Business Planning & Risk Manager

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Base Location: Glasgow

Salary: Up to £77,300 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time with flexible working patterns available

About the Department

SSE Renewables (SSER) is the UK and Ireland’s leading renewable energy company. Our aim is to be the largest and most efficient developer of onshore and offshore wind in the UK and Ireland. We drive new growth by identifying, developing, building and operating high quality assets in GB, Ireland and internationally. In order to contribute to a low carbon future, we have committed to treble our current Renewables output by 2030.

What is the Role

As Business Planning and Risk Manager, you will be responsible for defining and implementing SSER’s business planning lifecycle while ensuring a comprehensive and cohesive business plan and budget is implemented which fully supports both long term and short term strategic and commercial objectives.  

You will be the Risk Management Subject Matter Expert (SME) for SSER and will hold accountability for adherence to the Risk Management Framework.  You’ll also lead the annual Letter of Assurance process across SSER, collaborating with all business units to proactively implement the correct controls to demonstrate assurance.  In addition, you will work with Group Insurance to ensure an insurance strategy is implemented that correctly balances SSER’s approach to risk and cover.

You will monitor business performance and productivity through the development of robust KPI’s and metrics combined with the creation of reporting protocols to enable transparent business reporting.  Additionally, you’ll work closely with business managers on areas of business performance, identifying and implementing solutions on performance improvement.

Furthermore, you will continually seek opportunities to work with the wider Renewables division to expand breadth and depth of knowledge to understand potential risks and opportunities while cultivating a collaborative, partnership approach across departments.

What do I need?

You’ll be an experienced Business Planning and Risk Manager with the ability to develop an independent strategic approach bespoke to the renewables market.  You’ll be adept at presenting and articulating complex commercial proposals, business performance and risk reporting at Executive level combined with the ability to negotiate, justify and challenge deliverables.

A skilled relationship manager, you’ll build strong, sustainable business relationships, be able to collaborate across organizational boundaries while providing leadership on critical commercial activities.

You’ll execute a compelling risk process cultivating relationships to plan and document progress while relating how business performance will increase business opportunity in the market and creating credibility with the Executive committee.

You will also lead a review of SSER’s current insurance coverage and develop and implement, in conjunction with Group Insurance, a strategy that appropriately insures against unforeseen business losses which appropriately balances cost, risk and return.

Finally, you'll need to be an adaptable, inclusive leader. Not only in supporting your own team but working at a senior level across the organisation to make sure that great plans turn into seamless delivery.

Our Benefits

We’re committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package.  Why not watch our short employee benefits video to see what else is on offer? 

Next Steps

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please contact

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that’s what makes us stand out.  We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future.  Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra ‘if it’s not safe, we don’t do it’.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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