responsibilities – How can you make a lasting impact in a rapidly changing world?


Your primary role will be to lead a portfolio of public sector clients, overseeing engagements that focus on strategic project (risk) management relevant to government operations. You will coordinate with various teams and stakeholders, both within and outside the organization, to ensure successful outcomes. Additionally, you may carry out internal audits, risk assessments, and the implementation of control measures. Your responsibility will extend to managing your projects with full ownership, nurturing client relationships, and delivering superior results that are both timely and within the allocated budget.



  • A minimum of 5 years work experience
  • Project Management experience
  • Bachelor's degree and master’s degree in Programme management, Finance, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Strong understanding of government operations and experience working with large government institutions, excluding small municipalities.
  • Command of the Dutch language, both orally and in writing, is a must.
  • Excellent analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to engage effectively with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Develop junior team members through effective supervising, coaching, and mentoring.
  • Conduct performance reviews and contribute to staff performance feedback.


Preferred requirements:

  • Experience within the Ministry of Defence is a pré.
  • A genuine interest in public affairs and a passion for safeguarding public interests.
  • A well-established network within large government institutions.
  • Experience with program risk management is highly advantageous.
  • Proactive, strategic thinker with a collaborative mindset.
  • Leadership qualities and the ability to inspire and guide a team.
  • Contribute to a positive team environment by demonstrating consistent commitment and optimism toward work challenges.


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What we offer – Is everything that counts being counted?


We offer an attractive employment package that rewards individual and team achievements:


    • Vitality: the choice is yours. An online session with an external vitality coach, practical tips on topics such as nutrition, energy, sleep and mindset, a discount at Healthcity and/or a voucher card to rent a padel court. 
    • Flexible working: you decide where and when you work in consultation with your team. At home, at the office, at the client.
    • Home office arrangement: to optimize your home office, EY provides the following resources for you: office chair, sit/stand desk, an external monitor, a desk lamp, a (Bluetooth) headset, and a large external keyboard.
    • Birth leave: EY will pay 100% of the birth leave, in the case of an additional birth leave, EY will pay 70% of the salary.

For a full overview of our employment package click here: Hoe het is om bij ons te werken | EY – Global | EY - Nederland


The office

Our office in Amsterdam is located in the Zuidas, a bustling area where many businesses are situated. In our Cross Towers, Anouchka and Lucia welcome up to 1.000 people every day upon arrival. Haven't had breakfast yet? Taib will make his special smoothie for you or simply a delicious cappuccino. During the lunch break, the team of Hans and Mehdi will be ready with a fresh lunch for you. For a breathtaking view of Amsterdam, head to the 22nd floor. Collaborating takes on a new meaning with the Wavespace. This high-tech environment brings clients and colleagues together virtually from all over the world!

Recruitment procedure – How can you prepare for a long life together?


The selection procedure exists in general out of 2 interview rounds and/or Business case. An (online) assessment a pre-employment screening will also be part of the process.


Due to laws and regulations, and because EY (and in some cases its clients) has high demands on the reliability and integrity of its employees, every new employee will be screened. Depending on your rank the pre-employment screening could contain the following: Certificate of Conduct (in Dutch: VOG) or - if requesting a Dutch VOG is not possible - Criminal Background Check of the country you are currently living or have lived during the last five years, integrity questionnaire, verification of ID, diploma’s and/or work experience and consultation of the Dutch insolvency registry.

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